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  • “Swinging Music of Thad Jones” reviewed by the New York Times

    Posted on May 21st, 2005 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, New York Times, Review, Tribute | 0

    The first of two concerts at Frederick P. Rose Hall about the music of Thad Jones was reviewed by the New York Times on the web. This night there will be the second concert, performed, as the first one, by Wynton and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. Read the review on the New York Times (free registration needed)   Keep reading »

  • Wynton and the Essentially Ellington Jazz Band Competition 2005

    Posted on May 19th, 2005 in Concerts, Interview, Jazz at Lincoln Center | 1

    (interview by Associated Press) Wynton Marsalis didn’t mind losing sleep for some high school band members. While on tour in a town “somewhere in Washington state” a few months ago, “I was doing a gig and it was midnight,” Marsalis told The Associated Press. “This girl, about 14, came to see me and I said, ‘What are you doing out so late?’” Marsalis said the teen told him she really wanted to be there, even if she had to be up for 6 a.m. band practice. “I told her, ‘I’ll be there — if you wake me up! Just let…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis swings the music of Thad Jones

    Posted on May 12th, 2005 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Tribute | 0

    Jazz at Lincoln Center closes the 2004-2005 inaugural season in Frederick P. Rose Hall by celebrating the music of legendary jazz trumpeter, cornetist and composer, Thad Jones, with two very special events. On May 19 – 21 at 8:00pm in Rose Theater, the world-renowned Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis will perform Swinging Music of Thad Jones, an interpretation of Thad Jones’s work, including new arrangements by Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra trombonist Vincent Gardner. For this concert in Rose Theater, special guests Billy Harper (tenor sax), Jerry Dodgion (alto sax) and Marc Cary (piano) will join the orchestra. Tickets for Swinging…   Keep reading »

  • An article about “All That Jazz: Now That’s HIP”

    Posted on March 12th, 2005 in Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York Times, Review | 1

    The last concert at Rose Theater with Wynton Marsalis and Dave Douglas has a new article-review by the New York Times (free subscription needed)   Keep reading »

  • Wynton plays with Dave Douglas at Rose Theater

    Posted on March 2nd, 2005 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center | 0

    On March 9, 2005 at 8pm in Rose Theater, two trumpet virtuosos and one of today’s most distinct jazz vocalists will headline the All That Jazz: Now That’s HIP! concert sponsored by HIP Health Plan of New York. This special evening of jazz will feature the Wynton Marsalis Septet and Dave Douglas Quintet as each take the stage of Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s new home, Frederick P. Rose Hall. Leading lady of jazz Dianne Reeves will lend her vocal stylings as she joins the Wynton Marsalis Quintet as a special guest. Tickets for this concert are…   Keep reading »

  • LCJO with Wynton Marsalis returns Full-Steam Ahead to Rose Theater

    Posted on February 24th, 2005 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra | 0

    On February 24, 25 and 26, for a special series of jazz performances entitled Full-Steam Ahead, the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis (LCJO) revisits a time when the sounds of locomotives inspired jazz. The world-renowned orchestra brings the sharp-edged syncopations and hard-chugging rhythms inspired by America’s steam-driven locomotives to its new home, Frederick P. Rose Hall. Featuring former LCJO members Wycliffe Gordon (trombone) and Rodney Whitaker (bass), the LCJO explores how the locomotive onomatopoeia was reflected in the developing rhythms of jazz in the first half of the 20th century. Tickets are $10, $40, $75, $100, $115 and $150 and are available at the new Jazz…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis performs for the International Olympic Committee

    Posted on February 21st, 2005 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra | 0

    Any thought that the leaders of New York’s bid for the 2012 Olympics would try to charm the International Olympic Committee’s evaluation commission with understatement exploded last night, on Wednesday 23, along with the fireworks arcing over Columbus Circle. NYC2012 mustered every bit of glamour it could manage, entertaining the 13 members of the commission with aperitifs, A-list celebrities and a performance by Wynton Marsalis at the JALC’s Allen Room, then dropped a curtain to reveal the entrance to Central Park, where fireworks lit the clear, cold night. Afterward, the commissioners were whisked to Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s house…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton and the LCJO play the music of Paul Whiteman

    Posted on February 19th, 2005 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Tribute | 0

    On Thursday, Friday and Saturday, February 17-19 at 8:00pm in Rose Theater, Wynton Marsalis and the LCJO will perform the music of Paul Whiteman – a bandleader who helped usher in the big band style of the Jazz Age – with three very special performances. Special guests Bob Wilber (clarinet/soprano sax), Daryl Sherman (vocals), Vince Giordano (tuba and other instruments), James Chirillo (guitar) will join the Jazz at Lincoln Center resident orchestra to perform the groundbreaking works that Mr. Whiteman wrote for large ensemble, breaking the convention of small jazz ensembles and giving rise to “symphonic jazz.” Tickets for The Music…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis and Kathleen Battle on JALC Radio

    Posted on December 17th, 2004 in Jazz at Lincoln Center, Radio | 2

    The great soprano Kathleen Battle and Wynton, joined by pianist Cyrus Chestnut, reedman James Carter and bassist Christian McBride To celebrate spirituals and lullabies and of course, Duke Ellington. Battle solos with McBride on “Hush”, then soars on “Come Sunday”; Also Marsalis’ “Spring Yaounde” and Chestnut’s joyous “Come Ye Disconsolate.” Listen to it (requires Real Player)   Keep reading »

  • Wynton interviewed by the New York Post

    Posted on December 12th, 2004 in Interview, Jazz at Lincoln Center | 0

    Wynton has been recently interviewed by Dan Aquilante for the online version of New York Post. He talked about the Frederick P.Rose Hall and the new Suite for Human Nature.   Keep reading »