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  • Wynton with Drue Kataoka at Dizzy’s Jazz Club

    Posted on December 15th, 2006 in Jazz at Lincoln Center, Photo | 7

    On December 14, Wynton hosted a spectacular event for Around the World New York at Dizzy’s Jazz Club at JALC. Overlooking a sparkling Manhattan skyline with Central Park in the foreground, ENSO 2007, the new project by Drue Kataoka, was showed. Drue performed a musical tribute to Wynton on the flute and he responded with his trumpet with Victor Goines and Dan Nimmer. Wynton is one of the 12 Masters of Time and Space from disciplines ranging from: technology, music, sports, oenology, fashion, cuisine, theatre, art, academia, and finance; to join Drue for a journey across the globe in a single stroke. …   Keep reading »

  • Wynton and friends play Red Hot Holiday Stomp at JALC

    Posted on December 8th, 2006 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center | 3

    In what has become a Jazz at Lincoln Center tradition, Wynton Marsalis heads up a Crescent City-style holiday celebration, with help from the trombonist Wycliffe Gordon, pianist Dan Nimmer, the banjoist Don Vappie and the drummer Herlin Riley, among others. On December 14, 15, 16 at Rose Theater. More info about tickets on JALC web site   Keep reading »

  • “What is an arranger” reviewed by the New York Times

    Posted on December 1st, 2006 in Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz for young people, New York Times, Review | 0

    “What is an arranger”, the last concert about the Jazz for young people series, has a concise review on the New York Times   Keep reading »

  • Wynton explains: What is an arranger

    Posted on November 24th, 2006 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Jazz for young people | 0

    “How do 15 strong-willed musicians come together in perfect harmony? How does the standard become fresh again? … Thank the arranger, the unsung hero who musically choreographs every show, bringing order and imagination to the bandstand.” On December 2, at 12pm and 2pm, The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis in the “Jazz for young people” concert series, explore the techniques arrangers use to help everyone get along and sound good, good, good. More info about tickets on JALC web site   Keep reading »

  • Beloved Styles, Crossing and Colliding

    Posted on November 18th, 2006 in Review | 0

    For months the American Composers Orchestra has been touting an adventurous collaborative program with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. But as the concert on Thursday night at the Rose Theater showed, bold collaborations are sometimes easier to plan than to pull off.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton performs Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue

    Posted on November 9th, 2006 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra | 3

    On November 16, 17, 18 at Rose Theater, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, the American Composers Orchestra with special guest conductor Steven Sloane and pianist Marcus Roberts perform Gershwin’s groundbreaking Rhapsody in Blue, and then underscore vocal performances of Nelson Riddle’s finest arrangements from the Gershwin songbook. The evening includes music by Charles Mingus and John Lewis and closes as the ACO’s Music Alive Composer in Residence Derek Bermel brings his innovative vision to an exciting new work. More info about tickets on JALC web site   Keep reading »

  • Wynton and JALC celebrate George Gershwin

    Posted on November 7th, 2006 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Tribute | 0

    On November 13, 2006 at 7pm, Jazz at Lincoln Center will celebrate the music of the great American composer George Gershwin at the organization’s fall gala entitled Manhattan Rhapsody: A Celebration of George Gershwin. Hosted by CBS News Correspondent and Jazz at Lincoln Center Board member Ed Bradley, the concert will feature the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, the American Composers Orchestra, Patti Austin, Kitty Carlisle Hart, Michael Feinstein, Angela Lansbury, Marcus Roberts, Brian Stokes Mitchell and other special guests. The concert will be followed by a festive dinner held throughout the Frederick P. Rose Hall.   Keep reading »

  • Review: Wynton Marsalis And Louis Armstrong’s Hot Fives, Jazz At Lincoln Center

    Posted on October 25th, 2006 in Review | 0

    Arguably the most influential recordings in the history of jazz, Louis Armstrong’s Hot Fives and Hot Sevens were the occasion for three Jazz at Lincoln Center concerts in the Rose Theater, Sept. 28-30, featuring Wynton Marsalis and eight other musicians. As my first visit to New York in several years and my first chance to see the new digs of Jazz at Lincoln Center, I made a point of catching the Saturday night performance which, like the other two, bore the title: “Wynton and Louis Armstrong’s Hot Fives.”   Keep reading »

  • Channeling the Granddaddy of Skid-Dat-De-Dat

    Posted on September 30th, 2006 in Review | 7

    In the recorded literature of jazz — and of American music, really — there is no greater document than the stack of three-minute sides made by Louis Armstrong for the OKeh label in the mid- to late 1920’s. Leading two successive bands billed as his Hot Five (and, briefly, a Hot Seven), Armstrong delivered a series of performances bursting with bravura and invention, in the process introducing a heroic new language of improvisation.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton and Louis Armstrong’s Hot Fives

    Posted on September 26th, 2006 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, New Orleans | 5

    Wynton and guest musicians will perform in Wynton and Louis Armstrong’s Hot Fives on September 28, 29 & 30 at 8pm in Frederick P. Rose Hall to present the groundbreaking and historic works by the Hot Five, Louis Armstrong’s first jazz recording band with him as a leader. Wynton Marsalis, Jonathan Batiste, Carlos Henriquez, Vincent Gardner, Victor Goines, Wycliffe Gordon, Ali Jackson, Don Vappie and others will perform these recordings that pioneered a new era of jazz, bringing the concept of the soloist into the spotlight. Wynton will world-premiere new compositions and perform Louis Armstrong’s Hot Five masterpieces including “West…   Keep reading »