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  • Photo and video from the Grand Opening press conference

    Posted on October 29th, 2004 in iTunes, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Photo, Podcast, Special report, Video | 0

    On October 18, at 11 am, New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, accompanied by Department of Cultural Affairs Commissioner Kate Levin, joined Wynton Marsalis and all the JALC staff in the new Allen Room for an official dedication ceremony, which included a fanfare entitled “The Gift”, composed by “Slide” Hampton. Mayor Michael Bloomberg presented Wynton with a “Jazz at Lincoln Center Month” proclamation in honor of the grand opening of the organization’s new home, Frederick P. Rose Hall. (Click the link below to open the Quicktime video directly or right-click to save the video on your hard disk) The parade…   Keep reading »

  • Video and photo from the New Orleans-style second-line parade

    Posted on October 28th, 2004 in iTunes, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Quartet, Special report, Video | 3

    On October 18 2004, at 10 am Wynton led a swinging group of musicians down the Broadway, on their way to the new Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center. Those in the New Orleans-style parade, as well as citizens of Manhattan and tourists belted out “When the Saints Go Marching In.” Office workers clapped from open windows. Some even started to jitterbug on the street as the musicians paraded from Lincoln Center’s Josie Robertson Plaza to the new Jazz at Lincoln Center marquee located on Broadway at 60th Street. (Quicktime 7 required – Click the link below to open the video directly or right-click…   Keep reading »

  • Photo from the reharsal of JALC Grand Opening Concert

    Posted on October 28th, 2004 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Photo, Special report | 0

    On Sunday afternoon, October 17 2004 we attended the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra rehearsal for the Frederick P.Rose Hall Grand Opening Concert. Here you have some photos of our special presence there. (thanks Isobel !) The new JALC building entrance on Columbus Circle The Frederick P.Rose Theater The LCJO rehearsing for the October 18 Concert The saxophone section of the LCJO (from the left: Joe Temperley, Ealter Balding Jr. and Wes Warmdaddy Anderson) The rhythm, trumpet and trombone section of the LCJO Wynton checkin’ if all is going well   Keep reading »

  • Let Freedom Swing: A Celebration of Human Rights & Social Justice

    Posted on October 27th, 2004 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Tribute | 0

    Thursday 28, Friday 29 and Saturday 30, October 2004, at 8pm in the Rose Theater, The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis celebrates the charismatic leaders who gave voice to the struggle, and whose words and deeds continue to be invoked as new struggles emerge. Six extraordinary world premiere musical commissions will paint a backdrop for inspirational oratory on liberty and triumph by Vaclav Havel, Lyndon Johnson, Robert Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr., Nelson Mandela, and Eleanor Roosevelt. Performed by celebrity readers and set to music by an international array of composers including Darin Atwater, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Darius Brubeck, and Zim Ngqawana, Jimmy…   Keep reading »

  • The Duke and the Count: LCJO with Wynton Marsalis in the Allen Room

    Posted on October 25th, 2004 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Tribute | 0

    This evening, October 25, 2004, at 7:30pm marks the only opportunity this season to experience the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton in The Allen Room. Unfolding under the stars are Duke Ellington’s 1943 Black, Brown, & Beige, a three-movement symphony, and the most important and successful longform work in the history of jazz. For lovers of Kansas City Swing, Wynton and the LCJO will present the recently re-discovered and highly-acclaimed 1960 Kansas City Suite, written by maestro Benny Carter for Count Basie. More info about tickets on www.jalc.org   Keep reading »

  • The Lincoln Center Jazz Band opens the House of Swing

    Posted on October 19th, 2004 in Articles, Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York Times, Review, Special report | 4

    The curtain was swept aside for the majestic opening of the new performing arts center for the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. The day started with a parade down Broadway. The performance opened with an original composition called “Call to Prayer,” which featured Victor Goines on the sax and Top Professor Eric Lewis. The next tune was a Coltrane tune that Wynton dedicated to bass player Carlos whose wife had a baby an hour before the peformance. Listen to the show NPR.org NY Times review The Parade on Newsday.com Wynton at the New Orleans-esque Parade down Broadway.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton and JALC introduce the Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame

    Posted on September 30th, 2004 in Jazz at Lincoln Center, Tribute | 0

    Jazz at Lincoln Center tonight will celebrate the dedication of the Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame and the official induction of its inaugural class of members. Located within the new home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, Frederick P. Rose Hall, the Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame, which interactively immerses visitors in the lives and artistry of jazz greats, was named by Jazz at Lincoln Center Board member Ahmet Ertegun and his wife, Mica, in honor of his late brother and Atlantic Records partner Nesuhi Ertegun. The musicians inducted into the Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame are: Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet,…   Keep reading »

  • Listen to Wynton on Jazz at Lincoln Center Radio

    Posted on September 21st, 2004 in Jazz at Lincoln Center, Radio | 0

    Mr. Jelly Lord: The Music of Jelly Roll Morton A rocking celebration of the man who claimed to have invented jazz—and perhaps even did. Wycliffe Gordon and Marcus Roberts join New Orleans natives Nicholas Payton, Wynton Marsalis and Dr. Michael White on “Mr. Jelly Lord,” “Fingerbuster,” “Wild Man Blues,” “Jungle Blues” and “Black Bottom Stomp.”. Listen to it (requires Real Player) Monk’s Mood Thelonious Sphere Monk remains one of the 20th century’s most idiosyncratic musical innovators. Muhal Richard Abrams, Kenny Drew, Jr., Craig Handy, Abbey Lincoln, Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra array to tackle…   Keep reading »

  • Listen to Wynton on Jazz at Lincoln Center Radio

    Posted on August 19th, 2004 in Jazz at Lincoln Center, Radio | 0

    The Good Old Good Ones Works by Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, King Oliver, Sidney Bechet and other New Orleans masters’ highlight the rich compositions from jazz’s first decades. This program features Wynton Marsalis, Herlin Riley, Michael White and Reginald Veal with smokin’ reinterpretations of Oliver’s Dippermouth Blues,” Morton’s “Fingerbuster,” Bechet’s classic “Wildcat Blues” and more. Listen to it (Real Player needed)   Keep reading »

  • Wynton plays the music of Ornette Coleman

    Posted on February 15th, 2004 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra | 0

    The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis celebrates avant-garde forefather Ornette Coleman, exploring seminal works of this downhome, groundbreaking composer and instrumentalist. Coleman sidemen, the masterful Dewey Redman makes a special appearance at this event. Thursday and Saturday, February 19 and 21, 2004, 8pm at Alice Tully Hall. More info on Jazz at Lincoln Center web site.   Keep reading »