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  • 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 »

  • Wynton celebrates Count Basie’s’ 100th birthday

    Posted on January 24th, 2004 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Tribute | 0

    Count Basie had a truly original approach both as a pianist and bandleader. A musical minimalist, he could say more by playing less. In memory of his 100th birthday, Wynton Marsalis introduces a discussion about Basie’s influence on American swing, featuring former Basie bandmate Frank Foster. Tuesday, January 27, 2004, 7pm at Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse More, for two exciting nights, Wynton and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra honors both the beat and legacy of Count Basie for his 100th birthday celebration. Guests include veteran Count Basie Orchestra members vocalist Carmen Bradford and saxophonist Frank Wess, and others. Thursday and Saturday,…   Keep reading »

  • European Soundscapes with Wynton Marsalis and JLCO

    Posted on January 20th, 2004 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra | 0

    At this special concert, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, along with special guest soloist Stefano Di Battista performs European-inspired pieces by John Lewis, Gerry Mulligan, Gil Evans, and Duke Ellington. Thursday and Saturday, January 22 and 24, 2004, 8pm at Alice Tully Hall. More info on Jazz at Lincoln Center   Keep reading »

  • Red Hot Holiday Stomp with Wynton and friends

    Posted on December 14th, 2003 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center | 0

    Wynton and the Jazz at Lincoln Center will usher in the holidays with four special concerts that bring Big Easy-style holiday cheer to the Big Apple. The Red Hot Holiday Stomp will take place on Thursday, Friday and Saturay, December 18, 19 and 20, 2003 at 8pm at Alice Tully Hall with an additional performance on Saturday, December 20, 2003 at 2pm. Highlithing classic holiday tunes seasoned with a bit of Crescent City flavor and the joyous music of Jelly Roll Morton, the concerts will feature pianist Ellis Marsalis, trombonist Wycliffe Gordon, clarinetist Victor Goines, banjoist Don Vappie and the drummer Erlin Riley. More info on…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton explains: Who is Miles Davis

    Posted on December 9th, 2003 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz for young people | 0

    Miles Davis was one of the most iconoclastic figures in jazz. Learn how the innovative trumpeter traversed many styles of jazz – including swing, bebop, cool, modal and fusion – and inspired millions of fans and musicians. Host Wynton Marsalis, in his Jazz for young people concert series at Lincoln Center, is joined by trumpeters Eddie Henderson, Justin Kisor, and Brandon Lee, as well as Billy Childs, Peter Washington and Joe Farnsworth. Budding jazz musicians can take their instruments for an after-concert jam session. Saturday, December 13, 2003, 11am & 1pm at Alice Tully Hall. More info on Jazz at Lincoln Center   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis playing to honor the greatest female vocalists

    Posted on November 14th, 2003 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center | 0

    This year’s Lincoln Center gala honors the greatest female vocalists and musicians from the golden age of jazz. The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and special guests join New York’s artistic community at large to celebrate Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald and other legendary women of jazz for their achievements. Titled “Here’s to the Ladies”, the evening will feature: Dee Dee Bridgewater, Roberta Flack, Cleo Laine, Marian McPartland and Diana Ross. On Monday, November 17, 2003, 7pm at Avery Fisher Hall. More info on Jazz at Lincoln Center web site   Keep reading »

  • Listen to Wynton on Jazz at Lincoln Center Radio

    Posted on October 30th, 2003 in Jazz at Lincoln Center, Radio | 0

    What makes a Jazz Diva? Find out when Wynton Marsalis, Jackie McLean, Buck Hill and Toots Thielmans accompany the virtuoso vocalizing of Abbey Lincoln and Shirley Horn. This is an invitation to witness the art of the modern jazz singer-with two of its best contemporary exponents. Tunes include: “The World Is Falling Down,” “The Maestro,” “How High The Moon,” and “I Just Found Out About Love.” Listen to it (Real player needed).   Keep reading »

  • Wynton on the new home of Jazz at Lincoln Center

    Posted on October 20th, 2003 in Interview, Jazz at Lincoln Center | 0

    In a new article from the New York Times, Wynton speaks about the new Jazz Hall of Fame to be constructed in the new Jazz at Lincoln Center building.   Keep reading »

  • Listen to Wynton on Jazz at Lincoln Center Radio

    Posted on October 15th, 2003 in Jazz at Lincoln Center, Radio | 0

    IN THIS HOUSE, ON THIS MORNING Commissioned by Jazz at Lincoln Center, Wynton Marsalis’s In This House On This Morning is a jazz tour de force in 12 movements based on the African-American church service. The late Marion Williams, one of America’s foremost gospel singers, appears as guest vocalist with the Marsalis septet. Listen to part 1 – Listen to part 2 (Real player needed) CORNET KINGS BEFORE ARMSTRONG Seminal masterpieces of cornetists Freddie Keppard, King Oliver and Buddy Bolden, the most influential brass players in New Orleans before Louis Armstrong burst on the scene, are performed by trumpeters Wendell Brunious, Willie…   Keep reading »

  • Video and transcript about Wynton’s speaking at Nation Press Club

    Posted on September 26th, 2003 in Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz for young people, Speech, Transcript, Video | 0

    As you know, on Monday, September 22, Wynton was in Washington D.C. to speak at the National Press Club. Now the video of Wynton’s speech (55 min.) is available (Real Player needed). The transcript is also available as a PDF file. Wynton also announced at the National Press Club the launch of an interactive educational website as a companion to the Jazz for Young People Curriculum produced by Jazz at Lincoln Center. The website was developed to enhance JALC’s popular Jazz for Young People Curriculum with original audio and video clips, photos, biographies, and dynamic activities for students, teachers…   Keep reading »