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  • A Visitor From the West Takes Charge of the Band

    Posted on February 27th, 2006 in Review | 4

    Gerald Wilson, the trumpeter, composer, arranger and conductor, is 87. On Thursday at the Rose Theater, taking part in “Central Avenue Breakdown,” a Jazz at Lincoln Center concert centering on Los Angeles jazz, he hijacked the evening. It was not his band, and not his city, but he handled the 15-member Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra like a paper airplane.   Keep reading »

  • Rambling Round Pittsburgh

    Posted on February 18th, 2006 in Review | 5

    The jazz legacy of Pittsburgh confounds easy generalization. There’s no shorthand summary for a city that produced the buoyant pianist Earl (Fatha) Hines as well as the steamrolling drummer Art Blakey and the urbane composer Billy Strayhorn. So Jazz at Lincoln Center wisely makes no claim to comprehensiveness in its Pittsburgh Festival, which takes up two of the three performance spaces at Frederick P. Rose Hall.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton to play with Gerald Wilson and Plas Johnson next week

    Posted on February 17th, 2006 in Concerts | 4

    Jazz at Lincoln Center continues to celebrate the jazz cities of America with a special concert series entitled Los Angeles: Central Avenue Breakdown featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis on February 23-25 at 8pm at Frederick P. Rose Hall on Broadway at 60th St. in New York City. Gerald Wilson, who arranged music for Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie and Count Basie, leads the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra in this celebration, joined by fellow Los Angeles natives Plas Johnson, the sultry tenor sax voice of Mancini’s “Pink Panther” theme.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton explains: Who is Count Basie ?

    Posted on February 9th, 2006 in Concerts | 0

    Piano player and bandleader William “Count” Basie taught Kansas City how to swing with elegance and raucous enthusiasm. Wynton, in his “Jazz for young people” concert series at Lincoln Center, and the LCJO share the secrets of the Basie big band beat. Saturday, February 11, 2006, 12pm and 2pm at Rose Theater.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton celebrates the Jazz Tradition and Culture of “Steeltown”

    Posted on February 9th, 2006 in Concerts | 0

    Jazz at Lincoln Center continues to celebrate the tributary cities of jazz with the From The Heart of Steeltown: Pittsburgh Festival on February 16, 17 & 18 at Frederick P. Rose Hall at Broadway at 60th St. in New York City. This festival focuses on Pittsburgh’s long history in jazz and the many famous names that have come from Steeltown including Billy Strayhorn, songwriter Billy Eckstine, Mary Lou Williams and percussionist Art Blakey, with whom Wynton spent his early days.   Keep reading »

  • “Detroit Motor City Jazz” broadcasted on WBGO

    Posted on January 13th, 2006 in Music | 3

    Tomorrow January 14 at 8pm WBGO will live broadcast (Real Player required) the last evening of the concert series Detroit Motor City Jazz from Jazz at Lincoln Center. The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis features Ron Carter, Marcus Belgrave, Curtis Fuller, Charles McPherson and Yusef Lateef.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton explains: What is the Blues

    Posted on January 13th, 2006 in Concerts | 0

    Explore the meaning and structure of the blues, the foundation of American music. Wynton Marsalis, in his Jazz for young people concert series at Lincoln Center, hosts a soulful investigation on the form, feeling and function of the blues and its integral role in jazz. Saturday, January 17, 2004, 11am and 1pm at Alice Tully Hall (New York city)   Keep reading »

  • Wynton and the JLCO presents: “Detroit Motor City Jazz”

    Posted on January 9th, 2006 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra | 0

    Jazz at Lincoln Center continues to celebrate the jazz cities of America during the 2005-06 season themed Jazz From Coast to Coast with the week-long Detroit: Motor City Jazz Festival from January 10-15 at Frederick P. Rose Hall on Broadway at 60th St. in New York City and throughout Michigan with performances by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis in East Lansing on January 25 and Jazz at Lincoln Center presents the Music of Miles Davis in Detroit on January 27. As a highlight of the festival at Rose Theater at Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York, the…   Keep reading »

  • Red Hot Holiday Stomp with Wynton

    Posted on December 12th, 2005 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center | 1

    Wynton Marsalis and friends will bring New Orleans swing to New York for the holiday season! Red Hot Holiday Stomp will feature Wynton, Wycliffe Gordon, Don Vappie, Joe Temperley, Victor Goines and other guest musicians on December 15, 16 & 17, 2005 at 8pm and a matinee on December 18, 2005 at 3pm at Rose Theater. Featuring New Orleans native musicians, these concerts bring Big Easy-style holiday cheer to the Big Apple, highlighting classic holiday tunes seasoned with a bit of Crescent City flavor and the joyous music of Jelly Roll Morton. Tickets for Red Hot Holiday Stomp are $30, $50, $75, $100, $130 and available at the Jazz at Lincoln…   Keep reading »

  • Higher Ground CD reviewed by Washington Post

    Posted on December 7th, 2005 in Review | 2

    Hitting Katrina From Two Directions There are nearly 10 benefit albums with Hurricane Katrina on their minds, and doubtless more are coming. Bring ‘em on. In theory, at least, when it comes to raising relief funds through music, everyone wins.   Keep reading »