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  • Wynton plays with winners of Essentially Ellington 2007

    Posted on May 7th, 2007 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Photo | 0

    Yesterday night, three high school jazz bands took top honors in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 12th Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival. Each band was chosen by a panel of judges composed of distinguished jazz musicians and historians – chosen by a panel of judges composed of distinguished jazz musicians and historians: Wynton Marsalis, Jazz at Lincoln Center Artistic Director; Music Director, Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, David Baker; composer, conductor, and Ellington authority David Berger; and author, composer, and conductor Gunther Sshuller – from among the 15 finalist bands from the U.S. and Canada that came to…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton plays with finalists of Essentially Ellington Competition 2007

    Posted on May 4th, 2007 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra | 0

    Jazz at Lincoln Center’s nationwide Duke Ellington repertory competition concludes this weekend, as 15 high school jazz orchestras come out swinging. The bands will compete and participate in a festival of workshops, jam sessions and more, during the final Competition & Festival in New York City on May 4 – 6 at Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center. The top placing bands perform with Wynton Marsalis, as a soloist on May 6 at Avery Fisher Hall followed by an all Ellington concert performed by the 15-piece Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra – all of whom serve as mentors for each of…   Keep reading »

  • Legends of Blue Note concert reviewed by New York Times

    Posted on April 28th, 2007 in Articles, Blue Note, Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, New York Times, Review | 0

    On April 26, 27 at Rose Theater, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis debuted exciting and long-overdue big band arrangements of music recorded for Blue Note Records in the 1950s and ’60s. Here is a review of the first concert evening on the New York Times (free subscription required). Tonight, April 28, there will be the last performance at JALC.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton’s concert with Dr. John reviewed by New York Sun

    Posted on April 13th, 2007 in Articles, Composition, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Quintet, Review | 1

    Tuesday, March 11, Wynton played at Rose Theater (JALC) with his quintet and Dr John. During the evening there was the premier performance of: “Music, Deep Rivers in My Soul,” an hour-long suite for quintet and special guests based on a poem by Maya Angelou. You can read a review of the concert by the New York Sun. The New York Sun has also published an article about Wynton’s latest album: From the Plantation to the Penitentiary   Keep reading »

  • Wynton and JLCO celebrate The Legends of Blue Note

    Posted on April 8th, 2007 in Blue Note, Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra | 2

    Wynton and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO) will debut big band arrangements of tunes by some of Blue Note Records’ seminal albums from 1939 to the late ’60s in a concert event entitled “The Legends of Blue Note” on April 26, 27 & 28 at 8pm in Rose Theater at Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City. The Legends of Blue Note will feature the critically acclaimed big band performing music from Lee Morgan’s Cornbread, Horace Silver’s Songs For My Father, Herbie Hancock’s Maiden Voyage and many more recordings from the renowned record label. Ticket information and other…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton playing with Dr. John at JALC

    Posted on April 6th, 2007 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Quintet | 0

    On April 10, the Wynton Marsalis Quintet will play at Frederick P. Rose Hall with Dr. John and The Lower 911 for the “Now that’s HIP Concert” sponsored by HIP Health Plan of New York. In conjunction with the concert, HIP Health Plan will donate $100,000 to Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Higher Ground Hurricane Relief Fund administered by the Baton Rouge Area Foundation, established in 2005 in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. “This very generous gift from HIP continues to keep the spotlight on New Orleans. The enormity of the disaster is overwhelming, but this timely and much needed contribution will hopefully…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton speaks about Congo Square on JALC Radio

    Posted on April 5th, 2007 in Congo Square, Interview, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Photo, Radio | 2

    On Jazz at Lincoln Center Radio, the currently featured show is Congo Square. You can listen to the complete show (Real Player required) or listen to some interesting interview about the composition. In the first interview, Amina Addy describes the difficulty of the collaboration. Then Wynton talks about the technical challenges associated with the piece, and describes the structure of the piece. Last, Carlos Henriquez helps jazz musicians understand the African bell pattern You can follow the show using the text script and watch to a Congo Square photo gallery by Frank Stewart.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton interviewed by the Boston Herald

    Posted on March 28th, 2007 in Articles, Interview, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra | 5

    The Boston Herald has just published a new interview to Wynton about his new album: From the Plantation to the Penitentiary. Wynton is in Boston today to play at Symphony Hall with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. This is the last date of the “The Songs We Love” tour. On March 29, 30, 31, Wynton will play the same concert at Rose Theater, in New York City.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton announces the new Jazz at Lincoln Center season

    Posted on March 8th, 2007 in Articles, Interview, Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York Times | 3

    In an interview for the New York Times, Wynton announced the plan and concerts for the 2007/2008 season at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Read the complete article on the New York Times (free registration required) Here is the complete concert series: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Series: · Sketches of Gil Evans features the JLCO performing the arranger and composer’s greatest works including the great Gil Evans-Miles Davis collaborations · Best of the Big Bands features Freddy Cole and other guest vocalists joining the JLCO, swinging and singing beloved tunes of the 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s · Frank Foster features the big…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton on tour with JLCO next weeks

    Posted on March 4th, 2007 in Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Tour | 1

    The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO) with Wynton Marsalis will embark on the “Songs We Love Tour, “ taking the concert throughout the United States beginning on March 13 in Washington, D.C. at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall before the band returns home to conclude the tour on March 29, 30 & 31 in New York City at Frederick P. Rose Hall. “The Songs We Love Tour” will feature this critically acclaimed big band exploring the greatest arrangements of some of America’s most beloved songs including “All The Things You Are, “ “All of Me” “April in Paris, “ “Over the Rainbow, “ “‘Take the ‘…   Keep reading »