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  • Photo and video from the Grand Opening Concert

    Posted on October 30th, 2004 in iTunes, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Photo, Podcast, Special report, Video | 2

    On October 18 at 8 pm, the Grand Opening Concert was held in the 1,200-seat Rose Theater. It featured the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, led by Wynton, and an array of special guests. Other shows taking place simultaneously featured the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra, with Arturo O’Farrill, in the 550-seat Allen Room, and the Bill Charlap Trio in the 140-seat Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola. Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who proudly proclaimed that he had “taken the A train” to the hall, welcomed the audience. Beginning with a solemn original number, “Call to Prayer,” they played selections by the likes of Coltrane, Basie, Mingus,…   Keep reading »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • Wynton playing for Sanford Bernstein

    Posted on September 27th, 2004 in Concerts, Photo | 0

    One year ago, on September 10, 2003, Sanford Bernstein, the prestigious investment firm, hosted an intimate evening of music with Wynton and a trio featuring Victor Jones on drums, Arturo O’Farrell on piano and George Mraz on bass. The event took place on the 41st floor on their office building with an incredible view of Central Park and Yankee Stadium in the distance. The famous Martin Cohen phographed the event and created a nice gallery   Keep reading »

  • Photos from the LCJO Summer 2004 tour

    Posted on September 23rd, 2004 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Photo, Tour | 4

    Thanks to Fernado Do-Couto we received wonderful photos from the LCJO European summer tour 2004. The photos are from Munich, Ljubljana, Fano, Manfredonia and Marciac. July 19, 2004 – LCJO swinging in Munich (Germany) July 21, 2004 – Jasper Marsalis, Eric Lewis, Fernando Do-Couto and Ron Westray in Ljubljana (Slovenia) July 21, 2004 – Wes “Warmdaddy” Anderson and Ted Nash dancing in Ljubljana (Slovenia) July 23, 2004 – Two Marsalis’ generations playing in Fano (Italy) July 23, 2004 – Wynton and Jasper Marsalis playing in Fano (Italy) July 23, 2004 – Jasper Marsalis “Hercules” in Fano (Italy) July 24, 2004 – Mrs Antonietta preparing italian lunch for Wynton and the boys in Manfredonia (Italy) July 24, 2004 – Lunch time for Wynton, the boys, me…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton photos in Marciac Festival 2004

    Posted on September 19th, 2004 in Concerts, Photo, Tour | 2

    Thanks to the photographer Jos L. Knaepen we are pleased to show you some photos of Wynton in Marciac Festival 2004. Jos says:“Wynton’s lips were painfull but he played like a GOD in the quintet.. gorgeous, as usual” Thank you Jos !   Keep reading »

  • Wynton and Woody Shaw

    Posted on August 2nd, 2004 in Photo | 0

    Thanks to our friend of the official Woody Shaw web site, we can show you a special photo of a very young Wynton Marsalis playing with Woody Shaw. Plus, here is a quote on Woody by Wynton: “Woody added to the vocabulary of the trumpet. He had a real concept about the organization of group music that often utilized many different and complex harmonic progressions. He was very serious, disciplined and respectful towards jazz. His whole approach influenced me tremendously.”   Keep reading »

  • L.A. in Pictures

    Posted on June 20th, 2004 in Photo, Quintet, Tour | 0

    The show was loud. Over 18,000 people crowded into see the Playboy Jazz Fest in the Hollywood Bowl. It wasn’t intimate at all. And it wasn’t that conducive for jazz. The show. Ali, Simeon, Moi, Etienne, and Carlos Ryan McKenna, Bill Cosby, Jim Baehr Kevin Eubanks and moi. Etienne, a youngster, and Wynton. Moi et Wynton   Keep reading »

  • San Diego in Pictures

    Posted on June 19th, 2004 in Photo, Quintet, Tour | 0

    I’m about to leave for L.A. Here are some pictures to hold you over. Carl Vigeland on the right. He co-wrote Wynton’s book “The Bittersweet Blues of Life.” The venue. The view from my room. Boats.   Keep reading »

  • Initial Pictures & Thoughts of L.A.

    Posted on June 19th, 2004 in Photo, Tour | 0

    It’s true that everyone is beautiful in L.A. I walked into the Mondrian Hotel and got what I expected — simple beauty complete with white linen clothes floating through the doorways graced by the favonian winds. Here are some initial photographs of the hotel. I’m not sure how much I’ll be able to write tonight. It is L.A. after all. And I am young. Wynton throws the football at a gas station while we stopped for gas. The Comedy Store across the street from our hotel. Our comedian/magician Kevin Lee has performed there. Care to…   Keep reading »