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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 »

  • 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 »

  • A special meal with Wynton

    Posted on July 24th, 2004 in Special report, Tour | 0

    Today, Wynton and some guys of the band came to my home to have lunch with my family in Italy. Before going to Benevento (coming from Fano) he drove his motorhome to Manfredonia (Apulia) My mother, Mrs. Antonietta prepared for him a big italian meal: spaghetti alle vongole, seppie arrosto, gamberi, pomodori e mozzarella, melone, gelato e caffĂ©. Wynton was very happy to be here in my town and enjoyed the meal !!! He was here for three hours and then he leaved for Benevento to play at the tonight concert. I’ll be there to take some photos and videos…   Keep reading »

  • First impression of the italian tour dates with Wynton and the Septet

    Posted on July 29th, 2003 in Concerts, Septet, Special report, Tour | 0

    We are just came back after the four italian dates of the Wynton Marsalis Septet. The concerts has been fantastic and we have a lot of photos and videos to publish on this fan club. The 14 years old Francesco Cafiso, left people speechless playing also a duet with Cassandra Wilson at the Blue Note in Milan. Wynton told us: “I never heard anyone play jazz like him at that age. Never” We also had the possibility to listen to some new upcoming Wynton’s CDs. (The Magic Hour…) They are simply amazing ! Stay tuned please, we will publish the italian…   Keep reading »