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  • Wynton will appear tonight in a PBS homage to Louis Armstrong

    Posted on July 6th, 2005 in Louis Armstrong, Tribute, TV show | 2

    Tonight’s PBS “American Masters” encore will show: “Satchmo: The Life of Louis Armstrong”. Wynton will appear in the program on PBS to explain the difference between technique and nuance – and why Armstrong was so amazing at both.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton and Arturo O’Farrill celebrate Chico O’Farrill

    Posted on June 28th, 2005 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Tribute | 0

    On Wednesday, June 29th at 6:30pm, the Chico O’Farrill Legacy Committee presents a free concert for the people of the City of New York to celebrate the street naming in honor of Chico O’Farrill. Join the Chico O’Farrill Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra conducted by Arturo O’Farrill, featuring guest artist Wynton Marsalis as they lend their musical support to celebrate a true friend of Jazz at Lincoln Center. FREE CONCERT 6:30pm at Riverside Park at Soldiers and Sailors Monument (between 88th and 89th Streets) on Riverside Drive, in NYC. STREET NAMING 8:00pm at 88th street and West End…   Keep reading »

  • “Swinging Music of Thad Jones” reviewed by the New York Times

    Posted on May 21st, 2005 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, New York Times, Review, Tribute | 0

    The first of two concerts at Frederick P. Rose Hall about the music of Thad Jones was reviewed by the New York Times on the web. This night there will be the second concert, performed, as the first one, by Wynton and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. Read the review on the New York Times (free registration needed)   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis swings the music of Thad Jones

    Posted on May 12th, 2005 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Tribute | 0

    Jazz at Lincoln Center closes the 2004-2005 inaugural season in Frederick P. Rose Hall by celebrating the music of legendary jazz trumpeter, cornetist and composer, Thad Jones, with two very special events. On May 19 – 21 at 8:00pm in Rose Theater, the world-renowned Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis will perform Swinging Music of Thad Jones, an interpretation of Thad Jones’s work, including new arrangements by Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra trombonist Vincent Gardner. For this concert in Rose Theater, special guests Billy Harper (tenor sax), Jerry Dodgion (alto sax) and Marc Cary (piano) will join the orchestra. Tickets for Swinging…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton and the LCJO play the music of Paul Whiteman

    Posted on February 19th, 2005 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Tribute | 0

    On Thursday, Friday and Saturday, February 17-19 at 8:00pm in Rose Theater, Wynton Marsalis and the LCJO will perform the music of Paul Whiteman – a bandleader who helped usher in the big band style of the Jazz Age – with three very special performances. Special guests Bob Wilber (clarinet/soprano sax), Daryl Sherman (vocals), Vince Giordano (tuba and other instruments), James Chirillo (guitar) will join the Jazz at Lincoln Center resident orchestra to perform the groundbreaking works that Mr. Whiteman wrote for large ensemble, breaking the convention of small jazz ensembles and giving rise to “symphonic jazz.” Tickets for The Music…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton played at Ossie Davis’ funeral

    Posted on February 13th, 2005 in Tribute | 1

    The actor Ossie Davis was remembered yesterday with rousing eulogies by Harry Belafonte and Bill Clinton and a musical tribute by Wynton Marsalis in a service that lasted almost four hours and was described by several speakers as a state funeral for black America. The prominent speakers also included Maya Angelou, Burt Reynolds and Alan Alda, who all hailed Mr. Davis for devoting his life to civil rights, and using his considerable talent to that end. Thousands of mourners packed Riverside Church in Morningside Heights, Manhattan, to pay respects to Mr. Davis, who died on Feb. 4 at the age of 87.…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis and Ken Burns honor the life of Jack Johnson

    Posted on November 9th, 2004 in CD, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Septet, Tribute | 1

    Jazz at Lincoln Center proudly commemorates the Jack Johnson Festival in its new home, Frederick P. Rose Hall, for two special evenings of jazz and film on Friday, November 12 and Saturday, November 13 at 8:00pm. During the first half of the program, acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns, along with Wynton, will provide commentary and present clips from Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson, Mr. Burns’ upcoming documentary on the heavyweight-boxing champion, author, patent-holding inventor and aspiring bass player. Wynton composed the original score and, with the Wynton Marsalis Septet, will perform this extraordinary music during the second half of…   Keep reading »

  • Let Freedom Swing: A Celebration of Human Rights & Social Justice

    Posted on October 27th, 2004 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Tribute | 0

    Thursday 28, Friday 29 and Saturday 30, October 2004, at 8pm in the Rose Theater, The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis celebrates the charismatic leaders who gave voice to the struggle, and whose words and deeds continue to be invoked as new struggles emerge. Six extraordinary world premiere musical commissions will paint a backdrop for inspirational oratory on liberty and triumph by Vaclav Havel, Lyndon Johnson, Robert Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr., Nelson Mandela, and Eleanor Roosevelt. Performed by celebrity readers and set to music by an international array of composers including Darin Atwater, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Darius Brubeck, and Zim Ngqawana, Jimmy…   Keep reading »

  • The Duke and the Count: LCJO with Wynton Marsalis in the Allen Room

    Posted on October 25th, 2004 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Tribute | 0

    This evening, October 25, 2004, at 7:30pm marks the only opportunity this season to experience the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton in The Allen Room. Unfolding under the stars are Duke Ellington’s 1943 Black, Brown, & Beige, a three-movement symphony, and the most important and successful longform work in the history of jazz. For lovers of Kansas City Swing, Wynton and the LCJO will present the recently re-discovered and highly-acclaimed 1960 Kansas City Suite, written by maestro Benny Carter for Count Basie. More info about tickets on www.jalc.org   Keep reading »

  • Wynton and JALC introduce the Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame

    Posted on September 30th, 2004 in Jazz at Lincoln Center, Tribute | 0

    Jazz at Lincoln Center tonight will celebrate the dedication of the Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame and the official induction of its inaugural class of members. Located within the new home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, Frederick P. Rose Hall, the Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame, which interactively immerses visitors in the lives and artistry of jazz greats, was named by Jazz at Lincoln Center Board member Ahmet Ertegun and his wife, Mica, in honor of his late brother and Atlantic Records partner Nesuhi Ertegun. The musicians inducted into the Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame are: Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet,…   Keep reading »