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Wynton Marsalis with members of JLCO in New York

Wynton Marsalis with members of JLCO
Event Count Meets the Duke
Ensemble Wynton Marsalis with members of JLCO
Date Friday, May 19th, 2017 – Saturday, May 20th, 2017
Time 8:00pm – 9:30pm
Venue Rose Theater
Address Broadway at 60th
Location New York, NY, United States

Wynton Marsalis, Vincent Gardner, and Rodney Whitaker – all current or former members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra – join a group of handpicked young artists to perform the music of Count Basie and Duke Ellington. Kansas City’s Count Basie Orchestra remains a standard-setting example of a hard-swinging big band, with iconic soloists, infectious tunes, and the eternally envied “All-American Rhythm Section” of Jo Jones, Freddie Green, and Walter Page. Duke Ellington, too, was an extraordinary bandleader, as well as a genius composer of incalculable influence. Throughout its incredible variety, Ellington’s music has a timeless quality and unmatched ability to uplift and enlighten, offering an ideal showcase a big band’s nuance and cohesion. The rising stars in tonight’s band are in early stages of what will surely be exciting musical careers, and each has earned a spot on stage through deep dedication. When the Count meets the Duke, it will be an inspiring multigenerational exploration of the jazz canon’s core.

Free pre-concert discussion nightly, 7pm.
Live webcast on wyntonmarsalis.org/live

Sidemen

Setlist

SET I: Kansas City Suite

  • Vine Street Rumble
  • Katy-Do
  • Miss Missouri
  • Jackson County Jubilee
  • Sunset Glow
  • The Wiggle Walk
  • Meetin’ Time
  • Paseo Promenade
  • Blue Five Jive
  • Rompin’ at the Reno

—Intermission—

SET II: Black, Brown & Beige

I. Black
a. Work Song
b. Come Sunday (w/Chase Potter, violin)
c. Light

II. Brown
a. West Indian Dance
b. Emancipation Celebration
c. The Blues (w/Brianna Thomas, vocals)

III. Beige
a. Beige
b. Cy Runs Rock Waltz
c. Sugar Hill Penthouse