Kings of the Crescent City at JALC

On January 11 & 12, 2008, 8pm, at Rose Theater – Jazz at Lincoln Center, “Kings of the Crescent City” will celebrate the music of Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, Joe “King” Oliver and Sidney Bechet. Led by Victor Goines (clarinet, soprano saxophone), the ensemble comprised predominately of New Orleans natives will consist of Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews (trumpet), Marcus Printup (trumpet), Wycliffe Gordon (trombone), Don Vappie (guitar), Jonathan Batiste (piano), Reginald Veal (bass) and Herlin Riley (drums). Kings of the Crescent City is one of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame concert series. The show will be hosted and narrated by actor Wendell Pierce.

Free Pre-Concert Lecture both nights at 7pm in the Irene Diamond Education Center: Victor Goines (music director for Kings of the Crescent City) discusses the music of New Orleans and four of its greatest practitioners – Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, King Oliver and Sidney Bechet. Mr. Goines will be joined by Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Education Manager Ken Druker for these lectures. More info about tickets on JALC web site

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  1. I saw the Kings of Crescent show, and it was awesome. Jonathon Baptiste on the piano was amazing. He has a huge career ahead of him. Performing with these incredible musician will help him to mature. We need to hear more of this music from New Orleans. Thank you Victor and lets have these same musicians spreading this music around the world.

    BEVERLY on Jan 26th, 2008 at 12:48am

  2. Dear Kevin,

    Luigi on Jan 8th, 2008 at 12:25pm

  3. Congratulations to Victor on his appointment as Director of Jazz Studies at Northwestern University!! Chicago will love him.

    Karen on Jan 8th, 2008 at 2:21am

  4. What a show this will be. Just caught most of these guys at Snug Harbor in New Orleans over the holiday and the show was smokin! Add Troy Andrews and Jonathan Batiste to the mix and the audience just might spontaneously combust. I’m on the west coast right now, any chance of this being recorded for DVD?

    Kevin Vandever on Jan 7th, 2008 at 3:40pm