Photo and video from the JALC Grand Opening Inaugural Gala

On October 20 at 8pm, the Frederick P. Rose Theater played host to the inaugural gala, with celebrities such as former Vice President Al Gore and actor Robert Redford in the house, and a buffet of artists on stage. Wynton was alternately emotive and brazen on “Just a Closer Walk with Thee.” Saxophonists Joe Lovano and Branford Marsalis swung abstractedly through “Tenor Madness.”
Patti Austin mimicked Ella Fitzgerald on “How High the Moon,” and Liza Minnelli broke it up with a rousing “New York, New York.”

Wynton Marsalis enters the stage playing Just a closer walk with thee

Wynton soloing

Wynton and Carlos Henriquez
Wynton and Carlos Henriquez (Photo ©: Ap Photo-John Marshall Mantel)

Wynton and Brandford Marsalis
Wynton and Brandford Marsalis (Photo ©: Ap Photo-Tina Fineberg)

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