Wynton and JLCO to start the January 2009 USA tour

Today, Wynton and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO) will start the January 2009 USA tour from Wilmington (from January 15 through January 30). They are going to perform at Kenan Auditorium tonight.
They will also play in Charleston, Virginia Beach, Chapel Hill, Washington, Miami, etc.. Check the complete tour schedule with more info about venues. On January 19, they will perform in Washington on the occasion of Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday.
You can follow Wynton daily on his tour, through his Twitter account.
Feel free to send us comments, reviews and photos with Wynton if you are going to attend one of the concerts. They will be published here and on Wynton’s Flickr gallery and on his Facebook page. The set lists for the concerts will be published on a special thread on our Forum.

Personnel for JLCO January 2009 tour is:

Wynton Marsalis, music director, trumpet
Sean Jones, trumpet
Ryan Kisor, trumpet
Marcus Printup, trumpet
Vincent Gardner, trombone
Chris Crenshaw, trombone
Elliot Mason, trombone
Sherman Irby, alto saxophone
Ted Nash, alto and soprano saxophones, clarinet
Walter Blanding, tenor and soprano saxophones, clarinet
Victor Goines, tenor and soprano saxophones, Bb clarinet, bass clarinet
Joe Temperley, baritone and soprano saxophones, bass clarinet
Dan Nimmer, piano
Carlos Henriquez, bass
Ali Jackson, drums

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  1. I’m fourteen and I live in Omaha Nebraska.Last night I traveled to sioux city to see Wynton and man he tore it up! Him and Ryan were bringing out the true musicians in them (everybody else was too).Especially on the last song “Four and One”. Then Wynton finished the night with a coooool encore.

    Brian on Mar 4th, 2009 at 9:12am

  2. Quelle chance pour le public américain de vous voir maintenant !
    En France , nous espérons vous revoir tous en pleine forme à Marciac .
    A très bientôt .

    Georget on Jan 31st, 2009 at 10:20am

  3. Here is a very interesting review on Naples concert….really good one; very well structured, very complete, putting things in perspective, writing about some of the basic ideas and concepts in order to fully understand Wynton’s work.

    Best. C.

    C. on Jan 26th, 2009 at 9:15pm

  4. It’s simply not fair. When are Wynton and JLCO coming west? I’m treasurer of Cedar City Music Arts in Cedar City, UT, the oldest music arts group in the state of Utah. I keep holding out hope that Wynton et al will come our way. We’re 2 hours north of Las Vegas and there is no audience anywhere more appreciative than here. In the spirit of Obama let’s let the little guy (town) have the same shot at great music as the big guys and the east coast. We’re into jazz & classical. Your fans from afar – bsh

    Bruce S Hughes on Jan 21st, 2009 at 5:07pm

  5. Kenan Auditorium was alive with excitement, as jazz legend Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra kicked off their tour. My front row balcony seats afforded a fine view of some great musicians doing what they do best…making music. The guys were as loose as the music was tight. That’s the thing about jazz…there really aren’t any wrong notes. I know of no finer (musical) example of a whole being the sum of its parts, than jazz music.

    After waiting more than three months for this performance, all I can say is…I want another ten hours of music!!

    Tess on Jan 16th, 2009 at 8:35am

  6. Wynton and the JLCO, please come back to Texas soon. We miss you. For now, I’ll be watching the TV on January 19.

    ZW on Jan 15th, 2009 at 8:36pm

  7. Any info on “new repertoire”?. Thanks.

    MTS on Jan 15th, 2009 at 8:06pm