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Wynton and the JLCO presents: “Detroit Motor City Jazz”

Jazz at Lincoln Center continues to celebrate the jazz cities of America during the 2005-06 season themed Jazz From Coast to Coast with the week-long Detroit: Motor City Jazz Festival from January 10-15 at Frederick P. Rose Hall on Broadway at 60th St. in New York City and throughout Michigan with performances by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis in East Lansing on January 25 and Jazz at Lincoln Center presents the Music of Miles Davis in Detroit on January 27.

As a highlight of the festival at Rose Theater at Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra will premiere an original long-form composition by featured guest artist Yusef Lateef during the Detroit: Motor City Jazz concerts on January 12, 13 and 14 at 8pm.

The big band will also showcase the jazz style and the bebop revolution for which Detroit has long been known. Joining the band for these concerts will be some of the most talented Detroit jazz musicians on the scene: trumpet player Marcus Belgrave and bassist Ron Carter and who were major figures in the early Detroit jazz scene, along with special guests Curtis Fuller (trombone), Charles McPherson (alto sax) and Yusef Lateef (tenor sax, flute and oboe).
A small group consisting of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and the Detroit guest artists will perform selections specially written by Ron Carter for these concerts. Tickets are $30, $50, $75, $100, $130 and available at the Jazz at Lincoln Center box office on Broadway at 60th St., by calling CenterCharge at (212) 721-6500 or via www.jalc.org

Read more about the concert program on Detroit Free Press

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