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  • Wynton Marsalis plays the music of Mary Lou Williams

    Posted on May 6th, 2004 in Concerts | 1

    The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis honors this largely underappreciated pianist, composer and arranger who was also a mentor of Thelonious Monk and Bud Powell.
    The concert features guest vocalists Andy Bey and Carline Ray, pianist Mulgrew Miller, and many compelling masterworks that Ms. Williams wrote for large ensemble.
    Thursday and Friday, May 13-14, 2004, 8pm at Alice Tully Hall

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  • Wynton celebrates Count Basie’s’ 100th birthday

    Posted on January 24th, 2004 in Concerts

    Count Basie had a truly original approach both as a pianist and bandleader. A musical minimalist, he could say more by playing less. In memory of his 100th birthday, Wynton Marsalis introduces a discussion about Basie’s influence on American swing, featuring former Basie bandmate Frank Foster.
    Tuesday, January 27, 2004, 7pm at Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse

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  • Wynton explains: Who is Miles Davis

    Posted on December 9th, 2003 in Concerts

    Miles Davis was one of the most iconoclastic figures in jazz. Learn how the innovative trumpeter traversed many styles of jazz - including swing, bebop, cool, modal and fusion - and inspired millions of fans and musicians.
    Host Wynton Marsalis, in his Jazz for young people concert series at Lincoln Center, is joined by trumpeters Eddie Henderson, Justin Kisor, and Brandon Lee, as well as Billy Childs, Peter Washington and Joe Farnsworth. Budding jazz musicians can take their instruments for an after-concert jam session.
    Saturday, December 13, 2003, 11am & 1pm at Alice Tully Hall.

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  • Wynton is special guest at Alice Tully Hall

    Posted on February 1st, 2003 in Concerts | 2

    On Tuesday, February 4, 2003, standard classics and new originals in the style of Stéphane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt. Violinist Mark O’Connor, a protégé of Grappelli, along with guitarist Frank Vignola and bassist Jon Burr , will be joined by special guests Jane Monheit and Wynton Marsalis .

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  • A Swinging Travelogue, With Ellington as Guide

    Posted on May 13th, 1997 in Review

    How Chinese is Duke Ellington’s ‘‘Chinoiserie,’’ how African is his ‘‘Liberian Suite’‘? Do they become more so by a particularly forceful rendering of a little pentatonic melody, a particularly dense malleting of the tom-toms?   Keep reading »

  • Marsalis Officiates As Classical Weds Jazz

    Posted on May 9th, 1995 in Review

    Lincoln Center’s executives have for years been trying to arrange marriages, or at least trysts, between the center’s constituents, and on Sunday afternoon at Alice Tully Hall one of these unions bore fruit. The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and Jazz at Lincoln Center collaborated on a program that brought together jazz-inspired classics and improvisations in classic jazz styles.   Keep reading »

  • (Most of) The Marsalis Family in Concert

    Posted on November 4th, 1990 in Review

    There’s no generation gap in the musical taste of the Marsalis family of New Orleans. From the 55-year-old patriarch and pianist, Ellis Marsalis, down to the 13-year-old drummer Jason, the hard-bop of the late 1950’s and 60’s is the pinnacle of jazz, and they have led a revival of the style among young musicians.   Keep reading »

  • Reviving the Sound and Feel Of Jelly Roll Morton’s Jazz

    Posted on August 9th, 1989 in Review

    Jelly Roll Morton’s music from the 1920’s and 30’s sounded anything but antiquated at ‘‘Mr. Jelly Lord,’’ the classical jazz concert that re-created Morton’s music for solo piano, duos, trios and a seven-piece band on Monday night at Alice Tully Hall.   Keep reading »