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  • Wynton and friends play Red Hot Holiday Stomp at JALC

    Posted on December 8th, 2006 in Concerts | 3

    In what has become a Jazz at Lincoln Center tradition, Wynton Marsalis heads up a Crescent City-style holiday celebration, with help from the trombonist Wycliffe Gordon, pianist Dan Nimmer, the banjoist Don Vappie and the drummer Herlin Riley, among others.

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  • Hark! The Heralded Jazzmen Swing Some Familiar Melodies

    Posted on December 17th, 2005 in Review | 4

    Somewhere between ritual and remnant lies the jazz Christmas concert. As a manifestation of pure secular middle-class civility, it represents a vague and probably disappearing middle ground, even in Manhattan.

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  • Red Hot Holiday Stomp with Wynton

    Posted on December 12th, 2005 in Concerts | 1

    Wynton Marsalis and friends will bring New Orleans swing to New York for the holiday season!

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  • Red Hot Holiday Stomp with Wynton and friends

    Posted on December 14th, 2003 in Concerts

    Wynton and the Jazz at Lincoln Center will usher in the holidays with four special concerts that bring Big Easy-style holiday cheer to the Big Apple.
    The Red Hot Holiday Stomp will take place on Thursday, Friday and Saturay, December 18, 19 and 20, 2003 at 8pm at Alice Tully Hall with an additional performance on Saturday, December 20, 2003 at 2pm.

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  • Tunes of ‘Glory’

    Posted on December 9th, 2002 in Review

    Ten years ago, the leaders of a South Side church came up with a bold idea: Engage great gospel and pop artists to perform in a holiday concert, invite the public to attend for free and put the show on TV on Christmas day, so that all Chicago could see the glories that unfold at 63rd and Dorchester.   Keep reading »

  • A Veritable Feast of Music for Christmas

    Posted on December 11th, 1991 in Review

    The holiday pattern is by now familiar. While the networks gorge themselves on Christmas movies, public television sings itself hoarse with music specials. Anything with Luciano Pavarotti, apparently, is considered fail-safe.   Keep reading »

  • Sexy Wynton Marsalis

    Posted on December 3rd, 1989 in Profiles & Interviews

    Call it trumpeter Wynton Marsalis’ “blues period.” In his new album, A Crescent City Christmas Card, Marsalis continues the shift from cerebral to soulful that brought wide acclaim for last spring’s The Majesty of the Blues.   Keep reading »