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  • Movement and Music, Both Jazz and Both Live

    Posted on November 5th, 2004 in Review

    Just as jazz music comes in many sonic varieties, so jazz dancing can assume many shapes in space. That became clear on Wednesday night in “Jazz in Motion,” a Jazz at Lincoln Center presentation with works by four choreographers, three of them offering premieres.

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  • Jazz In Motion: World Premieres by Wynton Marsalis

    Posted on November 2nd, 2004 in Concerts | 1

    Guaranteed kinetic energy takes place on the stage of the Rose Theater on November 3, 4, 5 at 8pm with Jazz In Motion.
    Welcome, composed by Wynton Marsalis and choreographed by Peter Martins, is performed by Charles McPherson and a New York City Ballet dancer.

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  • Wynton Marsalis Septet performing with Garth Fagan Dance at the Next Wave Festival

    Posted on August 29th, 2003 in Concerts | 1

    Griot New York made its world premiere in 1991 at the Next Wave Festival at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. A collaboration by three visionaries, concept and choreography by Garth Fagan, music composed and arranged by Wynton Marsalis, and set design by sculptor Martin Puryear, Griot New York explores contemporary urban life, human anguish and exaltation, and humankind’s triumph over adversity.

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  • Wynton Marsalis Septet and Garth Fagan Dance at Royce Hall

    Posted on October 25th, 1993 in Review

    All of the hype that broke out over Wynton Marsalis when he first appeared on the scene may have been 10 years premature. Only now has he finally become a genuine jazz giant, signs of which were amply displayed in, of all places, Royce Hall’s orchestra pit.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Rebels by Playing It Straight : Marsalis Scores the Garth Fagan Dance Company, Funk-Free

    Posted on October 19th, 1993 in Profiles & Interviews

    Don’t let the tailored suit and natty tie fool you. Wynton Marsalis sees himself as a rebel. Arriving in town this week for three performances of his “Griot New York” ballet score with the Garth Fagan Dance Company, Marsalis doesn’t understand why he is viewed by many as a jazz traditionalist.   Keep reading »

  • Young man with a horn

    Posted on March 1st, 1993 in Profiles & Interviews

    A couple of months ago I got a phone call from a writer working on an article about Jazz at Lincoln Center. The program, announced in the spring of 1991, has gotten a lot of media attention. It’s undeniable that Lincoln Center’s giving jazz a regular home has “legitimized” it in the eyes of some cultural elites, including foundations and philanthropists, here in the land of its birth-one of the last places the music has won that respect.   Keep reading »

  • A Heritage Is Affirmed In ‘Griot New York’

    Posted on December 6th, 1991 in

    “Griot New York” is one of the happiest and most poetic dance premieres of the season. This first-time collaboration by the choreographer Garth Fagan, the composer and trumpeter Wynton Marsalis and the sculptor Martin Puryear is constantly blessed with a quality of surprise.   Keep reading »