In celebration of Mary Lou’s 100th birthday, Jazz at Lincoln Center and Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis are looking for a girl to swing our band, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO).Keep reading »
The jazz legacy of Pittsburgh confounds easy generalization. There’s no shorthand summary for a city that produced the buoyant pianist Earl (Fatha) Hines as well as the steamrolling drummer Art Blakey and the urbane composer Billy Strayhorn. So Jazz at Lincoln Center wisely makes no claim to comprehensiveness in its Pittsburgh Festival, which takes up two of the three performance spaces at Frederick P. Rose Hall.Keep reading »
Jazz at Lincoln Center continues to celebrate the tributary cities of jazz with the From The Heart of Steeltown: Pittsburgh Festival on February 16, 17 & 18 at Frederick P. Rose Hall at Broadway at 60th St. in New York City. This festival focuses on Pittsburgh’s long history in jazz and the many famous names that have come from Steeltown including Billy Strayhorn, songwriter Billy Eckstine, Mary Lou Williams and percussionist Art Blakey, with whom Wynton spent his early days.Keep reading »
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.Keep reading »
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