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Wynton Marsalis Quintet in Washington

Wynton Marsalis Quintet
Ensemble Wynton Marsalis Quintet
Date Saturday, March 3rd, 2007
Time 7:00pm
Event Type Awards Ceremony / Concert
Event Name Jazz in Our Time All-Star Opening Night Concert and Award Ceremony
Venue John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Address 2700 F St NW
Location Washington, DC, United States
Venue Phone +1 202-467-4600

For the 2006–2007 season, the Kennedy Center will host a spectacular salute to a generation of extraordinary artists who have helped make jazz “America’s greatest music.” Over eight days in March, Jazz in Our Time will bring together an unprecedented number of jazz icons all under one roof. The celebration will begin with a special concert, hosted by James Earl Jones, to honor these Living Jazz Legends with a Kennedy Center award for their lifetime of contributions to the art form. Performances by some of these jazz stars will follow during the celebration, along with many other exciting events.

The festivities kick off with this once-in-a-lifetime all-star event hosted by Tony winner and Kennedy Center Honoree James Earl Jones. During the concert, more than 25 jazz luminaries will be honored with the Kennedy Center “Living Jazz Legend Award” (see below for recipients). Performers will include vocalist Nancy Wilson with the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, the Clayton Brothers Quintet, drummer T.S. Monk, violinist Regina Carter, and many others. Part of Jazz in Our Time.


Award recipients include:
Toshiko Akiyoshi, David Baker, Louie Bellson, Dave Brubeck, Donald Byrd, Ornette Coleman, Paquito D’Rivera, Sir John Dankworth, Buddy DeFranco, Frank Foster, Curtis Fuller, Benny Golson, Chico Hamilton, Barry Harris, Jimmy Heath, Jon Hendricks, Freddie Hubbard, Ahmad Jamal, Al Jarreau, Hank Jones, Dame Cleo Laine, Michel Legrand, Abbey Lincoln, Wynton Marsalis, Marian McPartland, James Moody, George Russell, Jimmy Scott, Dr. Billy Taylor, Cecil Taylor, Clark Terry, Frank Wess, Gerald Wilson, Nancy Wilson, and Phil Woods.



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