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JLCO with Wynton Marsalis in New York

JLCO with Wynton Marsalis
Ensemble JLCO with Wynton Marsalis
Date Thursday, October 28th, 2004
Time 8:00pm
Event Type Concert
Event Name Let Freedom Swing: A Celebration of Human Rights and Social Justice
Venue Frederick P. Rose Hall
Address Broadway at West 60th Street
Location New York, NY, United States
Venue Phone +1 212-721-6500

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis celebrates the charismatic leaders who gave voice to the struggle, and whose words and deeds continue to be invoked as new struggles emerge.
Six extraordinary world premiere musical commissions will paint a backdrop for inspirational oratory on liberty and triumph by Vaclav Havel, Lyndon Johnson, Robert Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr., Nelson Mandela, and Eleanor Roosevelt.




  • Commission 2004
    (music by Darius Brubeck and Zim Ngqawana – read by Morgan Morgan Freeman)
  • The Mystery of Man: Melodrama On The Text of Vaclav Havel
    (music by Emil Viklicky – read by A. Woodard M. Van Peebles)
  • Passion or Fashion
    (music by Jimmy Heath – read by Glenn Close)
  • Let Freedom Swing
    (music by Toshiko Akiyoshi – read by Patricia Clarkson)
  • Day Of Affirmation
    (music by Darin Atwater – read by Keith David)
  • The Fierce Urgency of Now
    (read by Billy Childs – read by Reverend Calvin Butts III)