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Wynton Marsalis Sextet in New York

Wynton Marsalis Sextet
Event Jazz for Young Peopleā„¢: What is the Blues?
Ensemble Wynton Marsalis Sextet
Date Saturday, January 17th, 2004
Time 11:00am
Venue Alice Tully Hall
Address 1941 Broadway at W 65th St
Location New York, NY, United States
Venue Phone +1 212-721-6500
Admission $20, $15

The blues has many definitions: it is a type of music, a musical form, a harmonic language, an attitude towards playing music, a collection of sounds. Mostly though, the blues is a feeling. Whether it’s happy, sad, or somewhere in between, its intention is always the same: to make you feel better, not worse; to cheer you up, not bring you down.
The blues was born out of the spirituals, hymns, work songs, and field hollers of African Americans in the South during the late 1800s. It has since become the foundation of American popular music, including rhythm and blues, rock ‘n’ roll, country, and all styles of jazz.

Personnel

Setlist

  • Ramblin’
  • The Blues Will Never Die
  • Root Blues In C
  • Sleepyhead Blues
  • Jackass Blues
  • Mr. Day
  • Raise Four