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Wynton Marsalis with members of JLCO in New York

Wynton Marsalis with members of JLCO
Ensemble Wynton Marsalis with members of JLCO
Date Friday, May 19th, 2017
Time 8:00pm – 9:30pm
Event Type Concert
Project Count Meets the Duke
Venue Frederick P. Rose Hall
Address Broadway at West 60th Street
Location New York, NY, United States
Venue Phone +1 212-721-6500

Wynton Marsalis, Vincent Gardner, and Rodney Whitaker – all current or former members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra – join a group of handpicked young artists to perform the music of Count Basie and Duke Ellington. Kansas City’s Count Basie Orchestra remains a standard-setting example of a hard-swinging big band, with iconic soloists, infectious tunes, and the eternally envied “All-American Rhythm Section” of Jo Jones, Freddie Green, and Walter Page. Duke Ellington, too, was an extraordinary bandleader, as well as a genius composer of incalculable influence. Throughout its incredible variety, Ellington’s music has a timeless quality and unmatched ability to uplift and enlighten, offering an ideal showcase a big band’s nuance and cohesion. The rising stars in tonight’s band are in early stages of what will surely be exciting musical careers, and each has earned a spot on stage through deep dedication. When the Count meets the Duke, it will be an inspiring multigenerational exploration of the jazz canon’s core.


Free pre-concert discussion nightly, 7pm.



SET I: Kansas City Suite

  • Vine Street Rumble
  • Katy-Do
  • Miss Missouri
  • Jackson County Jubilee
  • Sunset Glow
  • The Wiggle Walk
  • Meetin’ Time
  • Paseo Promenade
  • Blue Five Jive
  • Rompin’ at the Reno


SET II: Black, Brown & Beige

I. Black
a. Work Song
b. Come Sunday (w/Chase Potter, violin)
c. Light

II. Brown
a. West Indian Dance
b. Emancipation Celebration
c. The Blues (w/Brianna Thomas, vocals)

III. Beige
a. Beige
b. Cy Runs Rock Waltz
c. Sugar Hill Penthouse