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The Future of Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis in New York

The Future of Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
Event Ellington Through the Ages
Ensemble The Future of Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
Date Friday, May 3rd, 2019 – Saturday, May 4th, 2019
Time 8:00pm
Venue Rose Theater
Address Broadway at 60th
Location New York, NY, United States

Wynton Marsalis and internationally renowned bassist Rodney Whitaker lead an all-Ellington showcase with a group of rising jazz stars. The band includes 16 of the best young professionals on the scene, many of whom came up through our Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band program and love this music as much as our audiences. Ellington’s music is so elegant, so dynamic, so intimately detailed that it takes a group of musicians with a genuine collaborative spark to fully bring out its inner magic, and that is what you will experience tonight.

This concert explores decades of Duke’s music, including his earliest hits, Hollywood charts, swinging blues numbers, pieces inspired by his international travels, and portions of his later suites. It’s an eclectic repertoire and yet unmistakably Ellington through and through—always enjoyable upon first listen, but teeming with brilliant details that continue to reveal themselves over time. This vital music is at the core of Jazz at Lincoln Center, and you’re guaranteed to enjoy its timeless genius when the next generation of jazz leaders bring their fresh energy to it.

Live webcast on wyntonmarsalis.org/live

Personnel

Setlist

May 3, 2019

Set I:

  • Black and Tan Fantasy
  • Stompy Jones
  • Old Man Blues
  • The Mooche
  • Caravan
  • Cottontail
  • Lady of the Lavender Mist
  • Take the A Train
  • Dancers in Love
  • Rockin’ in Rhythm

Set II:

  • Royal Ancestry
  • Anitra’s Dance
  • Paris Stairs
  • Almost Cried
  • Island Virgin
  • Portrait of Wellman Braud
  • Banquet Scene from Timon of Athens
  • Amad
  • Chinoiserie

May 4, 2019

Set I:

  • Black and Tan Fantasy
  • Stompy Jones
  • Old Man Blues
  • The Mooche
  • Caravan
  • Cottontail
  • Lady of the Lavender Mist
  • Take the A Train
  • Dancers in Love
  • Rockin’ in Rhythm

Set II:

  • Royal Ancestry
  • Anitra’s Dance
  • Paris Stairs
  • Almost Cried
  • Island Virgin
  • Portrait of Wellman Braud
  • Banquet Scene from Timon of Athens
  • Chinoiserie