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JLCO with Wynton Marsalis in New York

JLCO with Wynton Marsalis
Ensemble JLCO with Wynton Marsalis
Date Saturday, September 16th, 2017
Time 8:00pm
Event Type Concert
Project The Fantastic Mr. Jelly Lord
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 kicks off our 30th season with a joyous celebration of New Orleans legend Jelly Roll Morton (1890–1941). Jazz’s first great composer, musical intellect, and piano virtuoso, Morton gave us the musical blueprint of an eternal New Orleans and jazz as we know it today. Through both classic and never-before-heard arrangements of essential tunes like “King Porter Stomp,” “Jungle Blues,” “Black Bottom Stomp,” and “The Pearls,” the JLCO will showcase the contemporary power and the depth of possibility in the earliest jazz.
The concepts found in these pieces have been explored by master musicians for the past century, and through the lens of Jelly Roll, you will hear that all jazz is truly modern. In addition to the JLCO’s own resident pianist Dan Nimmer, this performance will feature the celebrated pianist Aaron Diehl, rising star Sullivan Fortner, and two promising young Juilliard jazz students from the Midwest and the West: Micah Thomas and Joel Wenhardt. Jelly Roll had to proclaim himself the “King of Jazz” in the early 20th century, but his genius stands the test of time. His music is earthy, sophisticated, and – most of all, fun – guaranteeing a raucous and festive opening weekend in Rose Theater. Welcome back to the House of Swing!



Set I:

  • Little Lawrence (with Aaron Diehl)
  • Mr. Joe (with Dan Nimmer)
  • Sidewalk Blues (with Sullivan Fortner)
  • The Crave (with Sullivan Fortner)
  • Deep Creek (with Joel Wenhardt)
  • Fingerbreaker (with Micah Thomas)
  • The Pearls (Aaron Diehl solo)
  • Black Bottom Stomp (with Aaron Diehl)

Set II:

  • Jelly Roll Blues (with Dan Nimmer)
  • Burnin’ the Iceberg (with Sullivan Fortner)
  • Ganjam (with Joel Wenhardt)
  • Grandpa’s Spells (with Micah Thomas)
  • King Porter Stomp (Sullivan Fortner solo)
  • New Orleans Blues (all pianists)