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JLCO with Wynton Marsalis in New York

JLCO with Wynton Marsalis
Ensemble JLCO with Wynton Marsalis
Date Friday, April 28th, 2017
Time 8:00pm
Event Type Concert
Project Celebrating Ella: The First Lady of Jazz
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 centennial of Ella Fitzgerald, a vocalist whose legacy and influence define a classic era of jazz singing. Through diverse repertoire arranged by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, tonight’s guest vocalists will demonstrate why the “First Lady of Song” remains a case study in succinct phrasing and uncompromising musicality. Joining the Orchestra for this special occasion are two celebrated veteran vocalists: Kenny Washington and Roberta Gambarini. Washington – Ravi Coltrane’s favorite vocalist – carries on Ella’s legacy by finding the maximum impact in each and every song, utilizing his enormous range and improvisational skills with restraint and impeccable taste. Gambarini – a similarly tasteful yet boldly original artist – was described by NEA Jazz Master Hank Jones as “the best new jazz singer to come along in 50 years.” In Ella Fitzgerald’s centennial year, you will witness how her most identifiable traits and her complete devotion to originality and authenticity inspire the best musicians of our time.


Special guest saxophonists: Joe Lovano (April 27-28) and Branford Marsalis (April 29 only).
Bruce Harris will play fourth trumpet in place of Mr. Marsalis (unable to appear).



Set I:

  • Royal Ancestry (from “Portrait of Ella Fitzgerald”) (w/Joe Lovano)
  • All Heart (from “Portrait of Ella Fitzgerald”)
  • I Hadn’t Anyone Till You (w/Roberta Gambarini)
  • Lover Come Back to Me (w/Roberta Gambarini & Joe Lovano)
  • Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered( w/Kenny Washington)
  • Almost Like Being in (DUET-w/Kenny Washington & Roberta Gambarini)
  • Cottontail (w/Joe Lovano & Kenny Washington)

Set II:

  • Beyond Category (from “Portrait of Ella Fitzgerald”)
  • Too Close For Comfort (w/Joe Lovano & Kenny Washington)
  • Lush Life (w/Roberta Gambarini)
  • They Can’t Take That Away From Me (DUET-w/Kenny Washington & Roberta Gambarini)
  • Old MacDonald (w/Joe Lovano & Roberta Gambarini)
  • I’m Old Fashioned (w/Kenny Washington)
  • Total Jazz (from “Portrait of Ella Fitzgerald”) (w/Joe Lovano, Roberta Gambarini & Kenny Washington)