|Event||The Music of Billy Strayhorn|
|Ensemble||JLCO with Wynton Marsalis|
|Date||Friday, November 5th, 2010 – Saturday, November 6th, 2010|
|Address||Broadway at 60th|
|Location||New York, NY, United States|
|Admission||$30, $50, $75, $95, $120|
The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, accompanied by the rich baritone of José James, plays the distinctively gorgeous and iconic music of Billy Strayhorn.
One of the jazz world’s most brilliant composers, Billy Strayhorn wrote “Take the ‘A’ Train” and “Lush Life,” two classics from the Ellington songbook and in jazz history. Duke Ellington even called him “my right arm, my left arm and the eyes in the back of my head.” Whether as Duke Ellington’s key collaborator or on his own, Strayhorn is an important figure in jazz history. He was jazz’s leading romantic, as shown in the tender and sensual “Lush Life” and “Prelude to a Kiss” and with “Take the ‘A’ Train” and “Johnny Come Lately,” he wrote some of the hardest-swinging tunes of all time.
Free pre-concert discussion nightly at 7pm.
- Ali Jackson – drums, tambourine
- Dan Nimmer – piano
- Carlos Henriquez – bass
- Ryan Kisor – trumpet
- Marcus Printup – trumpet
- Kenny Rampton – trumpet
- Elliot Mason – trombone
- Chris Crenshaw – trombone
- Vincent Gardner – trombone
- Victor Goines – tenor sax, soprano sax, clarinet, bass clarinet
- Ted Nash – alto sax, soprano sax, clarinet, flute, piccolo
- Sherman Irby – alto sax, soprano sax, clarinet, flute
- Walter Blanding – tenor sax, soprano sax, clarinet
- Joe Temperley – baritone sax, bass clarinet
- José James – vocals