March 26th, 2012, 4:00 pm by Greg
March 15th, 2012, 2:30 pm by Greg
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
Review by J Hunter
This is the year of Wynton Marsalis… or the 50th year of Wynton Marsalis, to be precise. As a result, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra is celebrating what was described in Monday night’s introduction as “the longest-running 50th birthday party EVER!” There’s no word on whether they’ll try to break the record set by Jack Benny’s 39th birthday party, but I digress. Marsalis spent this chapter of the party doing what he loves: Playing jazz from his favorite period, in the way he feels it should be played, and doing it with some big-time monsters from the New York scene.
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June 22nd, 2010, 9:45 am by Sara
“Armstrong. Armstrong almighty. An ad-libbing acrobat. American ambassador of affirmation. Adventurous author of ambrosial aires. Absolute architect of the Jazz Age. Almighty Armstrong attacks the trumpet with abandon! Armstrong’s amazing artistry astonishes audiences of all ages.”
– the opening lines of Wynton Marsalis’ 2005 children’s book, “Jazz A-B-Z”
Jazz trumpeter-composer Wynton Marsalis will join the 15-piece Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra in concert at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall in Troy at 7:30pm on Monday (March 19). Tix are $49, $69 & $79; students $22.
Wynton Marsalis is not slated to performed at the Jazz Fest in Saratoga this weekend, but you’re going to need some good road music for the drive there and back, so you might want to know that his new release “From Billie Holiday To Edith Piaf: Live In Marciac” is available as a download from Amazon.com for just $2.99, but the offer is only good today (Tuesday, June 22).
Say, here’s something else that’s Real Good For Free: we’re giving away two pairs of weekend passes to the Freihofer’s Jazz Festival this weekend.