Famed trumpeter and Jazz at Lincoln Center Director Wynton Marsalis returns to his hometown of New Orleans for this entertaining lesson about New Orleans Jazz.
Wynton and his band talk about the roots of Jazz and demonstrate the various forms of Jazz. LPB taped this special in April at the Ernest M. Morial Convention Center.
This program was shot in HD-TV.
A Congo Square Residency and Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis.
ABOUT THE CONGO SQUARE RESIDENCY
ABOUT THE LINCOLN CENTER JAZZ ORCHESTRA
The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra personnel includes:
- The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis made its New Orelans debut with the Congo Square Residency from April 17-23, 2006.
- Throughout the week, the band was featured in a host of events including world-premiere performances, collaborations, free concerts, Jazz For Young PeopleSM, master classes and jazz lectures. This residency is part of the critically acclaimed big band’s Jazz From Coast to Coast 2005-06 worldwide tour.
- In collaboration with the band, African percussionists Yacub Addy and Odadaa!, will perform newly commissioned works based on the legendary Congo Square, a historic site for music and dance and the only place where African Americans were permitted to congregate during slavery in America.
- In addition to performances, the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra participated in multiple master classes for students, educators and cultural leaders that focused on the importance of jazz in the cultural landscape and in the educational system. Education is a priority for Jazz at Lincoln Center and events like these have always been an integral part of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra touring activities.
- Music Director & Trumpet: WYNTON MARSALIS
- Trumpets: SEAN JONES, RYAN KISOR, MARCUS PRINTUP
- Trombones: ANDRÉ HAYWARD, VINCENT GARDNER, WYCLIFFE GORDON
- Reeds: SHERMAN IRBY, TED NASH, WALTER BLANDING, VICTOR GOINES, JOE TEMPERLEY
- Piano: DAN NIMMER
- Bass: CARLOS HENRIQUEZ
- Drums: ALI JACKSON
Comprised of 15 of the finest jazz soloists and ensemble players today, the band has been the Jazz at Lincoln Center resident orchestra for over 12 years.
Featured in all aspects of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s programming, the remarkably versatile LCJO performs and leads educational events – including Jazz for Young PeopleSM family concert series, the Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival, the Jazz for Young PeopleTM Curriculum, educational residencies, workshops and concerts for students and adults - in New York, across the U.S. and around the world.
Under Music Director Wynton Marsalis, the LCJO spends over half of the year on tour. The LCJO performs a vast repertoire, from rare historic compositions to Jazz at Lincoln Center-commissioned works, including compositions and arrangements by jazz masters and current and former LCJO members.
Over the last few years, the LCJO has collaborated with many of the world’s leading symphony orchestras.
To date, ten recordings featuring the LCJO have been released and internationally distributed; the most recent title is A Love Supreme (2005), Marsalis’s big band arrangement of John Coltrane’s original recording, on Palmetto Records.