By Michael Katz When Wynton Marsalis led his star-studded Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra onto the stage at a sold-out Disney Hall last night, he was greeted so warmly that you could sense the mutual appreciation before the first note was played. That feeling lasted throughout a memorable evening, underpinned by the band’s roots in… Read More Live Jazz: Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra at Disney Hall
By Fernando Gonzalez Miami, Florida. Can we have Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra in some juke joint or hole-in-the-wall neighborhood jazz club just once? Just for the fun of it. It will probably never happen – economics wouldn’t allow that, for starters. But listening to, and watching, Marsalis and the JLCO… Read More Live Music: Wynton Marsalis and The Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra in a Jazz Roots Series performance at Knight Concert Hall in the Adrienne Arsht Center.
By Tony Gieske The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra nestled under the royal purple proscenium of the Hollywood Bowl as if the two were meant for each other. And the band rang with delight like wedding bells. The bandleader, Wynton Marsalis, stood up occasionally at his post in the trumpet section to announce a number,… Read More Live Jazz: Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra at the Hollywood Bowl
By Don Heckman There’s never any question that a performance by Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra is going to be a significant musical event. But their appearance at Royce Hall Friday night in a UCLA Live concert was even more — a program of works that entertained and illuminated, while offering… Read More Jazz Live: Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra at Royce Hall
By Michael Katz Saturday dawned in a Monterey fog; the sun was just starting to burn through in what proved to be a cameo appearance as the MJF reconvened. Patrons entering through the main gate were greeted by one of the festival’s ongoing treats: singer/pianist Judy Roberts and alto sax player Greg Fishman at the… Read More Live Jazz: The Monterey Jazz Festival (II)