Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Jazz @ Lincoln Center: New Orleans Celebration

New Orleans Celebration: The Music of Jelly Roll Morton

presented by Jazz at Lincoln Center
2011-12 Season

Fri-Sat May 11-12 8pm
Rose Theater
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 Since pianist Marcus Roberts first made a name for himself in the 80s, he’s established his own voice by distilling the compositions, style, and technique of great jazz piano masters. His recent record New Orleans Meets Harlem is a great example of his gift for alchemy. With his trio – comprised of drummer Jason Marsalis and bassist Rodney Jordan – Roberts fleshes out the intricacies of tunes by Jelly Roll Morton with a modern jazz twist. For this concert, the expansion to an octet will ignite Roberts’ imagination to create sounds and colors that Morton could only hear in his head. Featuring trumpeter Alphonso Horne, trombonist Ron Westray, saxophonists Stephen Riley and Ricardo Pascal, and clarinetist Joe Goldberg.

New Orleans Celebration: New Orleans Piano Kings

presented by Jazz at Lincoln Center
2011-12 Season

Fri-Sat May 11-12 7:30pm & 9:30pm
The Allen Room
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Master drummer Herlin Riley invites us all to a dream show for any musician from New Orleans. Here he honors the great Crescent City pianists of the past by recruiting great New Orleans pianists of the present. His choices are the best of three generations of modern piano players, including the dean of Louisiana pianists Ellis Marsalis, veteran Henry Butler, and young star Jonathan Batiste They are joined by New Orleans native Reginald Veal on bass.


Free Pre-Concert Activities
Free pre-concert discussion with JALC’s Ken Druker and pianist Terry Waldo, nightly at 7pm.
Free pre-concert celebration including live music by the Red Hook Ramblers, a gumbo cook-off, album art displays, and more, nightly at 6:30pm. 

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