Wynton Marsalis (born
As a Jazz performer and composer he has made display of his extensive knowledge about jazz and jazz history and for being a classical virtuoso.
As of 2006, he has made sixteen classical and more than thirty jazz recordings, has been awarded nine Grammys in both genres, and was awarded the first Pulitzer Prize for Music for a jazz.
The residency events will include concerts featuring the JLCO performing with Chucho Valdés and Cuban musicians; workshops and a Jazz for Young People® concert.
“A rich legacy of great jazz music has been created through the cross pollinization of American and Cuban musics. From early
“Musicians from the United States and Cuba have made invaluable contributions to jazz, creating and extending the art form for everyone to enjoy. Jazz at Lincoln Center’s residency in Havana and our celebration of Latin jazz music in New York should prove to be enriching for both cultures and audiences. As an organization, we are honoured to participate in this cultural exchange,” said Adrian Ellis, Executive Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center.
IN HAVANA, OCTOBER 5-9:
“Big Band Jazz” featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
“U.S.-Cuba Jazz Connections” featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and Cuban special guest artists
“Small Group Jazz” featuring JLCO members, Chucho Valdés and Cuban special guest artists
Improvisation workshops at National School of Music and Amadeo Roldan Conservatory
Jazz for Young People featuring the JLCO
Concert featuring the JLCO with special guests
IN NEW YORK OCTOBER 21-23:
Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Afro-Cuban Celebration will take place throughout Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City. Jazz Meets Clave, on October 21-23 at 8pm in Rose Theater, features the JLCO demonstrating how the godfather of Afro-Cuban music, Mario Bauza, along with his fellow countrymen – Bebo Valdés, Machito, Chano Pozo, and Cachao – turned Cubans on to American jazz while introducing Afro-Cuban clave and its intricate polyrhythms to Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Nat King Cole, and other American jazz musicians. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis will explore the enduring legacy of these Afro-Cuban pioneers.