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Full Concert: Jazz in the Key of Life – Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis


From the Vault: Jazz in the Key of Life
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
Rose Theater
January 15, 2016

3:09 – Eleanor Rigby (Composer: Paul McCartney; Arranger: Ted Nash)
12:25 – Smile Please (Composer: Stevie Wonder; Arranger: Sherman Irby)
20:58 – For All We Know (Composer: J. Fred Coots and Sam M. Lewis; Arranger: Marcus Printup)
28:13 – I Say a Little Prayer (Composer: Burt Bacharach and Hal David; Arranger: Ali Jackson)
34:38 – Another Star (Composer: Stevie Wonder; Arranger: Vincent Gardner)
44:37 – Street Life (Composer: Will Jennings and Joe Sample; Arranger: Vincent Gardner)
53:47 – Wooden Ships (Composer: David Crosby, Paul Kantner, and Stephen Stills; Arranger: Wynton Marsalis)
1:03:54 – White Room (Composer: Jack Bruce and Pete Brown; Arranger: Carlos Henriquez)
1:11:50 – Sugar Lee (Composer: Donny Hathaway; Arranger: Chris Crenshaw)
1:23:44 – Blame It on the Boogie (Composer: Mick Jackson, David Jackson, and Elmar Krohn; Arranger: Vincent Gardner)

Led by Music Director and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra lead trombonist Vincent Gardner, the JLCO with Wynton Marsalis performs the most skillfully crafted and sophisticated songs in popular music from the ‘60’s to today, debuting new jazz arrangements for our orchestra. Among others, they will revisit the hits of Stevie Wonder (“Another Star,” “Smile Please”) and Donny Hathaway (“Sugar Lee,” “For All We Know”), as well as timeless classics including “Eleanor Rigby” by The Beatles and “Your Song” by Elton John.

The multi-talented Gardner has experience in pretty much every arena: we know him for his considerable jazz experience with our own orchestra, The Count Basie Orchestra, The Duke Ellington Orchestra, Harry Connick, Jr., and more – but he’s also performed with a diverse array of artists, including Lauryn Hill, Matchbox 20, Chaka Khan, and A Tribe Called Quest. For music fans new to jazz, this concert is an opportunity to hear familiar melodies with fresh ears, and fans of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra already know that they can arrange any material for big band, make it swing hard, and lace it with mind-blowing improvisation.

Sherman Irby – alto & soprano saxophone, flute, piccolo, Bb clarinet
Ted Nash – alto & tenor saxophones, flute, alto flute, piccolo, Bb clarinet
Dan Block – tenor saxophone, Bb & Eb clarinets
Walter Blanding – tenor & soprano saxophone, Bb clarinet
Paul Nedzela – baritone & alto saxophone, bass clarinet

Ryan Kisor
Kenny Rampton
Marcus Printup
Wynton Marsalis

Vincent Gardner
Elliot Mason
Chris Crenshaw

James Chirillo – guitar
Dan Nimmer – piano
Carlos Henriquez – bass
Ali Jackson – drums

Cat Henry – Vice President, Concerts and Touring
Eric D. Wright – Director, Concerts and Touring Operations
Justin Bias – Concert Producer
Sarah Peterson – Production Manager
Zak Al-Alami – Lighting Director
David Robinson – FOH Sound Engineer
Billy Banks – Stage Manager
Terry Hampton – Assistant Stage Manager
Greg McCrossan – Artist Assistant
Kay Wolff, Christi English – Music Administration
Jason Olaine – Director, Programming and Touring
Georgina Javor – Assistant Director, Programming

Len Riggio – Executive Producer
Justin Bias – Producer
James Sapione – Director
James P. Nichols – Mix and Engineering
Rob Macomber – Chief Engineer
Andrew Trost, Hiram Becker – Camera Operators
Brandon Smith – Webcast Assistant

Wynton Marsalis – Artistic Director
Bob Appel – Chairman
Greg Scholl – Executive Director

Edward C. Arrendell II – President
Edith Bolton – Vice President Of Administration

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