Kings of the Crescent City - Jazz at Lincoln Center
"Kings of the Crescent City" celebrates the music of Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, Joe "King" Oliver and Sidney Bechet. Led by Victor Goines (clarinet, soprano sax), the ensemble comprised predominately of New Orleans natives includes: Troy "Tromone Shorty" Andrews (trumpet), Wycliffe Gordon (trombone), Don Vappie (guitar), Jonathan Batiste (piano), Reginald Veal (bass) and Herlin Riley (drums). "Kings of the Crescent City" is one of Jazz at Lincoln Center's Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame series. The show will be hosted and narrated by actor Wendell Pierce.
Free Pre-Concert Lecture both nights at 7pm in the Irene Diamond Education Center: Victor Goines (music director for "Kings of the Crescent City") discusses the music of New Orleans and four of its greatest practictioners - Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, King Oliver and Sidney Bechet. Mr. Goines will be joined by Jazz at Lincoln Center's Education Manager Ken Druker for these lectures.
WHEN: January 11 & 12, 2008, 8pm
WHERE: Rose Theater, Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, on Broadway at 60th St., 5th floor, NYC
HOW: Tickets begin at $30 and are available at the Jazz at Lincoln Center Box Office on Broadway at 60th St., by calling CenterCharge at (212) 721-6500 or via www.jalc.org.
Submitted By: Scott H. Thompson