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New Orleans Celebration - May 11-12 - Jazz at Lincoln Center
(Published: April 12, 2012)

May 11-12, 2012

Rose Theater: The Music of Jelly Roll Morton
w/ The Marcus Roberts Octet

The Allen Room: New Orleans Piano Kings
w/ Ellis Marsalis, Henry Butler, Jon Batiste
& Music Director Herlin Riley

Pre-Concert Festivities

Who/What - Rose Theater:
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 Jordon - 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 Robert's imagination to create sounds and colors that Morton could only hear in his head. Rounding out his octet is Alphonso Horne (trumpet), Ron Westray (trombone), Stephen Riley (tenor saxophone), Ricardo Pascal (tenor and soprano saxophones), and Joe Goldberg (clarinet).
Surrounding The Music of Jelly Roll Morton, Jazz at Lincoln Center's Ken Druker will host pianist Terry Waldo in a free pre-concert discussion nightly at 7pm.

Friday & Saturday, May 11 & 12, 8:00pm

Rose Theater at Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, Broadway at 60th Street, New York, New York.

Ticket prices for Rose Theater are $10, $30, $50, $75, $95, $120, dependent on seat location.
Note: Hot Seats, $10 seats for each Rose Theater performance and select performances in The Allen Room (excluding Jazz for Young PeopleĀ® concerts), are available for purchase to the general public on the Wednesday of each performance week. Subject to availability.

All tickets can be purchased through jalc.org or CenterCharge at 212-721-6500, open daily from 10am to 9pm. Tickets can also be purchased at the Jazz at Lincoln Center Box Office, located on Broadway at 60th Street, ground floor. Box Office hours: Monday-Saturday from 10am to 6pm (or 30 minutes past curtain) and Sunday from noon to 6pm (or 30 minutes past curtain).

Who/What - The Allen Room:
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 players including the dean of Louisiana Players, Ellis Marsalis, veteran Henry Butler, and young star Jon Batiste, with Music Director Riley on drums and Reginald Veal on bass.

Friday & Saturday, May 11 & 12, 7:30pm & 9:30pm

The Allen Room at Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, Broadway at 60th Street, New York, New York.

Ticket prices for The Allen Room are $10, $55 & $65, dependent on concert time and seat location.

Pre-Concert Festivities:
All concertgoers are invited to a 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. Participants include Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Gravy New York, Bourbon Street Bar and Grille, Maison Premiere, Pralines by Jean, New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau, Louis Armstrong House Museum and Jazz Record Center.

Jazz at Lincoln Center proudly acknowledges its major corporate partners: Bloomberg, Brooks Brothers, Centric, The Coca-Cola Company, Con Edison, Entergy, HSBC, The Shops at Columbus Circle at Time Warner Center, and SiriusXM.

MasterCard is the preferred card of Jazz at Lincoln Center.

For more information:
Scott H. Thompson
Assistant Director, Public Relations
Phone 212-258-9807
Email sthompson@jalc.org
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More Information: http://www.jalc.org/

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