Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO) is an American professional big band that is produced by Jazz at Lincoln Center, a major performing arts institution structured as a non-profit organization that is housed in its own facility at the Time Warner Center in Manhattan, New York. Wynton Marsalis is the artistic director for Jazz at Lincoln Center, Inc., and director of and trumpeter with the Orchestra. The orchestra was founded in 1988 as part of the Lincoln Center’s summer concert series, "Classical Jazz." In 1991 the JLCO became the resident and touring big band for Jazz at Lincoln Center. The orchestra commissions works, which by early 2000, surpassed 60 by composers that include Benny Carter, Benny Golson, Gerry Mulligan, Geri Allen, Marcus Roberts, Melba Liston, and John Lewis. –––––––––––––––––––– Current members Wynton Marsalis, music director, trumpet Ryan Kisor, trumpet Marcus Printup, trumpet Kenny Rampton, trumpet Vincent Gardner, trombone Chris Crenshaw, trombone Elliot Mason, trombone Sherman Irby, alto saxophone Ted Nash, alto & soprano saxophones, clarinet Walter Blanding, Jr., tenor & soprano saxophones, clarinet Victor Goines, tenor & soprano saxophones, Bb clarinet, bass clarinet Paul Nedzela, baritone saxophone, bass clarinet Dan Nimmer, piano Carlos Henriquez, bass Ali Jackson, drums –––––––––––––––––––– Former members Sean Jones, trumpet Seneca Black, trumpet Rodney Whitaker, bass Wycliffe Gordon, trombone Ron Westray, trombone Wessell "Warmdaddy" Anderson, alto & soprano saxophones Todd Williams, soprano & tenor saxophones, clarinet Branford Marsalis, saxophone Gideon Feldstein, baritone saxophone, bass clarinet Joe Temperley, baritone & soprano saxophones, bass clarinet Eric Reed, piano Eric Lewis, piano Reginald Veal, bass Ben Wolfe, bass Herlin Riley, drums, percussion Robert Sadin, conductor Russell Gunn, trumpet Roger Ingram, trumpet Wayne Goodman, trombone Rob Stewart, tenor saxophone James Carter, baritone saxophone, bass clarinet, clarinet Michael Ward, violin Tours The JLCO has made several tours of the United States, first toured Europe in 1995, performed in Russia in 1999, and toured China, Taiwan, Japan, and Australasia in 2000. In spring 2000 the JLCO toured the United States with its production of For Dancers Only. Selected discography Jump Start and Jazz (Columbia, 1997) OCLC 37708935 Wynton Marsalis and The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra Recorded in New York, January 23, 1993, and Los Angeles, August 17 & 18, 1995 Blood on the Fields (Columbia, 1997) OCLC 37265855 Wynton Marsalis and The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra Recorded Grand Hall of the Masonic Lodge, January 22–25, 1995 Sweet Release & Ghost Story: Two More Ballets (Sony Classical/Columbia, 1999) OCLC 47969476 Wynton Marsalis and The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra Recorded at Music Hall, Tarrytown, New York, August 11, 1996 Big Train (Sony/Columbia, 1999) OCLC 53304940 Wynton Marsalis and The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra Recorded in New York, December 20, 1998 Essentially Ellington 2000 - The LCJO Plays the Music of Duke Ellington (Warner Bros., 2000) OCLC 51283882 Recorded at Boettcher Hall, Denver, CO, March 26, 1999, and McCarter Theater, Princeton, NJ, May 10, 1999 The Rhythm Road - American Music Abroad Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra Recorded at The Hit Factory, New York, August, 2000 All Rise (Sony Classical, 2002) OCLC 50762664 Wynton Marsalis and The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Esa-Pekka Salonen Los Angeles, September 14 & 15, 2001 Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Recorded at The Hit Factory, New York, May, 2004 A CD of this session was issued by Jazz at Lincoln Center and the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Don't Be Afraid: The Music of Charles Mingus Recorded August 26, 2003 - August 28, 2003 Released October 18, 2005 Conga Square Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra Live at Rose Theater, Frederick P. Rose Hall, New York, May 3 & 7, 2006 Portrait in Seven Shades (Jazz at Lincoln Center/The Orchard, 2010) Ted Nash and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Recorded in New York, September 6, 2007 Vitoria Suite (Universal, 2010) OCLC 659741065 Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis Big Band Holidays (2015) Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.