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New York, NY

Description:

Veteran actor (The Wire, Tremé) and New Orleans native Wendell Pierce brings outstanding performances each week from Jazz at Lincoln Center's House of Swing. Each week, Pierce brings the story of jazz through music and the players in their own words.

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@jalcnyc

Language:

English

Contact:

Jazz at Lincoln Center 33 West 60 Street Floor 11 New York, NY 10023 (212) 258-9800


Episodes

Music of the Tenor Masters

12/26/2013
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The warm sound of the tenor saxophone has come to be the symbol of jazz. Three generations of modern day tenor masters - Benny Golson, Bennie Maupin, and musical director Joe Lovano - honor this legacy. Wendell Pierce hosts.

Duration: 01:00:00


Big Band Holidays

12/19/2013
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Wynton Marsalis leads an all-star lineup through a Yuletide romp. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra is joined by vocalists René Marie and Gregory Porter for a New Orleans style holiday treatment of "I'll Be Home for Christmas, "Winter Wonderland" and "We Three Kings.' Wendell Pierce hosts.

Duration: 01:00:00


Brazilian Nights: Leny Andrade with Paquito D'Rivera 

12/12/2013
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Vocalist Leny Andrade embodies the spirit of jazz and soul of her native Brazil. With reedman and friend, Paquito D'Rivera this is a swirling swing through bossa nova, samba and choro.

Duration: 00:58:00


Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra

11/28/2013
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Pianist, composer, and arranger Toshiko Akiyoshi mixes intricate bebop sensibilities and Japanese influences in a big band sound. Joined by long-time partner, saxophonist Lew Tabackin and Japanese taiko drummer Eitetsu Hayashi, Akiyoshi leads the band in a dazzling performance of her own compositions.

Duration: 00:58:00


Kurt Elling and Richard Galliano

11/14/2013
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Vocalist Kurt Elling and French accordionist Richard Galliano transport us from the Allen Room to the cafes of Paris and the plazas of Buenos Aires. Don't miss this heartfelt collaboration exploring the art of the ballad.

Duration: 00:58:00


Chucho Valdes and The Afro Cuban Jazz Messengers 

11/7/2013
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Cuban pianist Chucho Valdes creates a sophisticated style all his own. For their first stateside performance in seven years, Valdes brings his Afro Cuban Messengers to the Allen Room. Wendell Pierce hosts.

Duration: 00:59:00


Sweet Honey in the Rock

10/31/2013
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Grammy winning a-capella ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock shines a new light on the work of Odetta, Abbey Lincoln and Nina Simone - and marks their own 30 year anniversary with something new: a backing trio.

Duration: 00:58:00


The Music of Bill Evans

10/3/2013
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Perpetually sensitive in style and spirit, pianist Bill Evans was driven by a ‘quiet fire’ that has influenced generations of pianists. Guest musical director Bill Charlap with Evans’ guitarist Jim Hall and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra pay tribute with classics like “Waltz for Debby,” “Five” and “Peri’s Scope.” Wendell Pierce hosts.

Duration: 00:58:00


Joe Lovano (20-50)

9/5/2013
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Saxophonist Joe Lovano is one of the foremost improvisers in jazz today and propels his double-drummer quintet -- Us Five – into a polyrhythmic conversation and weaves inspired solos in the Allen Room.

Duration: 00:58:00


Abbey Lincoln

8/5/2013
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Duration: 00:11:40


Stumpy Cromer

7/8/2013
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Duration: 00:14:05


Chris Potter

6/24/2013
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Duration: 00:20:33


Mulgrew Miller

6/10/2013
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Duration: 00:11:01


Michael Cuscuna

5/24/2013
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Duration: 00:17:25


Reid Anderson

5/13/2013
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Duration: 00:16:37


Stefon Harris

4/29/2013
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Duration: 00:07:39