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On Monday, Martin Luther King Day and the eve of the Inauguration of the 44th President, Jazz at Lincoln Center produced a concert at Washington's Kennedy Center. This is what David Remnick, the editor of The New Yorker, wrote about it:
"There was music all over the District...but for me the peak was an event I went to with my fifteen-year-old son, put together by Jazz at Lincoln Center and Wynton Marsalis, at the Kennedy Center. The show opened, more or less as America does, with a jazz march-Wynton leading the way, with Dr. Michael White on clarinet, a bass drum, washboard, the whole marching setup-and the highlights that came after included Dianne Reeves singing "Skylark"; Cassandra Wilson on a bottomless blues; Paquito D'Rivera and Diego Urcola on "A Night in Tunisia"; Béla Fleck, Derek Trucks, and Marsalis on a Django-inflected "Sweet Georgia Brown"; and the West African ensemble Odadaa!, with Yacub Addy trading musical passages across the stage with Marsalis's Lincoln Center Orchestra...
In the end, what knocked me to the floor was the appearance of Roy Haynes, eighty-three and dressed better than even Beyoncé or Michelle O, playing drums next to his drummer grandson on a tune from Thelonious Monk: "Four in One." Roy Haynes has played with absolutely everyone, from his earliest years with Lester Young and the Charlie Parker quintet, to John Coltrane, Monk, Dizzy Gillespie, Gerry Mulligan, Art Pepper, Sonny Rollins ... He pretty much is American music, living and breathing and fast. And, with his shaved gleaming head bent over his kit, he made clear at the Kennedy Center that what he has lost in aggression and power he's made up for with the wit of endless experience."
What does all this have to do with a jazz lover like you? Well, these are the musicians, and the experiences, that you can enjoy regularly at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Our mission is to give you the opportunity to enjoy the best in jazz.
Friends who join Jazz at Lincoln Center by February 3 at the $100 (Lady) level (or above) will receive a copy of Two Men With The Blues, an outstandingly well reviewed CD that Willie Nelson and Wynton recorded and released last summer. If you join at the $250 (Count) level you will also receive an autographed photo by Jazz at Lincoln Center's official photographer, Frank Stewart.
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As a Jazz at Lincoln Center member, you'll also get great membership benefits like:
Advance notice of Jazz at Lincoln Center-produced concerts and special events
Access to half-price, day-of-performance tickets for Jazz at Lincoln Center-produced concerts, whenever seats are available, when purchased at our Box Office.
Discounts on dinner, clothing and other items at select Lincoln Center-area retail stores and restaurants.
So, please join us. Be a part of the energy and excitement of New York's most soulful musical destination. Join Jazz at Lincoln Center.
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