Posts Tagged ‘Jazz at Lincoln Center’

Getting In The Spirit With Wynton Marsalis

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Damien and WyntonNine time Grammy Award winner Wynton Marsalis culls through his rich collection of recordings from the Columbia and Sony Classical labels for a very special compilation titled The Spiritual Side Of Wynton Marsalis hitting stores and digital outlets everywhere on October 22nd .

The release of The Spiritual Side Of Wynton Marsalis coincides with the month-long “Abyssinian: A Gospel Celebration Tour” featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, conductor Damien Sneed, and 70-voice Chorale Le Chateau. Marsalis serves as Managing and Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Among the gems on the CD are performances from Evangelist Shirley Caesar and a previously unreleased performance of Thomas Dorsey’s “Precious Lord, Take My Hand,” by gospel legend Marion Williams.

Damien Sneed and Wynton Marsalis Headline Gospel Celebration Tour

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

Damien and WyntonDamien Sneed will conduct the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis along with the 70 voice Chorale Le Chateau for Abyssinian: A Gospel Celebration visiting select cities throughout the United States beginning in October.

The Abyssinian Mass, composed by Marsalis honors the 200th anniversary of Harlem’s Abyssinian Baptist Church and is a collaboration of  jazz, gospel, instrumentation and vocals. The tour kicks off in Chapel Hill, North Carolina on October 3rd and includes stops at Washington DC’s prestigious Kennedy Center and the Black Academy of Arts and Letters in Dallas, Texas.

Chorale Le Chateau is prominently featured throughout the mass and is recognized for their stirring rendition of God Bless America, released digitally via Amazon and iTunes earlier this year.

Damien Sneed Takes The Gospel to Jazz At Lincoln Center

Friday, March 1st, 2013

Master sonDamien Red Coatgwriter, pianist and conductor Damien Sneed is one of the headliners for  the 2013-2014 Concert and Education Season at the prestigious  Jazz at Lincoln Center.  JALC  announced the lineup for its new season and Abyssinian: A Gospel Celebration featuring Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with the 70-voice Chorale Le Chateau conducted by Damien Sneed is one of the highlights.

Marsalis composed the Abyssinian Mass in 2008 in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Abyssinian Baptist Church on West 138th Street in Harlem.  The JALC Orchestra and Chorale Le Chateau will embark upon a 16 city U S tour during the month of October.Following the tour,   Sneed will host 2 Jazz Meets Gospel concerts as part of the Jazz for Young People Series in addition to a listening party featuring new music from his Broken To Minister CD recorded live in Baltimore this past summer.

 

 

Melvin Williams Named US Music Ambassador&The Melvin Williams Group!!

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

Melvin Williams of the acclaimed Williams Brothers and solo artist in his own right, has been named US Music Ambassador by the US Department of State, Jazz at Lincoln Center initiative. Williams has assembled a new group called the Melvin Williams Group as he travels with 9 other ensembles chosen to be US Music Ambassadors for the Rhythm Road: American Music Abroad Program.