JLCO Hosts: Christian McBride & Kurt Rosenwinkel
For the second "JLCO Hosts" concert, Music Director Wynton Marsalis and drummer Ali Jackson present the compositions of a pair of Philadelphia-born, post-Boomer virtuosos, 2014 GRAMMY® Award nominee bassist Christian McBride and guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel. Rosenwinkel's JALC debut will culminate a musical relationship that began two decades ago at Smalls in Greenwich Village, where Rosenwinkel refined his unique guitar sound and influential compositions, blending dense harmonies, gorgeous melodies, and complex forms with, as Jackson states, "a very conscious and present understanding of the blues and what the blues are in jazz music." Himself the leader of a big band that earned a 2012 GRAMMY® Award, McBride will continue a relationship with JALC that began in 1995 when he met Marsalis while still in high school. The full Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra appears.
Free pre-concert discussion, nightly, 7pm with JLCO drummer Ali Jackson.