|Black Entertainment Television to film Wynton Marsalis on campus
Taping at Centre's Norton Center part of TV series on jazz
RELEASED: April 3, 2003
DANVILLE, KYThe Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis will appear at Centre College's Norton Center for the Arts on April 9 at 8 p.m.
Black Entertainment Television will have a crew at the event to film the performance and interview Marsalis. Journey With Jazz at Lincoln Center is a 13-show compilation of performances by the world-renowned Lincoln Jazz Center Orchestra and Pulitzer Prize and Grammy Award-winning musician, composer and educator Marsalis, who serves as a creative director for the series. The performances are being filmed at various national and international venues.
BET, a subsidiary of Viacom, is the nation's leading television network providing entertainment, music, news and public affairs programming for the African-American audience. The BET Network reaches more than 74 million households according to Nielsen media research.
Tickets are on sale at the Norton Center box office. Hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays. Patrons also may call (859) 236-4692 or toll-free at 1-877-HIT-SHOW (448-7469).
The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, composed of 15 of the finest jazz soloists and ensemble players today, performs and leads educational events in around the world. Under music director Marsalis, the orchestra features a vast repertoire of music from Duke Ellington to Benny Goodman.
Marsalis is the most accomplished and acclaimed jazz artist and composer of his generation, in addition to being a distinguished classical musician. Marsalis has helped propel jazz to the forefront of American culture through his brilliant performances, recordings, compositions and educational efforts.
Born near New Orleans in 1961, Marsalis began his classical training on trumpet at age12 and gained experience as a young musician in local marching bands, jazz and funk bands, and classical youth orchestras. He entered The Juilliard School in 1979 when he was 17 years old and soon became recognized as the most impressive trumpeter at the prestigious conservatory.
Marsalis was named one of "America's 25 Most Influential People" by Time magazine and one of "The 50 Most Influential Boomers" by Life magazine in recognition of his critical role in stimulating an increased awareness of jazz in the consciousness of an entire generation of jazz fans and artists.
The College's Norton Center for the Arts is an internationally acclaimed performing arts center which annually brings to Centre a series of acclaimed musical groups, Broadway shows, individual performances and other works from the performing arts. A complete series schedule and the subscription information are available upon request. You can also learn more by visiting http://www.centre.edu/web/nortoncenter/index.html.
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