BWW TV: Dule Hill & Jazz at Lincoln Center All-Stars Give Preview of AFTER MIDNIGHT on Broadway!
Earlier today, producers Scott Sanders and Wynton Marsalis announced the roster of musicians who will form the Jazz at Lincoln Center All-Stars and play nightly on Broadway in the new musical After Midnight. Hand-picked by Marsalis, Jazz at Lincoln Center's nine-time Grammy and Pulitzer Prize Award-winning Artistic Director, the band includes 17 of the finest soloists and ensemble players in the music world today. Directed and choreographed by Warren Carlyle, After Midnight begins preview performances at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th Street) on Friday, October 18, 2013 with an official opening night set for Sunday, November 3, 2013.
The All-Stars and cast member Dulé Hill gave a special musical preview of the upcoming show and you can check out a sneak peek below!
Steeped in the tradition of The Duke Ellington Orchestra, The Jazz at Lincoln Center All-Stars include 17 world-class soloists, ensemble players and composers ranging in age from 25 to 57. Individually, they have performed alongside music's greatest artists of past and present including Count Basie, Cab Calloway, Ella Fitzgerald, BB King, Tony Bennett, Aretha Franklin, Alicia Keys, Jay-Z and the legendary Ellington, himself. All career jazz artists, many have composed for television, feature films and fine arts and lead award-winning orchestras of their own, performing at prestigious International Jazz Festivals in Japan, London, Germany, Canada, Italy, and beyond.
The Jazz at Lincoln Center All-Stars will include Mark Gross, Godwin Louis, Daniel Block, Andrew Farber and Kurt Bacher on woodwinds; Gregory Gisbert, Bruce Harris, Alfonso Horne and James Zollar on trumpets; Wayne Goodman, Arthur Baron and James Burton III on trombones; Adam Birnbaum on piano; James Chirillo on guitar; Jennifer Vincent on bass and Alvester Garnett on drums.
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