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Wynton Marsalis: Experiencing Jazz with the Abyssinian Mass

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Saturday, October 26, 2013 - 4:00pm

In 2008, Pulitzer Prize and GRAMMY® award winning trumpeter Wynton Marsalis was commissioned to write a celebratory piece for the bicentennial anniversary of the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, New York. Five years later, Marsalis teams up with friend and colleague, pianist, conductor Damien Sneed, to bring “Abyssinian: A Gospel Celebration” to stages in 16-cities across the United States.

Catch Colors of Jazz when Marsalis joins Host Bonnie Johnson to discuss the tour and "bringing the church" to the people through a fusion of jazz and gospel that features the 15-person Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and 70-voice Chorale Le Chateau, a diverse gospel choir led by Sneed. The tour concludes at Boston's Symphony Hall on October 27, 2013. Tune in at 4pmEST.

Check out The Mission here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufjmxjian3c

Photo credit: Frank Stewart for Jazz at Lincoln Center

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Al Dean

Al grew up listening to the music of the 40’s on his father’s EH Scott radio and 78 records. Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Benny Goodman were family favorites. This is first experience in the broadcasting field and allows him to dig into his closet of old vinyls and share them with his audience on the Sunday afternoon edition of the Jazz Matinee.

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