Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

FRI 9 – SUN 18
Jazz at
Lincoln Center
Orchestra with
Wynton Marsalis
10 – 26 Jul
Fri 9 Nov
Jazz Voice - Celebrating
a Century of Song
Sat 10 Nov
Melody Gardot
Sun 11 Nov
© Clay Patrick McBride
John McLaughlin and the
4th Dimension + support
Wed 14 Nov
Brad Mehldau Trio
Fri 16 Nov
Sonny Rollins
Sat 17 Nov
Neil Cowley Trio
Sat 17 Nov
Chick Corea - Christian McBride Brian Blade
Sun 18 Nov
David Murray Big Band
& Macy Gray
Barbican International Associate
© Clay Patrick McBride
It is a great pleasure to welcome back the
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with
Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis to the
Barbican Centre.
As our first International Associates in 2010 they
made a huge impact on audiences, creating a real
residency that extended beyond the Barbican into
East London. Now we have planned an even more
ambitious residency which gives audiences the
opportunity to experience some of America’s finest
jazz musicians in concerts, workshops, masterclasses
and talks.
This residency forms a highlight of the Barbican’s
major contribution to the London 2012 Festival,
with the UK premiere of Wynton Marsalis’s
Swing Symphony (Symphony No 3), presented in
collaboration with the Barbican resident London
Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Simon Rattle,
on the two nights before the opening of the Olympic
Games. Before then there are many outstanding
events, ranging from Congo Square on 10 July,
written by Marsalis with Ghanaian drum master
Yacub Addy, to the Abyssinian Mass on 13 July, a
hugely ambitious choral work by Marsalis which
brings together the orchestra with sixty-voice choir
including the London Adventist Chorale, and the
Croydon SDA Gospel Choir –an ideal collaboration
between international and local talent at the highest
One of the joys of experiencing Jazz at Lincoln
Center is to hear the distinctive contributions of each
of the virtuosos that make up the orchestra in a wide
range of repertory by the greatest jazz composers
and performers. From their base in Lincoln Center
in New York, in the wonderful Frederick P. Rose
Hall, the orchestra travels to create a year-round
programme of performance, education and
broadcast events for audiences of all ages. There
will be a Big Band Masterclass at the Guildhall
School on the afternoon of 10 July, work with the
East London Creative Jazz Orchestra and the
JLCO’s very own Essentially Ellington programme.
A Midsummer Night’s Swing Dance on 14 July will
be an evening of red-hot swing for dance-lovers
featuring a UK all-star Big Band with special
guests from the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
in the stunning setting of the newly refurbished
Bishopsgate Institute.
It is a privilege for us at the Barbican Centre to
partner this outstanding organisation. We are
very grateful to all our supporters for making this
possible. We hope you can join us as we draw the
pre-Olympic period –which has provided so many
thrilling cultural events in London -- to a triumphant
Sir Nicholas Kenyon
Managing Director of the Barbican Centre
This Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra International Associate
Residency is supported by Arts Council England, the City Bridge Trust
and the SHM Foundation.
This programme
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Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with
Wynton Marsalis
The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton
Marsalis (JLCO), comprising 15 of the finest jazz
soloists and ensemble players today, has been the
Jazz at Lincoln Center resident orchestra since 1988.
This remarkably versatile orchestra performs and
leads educational events in New York, across the
U.S. and around the globe; in concert halls, dance
venues, jazz clubs, public parks; and with symphony
orchestras, ballet troupes, local students; and an
ever-expanding roster of guest artists.
Under Music Director Wynton Marsalis, the Jazz at
Lincoln Center Orchestra performs a vast repertoire,
from rare historic compositions to Jazz at Lincoln
Center-commissioned works, including compositions
and arrangements by Duke Ellington, Count Basie,
Fletcher Henderson, Thelonious Monk, Mary Lou
Williams, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Goodman, Charles
Mingus, and many others. Over the last few years,
the orchestra has also performed collaborations
with leading symphony orchestras and has been
featured in education and performance residencies
throughout the world.
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& Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
Wynton Marsalis musical director, trumpet
Ryan Kisor trumpet
Marcus Printup trumpet
Kenneth Rampton trumpet
Christopher Crenshaw trombone
Vincent Gardner trombone
Elliot Mason trombone
Walter Blanding saxophone, clarinet
Victor Goines saxophone, clarinet
Sherman Irby saxophone, clarinet
Ted Nash saxophone, clarinet
Joe Temperley bass clarinet
Carlos Henriquez bass
Ali Jackson drums
Dan Nimmer piano
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Wynton Marsalis
Wynton Marsalis is the Artistic Director of Jazz at
Lincoln Center, Music Director of the Jazz at Lincoln
Center Orchestra, and a world-renowned trumpeter
and composer. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana
in 1961, Marsalis began his classical training on
trumpet at the age of 12, entered The Juilliard
School at age 17, and then joined Art Blakey and
the Jazz Messengers. He made his recording debut
as a leader in 1982, and has since made more than
60 jazz and classical recordings, which have won
him nine GRAMMY® Awards.
Marsalis is also an internationally respected
teacher and spokesman for music education, and
has received honorary doctorates from dozens of
universities and colleges throughout the U.S. In 1997,
Marsalis became the first jazz artist to be awarded
the prestigious Pulitzer Prize in music for his oratorio
Blood on the Fields, which was commissioned by
Jazz at Lincoln Center.
Time magazine selected Wynton as one of
America’s most promising leaders under the
age of 40 in 1995, and in 1996 Time celebrated
Marsalis again as one of America’s 25 most
influential people. In November 2005 Wynton
Marsalis received The National Medal of Arts, the
highest award given to artists by the United States
Government. United Nations Secretary-General
Kofi Annan proclaimed Wynton Marsalis an
international ambassador of goodwill for the Unites
States by appointing him a UN Messenger of Peace
in 2001.
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Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
with Wynton Marsalis
CDs available at the Barbican Foyer Shop.
Congo Square and Portrait in Seven Shades
are also available for digital download on
Amazon and iTunes.
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This Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
residency is part of a long-term partnership
with five of the world’s leading ensembles,
together the Barbican’s International
Associates programme. In addition to
performing an outstanding series of concerts,
the musicians work directly with local
communities, schools and young musicians to
share their expertise and forge relationships
that inspire audiences and participants alike.
Barbican Patrons play a vital role in the
success of the International Associates
programme, as well as world-class arts
and learning across all the art forms.
We invite you to learn more about
how you can get involved and support
what you love about the Barbican.
For more information please call
Praveen Riat, Patrons & Individual Giving
Manager, on 020 7382 2317, email
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We extend grateful thanks to our International
Associate supporters: City Bridge Trust,
the Embassy of the Federal Republic of
Germany, the Embassy of the United States
of America, the Gordon family, the Körber
Foundation and the SHM Foundation.
Barbican Centre Trust Ltd, UK registered charity no. 294282
Thu 10 Jul 7.30pm
Congo Square
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
with Wynton Marsalis
(see page 2 for players list)
Featuring Yacub Addy & Odadaa!
Yacub Addy founder & leader
Okoe Nunoo assistant leader
Imani Gonzalez percussion
Otey Thompson percussion
Laud Obuamah Addy percussion
Ani Apang percussion
Nii Ayaa Tagoe percussion
Tawiah Nunoo percussion
Musa Quaye percussion
Jay Phelps guest trumpet
There will be one interval in this concert
This musical composition, written by Wynton
Marsalis and master drummer, Yacub Addy, was
inspired by the public square in New Orleans
where, from the mid-1700s to the late-1800s,
African slaves gathered on Sunday afternoons to
dance and play a variety of African and European
instruments. Due largely to the fact that New
Orleans was originally a French colony, the square
was the only place in the United States where
slaves could congregate freely and perform their
own music. Historians agree that it was the unique
exception of Congo Square that made it possible
for New Orleans to become the birthplace of
jazz at the turn of the 20th century. The two-hour
masterwork draws from the traditions instituted by
Congo Square by combining the forces of the Jazz
at Lincoln Center Orchestra with the Ghanaian
percussion ensemble Odadaa!, melding jazz music
with African rhythms.
From Beale Street to Basin Street and Lenox Avenue
to Tuxedo Junction, jazz has a long tradition of
enshrining places in song. Congo Square, a suite
jointly composed by trumpeter Wynton Marsalis
and master drummer Yacub Addy, is a grand
dedication to something of a cultural Mecca
in African-American history. It is the bustling
quadrangle in New Orleans, where, from the
middle of the 18th to the tail end of the 19th century,
slaves assembled on Sunday afternoons to bend
their bodies and dance in their own time rather
than harvest cotton and indigo to the working hours
set by plantation owners. They also played drums
and percussion, thus ensuring that the complex
rhythms from the other side of the Atlantic were
not lost in the tumultuous formation of the ‘New
World.’ All of which was pivotal in the genesis of
jazz and other forms of black music that have since
resonated way beyond the ‘Crescent City.’
Marsalis has long had an interest in the farreaching roots of jazz, and as one of the foremost
improvising musicians to emerge from New
Orleans in the last three decades he is carrying out
a labour of love by investigating this key chapter
of his hometown’s history. African drummers
such as Guy Warren, Babatunde Olatunji, and
latterly Lekan Babalola have all made important
contributions to American jazz over the years, and
Congo Square, running at two hours, is another
ambitious meeting of musicians of different
nationalities who nonetheless have entwined,
overlapping cultural histories.
At the premiere of Congo Square, which took
place in 2006 as part of the spiritual healing and
revitalization of post-Katrina New Orleans, the
combined force of the Jazz at Lincoln Center rhythm
and horn sections and the Ghanaian percussion
ensemble Odadaa! was nothing other than joyous.
A battery of hand drums and balaphones as well
as wailing horns and jangling piano, set to easy
swaying 6/8 and 12/8 or hard swinging 4/4 meters,
produced music that was both elemental and
It made the point that sounds created some three
centuries ago have a timelessness and resistance
to erosion, much like the people of New Orleans.
The world has since rebooted into the digital age
but that doesn’t mean that instant messaging can’t
come as much from a beat on a drum as it does a
click on a mouse.
Freestage 6.30 – 7.15pm
The Jo Wallfisch Quartet
10, 13, 16, and 25 Jul
Ronnie Scotts late night Jam Sessions
Hosted by Michael Mwenso with special guests
from JLCO
On select nights after the Barbican concerts the
action moves over to legendary Ronnie Scott’s club
for some late night Jam sessions hosted by Michael
Mwenso with very special guests from JLCO.
Tickets £10 / £5 students
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© Frank Stewart for Jazz at Lincoln Center
Fri 13 Jul 7.30pm
A breathtaking concert piece traversing jazz history,
from spirituals to hard-bop, first performed to
celebrate the bi-centenary of the Abyssinian Baptist
Church in New York. This large-scale work brings
together the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with
a mass choir performing modernist variants of New
Orleans dirges and struts, the modal excursions
of hard-bop and the Ellington big-band legacies
of brassy interplay and sumptuously harmonised
The trumpeter has often highlighted the vocal
character of the horns in his arrangements for the
Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra and the presence
of a choir, with its rousing, deeply affecting timbres,
should produce moments of fathomless emotional
depth. While the skipping rhythms of New Orleans
music remain a core part of Marsalis’ aesthetic
he has, throughout his long career, created an
engaging blend of bebop, modal jazz, big band
swing and lush balladry.
The Abyssinian Baptist church is one of the great
cultural landmarks of New York. Founded in the
early 19th century by free Ethiopian seafarers
and African-American parishioners, this house of
worship played a key role in the development of
religious music during the Harlem Renaissance, and
still remains at the forefront of the gospel tradition
in the area.
All of these forms of musical vocabulary can be
enriched by the massed ranks of bass, contralto,
tenor and soprano voices, and it will be fascinating
to hear how the two elements, with their great
technical skill and soulfulness, come together as
one. Marsalis’ discography is so vast that it is easy
to overlook some of its highlights, but in 1994 he
recorded a fabulous album entitled In This House,
On This Morning. It featured his septet with a special
guest, Marion Williams, the pioneering gospel
vocalist who launched her career with the Clara
Ward Singers back in the mid 1940s. It proved an
inspired collaboration, and raises the prospect of
real magic when not one but many voices join with
horns blown hard enough to make the walls of
Jericho come tumbling down.
Jazz at Lincoln Center
with Wynton Marsalis
(see page 2 for players list)
Damien Sneed vocals
Quinn Brown vocals
Chenee Campbell vocals
Lauren Dawson vocals
Audrey Harris vocals
Maeve Hogland vocals
Kaleb Hopkins vocals
Jamal Moore vocals
Djore Nance vocals
Nicole Phifer vocals
Viola Elaine Sturkey vocals
Matia Washington vocals
Jorel Williams vocals
Abyssinian Mass choir
Damien Sneed US choir
director / guest conductor
Ken Burton UK choir director
André Jones
Andrea Philip
Arnold Best
Benjamin Beloni
Bobby Barker
CeCelia Wickham Anderson
Chimaine Sampson
Colin Anderson
Cristina Rubio
David Billett
David Grant
Debra Burton
Doriel Benjamin
Duane Wright
Elias Chola Kalumba
Elisabeth Sanguesa
Emily Dankworth
Georgia Yurkwich-Spink
Gwyneth Johnson
Hannah Brine
Ilona Opulska
Irene Serra
Jenniffer Bailey
Joan Saddler OBE
Joanna Wallfisch
Ken Burton
Louanne Modeste-Sampson
Mariachiara Terragin
Marie Clarke
Marlene Skerritt
Maureen Simpson
Michelle Boyd
Michelle Boyd
Paul Lee
Paul Weekes
Peter Burton
Rachael Brown
Reuel Jones
Robert Carr
Roderick Adams
Rosanna Brandi
Rosie Storr
Samuel Massiah
Sharon Semple
Sonia Swaby
Tina Brooks
Tracy-Ann Henry
V Elaine N Sturkey
Valentina Passoni
Veronica Williams
Virginie Oculi-Dinal
Vivegy Mckenzie-Cook
Yasmina Sole (Burton)
Thanks to Ken Burton for UK
choir co-ordination
There will be one interval in this
Produced by the Barbican in
association with Serious
Tonight’s concert, which brings together the Jazz
at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
and the Barbican Mass Choir with guest conductor
Damien Sneed, is a celebration of the bi-centenary
of the Abyssinian Church. The sound of black
Baptist services – the timeless ‘Negro Spirituals’
given such dignity by Mahalia Jackson and James
Cleveland – is the wellspring of African-American
music that has flowed into myriad others genres,
from blues and R&B to soul and jazz. In fact,
improvising musicians such as Max Roach, Billy
Harper, James Williams and Duke Ellington, who
famously recorded with Jackson, have all drawn
on the vocabulary of gospel music to thrilling
effect, and Abyssinian Mass affords Marsalis the
opportunity to add to this lineage.
Freestage 5.30 – 6.10pm
The Joshua Jaswon Quartet
Freestage 6.30 – 7.10pm
East London Creative Jazz Orchestra
© Frank Stewart for Jazz at Lincoln Center
Mon 16 Jul 7.30pm
Afro-Cuban Fiesta
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
with Wynton Marsalis
(see page 2 for players list)
The Pedrito Martinez Group
Pedrito Martinez percussion, vocals
Jhair Sala percussion, vocals
Alvaro Benavides electric bass, vocals
Ariacne Trujillo keyboard, violin, vocals
Alex Wilson piano
Omar Puente violin
There will be one interval in this concert
© Frank Stewart for Jazz at Lincoln Center
Various Cuban popular idioms – son, danzon, and
rumba among them – co-exist comfortably with
sambas and chorinhos from Brazil, tangos from
Argentina, a slew of styles from the Caribbean and
South America, as well as jazz and the European
and Cuban classical canons. This special concert,
with musical director Carlos Henriquez, celebrates
the remarkable Afro-Cuban jazz traditions
with well-known favourites, new compositions,
several guest artists and the remarkable Cuban
percussionist, Pedrito Martinez. It features classic
songs made famous by the bands of Machito, Tito
Puente and Israel ‘Cachao’ Lopez. The concert will
also feature the Pedro Martinez Group, and new
music by members of the JLCO.
Cuba is one of the great cultural touchstones of
the Americas. Its unique synthesis of African and
European music, religions, rituals and dances has
yielded forms of expression that have exerted a
profound influence far beyond the borders of the
island in the Caribbean sea located within striking
distance of Jamaica and Miami.
Legendary Cuban percussionists such as Chano
Pozo, Candido Camera and Mongo Santamaria
enabled jazz to greatly broaden its rhythmic
vocabulary at a relatively early stage of its
development, thus building upon the feted ‘Spanish
tinge’ that had streaked through the ragtime and
hot music coming out of New Orleans.
Wynton Maralis has always shown an awareness
of this in his own work, and of his recent studio
recordings, the 2007 album From The Plantation To
The Penitentiary was a crystal clear manifestation
of the great inspiration he draws from sensual,
loping rhythms such as guanguanco, naningo and
Three years later Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln
Center Orchestra made their way to Havana
and performed with a host of Cuban musicians,
consolidating and extending some of the
pioneering work of Dizzy Gillespie, Machito
and Chico O’Farrill. Afro-Cuban Fiesta provides
a platform for the trumpeter to investigate and
experiment with such rich musical vocabulary,
and the meeting of JLCO and the superlative
Cuban percussionist Pedrito Martinez is an
electrifying prospect.
his own ensemble, the Pedro Martinez Group. Two
of his band members, Cuban vocalist Araicne
Trujillo, and Peruvian hand drummer Jhair Sala join
him for tonight’s ‘discussion in percussion’ in which
intricate, gymnastic polyrhythms borne of ageless
bata and rumba traditions will be to the fore.
Furthermore, two of the UK’s most celebrated
exponents of jazz with a distinct Latin flavour,
pianist Alex Wilson and Cuban expatriate violinist
Omar Puente are very special guests. The former
has defined his own ‘R&B Latino’ to the delight of
dancers while the latter has won many plaudits as
an invaluable sideman to Courtney Pine and as a
bandleader in his own right.
Tonight’s concert is nothing other than a grand
celebration of universal rhythm – a gathering of
players from each side of the Atlantic who celebrate
the epic journey of the drum from Africa to the
Americas and Europe.
Programme notes © Kevin Le Gendre
Freestage 5.30 – 6.10pm
The Adam Chatterton / Ru Patterson Group
Freestage 6.30 – 7.10pm
VIVE Acapella Vocal Group
Since settling in New York in 2000, Martinez has
made a significant impact on the city’s music scene,
working with A-list jazz artists such as Joe Lovano,
Stefon Harris and Cassandra Wilson, and forming
Creative Learning
Throughout the residency Barbican/Guildhall Creative Learning will work in
partnership with Jazz at Lincoln Center to present work at the Barbican, Guildhall
School, and beyond with young people, emerging artists, the local community and
the Barbican audience. The aim of this work is to take the music and its musicians
off the concert platform and into the heart of East London, bringing the residency
to life for audiences, participants and musicians alike.
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Sat 14 Jul 8.30pm, Bishopsgate Institute
Wed 25 & Thu 26 Jul 7.30pm, Barbican Hall
A Midsummer Night’s
Swing Dance
Swing Symphony
(Symphony No 3)
Tom Rees Roberts trumpet
Nathan Bray trumpet
Byron Wallen trumpet
Tony Dixon trumpet
Shabaka Hutchings sax
Colin Skinner music Director, sax
Ben Castle sax
Martin Williams sax
Claire MacInerney sax
Barnaby Dickinson trombone
Mark Frost bass trombone
Alistair White trombone
Winston Rollins trombone
Bunny Thompson piano
John Coverdale guitar
Tom Mark bass
Dave Tandy drums
Rachmaninov Symphonic Dances
Wynton Marsalis Swing Symphony
(Symphony No 3) - UK premiere
An opportunity to rediscover the dance roots of jazz;
to dress and impress, with live music from a handpicked band of brilliant musicians from London and
NYC, in the stunning setting of the newly refurbished
Bishopsgate Institute.
London Symphony Orchestra
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with
Wynton Marsalis
Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Swing Symphony (Symphony No 3)
Swing Symphony (Symphony No 3) is the latest
symphony work by Wynton Marsalis, commissioned
by the Berliner Philharmoniker in collaboration with the
New York Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Philharmonic,
and the Barbican Centre. This UK premiere
performance of Wynton Marsalis’ symphonic
meditation on the evolution of swing offers a synthesis
of jazz styles in collaboration with a symphony
orchestra. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with
Wynton Marsalis share the stage with the London
Symphony Orchestra, conducted by the awardwinning Chief Conductor of the Berliner Philharmoniker,
Sir Simon Rattle. Wynton Marsalis was the first jazz
composer to have been awarded the Pulitzer Prize
in Music for Blood on the Fields. Swing Symphony
(Symphony No 3) is Marsalis’ third symphonic work.
25 Jul
Freestage 5.30 – 6.10pm
The George Moore Ensemble
Freestage 6.30 – 7.10pm
The Miguel Gorodi Quartet
26 Jul
Freestage 6.30 – 7.10pm
East London Creative Jazz Orchestra
Tue 10 Jul 2pm – 4pm,
Guildhall School Lecture Recital Room
Big Band Masterclass
Led by Jazz at Lincoln Center faculty musicians, this
is a free opportunity to see some of America’s finest
jazz musicians work with the Guildhall Big Band
under the direction of Martin Hathaway (Head of
Jazz at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama).
Expect to hear music written by Wynton Marsalis,
Duke Ellington and other jazz greats.
Admission free but tickets are required
Call the Box Office on 020 7638 8891
Wed 11 Jul 8pm, The Spice of Life
Guildhall School
& JALC Faculty Concert
Come and join us in a more intimate setting for an
evening of three sets featuring guest appearances
from JALC faculty musicians. With performances
from two Guildhall School jazz quartets and the
Guildhall School Big Band, this promises to be a full
night of swing!
Tickets £10 / £8
Fri 13 Jul 6.30pm, Barbican Freestage
East London
Creative Jazz Orchestra
This band of under-18 jazz musicians from across
East London was set up during the first JLCO
residency back in 2010 and was so inspiring it never
stopped. They have continued to appear at high
profile events, including the London Jazz Festival for
two consecutive years, and under the direction of
Paul Griffiths, the group compose their own pieces,
as well as playing jazz standards. Tonight they will
perform newly created pieces inspired by Congo
Square and Afro Cuban Fiesta, working closely with
Jazz at Lincoln Center Faculty musicians who will
also perform alongside them.
Sat 14 Jul 10am – 7pm, Barbican Hall
Ellington UK
Essentially Ellington is a High School Big Band
competition and has been running across all American
states for the last 17 years. During the first JLCO
residency, the Barbican/Guildhall Creative Learning
team worked together with JLCO to deliver the first
Essentially Ellington UK half day event (EE UK) working
with three youth big bands from London. This year
we’re delighted to run a full day competition with 11
big bands under the age of 18 from across the UK.
The ethos of this competition is about sharing jazz
music, learning and listening to each other, and most
of all supporting each other in making music swing!
Judged by Julian Joseph, Issie Barratt and JALC
faculty musicians you’ll learn a thing or two about
Barbican Centre
‘Traore’s rich and mesmerizing voice,
regal bearing and fluid movement has
enchanted critics.’ New York Times
Essentially Ellington
jazz, plus we’re delighted to announce that the
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra themselves will be
performing at the beginning of the event, followed
by Wynton Marsalis taking questions from the floor.
Tickets £5
Thu 12 Jul 11am, Holy Trinity Dalston
East London
Community Concert
This concert aims to celebrate and bring together
all of the people the JLCO Education and Barbican/
Guildhall Creative Learning teams have worked
with behind closed doors and is something that the
public often doesn’t get to see! During this residency
the two organisations have delivered workshops
with the Hackney Creative Jazz Orchestra, one
to one tuition with Guildhall students, workshops
across the UK with young big bands and a training
day for Youth Big Band Directors from across the
country. This special one-off free concert has been
organised for community members – from local
care homes to school children, who often can’t
make it as far as the Barbican – to ensure that
everyone gets to hear this fantastic music and meet
the musicians.
By Toni Morrison,
Peter Sellars
and Rokia Traoré
The story of Shakespeare’s
Desdemona re-imagined
in words and music
Barbican Centre Board
Catherine McGuinness
Deputy Chairman
John Tomlinson
Board Members
David Graves
Tom Hoffman
Roly Keating
Vivienne Littlechild
Jeremy Mayhew
Brian McMaster
Wendy Mead
Guy Nicholson
Christopher Purvis CBE
Richard Regan
Matthew Richardson
Sue Robertson
Keith Salway
John Scott
Dr Giles Shilson
Jeremy Simons
Clerk to the Board
Julie Mayer
Barbican Centre Trust
Christopher Purvis CBE
Lesley King-Lewis
Catherine McGuinness
Tony Medniuk
Professor Henrietta Moore
Graham Nicholson
Stuart Popham QC (Hon)
Sir David Scholey CBE
Sir Nicholas Kenyon
Barbican Directors
Managing Director
Sir Nicholas Kenyon
Chief Operating
and Financial Officer
Sandeep Dwesar
Director of Programming
Louise Jeffreys
Director of Creative
Sean Gregory
Director of Audiences and
Leonora Thomson
Buildings Director (Interim)
Shaun Kerfoot
PA to Sir Nicholas Kenyon
Ali Ribchester (Maternity leave)
Barbican Music
Head of Music
Angela Dixon
PA to the Head of Music
Tobias Perkins
Consultant Creative
Bryn Ormrod
Music Programmer
Chris Sharp
Programming Assistants
Mette Skriver
Eoin Quirke
Concerts Planning
Frances Bryant
Concerts Co-ordinator
Katy Morrison
Technical Manager
Ingo Reinhardt
Stage Managers
Julie-Anne Shannon
Hannah Wye
Deputy Technical Manager
Mark Bloxsidge
Platform Supervisor
Paul Harcourt
Maurice Adamson
Michael Casey
Lee Evans
Jason Kew
Martin Shaw
Tom Shipman
Senior Stage Assistant
Andy Clarke
Stage Assistants
Ademola Akisanya
Joan Doyle
Roger Garnett
Danny Harcourt
Robert Rea
Producing Administrator
Colette Chilton
Events Producer
Alison Cooper (Maternity leave)
Nigel Cutting
Production Managers
Jo Athroll
Claire Corns
Kate Packham
Eddie Shelter
Mez Jones
Company Production
Rachel Smith
Rob Timmer
Barbican Marketing
Head of Marketing
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Senior Marketing
Campaigns Manager
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Head of Communications
Lorna Gemmell
Media Relations Manager
Annikaisa Vainio
Senior Media Relations
Sabine Kindel
Media Relations Officer
Naomi Burgoyne
Media Relations Assistant
Robert Severyn-Kosinski
Barbican Development
Head of Development
Lynette Brooks
Barbican Guildhall
Creative Learning
Programme Manager for
Jose Martins
Music and Cross Arts
Anna Rice
Creative Learning Officer
Jenny Beer
Projects Assistant
Kathryn Allnutt
19 & 20 Jul