JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ANNOUNCES
WYNTON MARSALIS AND ERIC CLAPTON PLAY THE BLUES
Special Solo Performance by Taj Mahal
APRIL 7, 8 AND 9 IN ROSE THEATER
April 7 – JALC Gala Performance
and Post-Performance Dinner at Roseland Ballroom
Featuring Entertainment by Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings
Jazz at Lincoln Center announces Wynton Marsalis and Eric Clapton will perform together in Wynton Marsalis and Eric Clapton Play the Blues, with a special solo performance by blues legend Taj Mahal, in Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center.
The special concert events have been added to the season schedule as the organization’s 2011 Annual Gala on April 7 and as ticketed concerts open to the public on April 8 and 9.
Clapton, a guitar icon and three-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, and Marsalis, Jazz at Lincoln Center Artistic Director and nine-time GRAMMY® Award winner, will perform blues classics which may include tunes by Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith and Howling Wolf. For these special concerts, Clapton and Marsalis will be joined by Marcus Printup (trumpet), Chris Crenshaw (trombone), Victor Goines (clarinet), Jonathan Batiste
(piano), Carlos Henriquez (bass), Ali Jackson (drums) and Don Vappie (banjo).
The concerts will also include a special performance by composer, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Taj Mahal, one of the most prominent and influential figures in late 20th century blues and roots music.