Steve barbone barbonestreet at earthlink.net
Fri Oct 15 11:23:48 PDT 2004

There was an interview of Wynton M, by Ed Bradley on TV's "60 Minutes"
earlier this week which was done in that setting. The bands will play in
front of that window which makes for a really impressive venue.

Agree that no matter what one's personal view of Wynton is, he comes across
to the general audience and the jazz audience as THE MAN.

IMO it is a huge boost for the visibility of JAZZ to the general public and
should be a great help to those who take advantage of the marketing
possibilities it will generate.

Steve Barbone

on 10/15/04 10:48 AM, Rob McCallum at rakmccallum at hotmail.com wrote:

> Hi all,
> WOW is right.  This is an incredible project.  If you go to the NY Times Web
> site, there's a picture taken in the smaller theatre.  The back drop is just
> a huge picture window overlooking New York.  What a great way to see a jazz
> concert, with the lights of Manhattan twinkling in the background.  The way
> this center was constructed and thought out makes it possible to present
> jazz in so many different ways.    In addition, the site is right on
> Columbus Circle in a new double-tower skyscraper with shopping, restaurants,
> businesses etc.  I walked by there a few weeks back--it's in an excellent
> happening high-profile location.  There's also a large stylish Jazz at
> Lincoln Center sign over the entrance.
> Regardless of what you think about Wynton's perspective, this is a big thing
> and would never have happened without him.  Also, as shown in the article,
> the artistic vision there is becoming more diverse.

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