October 18, 2005
Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra may hang their hats inside the House of Swing at Columbus Circle, but they're also musical ambassadors around the world. NY1's Stephanie Simon tagged along on the orchestra's recent tour of Great Britain, and found out that life on the road isn't easy β no matter how well you play.
You miss your family and your kids," Winton Marsalis says of life on the road. There are long drives everyday; concerts finish at 10:30 and then you sign autographs until maybe 2 or 3 o'clock; you leave maybe at 7, and you do that 5 or 6 days in a row."
In late September, Marsalis and his 14-member jazz orchestra traveled to Great Britain to perform his original composition All Rise" with The London Symphony Orchestra. But there was more than just the music to deal with.