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Vanessa Williams, Chita Rivera, Chris Botti and More Wow’d at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Gala

Vanessa Williams, Chita Rivera, Chris Botti and More Wow’d at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Gala
Vanessa Williams

Vanessa Williams

Marilyn Maye

Marilyn Maye

Raul Esparza

Raul Esparza

Chris Botti

Chris Botti

Shuffle Along

Shuffle Along

Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 2016 Gala – Jazz and Broadway – celebrated the timeless music of the Great White Way and the profound influence that jazz has had on Broadway throughout history. This one-night-only celebration, hosted by the iconic stage and screen actress Vanessa Williams and anchored by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, will payed homage to top Broadway composers like Scott Joplin, Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, and Stephen Sondheim. Audiences enjoyed appearances by some of today’s top talents, including Chris Botti, Aaron Diehl, Marilyn Maye, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Norm Lewis, LaChanze, Chita Rivera, Raul Esparza, Christine Ebersole, Tommy Tune, Denzal Sinclaire, National Broadway Chorus, Joel Ross, Russell Hall, Cosimo Fabrizio and Sammy Miller, spirited dance numbers featuring Amber Iman of Shuffle Along, and more. This star-studded show is one of the biggest events in town, and proceeds help to enable thousands of diverse performances, education programs, and resources produced by Jazz at Lincoln Center each year.

Christine Ebersole

Christine Ebersole

Lena Hall

Lena Hall

Jessica Chasten

Jessica Chasten

Raul Esparza

Raul Esparza

Broadway

Magda Katz has been in the entertainment world for most of her life as a child actress, assistant to the head publicist of Avco Embassy Pictures, theatrical print agent. She went on to manage the show business career of her 2 children for over 15 years. For the last five years Magda has been filming and editing video trailers of live performances as well as celebrity interviews. Broadway After Dark was the first website to feature her video trailers. She contributed in creating a star studded 90th birthday party for Mickey Rooney at Feinstein’s at the Regency Hotel. Her video trailers have a large international following. Videos are featured on www.t2conline.com. All of Magda’s videos can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/user/MagdaCorrespondent

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