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At Orchestra Hall: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra w/Wynton Marsalis
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About Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra w/Wynton Marsalis
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The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra—widely recognized as one of the world’s premier large jazz ensembles—is led by trumpeter-composer Wynton Marsalis and includes 14 additional top soloists and ensemble players. JLCO, the resident orchestra of Jazz at Lincoln Center since 1988, plays concerts at its home venue, New York’s Frederick P. Rose Hall, and spends several months each year touring across the U.S. and around the globe. It performs traditional jazz repertoire as well as newly commissioned works by Marsalis, Benny Carter, Wycliffe Gordon, Ted Nash and other notable talents. In recent years it has performed with such renowned orchestras as the New York Philharmonic, Russian National Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic and London Symphony Orchestra. JLCO’s education and performance residencies have taken the ensemble as far afield as France, Prague, Brazil and Japan. JLCO has been featured on numerous television broadcasts and on 14 CDs, most recently Vitoria Suite and Portrait in Seven Shades.
JLCO is integral to many of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s youth-oriented offerings, including a family concert series, Jazz for Young People, which often features the JLCO. Other educational programs of Jazz at Lincoln Center, including the Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition and Festival, reach more than 110,000 students, teachers and other audience members. Among the institution’s honors is a prestigious Peabody Award, recognizing the weekly radio series Jazz at Lincoln Center Radio. For more information, visit jalc.org.
Wynton Marsalis, music director and trumpet
Wynton Marsalis, who serves as both music director of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and managing and artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center, is one of today’s foremost ambassadors of jazz. He is the first composer to win a Pulitzer Prize for a jazz work—his oratorio Blood on the Fields—and remains the only artist to receive classical and jazz Grammy Awards in the same year. His recent projects include a mass for choir and jazz orchestra; Blues Symphony, premiered in 2009 by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra; and Swing Symphony, which was co-commissioned by the New York Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic and London’s Barbican Centre.
Active in music education, Marsalis has conducted numerous programs for students of all ages and has released six books, most recently Squeak, Rumble, Whomp! Whomp! Whomp!, illustrated by Paul Rogers. He is a U.N. Messenger of Peace and a cultural ambassador through the U.S. State Department’s CultureConnect program. He was instrumental in the Higher Ground Hurricane Relief concert, produced by Jazz at Lincoln Center, which raised more than $3 million to benefit the musicians, music industry-related enterprises and others from the Greater New Orleans areas affected by Hurricane Katrina. For more information, visit wyntonmarsalis.org.
Wynton’s love of the music of Bach, Beethoven, Mozart and others drove him to pursue a career in classical music as well. His debut recording received glorious reviews and won the Grammy Award for “Best Classical Soloist with an Orchestra.”
The orchestra was founded in 1988 as part of the Lincoln Center’s summer concert series, “Classical Jazz.” Comprised of 15 of today’s finest jazz soloists and ensemble players, the band has been the Jazz at Lincoln Center resident orchestra since 1991.
Wynton Marsalis has won nine Grammy Awards. In 1983 he earned the distinction of being the only artist ever to win Grammy Awards for both jazz and classical records – (an accomplishment he astonishingly repeated in 1984) and he is the only artist ever to have won Grammy Awards in five consecutive years (1983-1987).
The orchestra has toured over 300 cities in more than 35 countries on 6 continents.
In 1997 Wynton Marsalis became the first jazz musician ever to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music for his epic oratorio “Blood on the Fields.”
Featured in all aspects of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s programming, the remarkably versatile Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra performs and leads educational events – including Jazz for Young PeopleSM family concert series, the Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival, the Jazz for Young PeopleTM Curriculum, educational residencies, workshops and concerts for students and adults—in New York, across the U.S. and around the world.
Please note: This performance is approximately 90 minutes and does not have an intermission.
Wynton Marsalis, trumpet
Walter Blanding, saxophone
Chris Crenshaw, trombone
Vincent Gardner, trombone
Victor Goines, saxophone
Carlos Henriquez, bass
Sherman Irby, saxophone
Ali Jackson, drums
Ryan Kisor, trumpet
Elliot Mason, trombone
Ted Nash, saxophone
Paul Nedzela, saxophone
Dan Nimmer, piano
Marcus Printup, trumpet
Kenny Rampton, trumpet