Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
Thursday, June 17, 2021
5:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
For our 2021 season due to modifications to follow state and local guidelines, we will require tickets to attend all performances (free and benefit shows). To ensure everyone gets an equal chance to attend a free show, all guests will be required to request a free ticket for each show. Please visit summerstage.org for more information.
Wynton Marsalis’s name looms large in the world of jazz, and for good reason—the GRAMMY® -winning trumpeter, composer, and bandleader has helped shepherd the cultural institution of jazz into a new millennium. Under his direction, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, the resident orchestra of Jazz at Lincoln Center, performs a vast repertoire: from rare historic compositions to Jazz at Lincoln Center-commissioned works, including compositions and arrangements by Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Fletcher Henderson, Thelonious Monk, Mary Lou Williams, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Goodman, Charles Mingus, and many others. For this unique performance, the world-renowned orchestra’s performance will explore freedom and may include tunes by Sonny Rollins, John Coltrane, Ted Nash, and Charles Mingus.
Since the orchestra’s founding in 1988, the group’s performances have been leaving its global audiences inspired and uplifted with the full vigor, vision, and depth of America’s music. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis’s vast, innovative body of original work over the past decade demonstrates the orchestra composers’ and arrangers’ thematic ambitions, distinctive musical personalities, and unprecedented range.