Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and special guest Bryan Stevenson: Freedom, Justice and Hope

Feb 26, 2022


In collaboration with Equal Justice Initiative founder and executive director Bryan Stevenson, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis presents an immersive concert of familiar and newly commissioned works that pay tribute to important moments and figures in Black history, and features Stevenson as a special guest performer and narrator of reflections that address timely issues of racial equity and social justice.


Ticket holders are invited to a free postconcert conversation featuring Wynton Marsalis and Bryan Stevenson, Equal Justice Initiative Founder and Executive Director, in Orchestra Hall immediately following the performance. No additional tickets required.

  • Venue
    Symphony Center
  • Length
    1 hour 30 minutes
  • Postconcert Conversation
    with Wynton Marsalis and Bryan Stevenson
  • Program Book
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Funding for educational programs during the 2021-22 SCP Jazz season has been generously provided by Dan J. Epstein, Judy Guitelman and the Dan J. Epstein Family Foundation

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