Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and special guest Naseer Shamma: Fusing Traditions

Jan 27, 2023
wynton marsalis playing the trumpet


The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis joins forces with Naseer Shamma, Iraqi oud virtuoso, composer, educator and UNESCO Artist for Peace. Featuring new works by Marsalis, Shamma and other JLCO members, the program is a celebration of Arab music and the tradition of swing in a collaboration unlike any other. Note: Seton Hawkins, director of public programs and education resources at Jazz at Lincoln Center, will lead a preconcert talk from 6:45 to 7:15 p.m. on the stage.

Preconcert Dining

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  • Venue
    Symphony Center
  • Length
    1 hour 30 minutes
  • Preconcert Conversation
    Seton Hawkins, Jazz at Lincoln Center
  • Program Book
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Program to be announced.

Wynton Marsalis  Music director and trumpet

Ryan Kisor  Trumpet

Kenny Rampton  Trumpet

Marcus Printup  Trumpet

Chris Crenshaw  Trombone, The Golkin Family Chair

Vincent Gardner  Trombone

Elliot Mason  Trombone

Sherman Irby  Alto and soprano saxophones, flute, clarinet

Kasan Belgrave  Alto and soprano saxophones, flute, clarinet

Julian Lee  Tenor and soprano saxophones, clarinet

Chris Lewis  Tenor and soprano saxophones

Paul Nedzela  Baritone and soprano saxophones, bass clarinet

Dan Nimmer  Piano, The Zou Family Chair

Carlos Henriquez  Bass, The Mandel Family Chair in honor of Kathleen B. Mandel

Obed Calvaire  Drums



Naseer Shamma  Oud


Funding for educational programs during the 2022/23 SCP Jazz season has been generously provided by Dan J. Epstein, Judy Guitelman and the Dan J. Epstein Family Foundation.

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