Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis: The Best of Duke Ellington
Jan 28, 2023
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Versatile, spontaneous and hard-swinging as ever, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis presents an all-Duke Ellington program packed with masterpieces from throughout his lifetime. Ellington is best remembered for hits such as “It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing,” “Sophisticated Lady” and “Mood Indigo.” For one electrifying evening only, join JLCO and Wynton Marsalis for a celebration of one of the most influential figures in American music. 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

Enhance your concert experience by dining at the Thomas Club, located on the ninth floor of Symphony Center with sweeping views of Lake Michigan. View the menu | Make a reservation through Tock

  • 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



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