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Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

Jan 13th 2018 @ Jazz at Lincoln Center - Rose Theater

New York, NY
I Was There
About Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
Genres:
Jazz
Hometown:
New York, NY

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis (JLCO) comprises 15 of the finest jazz soloists, arrangers, and ensemble players today. Led by multi-Grammy Awar...
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Benny Goodman: King of Swing
Saturday, January 13th, 2018
8:00 PM
Jazz at Lincoln Center - Rose Theater
10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10023
The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis often honors the iconic artists, albums, movements, and events that left distinctive marks on the jazz continuum. Tonight, the JLCO celebrates a single landmark performance: Benny Goodman’s legendary 1938 debut at Carnegie Hall. In the country’s most hallowed classical concert hall, the moment was about much more than Benny Goodman; it was, in many ways, a “debut” of jazz itself, an unprecedented presentation of authentic jazz and racial integration on a stage of unparalleled prestige. True to form, the “King of Swing” celebrated the music on its own terms, introducing the public to real jazz elements and extensive improvisation during an era fixated on dance music — and by the end of the evening, the response was ecstatic. Tonight’s concert will consist entirely of pieces from the historic performance, including those made famous by Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Fats Waller, Louis Prima, and more. JLCO reedman Victor Goines serves as music director and performer, and special guests Anat Cohen, Janelle Reichman, and Ken Peplowski will add their virtuosic flair to the mix. Audiences can expect new and classic arrangements, burning solos, and a new take on the mid-concert jam session that went down in history. Free pre-concert discussion nightly at 7pm. This concert has been chosen as one of our 30th anniversary landmark performances because of Benny Goodman’s important role in jazz history, both musically and socially. This concert pays tribute to one of the first major public performances of a racially-integrated group, considered a milestone in the acceptance of jazz as America’s classical music. Join our family! Subscribe today by purchasing three or more concerts to our 2017–18 season and receive priority seating, free ticket exchanges and discounts. Or become a member to receive benefits, invitations, and more throughout the season, starting at $75.
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About Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
Genres:
Jazz
Hometown:
New York, NY

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis (JLCO) comprises 15 of the finest jazz soloists, arrangers, and ensemble players today. Led by multi-Grammy Awar...
Read More