The world-renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis will embark on a 2008 fall tour entitled Big Band Bash that will begin and end in their hometown of New York City. The virtuosic 15-piece band will travel across the United States and to Toronto, Canada, performing classic selections from the jazz big band canon.
From September 18-20, the orchestra, with special guest Ahmad Jamal, will kick off Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 2008-09 season, the organization’s most expansive season yet, at their home, Frederick P. Rose Hall. They will then take the Big Band Bash tour to East Lansing, Michigan on September 24 and to Detroit on September 27 where the band will premiere a Wynton Marsalis composition for symphony and jazz orchestra, commissioned by Michigan State University and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.
The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis is the resident orchestra at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City. Under Music Director Wynton Marsalis, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra tours worldwide performing a vast repertoire: from rare historic compositions to recently commissioned works, to compositions and arrangements by John Coltrane, Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Goodman, Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk, Lee Morgan, Horace Silver, Mary Lou Williams and members of the orchestra. Over the last few years the orchestra has performed throughout the world in concert halls, dance venues, jazz clubs, public parks, river boats and churches; and with symphony orchestras, ballet troupes, local students and an ever-expanding roster of guest artists.
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra is: Music Director and Trumpet: WYNTON MARSALIS; Trumpets: RYAN KISOR, MARCUS PRINTUP, KENNY RAMPTON; Trombones: CHRIS CRENSHAW, VINCENT GARDNER, ELLIOT MASON; Reeds: WALTER BLANDING, VICTOR GOINES, SHERMAN IRBY, JOE TEMPERLEY, ERICA VONKLEIST; Pian: DAN NIMMER; Bass: CARLOS HENRIQUEZ; Drums: ALI JACKSON.
For more information on the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, go to http://www.jalc.org/concerts/jlco.html, http://www.jalc.org/jazzcast/jvid_band.html and www.myspace.com/jazzatlincolncenterorchestra.
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