Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis Plays Billy Strayhorn
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The last date listed for Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis Plays the Music of Billy Strayhorn was Saturday November 6, 2010 / 8:00pm.
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The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra presents newly commissioned works by two of the Orchestra's premier members. Ted Nash, who joined the JLCO in 1999, leads the band through his latest piece The Presidential Suite, a six-movement piece that reflects on great speeches in world history. Actor Wendell Pierce (The Wire, Treme) speaks the words that inspired the music. The other new work of the evening is JLCO founding member Victor Goines' Crescent City, a musical portrait of Goines' home city. The performance features guest saxophonist Branford Marsalis, who grew up with Goines in New Orleans and has been a friend and colleague ever since. Learn More
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- A pre-concert discussion with JALC’s Ken Druker begins an hour before the concert.
Chances are you know the music of Billy Strayhorn better than his name. Working both as Duke Ellington's key collaborator and in his own right, Strayhorn was one of the all-time heavyweight composers. He was jazz's leading romantic, as shown in the tender and sensual "Lush Life" and "Lotus Blossom;" and with "Take the A Train" and "Johnny Come Lately" he wrote some of the hardest-swinging tunes of all time. Your ears will thank you for the rare opportunity to hear Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra play this distinctively gorgeous music. Featuring guest vocalist José James.
Actor Wendell Pierce, from HBO’s The Wire and Treme, and host of Jazz at Lincoln Center Radio, will host the show.
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