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Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis at Barbican Centre, London.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Featuring: Wynton Marsalis
Website: https://www.barbican.org.uk/whats-on/2018/series/jazz-at-lincoln-center-orchestra-residency


Venue
Barbican Centre

Silk Street,
London.
EC2Y 8DS

Venue telephone: Box Office 020 7638 8891
Venue website: http://www.barbican.org.uk


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We have received the following information regarding this residency;


Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
Barbican International Associate residency in 2018
Tue 27 Feb – Thu 1 Mar 2018, various venues

Recreating Benny Goodman’s legendary debut at New York’s prestigious Carnegie Hall on 16 January 1938 – the first interracial concert in the hall, and a watershed moment in American music history – the JLCO performs pieces straight from the set list of that historic evening, including material by those made famous by Goodman himself: Count Basie, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Fats Waller, Louis Prima, and more.

*This concert is part of the Barbican’s 2018 season The Art of Change*

The second event pays tribute to another musical all-rounder, Leonard Bernstein. Composer and arranger Richard DeRosa will work with JLCO lead trombonist Vincent Gardner to craft unique arrangements of Bernstein’s music for the Orchestra, including classics like West Side Story and Candide, as well as unexpected gems from Bernstein’s vast repertoire.  A testament to JLCO and Marsalis’ ever-expanding mission of teaching young people democracy and freedom of expression through jazz and improvisation, 1 March 2018 sees young musicians from the Guildhall Big Band and The Young Jazz Big Band come together at Milton Court Concert Hall in a showcase of what could be the future of Jazz, with music from the era of Duke Ellington and Count Basie.



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