The Monterey Jazz Festival and Kuumbwa Jazz join together to present the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis (JLCO), comprising 15 of the finest jazz soloists and ensemble players today. Led by Wynton Marsalis, Jazz at Lincoln Center Managing and Artistic Director, this remarkably versatile orchestra performs a vast repertoire ranging from original compositions and Jazz at Lincoln Center-commissioned works to rare historic compositions and masterworks by Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Fletcher Henderson, Thelonious Monk, Mary Lou Williams, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Goodman, Charles Mingus, and many others. This concert date will also feature repertoire from the orchestra’s new Wynton at 60 program, celebrating Marsalis’ 60th birthday.
The JLCO has been the Jazz at Lincoln Center resident orchestra since 1988, performing and leading educational events in New York, across the United States, and around the globe. Alongside symphony orchestras, ballet troupes, local students, and an ever-expanding roster of guest artists, the JLCO has toured over 300 cities across six continents. Guest conductors have included Benny Carter, John Lewis, Jimmy Heath, Chico O’Farrill, Ray Santos, Paquito D’Rivera, Jon Faddis, Robert Sadin, David Berger, Gerald Wilson, and Loren Schoenberg. The JLCO has been voted best Big Band in the annual DownBeat Readers’ Poll from 2013–2016.
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DATE: Tuesday, February 1, 2022
VENUE: Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
ADDRESS: 307 Church St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060
TIME: 7:30 PM
PRICE: $65.50 – $105.50
MORE INFO: https://bit.ly/3FrtEqr
Kuumbwa Jazz provides opportunities for residents and visitors in the Santa Cruz area to enjoy and appreciate the full spectrum of jazz music through live performance and education. We present extraordinary regional, national, and international musicians and provide educational programs for people of all ages. Kuumbwa Jazz envisions a community where all people can experience the joy of music and understand the value and legacy of jazz as an original American art form. Kuumbwa Jazz is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. For more information, please visit kuumbwajazz.org.
The mission of Monterey Jazz Festival (MJF) is to inspire the discovery and celebration of jazz, anchored by an iconic festival. Founded in 1958, celebrates the legacy of jazz, expands its boundaries, and provides opportunities to experience jazz through the creative production of performances and educational programs. For more information, please visit montereyjazzfestival.org.