The world premiere of (The Ever Fonky Lowdown), commissioned by Jazz at Lincoln Center, is part of the special concert event entitled Wynton Marsalis, an evening devoted to original compositions by Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Managing and Artistic Director. The concert also marks the finale of the organization’s milestone 30th anniversary season.
(The Ever Fonky Lowdown) will feature the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis; guitarist Doug Wamble; vocalists Jazzmeia Horn, Brianna Thomas, and Camille Thurman; narrarator Wendell Pierce; and choreography by Jared Grimes, and it will utilize the group’s virtuosic soloists, broad stylistic versatility, and unparalleled ensemble cohesion. Marsalis will also use this work to convey his hopes, concerns, and insights about contemporary culture and society through an historically informed lens. (Download the Libretto in pdf)