JLCO Hosts: Kenny Garrett & The Music of Mulgrew Miller

Posted on February 10th, 2014 in Concerts | Tags: jazz at lincoln center, jazz at lincoln center orchestra, kenny garrett, mulgrew miller, new york

On February 21 – 22, Jazz at Lincoln Center launches JLCO Hosts, concerts wherein the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis is paired and collaborates with two of contemporary jazz’s finest artists. On one half of this concert event, Vincent Gardner turns the spotlight on saxophonist Kenny Garrett. On the other half, Chris Crenshaw focuses on the music of the late Mulgrew Miller. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra will premiere new arrangements of Garrett and Miller’s respective works.

JLCO Hosts: Kenny Garrett & The Music of Mulgrew Miller will take place in Rose Theater at 8pm. Jazz at Lincoln Center is located at Broadway at 60th Street, New York, New York.

Miller and Garrett’s paths intersected during tenures with Mercer Ellington, Woody Shaw, and Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. JLCO Hosts will mark the first time both masters’ music will be performed by a large ensemble. Garrett and Miller spent the last two decades focusing primarily on small ensembles in presenting their respective voices: Miller with the Wingspan combo, of which Garrett was also a member, and Garrett in quartet and trio contexts after a long run with Miles Davis. It will be revelatory to hear this music performed by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis’ unique sound and sensibility.

JLCO Hosts: Christian McBride and Kurt Rosenwinkel, the next installment of the JLCO Hosts series, will take place on May 23-24. Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 2013-14 Concert and Education Season boasts a diverse range of artistry and embodies the concept “all jazz is modern.”

Tickets for JLCO Hosts: Kenny Garrett & The Music of Mulgrew Miller in Rose Theater start at $30. Tickets can be purchased through jalc.org 24 hours a day or CenterCharge at 212-721-6500, open daily from 10am to 9pm. Tickets can also be purchased at the Jazz at Lincoln Center Box Office, located on Broadway at 60th Street, ground floor. Box Office hours: Monday-Saturday from 10am to 6pm (or 30 minutes past curtain) and Sunday from noon to 6pm (or 30 minutes past curtain).

Live webcast on: wyntonmarsalis.org/live