Wynton Marsalis with JLCO
Ensemble Wynton Marsalis with JLCO – Blood on the Fields
Date Thursday, February 21st, 2013 – Saturday, February 23rd, 2013
Time 8:00pm
Venue Rose Theater
Address 10 Columbus Circle
Location New York, NY, United States
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Eighteen years after its premiere at Alice Tully Hall, Wynton Marsalis’ Pulitzer-winning epic jazz oratorio on slavery and freedom receives its Rose Theater debut in its entirety with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. A high-level conversation with the history of jazz, with a superb vernacular libretto, “Blood on the Fields” remains one of Marsalis’ greatest works, reinforcing his dictum that “all jazz is modern.” Rising star baritone Gregory Porter, scat-master Kenny Washington, and the great contralto Paula West reprise the vocal roles.

Free pre-concert discussion nightly at 7pm.