Celebrating Joe Temperley: From Duke to the JLCO
Jazz at Lincoln Center honors saxophonist, educator, and co-founding member of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Joe Temperley, in the special concert event Celebrating Joe Temperley: From Duke to The JLCO on April 16-18 at 8pm. This concert event will take place at Rose Theater in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall, located at Broadway at 60th Street in New York, New York.
The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis will premiere a three-movement concerto composed by Marsalis and dedicated to his longtime friend, about whose playing Marsalis says: “There is no greater sound on earth.” Band members will also debut arrangements of Temperley’s favorite Ellington tunes as well as his original music.
In 1988, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis was formed with members of Marsalis’ septet and the surviving members of the Duke Ellington Orchestra, which included Temperley. Since then, Temperley has remained the heart and soul of this iconic band for 25 years and has moved countless audiences to tears. The profundity of Temperley’s presence is rooted in an illustrious career, which spans several decades. Temperley, now 85, has performed with the orchestras of Humphrey Lyttelton, Woody Herman, Thad Jones-Mel Lewis, Clark Terry, Joe Henderson, and most notably, Duke Ellington, as well as in the Broadway musical “Sophisticated Ladies.”
Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Celebrating Joe Temperley: From Duke to The JLCO will stream live in high-definition audio and video for free to a global audience via jazz.org/live. The concert will also be available on Livestream’s mobile and connected TV applications with real-time DVR, chat, photos, and other materials available to fans worldwide.
Tickets can be purchased through jazz.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) Hot Seats, $10 seats for select shows in Rose Theater and The Appel Room (9:30pm performances only), are available for purchase to the general public on the Wednesday prior to each performance. Subject to availability. Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Hot Seats Ticket Discount Program is supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 2014–15 Concert and Education Season features a season-long journey “through the Americas.” Through a diverse array of concerts and programs, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 27th season will explore how jazz has both integrated and influenced the rich musical traditions of the Caribbean and North, South, and Central America. This season, Jazz at Lincoln Center also celebrates the 10th anniversary of Frederick P. Rose Hall, “The House of Swing,” which opened its doors on October 18, 2004. Click here for the complete season schedule.
Special thanks to the Rockefeller Foundation for funding, in part, the 2014-15 Concert Season.
Jazz at Lincoln Center proudly acknowledges its major corporate partners:
Amtrak, Bloomberg, Brooks Brothers, The Coca-Cola Company,
Con Edison, Entergy, HSBC Premier, The Shops at Columbus Circle at Time Warner Center, and SiriusXM.