Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra tours Mexico, Puerto Rico, South America and U.S. Virgin Islands
Jazz at Lincoln Center’s current season concerts and events celebrate the influence that the rich musical traditions of the Caribbean, North, South, and Central America have had on jazz throughout its history. The organization announces that the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis will launch the 2015 Jazz Across The Americas Tour with concerts at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater on February 27 and 28. This landmark tour will bring the Jazz Times and DownBeat Readers Poll winning big band to Mexico City, St. Thomas, San Juan, and South American cities Buenos Aires, Caracas, Lima, Montevideo, Recife, Rio de Janeiro, Santiago, and São Paolo throughout March 2015.
The 12-city 2015 Jazz Across The Americas Tour will mark the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra’s return to South America after the band’s last visit in 2005. The orchestra will perform Marsalis’ Swing Symphony, with Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, in Venezuela, and host education workshops and public performances along the tour route.
“Our orchestra plays music from every stylistic period of jazz and features a soloist in every chair and 10 arrangers,” said Wynton Marsalis, Managing and Artistic Director, Jazz at Lincoln Center. “There are so many underplayed masterpieces in the jazz canon; every night offers a new and quality experience. As always, we incorporate education into everything we do. Most members of the orchestra are faculty members of major institutions, and Victor Goines is the Director of Jazz Studies at Northwestern University. In most every city, we open our soundchecks to students and we also host education initiatives which may include master classes, workshops and lectures.” Marsalis continued, “We will extend our legacy of collaboration and cultural exchange which always leads to new compositions and a deeper engagement with our fellow artists from other countries. In Venezuela, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and great Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolivar will perform under the baton of acclaimed Maestro Gustavo Dudamel. Performance, Education, and Advocacy are the major pillars of our mission. Through this tour we will continue to expand, consolidate and strengthen a global community for jazz.”
At the New York concert, the big band will perform works by Lalo Schifrin of Argentina, Hermeto Pascoal of Brazil, Oscar Peterson and Gil Evans of Canada, and Chico O’ Farrill of Cuba. These artists represent some of the best examples of jazz as an international musical medium of endless exchange. The New York audience can expect to hear the rarely performed Gillespiana, Schifrin’s five-movement concerto for longtime collaborator Dizzy Gillespie, and Peterson’s Canadiana Suite.
Tickets for Jazz Across The Americas at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater 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).
Note: Hot Seats, $10 seats for select 9:30pm performances in The Appel Room (excluding Jazz & Popular Song concerts), 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.
THE JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA WITH WYNTON MARSALIS
2015 JAZZ ACROSS THE AMERICAS TOUR
New York, New York – Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater
Caracas, Venezuela – Teatro Teresa Carreño
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis perform Swing Symphony with the Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar conducted by Gustavo Dudamel
Caracas, Venezuela – Teatro Teresa Carreño
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
Caracas, Venezuela – Sala Simón Bolivar
Simón Bolívar Jazz Band and members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
Lima, Peru – Gran Teatro Nacional
Santiago, Chile – Teatro Municipal
Montevideo, Uruguay – Teatro Solís
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Vivo Rio
São Paulo, Brazil – HSBC Brasil
HSBC Premier is the Lead Corporate Supporter of the Jazz Across The Americas performance in Rose Theater.
Brooks Brothers Mexico is the Lead Corporate Sponsor of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra’s Mexico City concerts.
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.
Jazz at Lincoln Center thanks the Rockefeller Foundation for their support of the Jazz Across The Americas Concert Series, and the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation for funding part of the Jazz Across The Americas Tour.