Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Family Concert: Who is Duke Ellington?

Jazz at Lincoln Center proudly brings the popular Family Concert: Who Is Duke Ellington to Peter Norton Symphony Space, located at 2537 Broadway, New York, NY, on Saturday, November 21 at 11am & 1pm. For this special concert event, school-age children and their families are invited to join the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis as the critically-acclaimed big band performs in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Family Concert: Who is Duke Ellington?

Jazz at Lincoln Center’s family concerts spark curiosity and imagination through vivid conversation and lively performances that inspire audiences to dance in their seats.
This season, our Jazz for Young People series begins with the greatest of all jazz composers: Duke Ellington. Through interactive performances and lessons, our young audience will go on Duke’s journey from Washington, D.C. to New York City, where he digs deep into this music called jazz as it’s being birthed from the belly of New Orleans.

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis will illustrate how Duke’s discovery of the blues and the development of his own innovative ideas created a new vernacular that would forever change the musical landscape of jazz. His legacy as a composer, a leader and a vanguard of American music is celebrated through this hour-long, youth-oriented event.

Ticket prices start at $10. Tickets can be purchased through 24 hours a day or CenterCharge at 212-721-6500, open daily from 10am to 9pm or at Symphony Space at 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). Tickets can also be purchased at the Symphony Space Box Office.

Themed ‘Jazz and American Song’, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 28th season celebrates the music of the stage and silver screen and uplifts jazz’s emerging voices through an impressive array of more than 80 concerts and programs. Select concerts will also stream live in high-definition audio and video for free to a global audience via Click here for the season schedule.

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.

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  1. I heard part of “Who is Duke Ellington” on Sirius radio but missed the beginning. Are there any recordings or podcasts of this show that can be downloaded or bought?

    Robert LaCour on Nov 1st, 2015 at 8:38am

  2. Hello
    Im sure this will not get to Wynton but I can at least try.
    Im trying to locate a dear friend of my name Charles Martin or Charles Israel
    He was one of the Judges of the jazz band competition when the tucson Jazz band
    won the contest…If you can get in touch with him please get word to him that a dear old
    friend that went to North Texas State U. with him to study Jazz is desperately trying to get in
    touch with him….He is 74 now and Im 75. It sure would be great to talk to each other again or maybe see each other again..
    Thank You Very Much
    Bing Browning Jazz Pianist…

    Bing Browning on Oct 12th, 2015 at 2:56pm

  3. Wynton’s one of my best musicians. I once heard a song that was talking about the journey of old musicians that they undertook in concert halls sermonising through jazz, I have been looking for that cd. Please help. Keep on keeping on Wynton someday I wish to meet you.that is my greatest wish.

    Maboyisana Nzo on Oct 11th, 2015 at 7:15am