Jazz’s Rising Stars Take The Stage With Wynton Marsalis, Rodney Whitaker, Wycliffe Gordon, And Dan Block To Perform The Music Of Duke Ellington In Ellington Through The Ages

Some of the best young musicians on the jazz scene take the stage with Wynton Marsalis, Rodney Whitaker, Wycliffe Gordon, and Dan Block to perform the music of Duke Ellington, some of the most complex music ever written, in Ellington Through the Ages. This special concert event will take place in Rose Theater at Frederick P. Rose Hall, on May 3 – 4, 2019, at 8:00 p.m. Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, is located on Broadway at 60th Street in New York City.

Jazz at Lincoln Center Managing and Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis, bassist Rodney Whitaker, trombonist Wycliffe Gordon, and saxophonist Dan Block lead an all-Ellington showcase with a group of young rising jazz stars. The band includes 14 of the best young professionals on the scene: Patrick Bartley (alto/reeds), Zoe Obadia (alto/reeds), Julian Lee (tenor/reeds), Ben Cohen (bari sax/reeds), Sam Chess (trombone), Jeffery Miller (trombone), Noah Halpern (trumpet), Jumaane Smith (trumpet), Anthony Hervey (trumpet), Riley Mulherkar (trumpet), Sean Mason (piano), TJ Reddick (drums), Gabe Schnider (guitar), and Endea Owens (bass), many of whom participated in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Essentially Ellington program. The 24th annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival — the nation’s premier jazz education initiative — takes place on May 9-11. For more details, please click here.

Ellington Through the Ages explores decades of Duke’s music, including his earliest hits, Hollywood charts, swinging blues numbers, pieces inspired by his international travels, and portions of his later suites. It’s an eclectic repertoire and yet unmistakably Ellington through and through — always enjoyable upon first listen, but teeming with brilliant details that continue to reveal themselves over time. This vital music is at the core of Jazz at Lincoln Center, pairing Duke’s timeless genius with the energy and spirit of the next generation of jazz leaders.

A free pre-concert discussion will take place nightly at 7:00 p.m. For additional information and to purchase tickets, visit

Ticket Information Rose Theater ticket prices are $45 and up, dependent upon seating section.

Single tickets can be purchased through 24 hours a day or through CenterCharge at 212-721-6500, open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tickets can also be purchased at the Jazz at Lincoln Center Box Office, located on Broadway at 60th Street, ground floor. Note: Hot Seats — $10 seats for each Rose Theater performance (excluding Jazz for Young People_® concerts and other performances as specified) and select performances in The Appel Room (excluding _Jazz & Popular Song concerts) — are available for purchase by the general public on the Wednesday prior to each performance. Tickets are subject to availability; please call 212-258-9800 for available Hot Seats performance dates.

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