Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Songbook Concerts Celebrate Band Members’ Original Works
Jazz at Lincoln Center continues its 30th anniversary celebration by showcasing the brilliant composers and arrangers in its resident orchestra in a special concert event, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Songbook, on October 20-21 at 8pm in Rose Theater. Rose Theater, in Frederick P. Rose Hall, is located on Broadway at 60th Street, New York, New York.
The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra band members including Walter Blanding, Chris Crenshaw, Vincent Gardner, Victor Goines, Carlos Henriquez, Sherman Irby, Wynton Marsalis, Ted Nash and Marcus Printup, have put forth a vast, innovative body of original work over the past decade. For these special performances, the world renowned big band will treat audiences to a collection of these compositions as well as arrangements of tunes by the greats Walter Donaldson, George Gershwin, Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Henderson, Mulgrew Miller, Thelonious Monk, Sonny Rollins and Wayne Shorter. These concerts will demonstrate the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Songbook comprises some of the finest and most stylistically diverse big band music in history.
“The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra has no real competitors these days,” said the Chicago Tribune. “Other big bands play splendidly, in their own fashion, but only an organization that tours as prolifically as JLCO and maintains the same personnel for so many years could achieve this caliber of expressive control and technical acuity.”
“The orchestra is so dedicated to excellence and has performed for such a long time at an extremely high level on different styles of music and under all types of circumstances,” says Wynton Marsalis, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Managing and Artistic Director. “If you consider that every position improvises, there are 10 arrangers, and we play an unprecedented variety of styles, there has never been anything like it in the history of our music.”
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Songbook follows the band’s 21-date U.S. tour. The band’s latest recording, Handful of Keys with guests Joey Alexander, Dick Hyman, Myra Melford, Dan Nimmer, Helen Sung, and Isaiah J. Thompson, is now available in stores, online and through streaming services.
All single tickets for The Appel Room and Rose Theater can be purchased at jazz.org 24 hours a day or through CenterCharge at 212-721-6500, open daily from 10am–9pm. Tickets can also be purchased at the Jazz at Lincoln Center Box Office, located on Broadway at 60th Street, ground floor.