McCoy Tyner and Charles McPherson at 80 featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
New York, NY (February 25, 2019) – Pianist McCoy Tyner and saxophonist Charles McPherson, two of jazz’s greatest living legends will perform their iconic compositions with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater on April 5─6 at 8pm. Jazz at Lincoln Center is located on Broadway at 60th Street in New York, New York.
For this special concert event entitled McCoy Tyner and Charles McPherson at 80, the pianist and saxophonist will join the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis to play brand-new big band arrangements of their iconic compositions — all written exclusively for this event by members of the JLCO. The Orchestra members are longtime fans of these jazz giants, and the excitement will be palpable as they share the stage to perform inspired new versions of their favorite songs.
Charles McPherson is a singular bebop saxophonist. After playing with Charles Mingus for over a decade, McPherson has been traveling all over the world as a renowned leader and mentor. He remains one of the few musicians able to channel the classic bebop might of predecessors like Charlie Parker, but he possesses a powerful style of his own as both a composer and soloist. Audiences will witness both sides of that talent tonight.
NEA Jazz Master McCoy Tyner is an artist whose enduring influence cannot be overstated. Tyner has made invaluable contributions to some of jazz’s greatest concerts and albums, including A Love Supreme, My Favorite Things, and Live at the Village Vanguard as a member of the John Coltrane Quartet. We often hear newer players described as “like McCoy Tyner, but…” Tonight, the real McCoy is in the House of Swing! Don’t miss this chance to see two of jazz’s most storied virtuosos with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. The McCoy Tyner and Charles McPherson at 80 performance on April 5 will be webcast live on jazz.org/live and Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Facebook page.
A free pre-concert discussion will take place nightly at 7pm in the Agnes Varis and Karl Leichtman Studio in The Irene Diamond Education Center.
For additional information, visit jazz.org.
Ticket Information Rose Theater ticket prices are $40 and up, dependent upon seating section.
All single tickets for The Appel Room and Rose Theater can be purchased through jazz.org 24 hours a day or through 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. 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.
Music lovers around the world can also enjoy the performances from the comfort of their homes through Jazz at Lincoln Center’s state-of-the-art livestream capabilities. The performances will be available to view by live webcast at jazz.org/live.