ONLINE EVENT: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Septet with Wynton Marsalis performing “The Democracy! Suite”

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Septet‘s performance of The Democracy! Suite aims to entertain, inspire, and uplift audiences with the full vigor, vision, and depth of America’s music.
Led by trumpeter/composer Wynton Marsalis and featuring seven of jazz’s finest soloists, the concert’s unique repertoire celebrates jazz’s embodiment of freedom and democracy.

The evening will feature the online premiere of The Democracy Suite, a new Marsalis composition written during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis as a response to the political, social, and economic struggles facing our nation. The Democracy! Suite is a swinging and stimulating instrumental rumination on the issues that have recently dominated our lives as well as the beauty that could emerge from a collective effort to create a better future.

Wynton Marsalis, trumpet/music director
Elliot Mason, trombone
Ted Nash, alto saxophone and flute
Walter Blanding, tenor and soprano saxophones
Dan Nimmer, piano
Carlos Henriquez, bass
Obed Calvaire, drums

This concert was filmed on September 27, 2020 at Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City in accordance with the New York State Department of Health Interim Guidance on Media Production during the Covid-19 Emergency.

These venues are offering tickets to stream this virtual concert.
Check the links below for further information:
(Please direct any inquiries about accessing the concert to the associated venue.)

  • Hancher Auditorium – Iowa City, IA (website link)
  • BYU – Provo, UT (website link)
  • Strathmore – North – Bethesda, MD (website link)
  • Texas Performing Arts – Austin, TX (website link)
  • Marcus Center – Milwaukee, WI (website link)
  • Overture Center – Madison, WI (website link)
  • Festival of Arts & Ideas – New Haven, CT (website link)
  • Arts & Lectures-UCSB – Santa Barbara, CA (website link)
  • Szczecin Jazz – Szczecin, Poland (link TBA)
  • Penn State – State College, PA (website link)
  • UMass Amherst – Amherst, MA (website link)
  • Sheldon Arts Foundation – St. Louis, MO (website link)
  • University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, MI (website link)
  • Fundación BBVA – Mexico (PRIVATE)
  • Pablo Center- Eau Claire, WI (website link)
  • Seattle Theatre Group – Seattle, WA (website link)
  • Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts – Louisville, KY (website link)
  • Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts – Davis, CA (website link)
  • Green Music Center at Sonoma State University – Rohnert Park, CA (website link)
  • Victoria Jazz Society – Victoria, BC (Canada) (website link)
  • University of Colorado Boulder – Boulder, CO (website link)
  • The Newman Center at University of Denver – Denver, CO (website link)
  • La Jolla Music Society – La Jolla, CA (website link)
  • Lied Center for the Performing Arts – Lincoln, NE (website link)
  • The University of Akron – Akron, OH (website link)

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