Wayne Shorter Celebration featuring JLCO with Wynton Marsalis and special guests Joe Lovano and Walter Blanding
New Yok, NY (Feb. 9, 2024) – Throughout March, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis – an ensemble of 15 virtuoso instrumentalists, unique soloists, composers, arrangers, and educators – performs an unprecedented variety of styles and genres with characteristic flair and authority.
Featuring the renowned big band and inviting a diverse roster of guest artists, each concert takes place in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater, located at Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, at 60th Street and Broadway in New York City.
On March 8-9, at 8:00 p.m., the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, with Music Director Wynton Marsalis and guest saxophonists Joe Lovano and Walter Blanding, explores the widely influential corpus of Wayne Shorter, whose 2015 JALC residency resulted in an acclaimed live album issued on Blue Engine Records, the official label of Jazz at Lincoln Center.
Marsalis praises Shorter as a “purveyor of pentatonic perfection; master of blues-inflected melodies; hero of vertical and horizontal harmonic implications; giant of saxophone regardless of register; improviser-extraordinaire in any and all musical environments; mercurial wit and biting humorist with uncommon humility and depth of understanding, seer, reader, and interpreter of ancient and modern myth…jazz messenger.”
For more information, visit jazz.org/WayneShorter