World Premiere Of Sherman Irby’s Newest Composition, Musings of Cosmic Stuff, Performed By the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

Event cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic
New performance date: October 27-28, 2023

On April 23-25, at 8:00 p.m., in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater, saxophonist Sherman Irby will lead the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis in the world premiere of Irby’s new composition, Musings of Cosmic Stuff. This new musical suite inspired by the cosmos is a blend of music and astronomy, featuring a glimpse at the science behind the celestial phenomena represented by each movement. The group will travel through a series of distinctive movements, evoking awe-inspiring galactic phenomena from supernovas, stars, and black holes to the formation of a galaxy and life itself.

Jazz at Lincoln Center is located at Broadway at 60th Street in New York, New York.

“Star Trek” icon William Shatner will serve as host of the April 25 concert. Through original narration, the Golden Globe® and Emmy Award® winning actor will complement this musical gravity-defying exploration of the universe, shedding light upon each subject before the JLCO brings it to life as music

Irby, whom JazzTimes says, “has established himself as a sort of ballast in the jazz world,” released Inferno, his recent album on Blue Engine Records earlier this year. Even beyond the JLCO, Irby is an acclaimed composer, bandleader, educator, and one of the most formidable saxophonists around, and it’s a thrill when he dedicates his writing talents to the orchestra.

Free pre-concert discussion about the music and artists at 7:00 p.m.

As many of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s concerts stream live in high-definition audio and video for free to a global audience, this concert will webcast live on April 23 and April 25. Webcast dates are subject to change. The concerts will also be available on Livestream’s mobile and TV-connected applications with real-time DVR, chat, photos, and other materials available to fans worldwide at

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