Wynton at 60 marks Jazz at Lincoln Center’s return to live, in-person concerts in Rose Theater at Frederick P. Rose Hall
New York, NY (September 15, 2021) — On November 18–19, at 8:00 p.m., Jazz at Lincoln Center opens a homecoming season of live, in-person performances in the organization’s home, Frederick P. Rose Hall. The opening night concert, entitled Wynton at 60, also marks Managing and Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis‘s 60th birthday and features the world renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra highlighting his works in small and big band configurations.
Grand Seiko is the title sponsor of Wynton at 60 and official timekeeper of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 2021–22 season.
For this celebratory event, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, known for its unprecedented musical range, will take its dynamism to a new level as the group performs a retrospective of Marsalis’s incredible career. Audiences will be treated to select works from across his four decades of composing, arranging, and playing. Marsalis will additionally perform with a small group composed of JLCO members and special guests—something he hasn’t done in Rose Theater since 2011.
Following more than 17 months producing over 1,000 digital programs for a global audience throughout the pandemic, Jazz at Lincoln Center opens the doors of the House of Swing on November 18-19 at full capacity. Jazz at Lincoln Center observes all New York City and New York State guidelines in order for audiences to safely experience live events.
Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 34th season runs from November 18, 2021 to June 11, 2022. In addition to live concerts throughout Frederick P. Rose Hall, the organization offers webcast performances, in-person and virtual education programs, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis tour dates worldwide, and the release of new Blue Engine Records titles. Concerts during this monumental season re-affirm the art of swing, the engine of musical freedom in jazz. Season concerts honor some of the luminaries of jazz composition rooted in swing—Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus, Dave Brubeck, Wayne Shorter, and Jelly Roll Morton—while debuting new works by Cécile McLorin Salvant and Wynton Marsalis.
The complete 2021–22 season chronology is available online: https://2021.jazz.org/21-22-season