Wynton Marsalis Septet live at Jazz in Marciac 2014
Wynton Marsalis and six of his most frequent collaborators will come together in a program featuring some of Marsalis’ greatest compositions. The evening’s repertoire will be selected from both The Marciac Suite and Lighthouse/Lightning Rod.
In 1999, Marsalis brought his septet and 90 minutes of new music to the Jazz in Marciac Festival. The music is a 13-part tribute to the town and its people so beloved by the composer. 15 years later, the songs that comprise The Marciac Suite are still a staple of the band’s repertoire and continue to be played around the world.
The music to Lighthouse/Lightning Rod was composed in association with Garth Fagan Dance as a celebration of the anniversary of the legendary 1991 Fagan/Marsalis collaboration, Griot New York. Premiered at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in 2012, Lighthouse/Lightning Rod has not been performed since and will be making its European debut.
Wynton Marsalis, trumpet
Elliot Mason, trombone
Ted Nash, saxophones
Walter Blanding, saxophones
Dan Nimmer, piano
Carlos Henriquez, bass
Ali Jackson, drums
Live webcast on August 11, 2014 at 5pm ET (11pm CET) on wyntonmarsalis.org/live