Wynton on tour now with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis announces a fall tour that will take the world renowned big band through Canada and the Western U.S. Stops include Banff, Monterey, Los Angeles, Eugene and Seattle.

Tour dates:

September 15

Banff, Canada
The Banff Center

September 16
Spokane, WA

INB Performing Arts Center

September 17
Eugene, OR

Hut Center for the Performing Arts-Silva Concert Hall

September 18
Chico, CA
Laxson Auditorium

September 19-20
Monterey, CA

Monterey Jazz Festival

September 22
Berkeley, CA
UC Berkeley-Zellebach Hall

September 24
Turlock, CA
Turlock Community Theater

September 25
Davis, CA
Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts

September 26
Thousand Oaks, CA
Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza

September 27
Santa Barbara, CA
Arlington Theatre

September 29
San Diego, CA
UC San Diego- Copley Symphony Hall

October 1

Costa Mesa, CA
Orange County Performing Arts Center

October 2

Los Angeles, CA
Royce Hall

October 3
Mesa, AZ
Ikeda Theater

October 4
Prescott, AZ
Yavapai College

October 5
Santa Fe, NM

Lensic Performing Arts Center

October 7

Lincoln, NE
Lied Center for the Performing Arts

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  1. We were honored to meet you in the elevator at the Marriott Hotel after the show in Mesa. Your group is a class act professionally and personally!

    Thank you for the wonderful memory. Prescott will love you!

    Carol Chambers---Yavapai Co. (Prescott) on Oct 7th, 2009 at 12:04am

  2. hello there, I just wrote an e-mail to the other e-mail address, it may never get there. Just wanted to say that my son and I sat in the first row at the Lensic theatre in Santa Fe and had the whole band right in front of us. What an incredible show, what an amazing sound, and yes, Wynton, you are very funny and it is great to see you guys speak on stage. It makes it less formal and more enjoyable. I wish I lived in NY City again – I am trying – and I could see and hear you more often. Come back soon. From Santa Fe, nm

    Kornelia on Oct 6th, 2009 at 12:26am

  3. Hey, good afternoon Wynton, i was thinking about a movie about the life and times of Louis Armstrong… similar to what was done on “Ray”. i saw the PBS documentary on the history of Jazz but to further make it mainstream…….i saw him sing “Dinah” as a young Satchmo and Cuba Gooding Jr, just flashed to my mind….they looked so much alike, i thought i would shar it with you. Perhaps its worth exploring with Cuba..,
    our Thoughts


    BOBBY on Oct 5th, 2009 at 1:13pm

  4. i had the pleasure to see the concert at the mondavi center in davis 9/25

    wow what a show – the tight explosive sound of the band was amazing

    when they performed portrait of mahalia by duke later in the show my face hurt from the massive grin i couldnt control

    thank you wynton and band for a great concert

    Dave Azevedo on Sep 30th, 2009 at 9:01am

  5. My wife and I attended “Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis” on Saturday the 26th at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Center.I’m here to tell you that my wife and I loved that performance and if anyone gets the chance to go and see it, do so. Everyone in that band is outstanding at what they do in order to please their audience.Everyone in the audience was moving their heads or feet to the rhythm of the music throughout the entire performance. Best of luck on the rest of your tour. Next time we go to New York, you can bet your show will be one we attend.
    Thank again for a great evening.

    Harry and Ramona Dover

    Harry K Dover Jr on Sep 27th, 2009 at 8:31pm

  6. Best.

    C. on Sep 20th, 2009 at 6:30pm

  7. Best and take care.

    C. on Sep 20th, 2009 at 6:20pm

  8. yay for monterey!!

    I got to talk to Wynton back stage. He’s such a warm and humble person.

    sherol chen on Sep 20th, 2009 at 6:27am

  9. ….by freshness I meant not allowing technic and form tyranny (Wynton masters them) but just letting it, and using it, as the best vehicle for a clear and pure sound flowing directly from the musician to the audience….and finally, swinging alltogether.

    When I first listened Wynton playing classical I was absolutely surprised discovering that classics wasn’t so boring, with too much pomp and circumstance.
    No, they could be something alive and not just a mere piece of museum,”rigid and static” in a vritine, that musicians handle with fear and distance….on the contrary, and never on detriment of due respect, thanks to his mastery of technic Wynton aproaches to these pieces with absolut normalcy,directness and freshness…… and concentrates on taking out the whole meaning and the best of those notes, and on sound quality and pureness, making classical almost swing (so to say) while on the spirit of the composer.

    On another path, and after Wynton’s mention of Big Dipper in his recent post on the road…. just to say that I’ve read that Perseus Galaxy emits sound waves, of course the lowest notes in the universe (its frequency related with its distance from earth) but may be possible to listen…. who knows…..Planet’s Symphony?.

    Finally, an even lighter comment, also related to WM pst on the rod…..legend says that Napoleon’s troops lost Moscow Campaign ‘cause buttons on their uniforms were made of stain and became powder by very cold temperatures, soldiers loosing their uniforms and exposed to russian winter had to left….just History’s stories….you know.

    Well, no more blah, blah, blah.
    Best and take care.

    C. on Sep 17th, 2009 at 7:02pm

  10. I just had the opportunity to see Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra for the FIRST TIME on the 16th at Spokane, WA. All that I would like to say is that it was an ABSOLUTE DELIGHT and I am very greatful that he came to visit the NorthWest. I actually live a 2-hour drive from Spokane, but it was all VERY WORTH the expense! My hope, and everyone else in the NorthWest I’m sure, is that he would be able to come back more often. It seems to be quite rare for him to come our way, as well as the Orchestra. But once again, THANK YOU Wynton Marsalis for coming to perform for us!!!

    Kelly Noelle on Sep 17th, 2009 at 6:49pm

  11. Hey – in the tourdates introductory paragraph, it says there will be a show in Seattle – but I don’t see a Seattle date on the list. Spokane, Eugene, then on to California. Are you coming back up the coast eventually (after 10/7)?

    John on Sep 17th, 2009 at 12:07pm

  12. Read a W’s post (he’s a master and lyrical reporter) about been in the road; and see that while so doing have good opportunities of enjoying big and beautiful landscapes, telling stories, tunning radio, and so.
    Beeing Wynton a great and lyrical reporter and F.Steward an amazing photographer, I’m sure they would have lots of chances for taking pics on incredible clouds (yes, clouds….. a fabulous art “object”)then write few words on them, and if possible post some. Kind of a collection linked to different venues, gigs and moods.
    As W’s used to post of his journies this summer, and not having the chance for musical requests,could I please ask for it?.

    Good luck with the tour.

    And about been late with symphony, dont worry at all…..I would say that, if not literally,yes slightly/freely…consider that Sandy friend of you comment……sometimes “the better” can become the enemy of “the good”.
    Of course never loosing control, but for perfections sake (in my opinion) freshness, freshness, freshness.
    Take care and best.

    C. on Sep 15th, 2009 at 6:22am