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JLCO with Wynton Marsalis and Sydney Symphony Orchestra in Sydney

JLCO with Wynton Marsalis and Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Event Swing Symphony
Ensemble JLCO with Wynton Marsalis and Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Date Thursday, February 25th, 2016 – Saturday, February 27th, 2016
Time 6:30pm
Venue Sydney Opera House
Address Bennelong Point
Location Sydney, Australia

Two ‘big bands’ come together in the one concert hall when the SSO meets Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis!
For Wynton Marsalis it’s true: ‘It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing.’ It doesn’t matter where you are in the history of jazz, he says, the spirit of swing is always present. It’s perpetually new, it revives itself, it’s timeless. A swing rhythm doesn’t age. And it’s all about the spirit of collaboration, finding equilibrium with other people. Which is exactly what happens in his Swing Symphony, when the big band meets the symphony orchestra. In just under an hour, Marsalis makes a musical journey: jump-cutting between ragtime, Charleston, big band, bebop and beyond. It’s the perfect fusion of the rhythms and riffs of jazz with the richness of the classical sound.

Personnel

Conductor

Setlist

Set I: (Sydney Symphony Orchestra):

  • Fancy Free (By Leonard Bernstein)
  • Prelude, Fugue, And Riffs (By Leonard Bernstein)
    (with Marcus Printup & Ali Jackson)

Set II (JLCO & SSO):

Encore: