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JLCO with Wynton Marsalis in Lawrence

JLCO with Wynton Marsalis
Ensemble JLCO with Wynton Marsalis
Date Thursday, October 11th, 2018
Time 7:30pm
Event Type World Premiere / Concert
Tour JLCO Fall Tour 2018
Project Rock Chalk Suite, 25Th Anniversary Commission Honoring 15 KU Basketball Luminaries
Venue Lied Center of Kansas
Address 1600 Stewart Dr
Location Lawrence, KS, United States
Venue Phone +1 785-864-2787
Admission $40–$60 Adult • $21–$31 Student/Youth

In celebration of the Lied Center’s 25th Anniversary, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis (JLCO) will premiere a new work, entitled Rock Chalk Suite, commissioned by the Lied Center. Each of the 15 members of the JLCO will compose one movement to capture the spirit of a beloved KU basketball legend. This project represents the first time the JLCO has been commissioned to create a new work as a collective. The combination of the world’s greatest jazz orchestra with the tradition of basketball that runs so deep at the University of Kansas will result in an unforgettable performance.

The 15 KU basketball legends who will be highlighted with individual movements and the corresponding movement sponsors are:

Phog Allen – John & Rosy Elmore
Charlie B. Black – Cathy J. Daicoff
Mario Chalmers – Miles & Paula Schnaer
Wilt Chamberlain – Beverly Smith Billings
Nick Collison – Catherine Holland
Bill Hougland – Brad & Linda Sanders
Clyde Lovellette – Jon & Vicki Jamison
Danny Manning – Danny & Julie Manning
James Naismith – David Booth
Paul Pierce – Cathy Reinhardt
Darnell Valentine – Steve & Chris Edmonds
Walt Wesley – Roland & Joanne Hurst
Jo Jo White – Scott & Linda Robinson and Chris & Jane Fevurly
Andrew Wiggins – Jeff & Mary Weinberg
Lynette Woodard – Venkat & Neeli Bendapudi in honor of Renate Mai-Dalton