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JLCO with Wynton Marsalis in New York

JLCO with Wynton Marsalis
Event The South African Songbook
Ensemble JLCO with Wynton Marsalis
Date Thursday, September 12th, 2019 – Saturday, September 14th, 2019
Time 8:00pm
Venue Rose Theater
Address 10 Columbus Circle
Location New York, NY, United States

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis kicks off Opening Weekend in Rose Theater with a musical celebration of South African democracy, 25 years after apartheid’s end. Top South African musicians will join the orchestra to perform essential South African music, with each song chosen by a guest performer and newly arranged for the show by the JLCO.
South Africa has long been a vibrant and unique jazz hub, and most of the guests featured tonight helped shape the sound of jazz as a new South Africa was being born—and the music performed this evening reflects the sound of a nation defining itself anew.

Special guests include three New York-based South African vocalists – Nonhlanhla Kheswa, Melanie Scholtz, and Jazz at Lincoln Center fan-favorite Vuyo Sotashe – plus top instrumentalists joining us from South Africa: saxophonist McCoy Mrubata, pianist Nduduzo Makhathini, and vocalist and pianist Thandi Ntuli.

Live webcast on: wyntonmarsalis.org/live

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