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JLCO with Wynton Marsalis in New York

JLCO with Wynton Marsalis

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Event In Transition with Glenn Close and Ted Nash
Ensemble JLCO with Wynton Marsalis
Date Thursday, January 30th, 2020 – Saturday, February 1st, 2020
Time 8:00pm
Venue Rose Theater
Address 100 St Kilda Road
Location New York, NY, United States
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Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra saxophonist Ted Nash is a visionary composer at the top of his game. Nash’s most recent creation for the JLCO, The Presidential Suite, earned him Grammy Awards for Best Large Ensemble Jazz Album and Best Instrumental Composition in 2017. Tonight’s concert is the world premiere of his new work, featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and award–winning actor and personal friend Glenn Close.

This exclusive program explores the idea of what it means for a person to go through a transition of sorts, from the geographical to the physical. As inspiration for each piece, Nash has hired a collection of esteemed writers to contribute their personal musings on the topic of transitions. Glenn Close will express the writers’ sentiments to the audience, and the JLCO will perform each of Nash’s corresponding musical movements.
Nash has already turned such open-ended concepts into some of finest big band music of the 21st century, and Jazz at Lincoln Center is thrilled to commission his latest suite.