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JLCO with Wynton Marsalis in New York

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JLCO with Wynton Marsalis
Ensemble JLCO with Wynton Marsalis
Date Friday, March 26th, 2021
Time 7:30pm
Event Type Concert / Virtual Event
Project Voices of Freedom: Betty Carter, Billie Holiday, Abbey Lincoln, and Nina Simone
Venue Frederick P. Rose Hall
Address Broadway at West 60th Street
Location New York, NY, United States
Venue Phone +1 212-721-6500
Admission $20 ($15 subscribers)
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The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and a roster of special guest vocalists will perform songs by some of the most powerful singers and songwriters of the 20th century. Under the music direction of Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra trombonist and vocalist Chris Crenshaw, this brand-new program looks back at four great singers whose unapologetically honest art has stood the test of time in its meaning and musicality. Melanie Charles, Shenel Johns, and Ashley Pezzotti — rising star vocalists adept in jazz, blues, folk, and beyond — will lend their unique voices to impassioned new big band charts arranged by Chris Crenshaw and members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. The repertoire will span decades of songs written by or made famous by Betty Carter, Billie Holiday, Abbey Lincoln, and Nina Simone.





  • Tight (with Melanie Charles)
  • Mississippi Goddam (*)
  • Backlash Blues (with Melanie Charles)
  • The Music is the Magic (*)
  • Down Here Below (with Ashley Pezzotti)
  • Driva’ Man (*)
  • Freedom Day (with Shenel Johns)
  • God Bless the Child (*)
  • Strange Fruit
  • Jazz (Ain’t Nothin’ but Soul) (*)
  • Droppin’ Things (with Ashley Pezzotti)

(*) Rhythm section interlude tunes