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JLCO with Wynton Marsalis in New York

JLCO with Wynton Marsalis
Event The Music of Billy Strayhorn
Ensemble JLCO with Wynton Marsalis
Date Friday, November 5th, 2010 – Saturday, November 6th, 2010
Time 8:00pm
Venue Rose Theater
Address Broadway at 60th
Location New York, NY, United States
Admission $30, $50, $75, $95, $120

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, accompanied by the rich baritone of José James, plays the distinctively gorgeous and iconic music of Billy Strayhorn.
One of the jazz world’s most brilliant composers, Billy Strayhorn wrote “Take the ‘A’ Train” and “Lush Life,” two classics from the Ellington songbook and in jazz history. Duke Ellington even called him “my right arm, my left arm and the eyes in the back of my head.” Whether as Duke Ellington’s key collaborator or on his own, Strayhorn is an important figure in jazz history. He was jazz’s leading romantic, as shown in the tender and sensual “Lush Life” and “Prelude to a Kiss” and with “Take the ‘A’ Train” and “Johnny Come Lately,” he wrote some of the hardest-swinging tunes of all time.

Free pre-concert discussion nightly at 7pm.