Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra featuring Wynton Marsalis
Sunday, May 1
Led by incomparable trumpeter-composer Marsalis, the inimitable Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra brings PIFA to a close with a breathtaking French-influenced program. Whether performing historic compositions or commissioned works, the “finest big band in the world today” (Daily Telegraph, United Kingdom) delivers a dynamic, attention-grabbing show every time. The 15 jazz soloists and ensemble players, under Marsalis’ esteemed direction, are serious musicians whose playing is as fun as it is stylistically remarkable.
Jazz at Lincoln Center is dedicated to inspiring and growing audiences for jazz. With the world-renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and a comprehensive array of guest artists, Jazz at Lincoln Center advances a unique vision for the continued development of the art of jazz by producing a year-round schedule of performance, education and broadcast events for audiences of all ages. These productions include concerts, national and international tours, residencies, a jazz hall of fame and concert series, weekly national radio programs, television broadcasts, recordings, publications, an annual high school jazz band competition and festival, a band director academy, jazz appreciation curriculum for students, music publishing, children’s concerts and classes, lectures, adult education courses, student and educator workshops and interactive websites. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis, Chairman Lisa Schiff and Executive Director, Adrian Ellis, Jazz at Lincoln Center will produce thousands of events each season in its home in New York City, Frederick P. Rose Hall, and around the world.