Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis performs at the McCallum Theater in Palm Desert

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis (JLCO) features 15 of today’s top jazz soloists and musicians – and the band will perform at the McCallum Theater at 7 p.m., Saturday, January 23.

The show is presented thanks to the generosity of Wayne Prim.

Led by Wynton Marsalis, this remarkably versatile orchestra performs a vast repertoire ranging from original compositions and works commissioned by Jazz at Lincoln Center to rare historical compositions and masterpieces by Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Fletcher Henderson, Thelonious Monk , Mary Lou Williams, Dizzy Gillespie , Benny Goodman, Charles Mingus and others.

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis has been the resident orchestra of Jazz at Lincoln Center since 1988 and spends more than a third of the year touring the world. Featured in all aspects of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s programming, this remarkably versatile orchestra performs and conducts educational events in New York City, the United States and around the world.

In recent years, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis has collaborated with many of the world’s leading symphony orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic; the Russian National Orchestra; the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; the Boston, Chicago and London Symphony Orchestras; the Esperimental Orchestra of São Paulo, Brazil; and others.

Television broadcasts of Jazz at Lincoln Center programs have helped to broaden awareness of his unique musical endeavors. Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra concerts with Wynton Marsalis were broadcast in the United States; England; France; Spain; Germany; the Czech Republic; Portugal; Norway; Brazil; Argentina; Australia; China; Japan; Korea; and the Philippines. Jazz at Lincoln Center has appeared on several live XM Satellite Radio shows and eight live shows from Lincoln Center aired by PBS stations nationwide.

Jazz musician, trumpeter, composer, bandleader, arts advocate and educator, Wynton Marsalis helped propel jazz to the forefront of American culture. His prominent position in American culture was cemented in April 1997 when he became the first jazz artist to receive the Pulitzer Prize for Music for his work Blood on the Fields, commissioned by Jazz at Lincoln Center. In 2012, he was appointed Managing and Artistic Director of the world-renowned arts organization. He had been Artistic Director as well as Music Director of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (formerly known as the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra) since its inception. In 2011, CBS Television named him a cultural correspondent. Since July 1, 2014, Marsalis has served as Director of Jazz Studies at The Juilliard School.

Please note that proof of vaccination is required for access to all performances at the McCallum Theater. Masks must be worn at all times, regardless of vaccination status. For up-to-date information on health and safety protocols, please visit www.mccallumtheatre.com.

Tickets for this performance are priced at $120, $95 and $55. Tickets are available at www.mccallumtheatre.com or by calling the McCallum Theater box office at (760) 340-2787. The McCallum Theater, located at 73000 Fred Waring Drive, Palm Desert CA 92260, accepts cash, personal check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.

The McCallum Theater box office, call center and website are the only authorized outlets for tickets to performances presented at the theatre.

Tickets purchased from other sources, such as brokers or secondary market websites, are purchased at the consumer’s own risk and cannot be guaranteed to be valid.

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