Wynton Marsalis launches a new concert experience at JALC exploring the history of jazz in America

This month, Jazz at Lincoln Center and General and Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis will launch Journey Through Jazz: Fundamentals, a new concert event created and hosted by Marsalis.

An interactive, educational, and family-friendly experience, Marsalis will guide audiences through the evolution of jazz and blues in America with its own wisdom and humor paired with the music of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO) in a rare live performance. the intimate call room. Throughout the series, Marsalis and the JLCO will cover the fundamentals of jazz, folk, blues and swing.

The concerts on March 18 and 19 will delve into the JLCO’s repertoire with American folk and blues selections from legends Duke Ellington, Dave Brubeck, Leonard Bernstein, Wayne Shorter and Jelly Roll Morton. Future Journey Through Jazz performances will be announced at a later date.

The Frederick P. Rose Hall Call Room is located on Broadway at 60th Street in New York, New York.

Tickets for the Journey Through Jazz in-person and live concerts are available for purchase via jazz.org/jtj.

Grand Seiko is the official timekeeper for Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 2021-22 season.

The 34th season of Jazz at Lincoln Center runs from November 18, 2021 through June 11, 2022. In addition to live concerts in Frederick P. Rose Hall, the organization offers webcast performances, in-person educational programs and virtual tours, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis’ worldwide tour dates and the release of new titles from Blue Engine Records. The concerts of this monumental season reaffirm the art of swing, the engine of musical freedom in jazz. The season’s concerts pay homage to some of the luminaries of swing-rooted jazz composition – Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus, Dave Brubeck, Wayne Shorter and Jelly Roll Morton – while featuring new works by Cécile McLorin Salvant and Wynton Marsalis.

The entire 2021-22 season is available online: 2022.jazz.org/21-22-season.

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