Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis Returns to Segerstrom Center for the Arts
March 14, 2014 in Segerstrom Hall

The world-renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis arrives at Segerstrom Center for the Arts on Friday, March 14 at 7:30 p.m. in Segerstrom Hall. The much admired and critically acclaimed orchestra performs the music of Count Basie and Duke Ellington for its return visit to the Center. “One rarely hears this music played with such technical brilliance, stylistic authenticity and tonal sheen…Here were the throaty reeds, percussive trumpet blasts and visceral sense of swing that have made the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra the greatest large jazz ensemble working today,” notes Chicago Tribune. If you like Jazz or have any appreciation for music, this show is not to be missed. Wynton Marsalis is incendiary and keeps the past of Jazz alive, while giving it a bright new future.

With a tireless touring schedule and a fervent commitment to impart jazz music for all audiences, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra comprises of 15 of today’s finest jazz soloists and ensemble players: Wynton Marsalis, music director and trumpet; Ryan Kisor, Sean Jones, Marcus Printup, trumpets; Chris Crenshaw, Vincent Gardner, Elliot Madon, trombones; Walter Blanding, Victor Goines, Sherman Irby, Ted Nash, Paul Nedzela, reeds; Dan Nimmer, piano; Carlos Henriquez, bass and Ali Jackson, drums.

Hailed as “an extraordinarily versatile orchestra” by the Los Angeles Times, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra under the leadership of musical director Wynton Marsalis draws from an extensive repertoire that includes original compositions by Marsalis, Ted Nash and other members of the ensemble, as well as the masterworks of Ellington, Mingus, Coltrane and other great jazz composers.

Jazz at Lincoln Center also regularly premieres works commissioned from a variety of composers including Benny Carter, Joe Henderson, Benny Golson, Jimmy Heath, Wayne Shorter, Sam Rivers, Joe Lovano, Chico O’Farrill, Freddie Hubbard, Charles McPherson, Marcus Roberts, Geri Allen, Eric Reed, Wallace Roney and Christian McBride, as well as from current and former Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra members.

Tickets for Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis start at $39 and are now available online at SCFTA.org, at the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa or by calling (714) 556- 2787. For inquiries about groups of 10 or more, call the Group Services office at (714) 755-0236. The TTY number is (714) 556-2746.