Under the charismatic leadership of Wynton Marsalis, the house ensemble from New York’s Jazz at Lincoln Center visits Symphony Hall following a landmark London residency at the Barbican Centre.
Described by Down Beat as “not just a band on tour, but a religious congregation, spreading the word of jazz“, this is a big band in the classic mould. It has a vast repertoire that stretches from rare historic compositions from the early days of jazz, through the music of the great big band leaders – Duke Ellington, Fletcher Henderson – and later masters such as Charlie Mingus and Ornette Coleman, to new music from within the multi-talented ranks of the Orchestra itself.
“The finest big band in the world today“ Daily Telegraph
“_A heady mélange of soulful lyricism, brash dissonance, festive rhythms and unbridled swing, [the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra] proved hard to resist_” Mike Joyce, The Washington Post
“It was a reminder of what a magnificent instrument Marsalis has created over the years. Does there exist anywhere in the world a band so finely balanced across every section, so virtuoso in all its individual parts, and with such an invigorating blend of discipline and joy?“ The Telegraph
“The programme was varied and exemplary indeed…another heroic and successful visit to these shores by an orchestra that continues to make more inroads into the Barbican’s offerings and outreach“ London Jazz
Watch Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis on YouTube here
This show will last approximately 90 minutes. There will be no interval.
£27.50, £31.50, £35
- 32 Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2EA, West Midlands, United Kingdom