The Shedd Institute welcomes Pulitzer Prize winning composer and trumpeter Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra to the Hult Center's Silva Concert Hall.
Hailed as "an extraordinarily versatile orchestra" by The Los Angeles Times and "the greatest large jazz ensemble working today" by the Chicago Tribune, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra is composed of 15 of jazz music's leading soloists under the leadership of musical director Wynton Marsalis. Drawing from an extensive repertoire that includes original compositions by Mr. Marsalis, Ted Nash, and other members of the orchestra, as well as the masterworks of Ellington, Mingus, Coltrane, and other great jazz composers, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis concerts are internationally critically-acclaimed. "The finest big band in the world today," said the Daily Telegraph, UK.
While Jazz at Lincoln Center features the versatile JLCO in nearly all aspects of its programming the JLCO also performs and leads educational events in New York, across the U.S., and around the globe; in concert halls, dance venues, jazz clubs, public parks, river boats, and churches; and with symphony orchestras, ballet troupes, students, and an ever-expanding roster of guest artists.
Under Music Director Wynton Marsalis, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra spends over a third of the year on tour. The big band performs a vast repertoire, from rare historic compositions to Jazz at Lincoln Center-commissioned works, including compositions and arrangements by Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Fletcher Henderson, Thelonious Monk, Mary Lou Williams, Billy Strayhorn, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Goodman, Charles Mingus, Sy Oliver, Oliver Nelson and many others.
The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra personnel includes: Wynton Marsalis (Music Director, Trumpet), Sean Jones (Trumpet), Ryan Kisor (Trumpet), Marcus Printup (Trumpet), Vincent R. Gardner (Trombone), Elliot Mason (Trombone), Chris Crenshaw (Trombone), Sherman Irby (Saxophones), Ted Nash (Alto and Soprano Saxophones, Clarinet), Walter Blanding (Tenor and Soprano Saxophones, Clarinet), Victor Goines (Tenor and Soprano Saxophones, Bb and Bass Clarinets), Joe Temperley (Baritone and Soprano Saxophones, Bass Clarinet), Dan Nimmer (Piano), Carlos Henriquez (Bass) and Ali Jackson (Drums).