Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Celebrates 20th Anniversary with September Tour of U.S.

Classic Arts News   Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Celebrates 20th Anniversary with September Tour of U.S.
The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, founded in 1988, observes its 20th anniversary this season. And the group — called the "greatest large jazz ensemble working today" by The Chicago Tribune — begins celebrating early next month with an 18-city U.S. tour from September 8 through October 3.

On the "Jazz Masterpieces Tour," taking in cities from Austin, Texas to Potsdam, New York, the JALC Orchestra will play a range of music — from Count Basie's Kansas City Suite to big band arrangements of tunes from the legendary Blue Note Records catalogue to the new suite Portrait in Seven Shades, composed by Orchestra member Ted Nash and inspired by some of the great paintings at New York's Museum of Modern Art.

The itinerary for the "Jazz Masterpieces Tour" is as follows:

  • September 8 - Baltimore, MD - Shriver Hall
  • September 10 - Morgantown, WV - WVU Creative Arts Center
  • September 11 - Charlottesville, VA - Paramount Theater
  • September 12 - Newport News, VA - Ferguson Center for the Arts
  • September 13 - Greenville, SC - Peace Center for the Performing Arts
  • September 14 - Knoxville, TN - Tennessee Theater
  • September 16 - Memphis, TN - Cannon Center
  • September 17 - Meridian, MS - Riley Center
  • September 18 - Meridian, MS - educational performance at Riley Center
  • September 19 - Dallas, TX - Meyerson Symphony Center
  • September 20 - Austin, TX - Paramount Theater
  • September 22 - Galveston, TX - Grand Opera House
  • September 24 - Oxford, MS - University of Mississippi
  • September 28 - Stamford, CT - Stamford Center for the Arts
  • September 29 - Stony Brook, NY - SUNY Stony Brook
  • September 30 - Kingston, NY - Ulster Performing Arts Center
  • October 1 - Washington, D.C. - Harman Center for the Arts
  • October 3 - Potsdam, NY - SUNY Potsdam

For more information, visit www.jalc.org.

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