Broadway favorite Derrick Baskin (Memphis, Little Mermaid) is currently lending his powerful voice to the 70-person choir now touring the country with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, presenting Wynton Marsalis' Abyssinian Mass in a variety of churches and concert halls.
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Damien Sneed, and the 70-piece Chorale Le Chateau performs Abyssinian: A Gospel Celebration Tour, an historic and uplifting celebration taking place in performing arts centers and churches in the U.S.
On this unique tour, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Damien Sneed, and Chorale Le Chateau perform Marsalis’ composition Abyssinian Mass, a landmark collaboration of jazz, gospel, instrumentation, and vocals.
Never has Marsalis coalesced the codes of sacred and secular expression more successfully than with this 2008 extended work, commissioned to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Abyssinian Baptist Church on West 138th Street in Harlem. Upcoming tour dates follow: October 18 St. Louis, Missouri – Touhill Performing Arts Center
October 19 Kansas City, Missouri – Kaufmann Center for the Performing Arts, Helzberg Hall
October 21 Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania – Messiah College
October 22 New Haven, Connecticut – Yale University, Woosley Hall
October 24-26 New York, New York – Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall
October 27 Boston, Massachusetts – Symphony Hall
PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: On the Road With Wynton Marsalis' Abyssinian: A Gospel Celebration Tour and Derrick Baskin
Matt Bomer, Zachary Quinto, Andrew Rannells, Robin de Jesús, Brian Hutchison, Tuc Watkins, Charlie Carver, and Michael Benjamin Washington share secrets behind the play’s design, character perspectives, and the work’s importance in 2018.