The first-ever jazz artist to receive the Pulitzer Prize in music, the legendary trumpeter Wynton Marsalis is also the first and only artist to win both the classical and jazz Grammys in the same year—a feat he achieved again the following year. Currently the managing and artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center, Marsalis has more than 70 classical and jazz recordings to his name.
Don’t miss this chance to catch “the finest big band in the world today” (The Daily Telegraph) as they perform two different repertoires over two concerts celebrating the best in American jazz history.
The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra is made up of
Wynton Marsalis, Music Director, Trumpet
Ryan Kisor, Trumpet
Kenny Rampton, Trumpet
Marcus Printup, Trumpet
Vincent Gardner, Trombone
Chris Crenshaw, Trombone
Elliot Mason, Trombone
Sherman Irby, Alto and Soprano Saxophones, Flute, Clarinet
Ted Nash, Alto and Soprano Saxophones, Flute, Clarinet
Victor Goines, Tenor and Soprano Saxophones, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet
Camille Thurman, Tenor and Soprano Saxophones, Clarinet
Paul Nedzela, Baritone and Soprano Saxophones, Bass Clarinet
Dan Nimmer, Piano
Carlos Henriquez, Bass
Jason Marsalis, Drums
8 Mar, Fri: The Duke & The Count
Wynton Marsalis leads the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra in a celebration of two jazz legends, Duke Ellington and Count Basie. Both were bandleaders who wrote innumerable timeless standards, elevating jazz to fine art. Duke Ellington’s incomparable contributions to music and culture are endlessly powerful, uplifting and worthy of re-examination, while Count Basie and his band could always be depended on for a party whenever they showed up. This is an exhilarating evening of unstoppable swing and iconic blues riffs.
9 Mar, Sat: Jazz Ambassadors
These are the jazz icons who brought jazz to the world at large. Wynton Marsalis leads the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra in an evening that features the music jazz greats such as Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Dave Brubeck and Louis Armstrong. This is an evening of timeless standards and red-hot hits by some of the greatest jazzmen to ever swing.
The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra will be conducting an edition of their popular Jazz for Young People Concerts on 9 Mar 2019, Sat, 2pm. Hosted by music director and trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, together with the 15-member orchestra, this hour-long narrated concert uses warmth and humour to introduce key music concepts and other jazz ideas to young people. This programme is organised for schools and is tailored for audiences 10 and up; it is a rare opportunity to attend a light, educational programme by some of the most respected musicians in the jazz world.
Tickets from Esplanade
$58*, $88**, $108, $128^, $158^ (Cat 5 – Sold Out)
Limited concessions for students, NSFs and seniors: $50*, $80**
Best of Jazz Special
$288 for two Cat 1 tickets over 2 nights
15% Early Bird Special
(26 Nov – 9 Dec 2018)
Applicable for Cat 1 tickets only.
(from 10 Dec 2018)
White card: 10% savings
Black card: 15% savings
Group & Corporate Booking
For customised experiences and services, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 6828 8389 for more information.
Tote Board Arts Grant
All Primary Schools (Upper Pri), Secondary Schools, Junior Colleges / Centralised Institute & ITEs may use the Tote Board Arts Grant to subsidise up to 50% of the programme cost.