Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

The Center for the Arts presents at
255 South Auburn Street, Grass Valley, CA
Friday, March 7, 8:00PM
$58 members, $68 non-member
General Admission – floor and bleacher seating on a first-come-first-serve basis

(Does not include applicable fees)
Limited to 4 tickets per member at member price

Wynton Marsalis and the
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
Playing the music of
Duke Ellington,
Count Basie and Thelonious Monk

“The finest big band in the world today.” – Daily Telegraph [UK]


“The personnel of the JLCO has been remarkably stable, evident in the group’s easygoing musical interaction and virtuosic soloing. Fast ensemble passages – many filled with tricky, multi-note sections – were delivered with a crisp, driving sense of swing.”
– Los Angeles Times

“As a composer, Mr. Marsalis has taken up both challenges, of precise tone poetry and of capturing a broader American experience. “
– The New York Times

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.

Over the last few years, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra has performed collaborations with many of the world’s leading symphony orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, the Russian National Orchestra, the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, the Boston, Chicago and London Symphony Orchestras, the Orchestra Esperimentale in São Paulo, Brazil and others. In 2006, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra collaborated with Ghanaian drum collective Odadaa!, led by Yacub Addy, to perform Congo Square, a composition Mr. Marsalis and Mr. Addy co-wrote and dedicated to Mr. Marsalis’ native New Orleans. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra has also been featured in several education and performance residencies in the last few years, including those in Vienne, France; Perugia, Italy; Prague, Czech Republic; London, England; Lucerne, Switzerland; Berlin, Germany; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Yokohama, Japan and others.Jazz at Lincoln Center also regularly premieres works commissioned from a variety of composers including Benny Carter, Joe Henderson, Benny Golson, Jimmy Heath, Wayne Shorter, Sam Rivers, Joe Lovano, Chico O’Farrill, Freddie Hubbard, Charles McPherson, Marcus Roberts, Geri Allen, Eric Reed, Wallace Roney, and Christian McBride, as well as from current and former Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra members Wynton Marsalis, Wycliffe Gordon and Ted Nash.


Wynton Marsalis, Music Director, Trumpet
Ryan Kisor, Trumpet
Marcus Printup, Trumpet
Kenny Rampton, 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
Paul Nedzela, Baritone Saxophone
Dan Nimmer, Piano
Carlos Henriquez, Bass
Ali Jackson, Drums



E.J. Gold’s dramatic 7’x 11′ JazzArt® stage panels and paintings will once again grace the performance space, as Wynton Marsalis takes the stage at the Grass Valley’s Veterans Memorial Auditorium

“Magic happens when E.J. Gold’s wildly beautiful JazzArt® paintings join the jazz musicians on stage. The freedom of gesture in Gold’s paintings reflect the eclectic rhythms, the dissonances and harmonies, the improvisation that makes jazz jazz. The JazzArt, the music and the audience become one. It’s so wonderful!” – Beverly Korenwaser, HEI-JazzArt® curator



Presented with support from

Betsy & Cliff




  1. This was an amazing concert!
    Thank you for the opportunity to provide our piano services for such a wonderful event…
    -Steve Stokes
    AAA Piano Service

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