Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

The Center for the Arts presents at
255 South Auburn Street, Grass Valley, CA
Friday, June 17
8:00PM concert
7:30PM pre-concert forum moderated by Ken Hardin of InConcert Sierra

$45 members, $55 non-member general admission
Limited to 4 tickets per member
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General Admission – floor and bleacher seating on a first-come-first-serve basis

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.

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.

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 Paolo, 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.


“I am really looking forward to playing in Grass Valley again. This place holds a special place in my heart, as my two daughters, Emily and Lisa, grew up here. It’s been almost ten years since Wynton Marsalis and I performed at the Veteran’s Hall to sold out crowds – way too long. This is a very cool community – one that obviously appreciates music and culture. Unfortunately, is a bit removed from the normal routing of touring artists. I am thrilled Julie Baker had the idea (and followthrough!) to get the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra to this great town. We will be swinging the roof off on June 17th!” – Ted Nash – woodwinds / composer

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  1. I am very interestd in ushering this concert as well as others of this type. I’m extremely fond of music and stage plays.

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