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Lock-step precision and stunning virtuosity unite in a 21st-century take on the timeless big-band sound.

Treat yourself to an evening of large-ensemble jazz at its pinnacle in this latest in a long series of Washington Performing Arts presentations of the sensational Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, led by artistic director, trumpeter extraordinaire, and nine-time Grammy Award-winner Wynton Marsalis. Champions of the works of jazz immortals like Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Dave Brubeck, and Charles Mingus, the 15-strong JLCO are also famed for showcasing the music’s New Orleanian roots, the many currents of Latin jazz, and new major works by Marsalis, including 1997’s Blood on the Fields, the first jazz composition ever to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize. As the Chicago Tribune described the exhilarating force of the band in concert: “The orchestra [tore] through this music as if chasing the wind. Only a group of musicians who have toured together for so long…could have attained this kind of synchronicity.”

Program TBA

This performance is an external rental presented in coordination with the Kennedy Center Campus Rentals Office and is not produced by the Kennedy Center.

This performance is made possible through the generous support of the following sponsors: an anonymous donor; Rudy Burwell and Mona Mohib/Encompass Supply.

Special thanks to the following lead supporters of Washington Performing Arts’s mission-driven work: Jacqueline Badger Mars and Mars, Incorporated; D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities; the National Capital Arts and Cultural Affairs Program and the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts; The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation; and the Dallas Morse Coors Foundation for the Performing Arts.

Mars

DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities

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