A St. Patrick’s Day treat for fans of this incredible ensemble! The 15-member Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra is comprised of the finest jazz players on the scene, and their vast repertory — ranging from rare, historic compositions to newly commission works to new takes on old classics — makes them a veritable repository of jazz history. Led by the incomparable Wynton Marsalis, who conceived and built this ensemble into the irresistible force it is today, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra returns for another stunning concert. Despite one of the most aggressive touring schedules in the business, they make each concert seem fresh, drawing in audiences who are continually energized and amazed by the group’s depth of outrageous talent. “[The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra] is not just a band on tour, but a religious congregation, spreading the word of jazz.” (Down Beat)
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Added by umsmarket on July 24, 2009