Jazz at Lincoln Center with Wynton Marsalis to Return to Segerstrom Center, 3/14

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The world-renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis arrives at Segerstrom Center for the Arts on Friday, March 14 at 7:30 p.m. in Segerstrom Hall. The much admired and critically acclaimed orchestra performs the music of Count Basie and Duke Ellington for its return visit to the Center. "One rarely hears this music played with such technical brilliance, stylistic authenticity and tonal sheen...Here were the throaty reeds, percussive trumpet blasts and visceral sense of swing that have made the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra the greatest large jazz ensemble working today," notes Chicago Tribune.

With a tireless touring schedule and a fervent commitment to impart jazz music for all audiences, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra comprises of 15 of today's finest jazz soloists and ensemble players: Wynton Marsalis, music director and trumpet; Ryan Kisor, Sean Jones, Marcus Printup, trumpets; Chris Crenshaw, Vincent Gardner, Elliot Madon, trombones; Walter Blanding, Victor Goines, Sherman Irby, Ted Nash, Paul Nedzela, reeds; Dan Nimmer, piano; Carlos Henriquez, bass and Ali Jackson, drums.

Tickets for Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis start at $39 and are now available online at SCFTA.org, at the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa or by calling (714) 556- 2787. For inquiries about groups of 10 or more, call the Group Services office at (714) 755-0236. The TTY number is (714) 556-2746.

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra under the leadership of musical director Wynton Marsalis draws from an extensive repertoire that includes original compositions by Marsalis, Ted Nash and other members of the ensemble, as well as the masterworks of Ellington, Mingus, Coltrane and other great jazz composers.

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.

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 Sa?o 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 Marsalis and Addy co-wrote and dedicated to Marsalis' native New Orleans.

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