The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

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The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

Wynton Marsalis and his Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra honor the rich heritage of jazz legends, while presenting a variety of new works.

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Tri-C Metropolitan Campus 2809 Woodland Ave. Auditorium Cleveland, OH 44115

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The mission of Jazz at Lincoln Center is to entertain, enrich and expand a global community for Jazz through performance, education and advocacy.

With the world-renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and guest artists spanning genres and generations, Jazz at Lincoln Center produces thousands of performance, education and broadcast events each season in its home in New York City (Frederick P. Rose Hall, “The House of Swing”) and around the world, for people of all ages. Jazz at Lincoln Center is led by Chairman Clarence Otis, Managing and Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis, and Executive Director Greg Scholl. Please visit for more info.


WYNTON MARSALIS, Music Director, Trumpet





CHRIS CRENSHAW, Trombone, The Golkin Family Chair


SHERMAN IRBY, Alto and Soprano Saxophones, Flute, Clarinet

TED NASH, Alto and Soprano Saxophones, Flute, Clarinet

VICTOR GOINES, Tenor and Soprano Saxophones, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet

JULIAN LEE, Tenor and Soprano Saxophones

PAUL NEDZELA, Baritone and Soprano Saxophones, Bass Clarinet

DAN NIMMER, Piano, The Zou Family Chair

CARLOS HENRIQUEZ, Bass, The Mandel Family Chair in honor of Kathleen B. Mandel


Program to be announced from the stage.

This performance is made possible with support from Scott Balogh and Stacy Banks, and is presented in association with Jim Wadsworth Productions.

Tickets are $35 for Tri-C students (with valid ID), $50 for general admission, $125 gold circle and $250 platinum circle. Platinum and gold ticket buyers have access to a limited number of premium seats located in the center of the auditorium. All seating is first-come, first-served. There are no seat assignments. In addition to premium seating, platinum and gold ticket buyers are also invited to join Wynton Marsalis for an exclusive meet and greet after the performance. The time and location will be communicated closer to the show.

FREE & SAFE PARKING is available in Lot 5 off Woodland Avenue which is the parking garage directly under the auditorium. Driving map:

Doors at 7 p.m., concert at 8 p.m.

Masking is optional for this performance and is subject to change based on Cuyahoga County’s community transmission level.

Programs, artists, dates, prices and availability subject to change.


The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO), comprising 15 of the finest jazz soloists and ensemble players today, has been the Jazz at Lincoln Center resident orchestra since 1988. Featured in all aspects of Jazz at Lincoln Center's programming, this remarkably versatile orchestra performs and leads educational events in New York, across the U.S. and around the globe; in concert halls; dance venues; jazz clubs; public parks; and with symphony orchestras; ballet troupes; local students; and an ever-expanding roster of guest artists. Under Music Director Wynton Marsalis, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra performs a vast repertoire, from rare historic compositions to Jazz at Lincoln Center-commissioned works, including compositions and arrangements by Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Fletcher Henderson, Thelonious Monk, Mary Lou Williams, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Goodman, Charles Mingus, and many others.

Education is a major part of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s mission; its educational activities are coordinated with concert and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra tour programming. These programs, many of which feature Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra members, include the celebrated Jazz for Young People™ family concert series; the Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival; the Jazz for Young People™ Curriculum; educational residencies; workshops; and concerts for students and adults worldwide. Jazz at Lincoln Center educational programs reach over 110,000 students, teachers and general audience members.

Jazz at Lincoln Center, NPR Music and WBGO have partnered to create the next generation of jazz programming in public radio: Jazz Night in America. The series showcases today’s vital jazz scene while also underscoring the genre’s storied history. Hosted by bassist Christian McBride, the program features hand-picked performances from across the country, woven with the colorful stories of the artists behind them. Jazz Night in America and Jazz at Lincoln Center’s radio archive can be found at

Under Music Director Wynton Marsalis, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra spends over a third of the year on tour. The big band performs a vast repertoire, from rare historic compositions to Jazz at Lincoln Center- commissioned works, including compositions and arrangements by Duke Ellington; Count Basie; Fletcher Henderson; Thelonious Monk; Mary Lou Williams; Billy Strayhorn; Dizzy Gillespie; Benny Goodman; Charles Mingus; Chick Corea; Oliver Nelson; and many others. Guest conductors have included Benny Carter; John Lewis; Jimmy Heath; Chico O'Farrill; Ray Santos; Paquito D’Rivera; Jon Faddis; Robert Sadin; David Berger; Gerald Wilson; and Loren Schoenberg.

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, Ted Nash, Victor Goines, Sherman Irby, Chris Crenshaw, and Carlos Henriquez.

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 performed Marsalis’ symphony, Swing Symphony, with the Berliner Philharmoniker in Berlin and with the New York Philharmonic in New York City in 2010 and with the Los Angeles Philharmonic in Los Angeles in 2011. Swing Symphony is a Co-Commission by the New York Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and The Barbican Centre.

$35 – $250