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Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Center
Play Atlanta Feb. 22

2011 February 18

Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra big band will perform at Atlanta Symphony Hall Tuesday.

Man, this music sounds fun! Just click above to play the video.

Tuesday’s performance will feature original compositions, newly arranged music of Chick Corea and selections from the JLCO’s most recent CD release, “Vitoria Suite.”

The repertoire will also include “Swing Symphony,” a new symphonic composition by  Marsalis, which will be performed by the JLCO with the Los Angeles Philharmonic featuring conductor Leonard Slatkin.  The large scale work, Marsalis’ third symphony, was written for full symphony orchestra and jazz orchestra.

Before beginning the JLCO, Marsalis performed with Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers. He has also performed with Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry and Sonny Rollins. Additionally, he has created compositions for Peter Martins at the New York City Ballet, Twyla Tharp for the American Ballet Theatre, and for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre.

For his jazz and classical recordings, Marsalis has won 9 Grammy Awards. And for his album “Blood on the Fields,” he won a Pulitzer Prize for Music.

Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra big band will perform Tuesday, Feb. 22 at 8 p.m. at Atlanta Symphony Hall.

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  1. February 23, 2011

    The show tonight was great. The press release I was sent for this show said: The repertoire will also include “Swing Symphony,” a new symphonic composition by Marsalis, which will be performed by the JLCO with the Los Angeles Philharmonic featuring conductor Leonard Slatkin. But the show did not feature the L.A. Philharmonic.

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