Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and Special Guest, Cécile Mclorin Salvant
The world-renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and its esteemed Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis will perform a glorious program of holiday big band favorites, with special guest vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant – the sensational 23-year-old Miami native who won the 2010 Thelonious Monk Competition. Salvant's ability to refract the styles of such iconic performers as Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday and Valaida Snow with 21st century freshness, expressivity, and soulfulness gives new meaning to Marsalis' mantra “all jazz is modern.”
The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra is known for its stylistic authenticity and its stellar performances of choice instrumental arrangements from the books of such key swing era units as Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Benny Goodman and Tommy Dorsey. The remarkably versatile orchestra, comprising 15 of today’s finest jazz soloists and ensemble players, was formed as Lincoln Center’s resident orchestra in 1988. Featured in all aspects of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s programming, the orchestra performs and leads educational events in New York, across the U.S. and around the world; in concert halls; dance venues; jazz clubs; public parks; and with symphony orchestras, ballet troupes and local students.
Under the direction of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer/trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, the orchestra spends over a third of the year on tour, and can also be heard through its weekly national radio programs, global television broadcasts and numerous recordings.