Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
Formed by Jazz at Lincoln Center Managing and Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis from members of his septet and surviving members of the Duke Ellington Orchestra, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra is one of the world’s finest working big bands. The members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra are 15 of the best soloists, ensemble players, and arrangers in jazz. In residence since 1988, it is widely regarded as the ‘finest big band in the world today’ (Daily Telegraph, UK). This remarkably versatile band celebrates jazz’s large-ensemble tradition by performing a vast repertoire of masterpieces by legends of the genre, including Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Fletcher Henderson, Thelonious Monk, Mary Lou Williams, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Goodman, Charles Mingus, Chick Corea and many others, as well as original works and arrangements.
“Ellington’s era may have come and gone, but the model he established
still resonates in our culture, nowhere more than in the work of JLCO.”
- Chicago Tribune