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The iconic Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra performs McCoy Tyner’s composition “The Man from Tanganyika” during their performance on October 1, 2023, part of the 2023-24 Season, broadcast on Fridays Live.
About the concert:
A 2011 NEA Jazz Master and arguably the most famous jazz musician alive, trumpeter Wynton Marsalis is an iconic figure in the evolution of the art form and a tireless advocate for jazz as America’s classical music. He returns with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra for his first SFJAZZ performances since receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award presented at SFJAZZ Gala 2022.
From his New Orleans beginnings and fiery debut with legendary drummer Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers to his string of acclaimed albums and current role as Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center, Marsalis has amassed an unrivaled number of awards and accolades, including nine GRAMMYs and the Pulitzer Prize for Music, the first ever awarded to a jazz artist. Since 1988, he has led the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, a 15-piece assemblage of virtuosos which has contemporized the notion of a "big band," simultaneously honoring the rich heritage of Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong while debuting a stunning variety of commissions from illustrious names including Joe Henderson, Christian McBride, Freddie Hubbard, Joe Lovano and of course, Wynton himself. This appearance is a major jazz event, and we are delighted to welcome them back to SFJAZZ.
Wynton Marsalis: music director, trumpet
Sherman Irby: alto and soprano saxophones, flute, clarinet
Alexa Tarantino: alto and soprano saxophones, flute, clarinet
Chris Lewis: tenor and soprano saxophones, clarinet, bass clarinet
Abdias Armenteros: tenor and soprano saxophones, clarinet
Paul Nedzaela: baritone and soprano saxophones, clarinet, bass clarinet
Ryan Kisor: trumpet
Kenny Rampton: trumpet
Marcus Printup: trumpet
Vincent Gardner: trombone
Chris Crenshaw: trombone
Elliot Mason: trombone
Dan Nimmer: piano
Carlos Henriquez: bass
Obed Calvaire: drums
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