Wednesday, August 31, 2022
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Doors open 7:00 pm)
SummerStage, Central Park
Rumsey Playfield, Manhattan, 10021
After opening the SummerStage season in 2021, the renowned jazz ensemble returns with its critically-acclaimed director to this year’s season. Director Wynton Marsalis’s name looms large in the world of jazz, and for good reason— the Grammy-winning trumpeter, composer, and bandleader has helped shepherd the cultural institution of jazz into a new millennium. Under his direction, 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. Since the orchestra’s founding in 1988, the group’s performances have been leaving its global audiences inspired and uplifted with the full vigor, vision, and depth of America’s music. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis’s vast, innovative body of original work over the past decade demonstrates the orchestra composers’ and arrangers’ thematic ambitions, distinctive musical personalities, and unprecedented range.