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Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

This event has been moved to Knight Theater

Apr 25, 2021 Knight Theater

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This event was originally scheduled for September 29, 2020 at Belk Theater.

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis celebrates the centennial of Charlie Parker, the iconic saxophonist and bebop pioneer. Known for his improvisational genius, breakneck speed, and game-changing harmonic ideas, Parker left us with a whole new brand of jazz that, to this day, remains a thrilling feat to perform. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra has transformed many of his best-known pieces into virtuosic big band charts, each of them featuring extended solo sections for the band’s improvisers to let loose.

By today’s standards, Parker’s music is upbeat and catchy, but it’s also a reminder of an era of fierce competition between musicians, with soloists pushing themselves to their limits to impress audiences and prove themselves to bandleaders. This spirit of showy competition has grown much more playful and friendly over the years, but Parker’s music still inspires musicians to make their bandmates’ jaws drop when it’s their turn to shine. Don't miss the fireworks when the JLCO comes to town!

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