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September 2017

CALENDAR VIEW

 

Rose Theater

The Fantastic Mr. Jelly Lord

30th Anniversary Landmark Concert

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis kicks off our 30th season with a joyous celebration of New Orleans legend Jelly Roll Morton (1890–1941). Jazz’s first great composer, musical intellect, and piano virtuoso, Morton gave us the musical blueprint of an eternal New Orleans and jazz as we know it today. Through both classic and never-before-heard arrangements of essential tunes like "King Porter Stomp," "Jungle Blues," “Black Bottom Stomp,” and “The Pearls,” the JLCO will showcase the contemporary power and the depth of possibility in the earliest jazz.


The Appel Room

Fred Hersch, Kurt Elling & Kate McGarry: Leaves of Grass

Composer and pianist Fred Hersch has been described by the New York Times as "a master who plays it his way." Over the course of Hersch's long and inspiring career, Leaves of Grass stands out as one of his most ambitious and deeply personal projects. Originally premiered at Carnegie Hall in 2005, Leaves of Grass celebrates the life and poetry of the American bard Walt Whitman, whose work redefined American poetry and had a significant, life-affirming impact on Hersch. In this Appel Room performance, vocalists Kurt Elling and Kate McGarry will reprise their acclaimed roles from the original project, presenting Whitman's words with grace, emotion, and a lyrical sweetness that would have made Whitman proud.


Rose Theater

Henry Threadgill: The Pulitzer Project

Visionary composer and multi-reedist Henry Threadgill is a living legend whom the New York Times calls a “composer and bandleader of intense, unyielding originality.” In this centennial year of the Pulitzer Prize, he graces Jazz at Lincoln Center in honor of the three African American jazz musicians who have won this prestigious award: Wynton Marsalis, Ornette Coleman, and – as of 2016 – Henry Threadgill! On Friday (9/22), Threadgill will lead his acclaimed Double Up Plus ensemble, featuring saxophone, cello, tuba, drums, and three extraordinary pianists: Jason Moran, David Virelles, and David Bryant. On Saturday (9/23), Threadgill will premiere a new original work and a brand new 15-piece ensemble featuring the aforementioned pianists.


September 2017