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Friday, August 9th, 2019

Grammy Award-Winner Cécile Mclorin Salvant’s The Ogresse: A Genre-Defying Musical Experience Featuring 13-Piece Chamber Ensemble L’orchestre L’ogresse With Bandleader Darcy James Argue And The Mivos String Quartet

Rose Theater on September 27-28, 8:00 p.m.

New York, NY (August 9, 2019) – Grammy Award-winning vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant brings her newest theatrical work, The Ogressearranged and conducted by Darcy James Argue, to Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater, September 27–28 at 8:00 p.m. The Ogresseis an original song cycle featuring Salvant with musical support from L’Orchestre L’Ogresse, a 13-piece chamber ensemble assembled for the show by composer and bandleader Darcy James Argue and comprised of top-tier jazz musicians and The Mivos String Quartet--Olivia De Prato (violin); Maya Bennardo (violin); Vistor Lowrie Tafoya (viola) and Tyler J. Borden (cello). A generational talent adored by critics and all types of audiences, Salvant is already a master of musical storytelling. The New Yorker exclaims, “only a few years into her career, this singer has absorbed the history of jazz and made it her own.”

The Ogresse, which premiered atthe Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium in 2018 to a sold-out crowd, is a unique musical journey created by Salvant. A dark and romantic “fairytale-like” story, The Ogresse is an audacious addition to Salvant’s increasingly eclectic body of work. Audience members will receive a copy of Salvant’s full handwritten libretto, including lyrics to The Ogresse, illustrations, and a few…unusual cooking recipes preferred by the titular ogresse.

 A free pre-concert discussion takes place at 7:00 p.m. each night in the Agnes Varis and Karl Leichtman Studio, located in the Irene Diamond Education Center at Jazz at Lincoln Center.

The Ogresse takes place in Rose Theater in Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, located on Broadway at 60th Street in New York City. For additional information and to purchase tickets, visit jazz.org.

Ticket Information
Rose Theater ticket prices are $40 and up, dependent upon seating section.

All single tickets can be purchased through jazz.org 24 hours a day or through CenterCharge at 212-721-6500, open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Tickets can also be purchased at the Jazz at Lincoln Center Box Office, located on Broadway at 60th Street, ground floor. Note: Hot Seats—$10 seats for each Rose Theater performance (excluding Jazz for Young People® concerts and other performances as specified) and select performances in The Appel Room—are available for purchase by the general public on the Wednesday prior to each performance. Tickets are subject to availability; please call 212-258-9800 for available Hot Seats performance dates.

Many of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s concerts stream live in high-definition audio and video for free to a global audience. The concerts will also be available on Livestream’s mobile and TV-connected applications with real-time DVR, chat, photos and other materials available to fans worldwide at jazz.org/live.

Additional information may be found at jazz.org |
Facebook: facebook.com/jazzatlincolncenter |
Twitter: @jazzdotorg | Instagram: @jazzdotorg |
YouTube: youtube.com/jalc | Livestream: jazz.org/live

Jazz at Lincoln Center proudly acknowledges its major corporate partners:
Bloomberg Philanthropies, Brooks Brothers, The Coca-Cola Company, Con Edison, Entergy, SiriusXM, and Steinway & Sons.

Generous support for the 2019-2020 Jazz at Lincoln Center Season is made possible in part by the Arnhold Family, Diana and Joe DiMenna, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Ambrose Monell Foundation and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

This work was co-commissioned by the MetropolitanMuseum of Art, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, and the John F. Kennedy Centerfor the Performing Arts.


Press Inquiries:
Madelyn Gardner
Manager, Public Relations & External Communications
Jazz at Lincoln Center