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Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis Performs the Music of Charles Mingus and Thelonious Monk, Plus the World Premiere of Andy Farber’s Usonian Structures in Masters of Form: From Mingus To Monk

Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater
April 3 – 4, 8:00 p.m.  

 New York, NY (February 11, 2020) – In the concert event Masters of Form: From Mingus to Monk, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis performs some of the most masterfully structured pieces of the jazz canon, written by musical architects such as Jelly Roll Morton, Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk, and George Russell.

On this special evening, the orchestra along with composer, arranger and saxophonist Andy Farber, will expand upon the architectural concept with the three-night world premiere of Andy Farber’s Usonian Structures, inspired by the work of architect Frank Lloyd Wright, in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater on April 3 - 4 at 8:00 p.m.The first concert takes place at the Eisenhower Auditorium at Penn State on April 2 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra residency at the university. 

Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater at Frederick P. Rose Hall is located at Broadway at 60th Street in New York, New York. 

The evening’s program is a musical mashup with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis creating an atmosphere of great composition combined with and compared to great architecture. With music direction by Jazz at Lincoln Center trombonist Vincent Gardner, the band will start the show by playing some of the most intricately designed and influential pieces in jazz history. They will emphasize the brilliant layering and attention to form that allowed composers like Morton, Mingus, Monk, and Russell to construct such distinctly expressive and enduring music.

The second half of the show will expand upon this concept with the world premiere of Usonian Structures,a new suite created by longtime member of the Jazz at Lincoln Center family,Andy Farber. One of today’s finest big band composers and arrangers, Farber’s credits include work with jazz greats such as Shirley Horn, B.B. King, Jon Hendricks and more. The piece is inspired by the work of architect Frank Lloyd Wright,and each movement is an interpretation or impression of one of Wright’s iconic designs.

 A pre-concert discussion will take place prior to each show at 7:00 p.m.

 For more information, 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 at212-721-6500, open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tickets can also bepurchased 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 acknowledgesits 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 andJoe 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.

 

 

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Press Inquiries:
Alyssa Bendetson
Assistant Director, Public Relations & External Communications
Jazz at Lincoln Center
abendetson@jazz.org
212-258-9908