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Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

Pianist Brad Mehldau added as special guest for Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis Plays Monk

Pianist Brad Mehldau added as special guest for Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis Plays Monk

Mehldau joins the orchestra and previously announced special guest
Joey Alexander for this limited engagement

 

Friday & Saturday, October 23 & 24 at 8:00pm
The Town Hall


New York, NY October 13, 2015—Today, Jazz at Lincoln Center announced that Grammy-nominated pianist Brad Mehldau has been added as an additional special guest for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis’ upcoming concert at The Town Hall (123 W 43rd St, New York). Taking place on Friday & Saturday, October 23 & 24, 2015 at 8pm, the concert, which features the music of jazz icon Thelonious Monk, also features previously announced special guest and piano prodigy Joey Alexander.

Over the last two decades, Mehldau has transformed the paradigm of jazz and classical performance. Last year, Carnegie Hall made Mehldau the first jazz musician ever appointed to the Richard and Barbara Debs Composer’s Chair.  Mehldau has participated in genre-crossing commissions and notable collaborations with Pat Metheny, Anne Sofie von Otter, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Renée Fleming, Jeremy Denk, and Joshua Redman, to name a few. Whether playing his own compositions, Monk classics, American Songbook standards, or more contemporary tunes by Nick Drake, Radiohead or the Beatles, Mehldau has a gift for improvisation.


During these two highly-anticipated evenings of music, Mehldau and Alexander join the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis to explore Monk’s lasting legacy, nearly a century after his birth. The program for this concert features big band arrangements of classic Monk tunes, including “Brilliant Corners”, “Epistrophy”, “Light Blue”, “We See”, “Skippy”, “Ugly Beauty”, and “Monk’s Mood”.


Tickets for ‘Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis Plays Monk’ with special guests Joey Alexander and Brad Mehldau at The Town Hall can be purchased through jazz.org 24 hours a day or via CenterCharge at 212-721-6500, open daily from 10am to 9pm. Tickets can also be purchased at the Jazz at Lincoln Center Box Office, located on Broadway at 60th Street, ground floor. Box Office hours:  Monday-Saturday from 10am to 6pm (or 30 minutes past curtain) and Sunday from noon to 6pm (or 30 minutes past curtain). 

Jazz at Lincoln Center proudly acknowledges its major corporate partners:  
Amtrak, Bloomberg, Brooks Brothers, The Coca-Cola Company, Con Edison, Entergy, HSBC Premier, The Shops at Columbus Circle at Time Warner Center, and SiriusXM.
 

Please visit jazz.org for more information.