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Thursday, March 5th, 2020

World Premiere Of Sherman Irby’s Newest Composition, Musings of Cosmic Stuff, Performed By the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater
April 2325 at 8:00 p.m.

Actor William Shatner to host April 25 concert

New York, NY (March 5, 2020) – On April 23─25, at 8:00 p.m., in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater, saxophonist Sherman Irby will lead the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis in the world premiere of Irby’s new composition, Musings of Cosmic Stuff. This new musical suite inspired by the cosmos is a blend of music and astronomy, featuring a glimpse at the science behind the celestial phenomena represented by each movement. The group will travel through a series of distinctive movements, evoking awe-inspiring galactic phenomena from supernovas, stars, and black holes to the formation of a galaxy and life itself.

 Jazz at Lincoln Center is located at Broadway at 60th Street in New York, New York.

“Star Trek” icon William Shatner will serve as host of the April 25 concert. Through original narration, the Golden Globe® and Emmy Award® winning actor will complement this musical gravity-defying exploration of the universe, shedding light upon each subject before the JLCO brings it to life as music.

Irby, whom JazzTimes says, “has established himself as a sort of ballast in the jazz world,” released Inferno, his recent album on Blue Engine Records earlier this year. Even beyond the JLCO, Irby is an acclaimed composer, bandleader, educator, and one of the most formidable saxophonists around, and it’s a thrill when he dedicates his writing talents to the orchestra.

Free pre-concert discussion about the music and artists at 7:00 p.m.

As many of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s concerts stream live in high-definition audio and video for free to a global audience, this concert will webcast live on April 23 and April 25. Webcast dates are subject to change. 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.

For additional information and to purchase tickets, visit jazz.org.  

Ticket Information
Rose Theater tickets are $40 and up depending on seat selection.

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 p.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.

Additional information may be found at jazz.org |
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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.

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Press Inquiries:
Zooey Tidal Jones
Director, Public Relations & External Communications
Jazz at Lincoln Center
zjones@jazz.org
212-258-9821