Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
10 – 26 Jul 2012 A spectacular series of concerts all featuring the world-renowned jazz orchestra
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Tue 10 Jul European premiere Congo Square Featuring Yacub Addy and Odadaa! A skillful combination of traditional African music with big band jazz.
Fri 13 Jul European premiere Abyssinian Mass Featuring Barbican Mass Choir and Guest Conductor, Damien Sneed A breathtaking concert piece traversing jazz history, from spirituals to hard-bop.
Sat 14 Jul Essentially Ellington UK Twelve youth jazz orchestras perform in the UK expression of JALC’s acclaimed High School Big Band programme.
Mon 16 Jul European premiere Afro-Cuban Fiesta Featuring Pedrito Martinez, Ariacne Trujillo and Jhair Sala Exploring the connections between the American jazz big band tradition and Afro-Cuban jazz.
Wed 25 & 26 Jul UK premiere Wynton Marsalis’ Swing Symphony (Symphony No 3) Featuring the London Symphony Orchestra Conducted by Sir Simon Rattle The UK premiere of Wynton Marsalis’ symphonic meditation on the evolution of swing.
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