Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
This week the most well-known big band and lead jazz musician, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, will perform on the Strings Stage. Wynton Marsalis, a jazz pioneer, received his first trumpet at the age of six and began performing with a band at the age of 12. He has played everything from classical to funk and picked up nine Grammy awards along the way for both classical and jazz records.
Even from the beginning Marsalis’ soul has been in jazz. In the early years, getting a jazz gig was tough, but eventually Marsalis broke through. He even describes jazz as America’s music, “It’s part of the fabric of our country – the way we speak our language, the way we interact with each other, the tensions and dynamics that make our country what it is, the basic forms and things that we use to comport ourselves – all of that is in jazz.”
Marsalis was the driving force behind bringing jazz a place in New York, co-founding the original jazz program and creating what is now known as Jazz at Lincoln Center. The world’s first institution for jazz, the Frederick P. Rose Hall, also opened due to Marsalis’ influence. He currently serves as Artistic Director for Jazz at Lincoln Center and Music Director for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.
Check out Marsalis’ recent appearance on CBS News’ 60 Minutes, where he talks about his childhood, his passion for music and his experience with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.
On Friday July 1, Steamboat Springs will watch the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis performance in the intimate 550 seat Strings Music Pavilion. The band typically plays in much larger venues and there’s no bad seat in the house. With our brand new sound system, you’ll feel like you’re in the front row whether you’re sitting in the back or outside. The concert is completely sold out, but lawn seating has just been announced.
What To Know About Lawn Seating
-Ticket price is $55.
-Tickets go on sale at 9:00 am Friday 9/1 at the Strings Box Office.
-You must purchase tickets in person and the limit is 2 tickets per person.
-Tickets are non-exchangeable and non-refundable, rain or shine.
-Lawn seating is located outside Section A of the Pavilion.
-Seating begins at 7:15 pm. Any articles placed on seats before 7:15 pm will be picked up and removed.
-Our sound system is installed outside, so you will be able to hear the concert well.
-You will have a limited view of the stage.
-The doors to the Pavilion may shut at any time during the concert due to rain or temperature.
-No entry inside the Pavilion.

Posted on June 29, 2011
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  • 29 Jun, 2011 Listen To Jazz Music says:

    Marsalis never fails to deliver great music. A very exciting event is an understatement. Jazz at the Lincoln Center is awesome.

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