The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis presented by Angelina Arts Alliance
Name: The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis presented by Angelina Arts Alliance
Date: December 4, 2018
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:45 PM CST
The Holiday Big Band Tour: In the Spirit of Swing and under the leadership of Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis, the mission of Jazz at Lincoln Center is to entertain, enrich and expand a global community for jazz through performance, education, and advocacy. We believe jazz is a metaphor for Democracy. Because jazz is improvisational, it celebrates personal freedom and encourages individual expression. Because jazz is swinging, it dedicates that freedom to finding and maintaining common ground with others. Because jazz is rooted in the blues, it inspires us to face adversity with persistent optimism. From our first downbeat as a summer concert series at Lincoln Center in 1987, to the fully orchestrated achievement of opening the world’s first venue designed specifically for jazz in 2004, we have celebrated this music and these landmarks with an ever-growing audience of jazz fans from around the world. Representing the totality of jazz music, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s mission is carried out through four elements—educational, curatorial, archival, and ceremonial—capturing, in unparalleled scope, the full spectrum of the jazz experience.