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Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis at UB Center for the Arts

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Wed, Aug 30th 2017 10:55 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, presents Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29. Tickets are on sale now.
The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis (JLCO) comprises 15 of the finest jazz soloists and ensemble players today. Led by Marsalis, Jazz at Lincoln Center managing and artistic director, this versatile orchestra performs a vast repertoire ranging from original compositions and Jazz at Lincoln Center-commissioned works to rare historic compositions and masterworks by Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Goodman and Charles Mingus. The JLCO has been the Jazz at Lincoln Center resident orchestra since 1988, performing and leading educational events worldwide. Alongside symphony orchestras, ballet troupes, local students and an ever-expanding roster of guest artists, the JLCO has toured more than 300 cities across six continents.
The JLCO has been voted Best Big Band in the annual DownBeat Readers' Poll for the past four years (2013-16).
Bernice Poss Memorial Concert
This concert is made possible in part through a gift from The Bernice Poss Memorial Fund. Bernice L. Poss had a 23-year career with the University at Buffalo. After her death in 1988, the Bernice Poss Award was established to honor her many contributions to the community. The children of Ms. Poss have chosen to honor her memory by funding an annual concert.
Tickets are available at the UBCFA box office (noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday) and online at www.ticketfly.com. For more information, call 716-645-2787 or visit www.ubcfa.org or www.jazz.org.

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