Tickets on sale Friday for Oct. 7 show
The University at Buffalo Center for the Arts will present “Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, in the Mainstage Theatre, located at the Center for the Arts, North Campus.
A press release stated, “Wynton Marsalis is an iconic figure in the evolution of the art form, and a tireless advocate for jazz as America’s classical music. He joins us at the UB Center for the Arts with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO), the greatest large group in jazz.
“From his New Orleans beginnings and fiery debut with legendary drummer Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers to his string of acclaimed albums and current role as managing and artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center, Marsalis has amassed an unrivaled number of awards and accolades, including nine Grammys and the Pulitzer Prize for Music, the first ever awarded to a jazz artist. Since 1988, he has led the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, a 15-piece assemblage of the finest jazz soloists and ensemble players of today. This remarkably 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, Louis Armstrong and many others. Alongside symphony orchestras, ballet troupes, local students, and an ever-expanding roster of guest artists, JLCO has toured in hundreds of cities throughout the world.”
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 tragic 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 for Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Friday. Venue presale tickets go on sale 24 hours earlier. Tickets can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com, ubcfa.org, or at the Center for the Arts box office from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays, and from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 25.