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Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

THE JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA WITH WYNTON MARSALIS PERFORMS MODERN ELLINGTON

For Immediate Release: April 29, 2014

THE JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA WITH
WYNTON MARSALIS PERFORMS
MODERN ELLINGTON
ROSE THEATER, JUNE 5 - 7, 2014, 8pm

On the occasion of International Jazz Appreciation Month and Duke Ellington’s Birthday, JALC Announces Concerts, Free Webcasts, Ticket Giveaways

New York, NY – April 29, 2014 – On the occasion of International Jazz Appreciation Month and Duke Ellington’s birthday, Jazz at Lincoln Center announces Modern Ellington concerts featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis scheduled to take place on June 5, 6, 7 at 8pm in Rose Theater; free, live HD webcasts; and ticket giveaways. Jazz at Lincoln Center is located at Broadway at 60th Street in New York, New York.

Today, Jazz at Lincoln Center will give away an exclusive recording of “Amad,” performed by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, to fans who sign up for Jazz at Lincoln Center’s newsletter. Those who sign up will be automatically entered to win one of five pairs of tickets to the Modern Ellington concert on June 6. Click here for more information.

Modern Ellington will be the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis’ final concert of the 2013-14 season. The critically-acclaimed big band will draw from its already deep well of Ellingtonia and conjure new arrangements that illuminate the depth and complexity of the maestro’s all-modernistic, all-the-time corpus. Ellington’s distinctly democratic visions will the stage for an evening sure to be modern in many contexts.

Duke Ellington is the foundation of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s aesthetic. His music was known for its unique ability to illuminate any setting, from the night club, to the dance hall, to the concert hall. Ellington, who wrote over 3,000 compositions during his career, won 13 GRAMMY® awards alongside numerous other honors, including citations from two presidents. The New York Times refers to ‘…Ellington’s ability to mash together, like some improbably graceful garbage compactor, stylistic elements from all eras, from jazz, classical, folk and any other idioms that happened to strike his fancy…’ Ellington’s distinctly democratic vision sets the stage for an evening sure to be modern in many contexts. ‘The Clothed Woman,’ a rarely heard yet accomplished work, will be featured.

Free pre-concert discussion, nightly at 7pm.

Tickets to Modern Ellington can be purchased through jalc.org 24 hours a day or CenterCharge at 212-721-6500, open daily from 10am to 9pm. Tickets can also be purchased at the Jazz at Lincoln Center Box Office, located on Broadway at 60th Street, ground floor. Box Office hours: Monday–Saturday from 10am to 6pm (or 30 minutes past curtain) and Sunday from noon to 6pm (or 30 minutes past curtain). 

These concerts will stream live in high-definition audio and video for free to a global audience. Please visit new.livestream.com/jazz for webcasts and schedule. The concerts will also be available on Livestream’s mobile and connected TV applications with real-time DVR, chat, photos and other materials available to fans worldwide.

Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 2013-14 Concert and Education Season boasts a diverse range of artistry and embodies the concept “all jazz is modern.” Click here for the complete season schedule.

Jazz at Lincoln Center proudly acknowledges its major corporate partners: Bloomberg, Brooks Brothers, The Coca-Cola Company, Con Edison, Entergy, HSBC Premier, MasterCard®, The Shops at Columbus Circle at Time Warner Center, and SiriusXM.