- UCSB Arts & Lectures presents Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
- Wynton Marsalis is an International jazz ambassador, nine-time Grammy winner and Pulitzer Prize recipient
- Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO), comprising 15 of the nation’s finest soloists, ensemble players and arrangers
- The remarkably versatile orchestra performs a vast repertoire ranging from original compositions to rare historic gems
- Friday, February 4th / 8:00 p.m. Pacific / The Granada Theatre
- $46 – $131 : General Public / $0 : UCSB Students (Current student ID required)
- Health & Safety: Proof of full vaccination is required for all attendees. Proof of booster vaccination will be required for all eligible attendees beginning February 4, 2022. Masks are required indoors at all times. N95, KN95, KF94 or FFP2 face masks are strongly recommended. Regardless of the mask type, it is only effective if it is worn over your mouth and nose. Visit https://artsandlectures.ucsb.edu/SeasonFAQs/ for updates and further details.
- Tickets/Info: (805) 893-3535, www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu or www.GranadaSB.org
- This event includes an at-home viewing option (live stream only; no replay).
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UCSB Arts & Lectures presents Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis on Friday, February 4th at 8:00 p.m. Pacific at The Granada Theatre. This presentation is part of the 2021-2022 CREATING HOPE programming initiative.
International jazz ambassador, nine-time Grammy winner and Pulitzer Prize recipient Wynton Marsalis returns with the legendary Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO), comprising 15 of the nation’s finest soloists, ensemble players and arrangers. The remarkably versatile orchestra performs a vast repertoire ranging from original compositions to rare historic gems and masterworks by jazz greats including Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie and many others. Delight in the full vigor and vision of America’s music in this evening awash with Marsalis’ and JLCO’s infinite charm and warmth.
ABOUT JAZZ AT THE LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA
WITH WYNTON MARSALIS
“A state-of-the-art large ensemble, producing a remarkable range of orchestral color and considerable solo firepower.” Chicago Tribune
The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis (JLCO) comprises 15 of the finest jazz soloists and ensemble players today. Led by Wynton Marsalis, Jazz at Lincoln Center Managing and Artistic Director, 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, Fletcher Henderson, Thelonious Monk, Mary Lou Williams, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Goodman, Charles Mingus and many others. The JLCO has been the Jazz at Lincoln Center resident orchestra since 1988, performing and leading educational events in New York, across the United States and around the globe. Alongside symphony orchestras, ballet troupes, local students and an ever-expanding roster of guest artists, the JLCO has toured over 300 cities across six continents. Guest conductors have included Benny Carter, John Lewis, Jimmy Heath, Chico O’Farrill, Ray Santos, Paquito D’Rivera, Jon Faddis, Robert Sadin, David Berger, Gerald Wilson and Loren Schoenberg. The JLCO has been voted best Big Band in the annual DownBeat Readers’ Poll from 2013–2016.
In 2015, Jazz at Lincoln Center announced the launch of Blue Engine Records, a new platform to make its archive of recorded concerts available to jazz audiences everywhere. The first release from Blue Engine Records, Live in Cuba, was recorded on a historic 2010 trip to Havana by the JLCO and was released in October 2015. Big Band Holidays was released in December 2015, The Abyssinian Mass came out in March 2016, The Music of John Lewis was released in March 2017, and the JLCO’s Handful of Keys came out in September 2017. Blue Engine’s United We Swing: Best of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Galas features the Wynton Marsalis Septet and an array of special guests, with all proceeds going toward Jazz at Lincoln Center’s education initiatives.
Recent album releases include 2018’s Una Noché con Ruben Blades, 2019’s Betty Carter’s The Music Never Stops, 2019’s Bolden (Official Soundtrack), composed and performed by Wynton Marsalis. Wynton Marsalis’ Swing Symphony, performed by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra conducted by David Robertson was released in July 2019. To date, 14 other recordings have been released and internationally distributed: Vitoria Suite, Portrait in Seven Shades; Congo Square, Don’t Be Afraid …The Music of Charles Mingus, A Love Supreme, All Rise, Big Train, Sweet Release & Ghost Story, Live in Swing City, Jump Start and Jazz, Blood on the Fields, They Came to Swing, The Fire of the Fundamentals, and Portraits by Ellington.
RELATED OUTREACH EVENT
As part of A&L’s Arts Adventures, Jazz at Lincoln Center with Wynton Marsalis will perform a virtual assembly for Santa Barbara County students from its Jazz for Young People program titled “What Does Jazz Mean?” on Fri., Feb. 4 at 9:30 a.m. The presentation will be live streamed from The Granada Theatre. In light of the current surge of COVID-19 cases, A&L’s Arts Adventures are currently being presented virtually. Details about the precautions A&L is taking will continue to be updated on the Season FAQs page.
A&L launched the Arts Adventures program in 2016-2017, transporting 1,500 school children from local and neighboring districts to Santa Barbara’s Granada Theatre to witness live performances from visiting artists and speakers. The programs are presented at no cost to the participating schools. The inaugural event was with astronaut Captain Scott Kelly, who inspired students from grades four – six with stories and photos from life on the International Space Station. Previous Arts Adventures have featured National Geographic wildlife photographer Joel Sartore, renowned dance companies Pilobolus and Dance Theatre of Harlem, and Grammy-winning musicians La Santa Cecilia, among others.
See A&L’s full 2022 lineup here
This is a moment that calls for Optimism, Resilience, Courage and Vision.
Santa Barbara needs Hope, and Arts & Lectures is uniquely positioned to respond.
A&L’s 2021-2022 CREATING HOPE programming initiative has already inspired our community with presentations by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, chef José Andrés and author Anne Lamott. We will continue to inspire, through shared experiences with thought leaders, creative problem solvers and arts visionaries who will guide us forward. CREATING HOPE programs strengthen human connection, promote emotional well-being, joy and compassion, and envision positive change. Learn more about the CREATING HOPE: https://artsandlectures.ucsb.edu/CreatingHope.aspx
ABOUT UCSB ARTS & LECTURES
Founded in 1959, UCSB Arts & Lectures (A&L) is the largest and most influential arts and lectures organization between Los Angeles and San Francisco. A&L annually presents more than a hundred public events, from critically acclaimed concerts and dance performances by world-renowned artists to talks by groundbreaking authors and film series at UCSB and Santa Barbara-area venues. With a mission to “educate, entertain and inspire,” A&L also oversees an outreach program that brings visiting artists and speakers into local classrooms and other venues for master classes, open rehearsals, discussions and more, serving K-12 students, college students and the general public.
This presentation is part of the 2021-2022 CREATING HOPE programming initiative.
$46 – $131 : General Public / $0 : UCSB Students (Current student ID required)
For tickets and more information, call UCSB Arts & Lectures at (805) 893-3535 or visit www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu.
Lead Sponsor: Jody & John Arnhold
Event Sponsor: Audrey & Timothy O. Fisher
UCSB Arts & Lectures gratefully acknowledges our Community Partners the Natalie Orfalea Foundation & Lou Buglioli for their generous support of the 2021-2022 season.