Topic: College of Fine Arts

September 10, 2018

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO) with Wynton Marsalis brings 15 of the finest jazz soloists and ensemble players to Ball State University’s campus at 9 p.m., Oct. 13 in Sursa Hall.

Marsalis is the managing and artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center and a world-renowned trumpeter and composer. He made his debut in 1982, and has since recorded more than 60 jazz and classical recordings, which have won him nine Grammy Awards. In 1997, Marsalis became the first jazz artist to be awarded the prestigious Pulitzer Prize in music for his oratorio “Blood on the Fields”, which was commissioned by Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Jazz at Lincoln Center 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 around the globe.

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis is one of the events presented in celebration of Ball State’s Centennial and is part of the Arts Alive! Concert Series. Events reflecting the Centennial theme, “Beneficence: Proud Past and Bright Future,” will continue through the 2018-19 academic year with a variety of events, including art exhibitions, musical events, speaking engagements and theater performances.

Single tickets are $35 for the public, Ball State affiliates and students. For tickets, call the Emens Box Office at 765-285-1539 or toll free at 877-99-EMENS.