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Dec. 01, 2014 7:30 PM

Big Band Holidays: Jazz at Lincoln Center

With Wynton Marsalis & Special Guest Cécile McLorin Salvant

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis returns to Uihlein Hall on Monday, December 1 along with vocalist Cecile McLorin Salvant! Don’t miss this one-night-only performance featuring Big Band Holiday music! 


Hailed as "an extraordinarily versatile orchestra" by The Los Angeles Times, the JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA is composed of 15 of jazz music's leading soloists under the leadership of musical director Wynton Marsalis. Drawing from an extensive repertoire that includes original compositions by Mr. Marsalis, Ted Nash, and other members of the orchestra, as well as the masterworks of Ellington, Mingus, Coltrane, and other great jazz composers, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis concerts are internationally critically-acclaimed. "The finest big band in the world today," said the Daily Telegraph, UK.


In his article in The New York Times, critic Stephen Holden listed some of the virtues of McLorin Salvant’s singing: “perfect pitch and enunciation, a playful sense of humor, a rich and varied tonal palette, a supple sense of swing, exquisite taste in songs and phrasing, and a deep connection to lyrics.” Her musical skills are considerable, but they are matched by an interpretive ability that is almost more akin to an actor’s than a singer’s. She draws out the story hidden inside the song, and can draw on the elements of her own personality and a full gamut of emotional stances—from the darkly troubling to the richly comic—in bringing lyrics to life.

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Groups of 10+ Get Discounted Tickets!

To book your group, reach out to our Group Sales Team by phone or contact form.
John Barnes: 414.273.7121 ext. 210
Keri Hough: 414.273.7121 ext. 213

Jazz at Lincoln Center Groups
Marsalis Concert Package

Exclusive ticket discount opportunity: two one-night-only performances for just $100!

Add on to your Marsalis experience! The Last Southern Gentlemen featuring Ellis Marsalis, Jr. & Delfeayo Marsalis is coming to the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 8:00 pm. The Last Southern Gentlemen Tour marks the first time that father Ellis Marsalis, Jr. has recorded and performed with his son Delfeayo. 

Purchase prime orchestra level tickets to both Big Band Holidays: Jazz at Lincoln Center with Wynton Marsalis & Special Guest Cécile McLorin Salvant at the Marcus Center and The Last Southern Gentlemen Featuring Ellis Marsalis, Jr. & Delfeayo Marsalis at the Wilson Center for only $100!

Tickets can be purchased via phone through the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts at 414-273-7121 ext 210 or 213 or the Wilson Center at 262-781-9520. Orders may also be placed online through MC Access, using group code: Marsalis.

Limited quantity available – order today!
Special Events

Black Arts Think Tank Fundraising Kick-Off / Artist Meet & Greet!

Black Arts Think Tank
Kick Off Reception
Join us after the concert for a reception attended by Wynton Marsalis and the whole Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra as we celebrate a new day for African American arts in Milwaukee by introducing the Black Arts Think Tank! Bringing together over 90 years of African American arts in Ko-Thi Dance Company, African American Children's Theatre, and Hansberry-Sands Theatre Company, this new nonprofit collaboration will enhance the programmatic and governance aspects of these great programs while building a thriving, high-quality African American performing arts community in Milwaukee. The cost of the package includes a ticket to the show and admission to the reception. Proceeds from the event will benefit BATT.

What is the Black Arts Think Tank?
The mission of The Black Arts Think Tank (BATT) is to continue building strong, sustainable African American arts organizations in Milwaukee that preserve and promote the history and culture of the African diaspora and inspire creativity in future generations. In creating one supporting umbrella organization, BATT will allow the talented Program Directors of Ko-Thi Dance Company, African American Children's Theatre and the Hansberry-Sands Theatre Company to focus their time and energy on their strengths of creating artistic programming for the community while providing a more effective and efficient infrastructure.

Buy your tickets today and support the future of African American arts in Milwaukee!

Buy tickets online through MC Access using group code: BATT

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Show Date

Dec. 01, 2014 7:30 PM


Uihlein Hall
929 N Water St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202

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