Take a musical journey from Harlem’s famous Cotton Club to the bright lights of Broadway in this incredible evening devoted to two American musical giants – Duke Ellington and George Gershwin. Join us as the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, led by Wynton Marsalis, presents an evening celebrating the extraordinary repertoire of these musical legends. An originator of big-band jazz, Ellington composed thousands of scores over his 50-year career. His work has won 12 Grammys. Some of his most popular songs include "It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing," "Sophisticated Lady," "Prelude to a Kiss," "Solitude" and "Satin Doll." His blend of melodies, rhythms and subtle sonic movements gave audiences a new experience – complex yet accessible jazz that makes the heart swing. The JLCO with Wynton Marsalis will also celebrate Gershwin, a true giant of American song, in a program that makes evident his perpetual significance in American culture.
Information & Amenities
Location:Center City (Uptown)
Type:African-American, Music & Concerts