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Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis: Middle East Meditations

Featuring Naseer Shamma, oud

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO) comprises 15 of the finest jazz soloists and ensemble players today. Under Music Director Wynton Marsalis, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra performs a vast repertoire, from rare historic compositions to Jazz at Lincoln Center-commissioned works, including compositions and arrangements by Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, Mary Lou Williams, Benny Goodman, and many others.

JLCO and Wynton Marsalis will be joined by internationally renowned musician and humanitarian, Naseer Shamma. Known for being one of the world's greatest oud (an ancient Middle Eastern stringed instrument) virtuosos, he has also received numerous awards for his contributions to promoting and advancing the oud and Arabic music all over the world. This tour will celebrate the first collaboration for JLCO and oud and will feature new works arranged by Marsalis, Shamma, and JLCO members.

Tickets go on sale to the public Wednesday, December 7, at 10am, online only.

Endowed Co-sponsors

  • Joan & Peter Hood
  • Patron Sponsors

    • Cecile & Ira Lebenson
  • Patron Co-sponsors

    • Frances & Marc Ansel
    • Leonard (Len) Lewicki
    • Dr. Jan Marie Aramini & Michael Pettersen
    • Masako Takayasu

    Corporate and Community Bronze Sponsor

    • Glenn Poor's Audio Video

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  • Event Details

    Foellinger Great Hall
    Th Jan 26, 2023 - 7:30pm CT