Buddy Rich Centennial: Celebrating the Jazz Drum

Lincoln Center - Rose Theater

Sat, Apr 8 @ 8:00 PM

Ali Jackson will invigorate the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis in a virtuosic display of big band drums and rhythm. The drums are the engine of a jazz band, and this concert will showcase how expert drummers energize and uplift the audience and the entire band. To open the evening, Jackson will arrange the music of Buddy Rich, an innovative big band genius who would have turned 100 this year. Rich was a renowned musical powerhouse for most of the 20th century, influencing generations and offering a visceral excitement that few drummers could capture. Tonight, Jackson and special guest drummers will do justice to that legacy. Jackson's encyclopedic knowledge of jazz styles ranges from the earliest American drum cadences to ragtime, marching bands, West African traditions, Brazilian music, the Detroit jazz tradition, and Afro-Cuban styles. For the program's second half, audiences will witness the world-premiere of Jackson's Rhythm Concerto, an extended piece written in the innovative spirit of drum greats like Rich. It promises to showcase the juxtaposition of raw energy and refined technical skills that define the best big band drummers. The drum set will be featured not only as a driving, propulsive force, but also as a melodic solo voice in inventive and unexpected ways. Given Jackson's unparalleled knowledge of his instrument, it promises to be a unique and memorable way to celebrate this very special occasion.

ticket prices:
$45.50 - $135.50
Lincoln Center - Rose Theater
venue address:
Columbus Circle, New York, NY
venue bio:
With 1,100 seats, it is the primary performing space for Jazz at Lincoln Center, it opened in 2004 as part of the new landmark Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle (Broadway and Central Park South). Designed for jazz, but boasting an unmatched flexibitily to superbly showcase opera, dance, theater, film and orchestral performances.
members' rating of venue:
mass transport:
Any subway to Columbus Circle/59th Street - best are A/C/E or 1/9
Frederick P. Rose Hall is fully accessible for patrons with mobility impairments. Entrance to facility is through the primary entrance on the corner of 60th Street under Jazz at Lincoln Center's marquee. There are 4 (four) elevators that go directly to all of the facilities.Rose Theater and The Allen Room are accessible on all levels and at all price points for patrons who are wheelchair bound or for patrons that can transfer to a seat.Infrared & large-print programs available.



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