Count Meets the Duke

Lincoln Center - Rose Theater

Sat, May 20 @ 8:00 PM

Wynton Marsalis, Vincent Gardner, and Rodney Whitaker – all current or former members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra – join a group of handpicked young artists to perform the music of Count Basie and Duke Ellington. Kansas City's Count Basie Orchestra remains a standard-setting example of a hard-swinging big band, with iconic soloists, infectious tunes, and the eternally envied "All-American Rhythm Section" of Jo Jones, Freddie Green, and Walter Page. Duke Ellington, too, was an extraordinary bandleader, as well as a genius composer of incalculable influence. Throughout its incredible variety, Ellington's music has a timeless quality and unmatched ability to uplift and enlighten, offering an ideal showcase a big band's nuance and cohesion. The rising stars in tonight's band are in early stages of what will surely be exciting musical careers, and each has earned a spot on stage through deep dedication. When the Count meets the Duke, it will be an inspiring multigenerational exploration of the jazz canon's core.

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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