Join the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017.
The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, led by Marsalis, features 15 of the best soloists, ensemble players and arrangers in jazz music today. Drawing from an extensive repertoire that includes original compositions by 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, U.K. Jazz Times lauded the band by saying, “These 15 guys are accomplished. They swing hard.”
The mission of Jazz at Lincoln Center is to entertain, enrich and expand a global community for jazz through performance, education and advocacy. With the world-renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and guest artists spanning genres and generations, Jazz at Lincoln Center produces thousands of performance, education and broadcast events each season for people of all ages.
The show is set for 7 p.m. in the center’s Jemison Concert Hall. Hoover High School's First Edition Jazz Band, led by director Sallie Wines White, will open for Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra led by Wynton Marsalis. Tickets are $49, $67 and $82. UAB students and faculty may purchase $25 tickets; a limited number of $25 tickets are available for each show. All UAB students, faculty and staff may receive a 20 percent discount on single tickets. For tickets, call 205-975-2787 or visit www.AlysStephens.org.
Buy three or more tickets to any performance in the Alys Stephens Center Jazz Series and save 30 percent off the total cost. The offer is valid only online when purchasing tickets. This offer may not be used with other offers; availability is limited. The offer expires April 12, 2017.
The Alys Stephens Center will also offer a special pre-performance dinner and A-level seating ticket package. Dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m. on the center’s Sirote Theatre stage. Dinner guests are invited to a meet-and-greet with Marsalis after the performance. The cost is $150 per person; $125 for Alys Stephens Center members. Call 205-996-6113 or email ASCdevelopment@uab.edu for more information. A portion of the purchase price is a tax-deductible donation to the Alys Stephens Center.