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Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and special guest Jon Batiste

  • Greek Theater 2001 Gayley Road Berkeley, CA, 94720 United States (map)

Celebrating Duke Ellington

As summer turns to fall, celebrate under the stars in the stunning Greek Theatre, with one of the greatest jazz orchestras in the world! International jazz ambassador, nine-time Grammy winner, and Pulitzer Prize recipient Wynton Marsalis and his legendary Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra transform the magnificent outdoor theater into the biggest—and swinging-est—party in town. The orchestra is joined by charismatic pianist and music director of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert's house band, Jon Batiste, for a program celebrating the legacy of Duke Ellington. Expect the full panorama of Ellingtonia, from early Cotton Club "jump" classics, to dreamy big-band ballads, to selections from the Duke's lushly orchestrated suites.


Wynton Marsalis, trumpet
Kenny Rampton, trumpet
Marcus Printup, trumpet
Ryan Kisor, trumpet
Chris Crenshaw, trombone
Vincent Gardner, trombone
Elliot Mason, trombone
Victor Goines, saxophone, clarinet
Ted Nash, saxophone, clarinet, flute
Greg Tardy, saxophone, clarinet
Sherman Irby, saxophone, clarinet
Paul Nedzela, saxophone, clarinet
Carlos Henriquez, bass
Charles Goold, drums
Dan Nimmer, piano 

3:30pm Cocktail Reception
5:30pm Performance
7pm Backstage Dinner with the Artists

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