The Juilliard Jazz Orchestra And Wynton Marsalis Honor Blue Note Records In April

Mike Lawson • News • March 23, 2018

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The Juilliard Jazz Orchestra and Wynton Marsalis will pay tribute to Blue Note Records on Tuesday, April 3, at 7:30 p.m. in Alice Tully Hall. The evening will feature big band arrangements of classic Blue Note recordings.

Founded in 1939, Blue Note Records has been around for nearly 80 years, and the label has produced and/or commissioned albums with a list of jazz giants, among them, Dexter Gordon, Joe Henderson, Jackie McLean, Woody Shaw, Wayne Shorter, Horace Silver, and McCoy Tyner.

On programming the concert, Marsalis, also a Blue Note recording artist, said, “It’s an important body of work, with a great sound, informative linear notes, and legendary cover art. It’s important history for our jazz students to know.”

Juilliard Jazz Orchestra members are saxophonists Gideon Tazelaar, Jarien Jamanila, Abdias Armenteros, Evan Atwell-Harris, and Zoe Obadia; trumpeters Jonah Moss, Noah Halpern, Anthony Hervey, David Adewumi, and Giveton Gelin; trombonists Jasim Perales, Rashaan Salaam, Samuel Chess, and Jacob Melsha; pianist Micah Thomas; bassist Philip Norris; guitarist Jake Kelberman; and drummer Cameron MacIntosh. Jerome Jennings is resident conductor of the Juilliard Jazz Orchestra. 

Tickets are $30, and $15 for full-time students.

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