"Jazz is, and always has been, democracy in action. Marsalis and this superb septet present a clear, emotive snapshot of just that.” -AllAboutJazz.com
Nine-time GRAMMY-winning musician, conductor, and composer Wynton Marsalis brings a dream team of Jazz at Lincoln Center musicians to the Sandler Center for an evening that inspires and heals. With a focused theme of freedom and democracy, the concert features newly composed works and arrangements by Marsalis, in the wake of his 2021 recording "The Democracy Suite."
A recipient of the National Medal of Honor and the Pulitzer Prize, Marsalis believes deeply in the power of jazz, and is considered by many to be the art form's greatest living performer. "What is unquestionable is his virtuosity and eloquence, expressing each note with beauty. He has continually reminded us of the strength of unity, of the beauty and power of divergent cultural contributions to the fabric of American life, expressed through its most original art form" (AllAboutJazz.com).
Due to socially-distanced seating requirements, tickets are limited for these performances. Tickets will be sold through VAF only for this event.