Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Chick Corea and Bela Fleck Comes to LA
Music notes will fill the air less than 5 miles from Broughton’s Hotel Normandie this coming September 16 as Trumpet virtuoso Wynton Marsalis leads the JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA at LA’s Bowl. The Los Angeles Times hails the 15 jazz music soloists that perform under Marsalis’ leadership as “an extraordinary versatile orchestra.” The evening consists of big band music from Mr. Marsalis, Ted Nash and other members of the orchestra, as well as the masterworks of Ellington, Mingus, Coltrane and other great jazz composers.
Master musicians Chick Corea and Béla Fleck will join the orchestra, bringing their unique sounds of keys and banjo.
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra performs around the world when not “at home” in their performing arts complex in the Time Warner Center in New York City. Wynton Marsalis serves as the Artistic Director, Greg Scholl Executive Director and Jason Olaine Director of Programming. Together they work to produce a year-round schedule of performance, education and broadcast events that are cherished by jazz enthusiasts of varied interests. The September performance at the Bowl is one of such performances, others include international tours, weekly national radio and television programs, children’s concerts, lectures and much more.
About Corea and Fleck Who Join Them
An NEA Jazz Master, 18-time Grammy winner, brilliant American composer and keyboard virtuoso, Chick Corea has attained living legend status after five decades of unparalleled creativity and an artistic output that is simply staggering. His Grammy win list includes 2007 The Enchantment (duets with banjo virtuoso Bela Fleck), 2008 The New Crystal Silence (duets with longstanding collaborator Gary Burton), 2009ʼs Returns (documenting Return to Foreverʼs 2008 reunion tour) and 2012 Best Improvised Jazz Solo. His ability to perform from straight ahead to avant-garde, bebop to fusion, childrenʼs songs to chamber music, along with some far-reaching forays into symphonic works, while maintaining a standard of excellence, is awe-inspiring.
Béla Fleck is often considered the premier banjo player in the world. A New York City native, he picked up the banjo at age 15 after being awed by the bluegrass music of Flatt & Scruggs. His raw talent is evident in music recorded on his first solo album 35 years ago Crossing the Tracks (with material that ranged from straight ahead bluegrass to Chick Corea’s “Spain”) to his most recent album Throw Down Your Heart. The recipient of Multiple Grammy Awards, Béla Fleck’s total Grammy count is 14 Grammys won, and 30 nominations. He has been nominated in more different categories than anyone in Grammy history.
When: Wednesday, September 16, 2015 8pm
Where: Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles directions
Admission: $12.50 and up
Tickets: purchase online
WHERE TO STAY
Located just 5 miles from the Hollywood Bowl, Hotel Normandie is a perfect place to stay. This historical hotel, first built in 1926, has been restored to reflect its roots of having a sleek and comforting design. Located within the Wilshire District, the Normandie is centrally located in Los Angeles and is surrounded by great dining, shopping and attractions such as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Fox and MGM’s studios. 605 South Normandie Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90005 213-388-8138 www.hotelnormandiela.com