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Musicians from the US
Birmingham's Symphony Hall will see a host of top musicians take to the stage for a performance by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis in May.
JLCO will be drawing on a range of music from jazz legends such as Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Fletcher Henderson, Thelonious Monk, Mary Lou Williams, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Goodman and Charles Mingus in the concert on May 26.
Led by Wynton Marsalis, the JLCO has been the Jazz at Lincoln Center resident orchestra since 1988, performing and leading educational events in New York, across the United States and around the globe touring to more than 400 cities worldwide. JLCO also regularly premieres works commissioned from a variety of composers including Benny Carter, Joe Henderson, Benny Golson, Jimmy Heath, Wayne Shorter; Sam Rivers; and Joe Lovano.
Based in New York City, the mission of Jazz at Lincoln Center is to entertain, enrich and expand a global community for jazz through performance, education and advocacy.
Managing and artistic director Wynton Marsalis explains: "Throughout history, jazz musicians have inspired and have been inspired by many art forms to create new works and express cultural statements. For 30 years, Jazz at Lincoln Center has continued that tradition through our programmes. Today, we remain committed to jazz which reveals the best of American culture with its virtuosity, diversity, soulfulness, and an embracing spirit under all circumstances."