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CANCELLED: Jazz From Lincoln Center

Event Type: Adult Programs
Date: 4/10/2019
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:30 PM
Description:
 We're excited to team up with the Jazz at Lincoln Center education department to present free rebroadcasts of selected live performances from this season, featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, and a local Jazz Ambassador.

The April concert is "Abyssinian Mass." The worlds of Gospel Music and Jazz have always shared a close bond. On Wynston Marsalis’ Abyssinian Mass, the worlds come together as a full gospel choir—led by master artist Damien Sneed—and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis roar through one of the most joyful, ecstatic, and life-affirming pieces of music ever written.

Drawing from the full well of both styles’ traditions, Marsalis brings his own take on the Mass format, infusing it with swinging energy, Blues expression, and rich melodic contours. Classic aspects of the Mass, from the Doxology to the Gloria Patri, are all present and will provide those familiar with the format with an exciting roadmap. The evening also featured a sermon prepared and delivered by Reverend Calvin Butts of the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, where the piece was first premiered.

Contact: A. Issac Pulver
Presenter: Jazz at Lincoln Center