Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Returns to UMS February 15
Annual performances by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra have become very popular events at UMS in Ann Arbor. On the afternoon of Sunday, February 15, they will be back to make their 16th appearance at UMS. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra is a 15-piece ensemble consisting of some of the world’s top jazz musicians working right now. Since a major goal of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra is to celebrate and raise awareness about the history of American jazz music, their performance will feature music written by legendary jazz musicians such as Dizzy Gillespie, Dave Brubeck, Charles Mingus, Duke Ellington, and John Coltrane.
The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra is led by renowned trumpet player and composer Wynton Marsalis. Marsalis is considered to be the most famous jazz musician working today. He started learning to play the trumpet at the age of 12 and studied at the famous Juilliard School as a teenager. He went on to make over 60 recordings, write six books, and win a Pulitzer Prize and nine Grammy Awards. Marsalis has been leading the Jazz and Lincoln Center Orchestra since 1988.
The concert will be held at the UMS Hill Auditorium on Sunday, February 15 at 4:00 PM. Hill Auditorium is located at 825 North University Avenue in Ann Arbor. Tickets range from $14 to $66 and are available to purchase online, by calling (734) 764-2538, or by visiting the ticket office at the north end of the Michigan League Building at 911 North University Avenue in Ann Arbor.