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Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis: Middle East Meditations

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Krannert Center for the Performing Arts at Illinois
Foellinger Great Hall
Jan 26, 2023   7:30 pm  
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Featuring Naseer Shamma, oud

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO) comprises 15 of the finest jazz soloists and ensemble players today. Under Music Director Wynton Marsalis, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra performs a vast repertoire, from rare historic compositions to Jazz at Lincoln Center-commissioned works, including compositions and arrangements by Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, Mary Lou Williams, Benny Goodman, and many others.

JLCO and Wynton Marsalis will be joined by internationally renowned musician and humanitarian, Naseer Shamma. Known for being one of the world's greatest oud (an ancient Middle Eastern stringed instrument) virtuosos, he has also received numerous awards for his contributions to promoting and advancing the oud and Arabic music all over the world. This tour will celebrate the first collaboration for JLCO and oud and will feature new works arranged by Marsalis, Shamma, and JLCO members.

Program to be announced from the stage.

Photography, audio or video recording of any sort is strictly prohibited.

Naseer Shamma appears in partnership with the Abu Dhabi Festival.

If you can, show your love for the arts by purchasing an “Advocate” ticket; the additional ticket cost directly benefits Krannert Center.

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