Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis performs "Max Roach at 100"
Venue: Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg
Date: Tuesday, January 23, 2024
Time: 7:30 - 9:00 PM
Event Types: Music
Adult Tickets (based on seat location):
• Category A: $85.00
• Category B: $65.00
• Category C: $40.00

Students with ID and Youth 18 & Under: $10.00

The Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech presents Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis performing "Max Roach at 100" on Tuesday, January 23, 2024.

Grammy-winning trumpeter Wynton Marsalis leads the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Made up of 15 of today’s finest jazz musicians, the group performs the music of great jazz composers as well as original works. The orchestra returns to the Moss with a program celebrating the centennial of percussionist Max Roach.

Considered one of the greatest jazz drummers of all time, Roach used his music to address racial, political, and social issues. A pioneering legend and innovative master musician and bandleader, Roach spanned a diverse range of styles that influenced generations to follow. Roach was an influential member of the Charlie Parker-Dizzy Gillespie Quintet, performed alongside Miles Davis’ seminal Birth of the Cool, and formed the Clifford Brown-Max Roach Quintet. He went on to make albums with his wife, the trailblazing singer and songwriter Abbey Lincoln, going on to say in 1961 to Downbeat Magazine that he would “never again play anything” that did not "have social significance."

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO) has been the Jazz at Lincoln Center resident orchestra since 1988 and spends over a third of the year on tour across the world. Featured in all aspects of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s programming, this remarkably versatile orchestra performs and leads educational events in New York, across the U.S., and around the globe; in concert halls, dance venues, jazz clubs, and public parks; and with symphony orchestras, ballet troupes, local students, and an ever-expanding roster of guest artists. 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.

Adults tickets range from $40.00-$85.00 and tickets for Virginia Tech student tickets with ID and youth ages 18 & under are $10.00 each.

To purchase tickets online, visit: https://tickets.artscenter.vt.edu/online/mapSelect.asp?doWork::WSmap::loadMap=Load&createBO::WSmap=1&BOparam::WSmap::loadMap::performance_ids=D9CEE266-CCE9-4249-899F-F4D8DBE2C4CE.

The Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech is located at 330 Turner Street NW in Blacksburg, VA.

For more information, visit:
https://artscenter.vt.edu/performances/jazz-lco-marsalis.html or https://www.facebook.com/artscenteratvt or https://www.instagram.com/artscenteratvt/ or call 540-231-5300.
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