Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra will perform in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre on Tuesday, December 8th at 8 p.m. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, led by trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, is made up of 15 of the leading soloists, ensemble players, and arrangers in jazz music today. DownBeat has described them as “not just a band on tour, but a religious congregation, spreading the word of jazz.” The orchestra performs an extensive repertoire of original compositions by Marsalis and orchestra members as well as masterworks of Ellington, Mingus, Coltrane, and others.
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The Glenn Miller Orchestra will perform in the Riviera Theatre on Thursday, December 17th at 2 p.m. The legendary Glenn Miller was one of the most successful of all the dance bandleaders back in the Swing era of the 1930s and ’40s. Because of popular demand, the Miller Estate authorized the formation of the present Glenn Miller Orchestra in 1956. The 19-member band continues to play many of the original Miller arrangements that keep exciting fans who have not heard them played for a while. Additionally, they are also playing more modern selections in the big-band style, carefully selecting only those newer tunes that lend themselves naturally to the Miller style and sound, carefully selected pieces that will stay around for a while.
Delbert McClinton will perform at the German House Theater on Friday, December 18th at 8 p.m. The venerable Delbert McClinton is a legend among Texas roots music aficionados, not only for his amazing longevity, but for his ability to combine country, blues, soul, and rock & roll as if there were no distinctions between any of them in the best time-honored Texas tradition. A formidable harmonica player long before he recorded as a singer, McClinton’s career began in the late ’50s, yet it took him nearly two decades to evolve into a bona fide solo artist. A critics’ darling and favorite of his peers, McClinton never really became a household name, but his resurgence in the ’90s helped him earn more widespread respect from both the public at large and the Grammy committee.