Led by nine-time Grammy winner (out of an astonishing 32 nominations!) and winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Medal of the Arts Wynton Marsalis, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra is the emblem of jazz for the United States and the world - and a swingin' great time for audiences. With veteran and virtuoso musicians bound by years of performing and touring together and an abiding love and respect for the art form, this legendary band is “an immense and perfectly balanced engine” (The Guardian, UK).
In a unique collaboration, Jazz at Lincoln Center has joined with Virginia Arts Festival in nurturing the next generation of jazz musicians with a three-day residency that features jazz ensembles from Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The residency culminates in the special concert showcasing the top performing ensembles during the first half, followed by the illustrious Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis.