Watch the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and master tenor saxophonist Lew Tabackin celebrate the titanic legacy of pianist and composer Toshiko Akiyoshi.
National Women’s History Museum says Akiyoshi “changed the face of jazz music over her sixty-year career. As one of few women and Asian musicians in the jazz world, Toshiko Akiyoshi infused Japanese culture, sounds, and instruments into her music. As a pianist, bandleader, and composer-arranger, Akiyoshi cemented her place as one of the most important jazz musicians of the twentieth century.”
Co-music directed by Ted Nash, the JLCO with Wynton Marsalis and Lew Tabackin are joined by the iconic pianist-composer on stage for part of the show as they play through Akiyoshi’s monumental compositions.