The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis offers a truly unique celebration of master educator, composer, and musical thinker Leonard Bernstein. Grammy Award-nominated composer and arranger Richard DeRosa, whose significant talent is recognized from Broadway to industry-leading jazz magazines, worked with JLCO trombonist Vincent Gardner to craft unique arrangements of Bernstein's music for the JLCO. The group performs a wide array of classics like West Side Story and On the Town, as well as unexpected gems from Bernstein's vast repertoire.
As JLCO fans have come to expect, the band also provides insightful background about the composer and the musical selections, an informative approach that was exemplified and greatly popularized by Bernstein himself. His legacy lives on in countless ways, and this performance highlights the reasons that his music has touched so many people and deserves ongoing exploration across genres.
Vincent Gardner - music director, trombone
Sherman Irby - alto & soprano saxophones
Ted Nash - alto saxophone
Victor Goines - tenor saxophone
Walter Blanding - tenor saxophone
Paul Nedzela - baritone saxophone
Dan Nimmer - piano
Carlos Henriquez - bass
Marion Felder - drums