Jazz legends Wynton Marsalis will grace the Kimmel Center stage, April 3. (Photo by Luigi Beverelli courtesy Wynton Marsalis)
Acclaimed jazz musician, composer and bandleader, as well as Grammy and Pulitzer Prize music winner, Wynton Marsalis is indisputably the ideal individual to kick off Philadelphia’s Jazz Appreciation Month at the Kimmel Center’s Verizon Hall on Tuesday, April 3 at 7:30 p.m.
Marsalis will perform a special program titled “The Ballad of the American Arts,” during which he’ll honor America’s indigenous art form with a moving lecture and live performance.
The lecture part of the evening will examine the role of the arts in creating an American cultural identity. Included will be live performances featuring members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, of which Marsalis is currently Music Director (Marsalis also serves as Artistic Director for Jazz at Lincoln Center).
Described as one of the most outstanding jazz musicians and trumpeters of his generation, Marsalis is also a devoted advocate for the arts, and a tireless and inspiring educator.
Tickets for “Wynton Marsalis: The Ballad of the American Arts” are available from $25 to $60, and can be purchased by calling (215) 893-1999, online or at the Kimmel Center Box Office.
“Wynton Marsalis: The Ballad of the American Arts”
When: Tuesday, April 3, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center, 260 S. Broad Street
More info: www.kimmelcenter.org