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Alumni Reception and Performance with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Featuring Wynton Marsalis (San Francisco)


June 19, 2011 7:00pm - 10:00pm

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SLS and GSB alumni and guests are invited to attend this special jazz performance with Wynton Marsalis. Prior to the concert, we will gather with Chicago Booth alumni in the Wattis Room of the Davies Symphony Hall for wine, hors d'oeuvres, a pre-concert talk with Randall Kline, Executive Artistic Director of SFJAZZ. Randall will explore the career of Wynton Marsalis and the place of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra in the big band tradition. This rare San Francisco appearance is a major jazz event.

7:00 pm Pre-Concert Talk and Reception 8:00 pm Concert

More Information about Randall Kline and Jazz at Lincoln Center

Randall Kline is the co-founder and Executive Artistic Director of SFJAZZ - the San Francisco Jazz Organization. Now in its 28th year, SFJAZZ is the largest non-profit jazz organization in the Western United States and presents more than 100 concerts a year to more than 100,000 fans. Mr. Kline serves on the Board of Directors of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS, San Francisco Chapter), Jazz Alliance International (JAI), Western Jazz Presenters Network (WJPN), and the San Francisco Convention and Visitors Bureau (SFCVB).

A 2011 NEA Jazz Master and arguably the most famous jazz musician alive, trumpeter Wynton Marsalis is an iconic figure in the evolution of the art form and a tireless advocate for jazz as America's classical music. From his New Orleans beginnings and fiery debut with legendary drummer Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers to his string of acclaimed albums and current role as Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center, he has amassed an unrivaled number of awards and accolades, including nine Grammys and the Pulitzer Prize for Music, the first ever awarded to a jazz artist.

Since 1988, Marsalis has led the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, a 15-piece assemblage of virtuosos which has contemporized the notion of a "big band," simultaneously honoring the rich heritage of Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong while debuting a stunning variety of commissions from illustrious names including Joe Henderson, Christian McBride, Freddie Hubbard, Joe Lovano and of course, Wynton himself.

Cost is $50 per person and includes performance attendance, hors d'oeuvres and drinks. Registration is required by June 14.