01/26/12

Paul Simon & Wynton Marsalis to Collaborate at Lincoln Center

Two concerts and gala; Aaron Neville to be special guest

Singer-songwriter Paul Simon and Wynton Marsalis will perform together for three nights at concerts entitled “The Paul Simon Songbook.” The premiere on April 18 will be Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 2012 Annual Gala Concert and will be followed by two public concerts on April 19 and 20.

The gala will honor Lisa Schiff, Chairman of Jazz at Lincoln Center, for her leadership over the past decade and bestow upon her the organization’s Ed Bradley Award for Leadership in Jazz.

The concert will comprise songs from throughout Simon’s career, all arranged by Marsalis and members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Simon and Marsalis have worked together twice before, but these concerts will mark their first time performing full concerts with one another. In addition to the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Simon will bring with him his own band. Singer Aaron Neville will join the group as a featured guest on selected songs.

When:
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Jazz at Lincoln Center Annual Gala and Concert
7 p.m. concert in Rose Theater
9 p.m. dinner in The Allen Room and Atrium

Thursday, April 19 and Friday, April 20
8 p.m. concert in Rose Theater

Where:
Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center
Broadway at 60th Street, New York, New York.

Gala Tickets:
Gala tickets begin at $1,500 and tables begin at $20,000. Contact Stacie Middleton Crawford at scrawford@jalc.org.

Concert tickets for April 19 & 20:
Tickets for concerts on April 19 & 20 will be available to Jazz at Lincoln Center members and subscribers with a MasterCard starting January 30. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on February 3. All ticket sales will be handled through CenterCharge at 212-721-6500 or the Jazz at Lincoln Center Box Office at Broadway and 60th Street inside Time Warner Center.

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MasterCard cardholders will also have access to purchase a quantity of the best seats in house located in the orchestra section through MasterCard’s Priceless NY website. Quantities are limited.

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Box Office is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sundays, 12 p.m.-6 p.m. There is a maximum of two tickets per household.

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