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Locomotive-Inspired Pieces at JALC

Wynton Marsalis’ Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra (LCJO) will offer a special series of jazz performances titled Full Steam Ahead from February 24-26. The series, which will feature former LCJO members Wycliffe Gordon on trombone and Rodney Whitaker (pictured) on bass, will explore a time when the sounds of locomotives inspired jazz.

The LCJO will demonstrate the effect trains had on the music of the first half of the 20th century through standards such as “Take the ‘A’ Train” and “Main Stem” as well as other pieces by Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn and Wynton Marsalis.

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