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England swings – JALC style…

Ken Franckling blogs about upcoming residency for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra in London

Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra

Just as New York City’s attention will be focused on a bubbling array of jazz choices in late June with return of a George Wein-produced jazz festival in the Big Apple (the CareFusion Jazz Festival, running June 17 to 26), the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra has teamed up for an interesting out-of-town residency. Out-of-country, off-continent even. Across the pond.

JALC, with artistic director/trumpeter Wynton Marsalis and special guests, is off to the U.K. for a residency at London’s Barbican Centre, home of the London Symphony. In fact, it is a jazz jewel in the arts center’s first International Residency Series.

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