Music of Illinois Jacquet to Be Celebrated at Juilliard

Free Feb. 26 concert to feature Ron Blake + orchestra

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Raj Naik

Ron Blake

Juilliard Jazz will present “Texas Tenor: Celebrating the Music of Illinois Jacquet,” a concert featuring saxophonist Ron Blake and the Juilliard Jazz Orchestra, conducted by James Burton III, on Feb. 26. The show takes place 8 p.m. in Juilliard’s Peter Jay Sharp Theater,

Juilliard Jazz Orchestra members are: alto saxophonists Jordan Pettay and Taylor Herron; tenor saxophonists Chase Baird and Dean Tsur; and baritone saxophonist Anthony Orji; trumpeters Enrique Sanchez, Gabe Medd, Riley Mulherkar, and Joseph Boga; trombonists Kyle Johnson, Matt Musselman, Andy Clausen, and Kalia Vandever; guitarist Adam Moezinia, pianist David Linard, bassist Dan Stein, and drummer Andrew Wangemann.

Tickets are free and available only online beginning February 12 at Juilliard Springjazz. For further information, call (212) 769-7406.