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New Piece From Wynton Marsalis

Suite for Human Nature, the latest original commissioned piece by trumpeter/composer Wynton Marsalis, will debut December 10-12 at Washington, D.C.’s Lincoln Theater. The lavish holiday program will then move to New York’s Frederick P. Rose Hall for its December 16-18 hometown debut (with a matinee on December 19).

The concert finds Marsalis matching his original jazz score with the lyrics and fiction of Diane Charlotte Lampert. The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Marsalis will accompany Lampert’s fantastical yet sharp tale featuring characters Mother Nature, Father Time and the Four Winds. Also taking part in the production are vocalists Jennifer Sanon, Alan Harris, Milt Grayson and the Boys Choir of Harlem.

The show marks the opening of the JALC’s holiday series – at the organization’s new permanent venue, Manhattan’s Frederick P. Rose Hall. The venue is a 100,000 square foot, 128-million dollar acoustic and architectural wonderland dedicated to jazz, with state-of-the-art facilities for hosting a variety of performing arts disciplines.

The New York shows begin at 8 p.m. (with a 3 p.m. matinee on December 19) and tickets range in price from $10-$150. Tickets are available from the following outlets: JALC Box Office at Broadway @ 60th Street, CenterCharge at (212) 721-6500 and JALC.

The Washington, D.C. performances begin at 7:30 pm with the exception of the December 12th matinee beginning at 3 p.m. Tickets are available by calling (202) 397-SEAT, online at Ticketmaster

or by visiting the Lincoln Theater Box Office, located at U Street, NW between 12th and 13th Streets. The Lincoln Theater Box Office is open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and on performance days two hours before show time to one hour after show time or to intermission.

For more information, visit Jazz at the Lincoln Center.

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