Wynton Marsalis, trumpet/music director
Elliot Mason, trombone
Ted Nash, alto saxophone and flute
Walter Blanding, tenor and soprano saxophones
Dan Nimmer, piano
Carlos Henriquez, bass
Obed Calvaire, drums
The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Septet's performance of The Democracy! Suite aims to entertain, inspire and uplift audiences with the full vigor, vision and depth of America’s music. Led by trumpeter/composer Wynton Marsalis and featuring seven of jazz's finest soloists, the concert's unique repertoire celebrates jazz's embodiment of freedom and democracy.
The evening will feature a personal address from Marsalis, followed by the premiere of The Democracy! Suite, his new composition written during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis as a response to the political, social and economic struggles facing our nation. The Democracy! Suite is a swinging and stimulating instrumental rumination on the issues that have recently dominated our lives as well as the beauty that could emerge from a collective effort to create a better future.
This concert was filmed on September 27, 2020, at Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City in accordance with the New York State Department of Health Interim Guidance on Media Production during the COVID-19 Emergency.
Even though we are not gathering in person, you can still enjoy this performance from the comfort of your home. Stream this performance Friday, Feb. 19, 7:30 p.m. through Sunday, Feb. 21, 11 p.m. right here at cupresents.org. Remind me
The Democracy! Suite
- Be Present
- Sloganize, Patronize, Realize, Revolutionize (Black Lives Matters)
- Ballot Box Bounce
- That Dance We Do (That You Love Too)
- Deeper Than Dreams
- Out Amongst the People (for J Bat)
- It Come ‘Round ‘Gin
- That’s When All Will See