Tanglewood news: Marsalis jazz quintet to perform Aug. 20


LENOX - Wynton Marsalis and his jazz quintet will perform at Tanglewood's Ozawa Hall on Aug. 20 at 8.

The Marsalis concert replaces the Christian McBride concert previously scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 19, according to the Tanglewood press office.

The Christian McBride Trio with Christian Sands and Ulysses Owens Jr. will now open for the Wynton Marsalis Quintet during the Ozawa Hall performance. (All ticket-holders for the cancelled Aug. 19 Christian McBride concert will be contacted by the BSO by phone for ticket exchange opportunities.)

Marsalis, a New Orleans native, is an internationally acclaimed musician, composer, bandleader, educator, and a leading advocate of American culture. He is the world's first jazz artist to perform and compose across the full jazz spectrum, from its New Orleans roots to bebop to modern jazz. Marsalis made history in 1997 when he became the first jazz musician ever to win the Pulitzer Prize for his oratorio "Blood on the Fields."

His lifetime commitment to inspiring and uplifting people though artistic excellence in jazz has made an unparalleled impact both in the United States and around the world. Marsalis serves as the artistic director of jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City.

Tickets range from $21 to $99 are on sale at www.tanglewood.org, by calling 888-266-1200, or at the Symphony Hall box office in Boston.


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