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All That Jazz: Wynton Marsalis Plays In Westport

Earlier this month, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Jazz Alexa Tarantino Quartet performed at MoCA Westport.

The outdoor concert — properly socially distanced, of course — was sold out, and well received.

Turns out, it was just a warm-up act.

On October 2, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Septet with Wynton Marsalis comes to town. The world-renowned trumpeter and composer — the managing and artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center — is the only artist to win classical and jazz Grammys in the same year. And he’s done it twice.

The Septet’s program — “The Sound of Democracy” — features new music, played in Connecticut for the first time.

Tickets are on sale now (click here). Proceeds support the museum, and Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Wynton Marsalis (Photo/Piper Ferguson)

All That Westport Jazz

How do young Westport musicians get to Lincoln Center?

They take the train.

Oh, and practice, practice, practice.

Four local youngsters may not know that twist on the old joke.  But they’ll be smiling anyway — through nerves, of course — this Sunday (June 20).

Alex and Jessica Liu.

They’ll perform in the Allen Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center.  The concert is a collaboration between JALC and Westport-based Connecticut School of Music — now celebrating its 10th anniversary.

Jessica Liu — age 15 — is a flutist; her 12-year-old brother Alex plays violin.  Both will play at Lincoln Center.

Another pair of siblings will also perform:  Jarred Poliner (trombone) and Jake Poliner (clarinet).

So maybe the answer to “How do you get to Lincoln Center” should be:  Take the train.  Practice, practice, practice.  Go to the Connecticut School of Music.  And come from a family with great musical genes.

(The June 20 concert begins at 4 p.m.  Tickets — $100, $75 and $50 — are on sale at the Connecticut School of Music, 1242 Post Rd. E., Westport.  For more information call 203-226-0805, or email info@ctschoolofmusic.com.)