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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.)
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