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Jan
31
2022

Jazz Small Ensembles: The Music of George Wein’s Young Lions

Jazz Small Ensembles

When: Monday, January 31, 2022
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Central

Where: Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Center for the Musical Arts, McClintock Choral and Recital Room, 70 Arts Circle, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free; reserve tickets in advance.

Contact: Concert Management Office   (847) 467-4000

Group: Bienen School of Music Concerts and Events

Category: Fine Arts

Description:

Darius Hampton and Kevin Fort, conductors 
Arguably one of the greatest promoters of jazz festivals and music around the world, George Wein left a mark on jazz history via the young artists known as “young lions.” Throughout his life as a promoter, he used his vision to identify the finest young musicians in jazz and present their talents for the world to hear and enjoy. In the 1980s and 1990s, that roll call of young lions included such future jazz greats as Wynton Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, Terence Blanchard, Roy Hargrove, Philip Harper, Christian McBride, Benny Green, and many more. This concert celebrates the late George Wein and focuses on the music created by his lions, via new arrangements for small jazz ensemble prepared by Northwestern jazz studies students.

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