Jazz at Lincoln Center presents newly-commissioned works by reed section members Ted Nash, a key contributor since 1999, and Victor Goines, who has been with the JLCO since the beginning. Following his acclaimed 2007 JLCO release Portrait in Seven Shades, Nash leads the band through his latest piece The Presidential Suite, comprising six movements reflecting, he relates, on "important and inspiring speeches by world leaders" that "use the intonation of the voice to form the thematic material, and the spirit and message to shape the intensity of the arrangements." For the occasion, Goines presents "Crescent City," a meditation on his hometown of New Orleans. Three-time GRAMMY® Award winning saxophonist Branford Marsalis, a childhood friend of Victor Goines, will be featured on this composition.
Free pre-concert discussion, nightly, 7pm.