Duke Ellington is the foundation of Jazz at Lincoln Center's aesthetic. On this program, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis draws from its already deep well of Ellingtonia with arrangements that shed light on the depth and complexity of the maestro's all-modernistic-all-the-time corpus. His music was known for its unique ability to illuminate any setting, from the night club, to the dance hall, to the concert hall. Ellington, who wrote over 3,000 compositions during his career, won 13 GRAMMY® Awards alongside numerous other honors, including citations from two presidents. The New York Times refers to "Ellington's ability to mash together, like some improbably graceful garbage compactor, stylistic elements from all eras, from jazz, classical, folk and any other idioms that happened to strike his fancy" Ellington's distinctly democratic vision sets the stage for an evening sure to be modern in many contexts. "The Clothed Woman," a rarely heard yet accomplished work, will be featured.