For the first of two "Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Hosts" concerts of the 2013-14 season, JLCO trombonists Chris Crenshaw and Vincent Gardner turn their attention to the music of pianist Mulgrew Miller and 2014 GRAMMY® Award nominee, saxophonist Kenny Garrett, whose paths intersected during tenures with Mercer Ellington, Woody Shaw, and Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. As both masters have primarily focused on small ensembles in presenting their respective voices over the last two decades (Miller with the Wingspan combo [of which Garrett was also a member]; Garrett in quartet and trio contexts after a long run with Miles Davis), it will be fascinating to hear this music performed with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis' unique sound and sensibility.
The jazz community was saddened by the loss of Mulgrew Miller in May 2013. As previously announced, the JLCO with Wynton Marsalis will perform the music of Mulgrew Miller. These concerts will be performed in honor of Mulgrew Miller.