101 things to do this summer

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchesta with Wynton Marsalis: Jazz for Young People

Families are invited into the world of jazz through singing, dancing, storytelling and listening. Featuring new arrangements of familiar children’s songs.

20 June 2010 / 15:00
Hackney Empire - Stalls Unreserved Standing

£10/5 (under 16s)

subject to availability
 sold out

Special concert hosted by Wynton Marsalis inviting families into the world of jazz through singing, dancing, storytelling and listening, featuring new arrangements of familiar children’s songs, in the surroundings of East London's much loved Hackney Empire.

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra performances invariably celebrate the essential spirit of jazz at its absolute zenith.

'One rarely hears this music played with such technical brilliance, stylistic authenticity and tonal sheen... the JLCO is the greatest large jazz ensemble working today.'
The Chicago Tribune

Sean Gregory - Head of Creative Learning at the Barbican and Guildhall School of Music and Drama - explains how you can get involved during the residency with some of the best jazz on the planet on our May podcast from minute 15.00.

Don't Forget - Wynton Marsalis Keynote Address - 18 June 2010. This event is FREE with tickets availible from the Barbican Advanced Box Office prior to or on the day of the event.

Wynton Marsalis & The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra

Part of the Orchestra's first major residency of Jazz at Lincoln Center which charts the story of the American jazz orchestra. A sizzling summer celebration of 80 years of great jazz big band music happening at the Barbican and in venues and outdoor spaces all over East London.

Part of Blaze

Produced by the Barbican. Jazz at Lincoln Center is a Barbican International Associate.

Music | Dance | Summer | East London
19 Jun - 31 Jul 2010

Barbican Contemporary Music
London’s home to the boldest new jazz, world, folk, contemporary classical, rock, pop & electronic music from across the globe.

Barbican International Associate
Barbican International Associate


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Ragnar Kjartansson
14 Jul 16 - 4 Sep 16 / Art Gallery
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