International jazz ambassador, nine-time Grammy winner, and Pulitzer Prize recipient Wynton Marsalis
and his legendary Jazz at Lincoln Center
Orchestra transform the magnificent outdoor theater into the biggest—and swinging-est—party in town. The orchestra is joined by charismatic pianist and music director of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
's house band, Jon Batiste
, for a program celebrating the legacy of Duke Ellington — Verve Records
. Expect the full panorama of Ellingtonia, from early Cotton Club “jump” classics, to dreamy big-band ballads, to selections from the Duke’s lushly orchestrated suites.