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Iowa City IA 52242
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Release: Jan. 5, 2001
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Jazz at Lincoln Center Sextet residency concludes with Jan. 26 Hancher
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The Jazz at Lincoln Center Sextet will be in residence
Jan. 23-26 at the University of Iowa, climaxing with a concert at 8 p.m. Friday,
Jan. 26 in Hancher Auditorium.
The residency and concert are part of Hanchers innovative, three-year
Network Project, in collaboration with the Pella Opera House, the Center for
Faith and Life at Luther College in Decorah and the Burlington Civic Music
Association. This season the Jazz at Lincoln Center (J@LC) Sextet is visiting
each community for the third and final time, concluding with the Hancher residency.
Free public events during the J@LC Sextet residency at the UI include:
-- a mini-concert at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24 in the Iowa City Senior Center;
-- a mini-concert at noon Thursday, Jan. 25 in the atrium of the UI Hospitals
-- a master class with UI jazz students at 2 p.m. Jan. 25 in the Opera Studio
of the Voxman Music Building;
-- a family concert at 7 p.m. Jan. 25 in the Lisbon Public Library; and
-- an Iowa Communications Network (ICN) event focusing on the Louis Armstrong
centennial at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26 in Hancher.
School groups throughout the state will participate in the Jan. 26 matinee
event through the ICN.
During the residency the ensemble will also present a lecture-demonstration
for employees of the Iowa City Press-Citizen; work with elementary-school
students at Mid-Prairie High School, where they will test a new curriculum
focusing on Louis Armstrong; and present mini-concerts for other invitation-only
The J@LC Sextet -- trumpeter Marcus Printup, trombonist Wycliffe Gordon,
saxophonist Wess Anderson, pianist Farid Barron, bassist Ben Wolfe and drummer
Carl Allen -- is an educational touring ensemble drawn from Wynton Marsalis
Jazz at Lincoln Center roster. Each residency in Iowa has included instruction,
musical performance and informal conversation to educate people about aspects
of jazz history, jazz appreciation, the art of improvisation, performance
techniques, career development and other aspects of jazz.
The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, the flagship big band of the J@LC program,
has presented several concerts in Hancher Auditorium during recent seasons,
including a performance of Marsalis Pulitzer Prize-winning jazz oratorio,
"Blood on the Fields," and a concert celebrating the Duke Ellington
J@LC is the worlds largest not-for-profit arts organization committed
to promoting the appreciation and understanding of jazz through performances,
education and preservation.
The Chicago Tribune observed, "No institution in America has dared
to dream as big as Jazz at Lincoln Center. Jazz at Lincoln Center has given
the music a degree of visibility and stature it does not typically receive.
The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra is becoming the signature American jazz
band to audiences around the world." And the Charlotte Observer observed,
"What theyve done in a decade is nothing short of cultural movement,
elevating Americas music and enshrining its creators, establishing a
baseline of jazz literacy and encouraging young people to take up the torch."
The J@LC Sextet residency is supported by the Wallace-Readers Digest
Funds, the Iowa Arts Council and West Music Company.
Tickets for the Jan. 26 concert at $23, $21 and $18. UI students and senior
citizens qualify for a 20-percent discount, with Zone 2 and 3 tickets available
to UI students for $10. Tickets for audience members 17 and younger are half
Box office hours are 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays.
From the local calling area, dial (319) 335-1160. Long distance is toll-free,
1-800-HANCHER. Fax to (319) 353-2284. Orders may be charged to VISA, MasterCard
or American Express. UI students may charge their purchases to their university
bills, and UI faculty and staff may select the option of payroll deduction.
Information and brochures may be requested by e-mail at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
People with special needs for access, seating and auxiliary services should
dial (319) 335-1158. This number will be answered by box office personnel
prepared to offer assistance with handicapped parking, wheelchair access and
seating, hearing augmentation and other services. The line is equipped with
TDD for people with hearing impairment who use that technology.
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