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Posted on January 13, 2022

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Jazz icon @WyntonMarsalis leads world-renowned musicians for @JazzatLincolnCenter (Facebook)/@JazzDotOrg (Instagram and Twitter) @KimmelCC (Twitter)/@KimmelCulturalCampus (Facebook and Instagram) on 3/24. For more info, visit


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Lauren A. Hall                                                       Hannah Palermo  

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MARCH 24, 2022


“[Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra] has never wavered from its commitment to jazz’s thickest roots.”



“Marsalis is not only one of America’s finest trumpeters but also an educator and the Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center, a classicist in his own right, a prime keeper of jazz tradition.”



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (January 13, 2022) – The Kimmel Cultural Campus once again presents Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalisin the Kimmel Cultural Campus’ Academy of Music on Friday, March 24, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.


Led by Wynton Marsalis, Managing and Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center, this incredibly versatile orchestra performs a vast repertoire ranging from original compositions and Jazz at Lincoln Center-commissioned works to rare historic compositions and masterworks by jazz legends, including Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Fletcher Henderson, Thelonious Monk, Mary Lou Williams, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Goodman, Charles Mingus, and many others.


Since 1988, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO) has been the resident orchestra for Jazz at Lincoln Center. They have toured over 300 cities across six continents, performing alongside symphony orchestras, ballet troupes, students, and a superb roster of guest artists. Guest conductors have included Benny Carter, John Lewis, Jimmy Heath, Chico O’Farrill, Ray Santos, Paquito D’Rivera, Jon Faddis, Robert Sadin, David Berger, Gerald Wilson, and Loren Schoenberg.


“Wynton Marsalis is one of the world’s greatest artists and musical citizens. We are delighted to welcome him and the exceptional Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra back to headline our stellar Jazz lineup,” said Matías Tarnopolsky, president and CEO of The Philadelphia Orchestra and Kimmel Center, Inc. 


In addition to serving as Managing and Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center, Wynton Marsalis is a trumpeter, composer, and teacher. He prides himself on promoting classical and jazz music with an emphasis on young audiences. He is a 9-time Grammy® Award winner. He is the only musician to win a Grammy® Award in jazz and classical during the same year. Additionally, his oratorio Blood on the Fields was the first jazz composition to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music.


Deeply committed to the health and safety of guests, artists, and staff and proudly certified by GBAC, the gold standard for infection prevention programs, the Kimmel Cultural Campus is requiring masks to be worn at all times for guests attending on-Campus events, as well as proof of vaccination for those over 5. Guests under 5 will be required to show a negative PCR test result or negative rapid test. Additional details below.


Other performances in the Kimmel Cultural Campus’ 21-22 Jazz Series include Laurin Talese (February 19, 2022, Perelman Theater), Arnetta Johnson (March 19, 2022, Perelman Theater), Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis (March 24, 2022, Academy of Music), Diana Krall (April 8, 2022, Academy of Music), Jazz in the Key of Ellison (April 14, 2022, Verizon Hall), Dianne Reeves (April 21, 2022, Merriam Theater), and Bria Skonberg (June 12, 2022, Perelman Theater). 



Tickets can be purchased by calling 215-893-1999 or online at  In-person ticket sales can be conducted daily from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. at the Academy of Music Box Office, located at 240 S. Broad Street. See for more information. 


Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

Kimmel Cultural Campus’ Academy of Music

March 24, 2022, 7:30 p.m.

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Safe & Clean Commitment + Flexible Ticket Policy

The Kimmel Cultural Campus is proudly certified by the Global Biorisk Advisory Council – the gold standard for cleaning, disinfection, and infection prevention programs.


We will always put the safety of our guests, artists, and staff first, and we have worked closely with partners, producers, artists, guests and other performing arts centers around the nation to develop the most comprehensive plan to safely reopen our doors. We are committing to a healthy and clean environment with increased disinfection, enhanced ventilation, and will enforce recommended health authority guidelines, including masks and proof of vaccination. 


Masks are required to be worn at all times when on the Kimmel Cultural Campus, except when actively consuming food or beverage in designated locations. Prolonged periods of mask removal are not permitted. 


All attendees for public events must show proof of full vaccination at the time of entry, with valid photo ID and copy of vaccination card (physical or photo). Proof of negative COVID-19 tests will not be accepted, with the exception of children under the age of 5, effective January 17; children under 5 will be required to show a negative PCR test or negative rapid result. While rapid tests (taken within 48 hours of event) are accepted, and PCR tests are preferred (taken within 72 hours of event). Our position on vaccine mandates for children under the age of 5 may change as the larger population gets vaccinated. 


This policy is subject to change based upon guidance from the CDC and local health authorities. For more information on our Safe & Clean Commitment and the most up-to-date information about our policies, please visit


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Located in the heart of Center City, Philadelphia, our mission is to engage the region's diverse communities with art through performance and education. Our Cultural Campus serves more than 1-million guests per year and includes Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (Verizon Hall, Perelman Theater, and SEI Innovation Studio), the Academy of Music, and the Merriam Theater – representing more than 160 years of rich history for the performing arts along Philadelphia's Avenue of the Arts. We are home to eight esteemed Resident Companies: The Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Ballet, The Philly POPS, PHILADANCO, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, and Curtis Institute of Music. With nearly 9,000 seats per night, we are the region's most impactful performing arts center, and the second largest in the country. Our Cultural Campus serves as a preeminent and inclusive place to enjoy exceptional experiences that reflect the spirit of our region by cultivating a creative and socially responsible environment where our community shares experiences that are delivered with pride, integrity, and respect. As a 501 c 3 nonprofit organization, we collaborate on, present, and produce a broad range of relevant and meaningful events, we serve as an active gathering space for social and community events, we educate the region's young people through access to quality arts experiences, and we provide support to artists in the creation of new work. TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is the proud Kimmel Cultural Campus Season Sponsor. Read Kimmel Cultural Campus' vision statement, world view, and mission statement here. Learn more about our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and how it encompasses our mission, co-workers, and programs here.


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