The 2022-2023 Tri-C Performing Arts series will open with a performance by jazz great Wynton Marsalis, who’ll perform in Cleveland for the first time since 2015.
The concert takes place at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Cuyahoga Community College Metropolitan Campus Auditorium.
“We are thrilled to welcome back the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis,” says Terri Pontremoli, director of Tri-C JazzFest and Tri-C Performing Arts, in a press release. “It’s even sweeter to host this extraordinary concert on campus, where the Marsalis’ have presented concerts and master classes over the years.”
Marsalis currently serves as managing and artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center and has amassed an unrivaled number of awards and accolades, including nine Grammys and the Pulitzer Prize for Music — the first ever awarded to a jazz artist.
Since 1988, he has led the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.
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