Wynton Marsalis: The Sound of Democracy

Thursday, October 29, 2020, 8pm



Jazz at Lincoln Center Septet
with Wynton Marsalis
The Sound of Democracy
Virtual Concert

Wynton Marsalis is joined by musicians from the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO) for a special virtual concert celebrating jazz’s embodiment of freedom and democracy. This evening promises to entertain, inspire, and uplift with the full vigor, vision, and depth of America’s music. 

This virtual concert event is an endcap to Strathmore’s Monuments: Creative Forces  outdoor exhibition that celebrates artists whose work and artistic endeavors are changing the shape of our community in profound ways. 

Marsalis is an icon among artists speaking truth to power and this streamed performance features the premiere of The Democracy Suite, a new Marsalis composition written during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis as a response to the political, social, and economic struggles facing our nation. The Democracy Suite is a swinging and stimulating instrumental rumination on the issues that have recently dominated our lives as well as the beauty that could emerge from a collective effort to create a better future.


Watching the Concert

  • A link will be emailed to patrons by 30 minutes prior to the event. If you do not receive the link by 30 minutes prior to the event, please check your spam folder or email us at streaming@strathmore.org
  • This concert will be available to stream for 72 hours. 
  • Your ticket includes a link to view this event, you do not need a physical ticket.



Strathmore Members, you’re invited to join Wynton Marsalis for an intimate conversation on October 26 at 7:30pm. This is your chance to ask Marsalis your burning questions on jazz, music, and beyond! Limited to 50 homes.
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