Lush Life: Celebrating 100 years of Billy Strayhorn:
Featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and Guest Vocalist and Pianist Johnny O’Neal
Jazz at Lincoln Center concludes its 2015-2016 season by celebrating the centenary birth year of American music icon Billy Strayhorn. Guest vocalist and pianist, Johnny O’Neal makes his debut with The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis as they commemorate Strayhorn’s life and career on Friday, June 10th and Saturday, June 11th, 2016 at 8:00pm in Rose Theater, at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall. Jazz at Lincoln Center is located at Broadway at 60th Street, New York, New York.
For this celebratory tribute, pianist Dan Nimmer will lead the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and special guest pianist and vocalist Johnny O’Neal. Throughout his career, O’Neal worked regularly with Clark Terry, Ray Brown, Art Blakey, and many others. “He’s a very special cat. If ever somebody sounded like Art Tatum, it’s him. He’s got it all” says piano legend Barry Harris, who mentored O’Neal in the ‘70’s and ‘80’s.
These concerts will also stream live in high-definition audio and video for free to a global audience via jazz.org/live.
Tickets for Lush Life can be purchased through jazz.org 24 hours a day or via CenterCharge at 212-721-6500, open daily from 10am to 9pm. Tickets can also be purchased at the Jazz at Lincoln Center Box Office, located on Broadway at 60th Street, ground floor. Box Office hours: Monday-Saturday from 10am to 6pm (or 30 minutes past curtain) and Sunday from noon to 6pm (or 30 minutes past curtain).