Win FREE Tickets to Wynton Marsalis & Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra @ Proctors on Tuesday


Britain’s Daily Telegraph calls them simply “the finest big band in the world today.”

Under the leadership of trumpet master, nine-time Grammy Award winner and musical director Wynton Marsalis, the 15-piece Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra swings into Proctors in Schenectady at 7:30pm on Tuesday (October 6).

The band rumbles into town in support of their new 2-CD set Live in Cuba, recorded in front of a sold-out crowd at Havana’s Mella Theatre in October, 2010, capturing the undeniable connections between American jazz and Afro-Cuban music.

The big band also draws from an extensive repertoire that includes original compositions by Marsalis, saxman Ted Nash and other members of the orchestra, as well as the time-honored masterworks of Ellington, Mingus, Coltrane and other great jazz composers.

As the Duke once proclaimed, “It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing,” and you cab bet that JALCO will be solidly swingin’ at Proctors on Tuesday.

Tickets are on sale now, priced from $20-$75.

BUT WAIT… We’re giving away a pair of FREE TICKETS for the show to two lucky Nippertown readers! To enter the contest, just post a comment below. Please leave your email address, too. We won’t publish it, but we’ll use it to contact you if you win. Deadline to enter is 12:30pm on Monday (October 5). The two winners will be selected at random and notified on Monday afternoon. Good luck! Congratulations to the winners, who have been notified by email.

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  1. Mark says

    I want to get some swing. Sounds like a great show.

  2. Brian Ford says

    It is nice to see that jazz artist are playing in the Capital District. There is nothing more soothing to the soul, after a day of work, then to settle down and enjoy the sounds of some quality jazz music. Thank you for offering some lucky person the opportunity to experience this, and to enjoy one of the greatest jazz artist of out time.

  3. glenn says

    woo hoo! I wanna go!

  4. mike says

    I want to go. Heard them at Tanglewood, but was working so did not catch most of it.

  5. John Van Voris says

    This will be a great concert!

  6. Bill says

    I wanna swiiiiing!

  7. Shari Daignault says

    What a great show this will be!

  8. Marc says

    Love me some big band!

  9. jim says

    I have wanted to see him for some time now.

  10. Brooke. says

    Bringing back Big Band beats beastly boredoms.
    Bring it ON!

  11. steve nover says


  12. Rose says

    Please send me out swinging !

  13. Patrick says


  14. Cliff Bird says

    Wynton is continuing a family and a musical tradition — America’s music.

  15. Joanne Karger says

    Would love to hear him again! He is an amazing talent

  16. Don says

    It sounds incredible..

  17. Matt says

    I love jazz!

  18. James Sheriff says

    Huge fan of Wynton Marsalis. Would love to win tickets to see him.

  19. Dan Stanton says

    Sounds good

  20. Jessica says

    *jazz fingers*

  21. Ed says

    Count me in! 🙂

  22. MV says

    I’d love to go. Thank you!

  23. Sean A McLaughlin says

    That would be amazing! Thanks!

  24. Paul says

    A night of great music!

  25. Jeff says

    Growing up a trumpet player Wynton was my idol. Would love to see him in person again. Thx Nippertown!

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