Last Days of Summer – Here’s Your Chance to See Jazz at Wolf Trap

Summer is almost over! Don’t
miss these last chances to enjoy world-class jazz at the
only National Park for The Performing Arts. These great
shows and more coming up in August at Wolf Trap!


Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
with Wynton Marsalis
Friday, August 16 | 8 PM

The “finest big band in the world today” (The Daily
) led by nine-time Grammy-winning jazz icon
Wynton Marsalis returns to Wolf Trap! Since 1988 The JLCO has
been the Jazz at Lincoln Center resident orchestra, performing
a vast repertoire ranging from original compositions and Jazz
at Lincoln Center-commissioned works to rare historic
compositions and masterworks by Duke Ellington, Count Basie,
Fletcher Henderson, Thelonious Monk, Mary Lou Williams, Dizzy
Gillespie, Benny Goodman, Charles Mingus, and many others.
Join 15 of the finest soloists, ensemble players, and
arrangers in jazz music for a swingin’ evening like no other.

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Ben HarperBen Harper & The Innocent Criminals
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
with Jessy Wilson

Thursday, August 22 | 7:30 PM
Experience an evening of good vibes! Be transported to New
Orleans with the funky jazz rhythms of Trombone Shorty &
Orleans Avenue, then go cross-country with the
socially-conscious blues, soul, and rock of California artist
Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals.

Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews has gained international acclaim
for his trombone and trumpet virtuosity, his songwriting, and
his ability to blend traditional New Orleans styles with rock,
funk, soul, and hip-hop. NPR has hailed him as “New Orleans’
brightest new star in a generation.”

Beginning with his 1994 debut, Welcome To The Cruel World,
Ben Harper released a string of eight studio albums over a
decade and a half. This extraordinary run, featuring
contributions from the Innocent Criminals, established him as a
singularly powerful songwriter and performer with range across
multiple genres and an unmatched ability to blend the personal
and political.

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