Working from home, I took a longer than usual lunch break today.
The morning was tedious and I figured that I needed some tunes to soothe me into the afternoon. I searched around for some jazz and found this gem—Leonard Bernstein at 100, the full concert from Jazz at Lincoln Center.
The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO) with Wynton Marsalis offers a unique celebration of master educator, composer, and musical thinker Leonard Bernstein. Grammy Award-nominated composer and arranger Richard DeRosa, who is recognized from Broadway to industry-leading jazz magazines, worked with JLCO trombonist Vincent Gardner to craft unique arrangements of Bernstein’s music for the JLCO. The group performs classics including tunes from West Side Story and On the Town, as well as unexpected gems from Bernstein’s vast repertoire. Bernstein’s legacy lives on in countless ways, and this performance highlights the reasons why his music has touched so many people and deserves ongoing exploration across genres.
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