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May 27, 2022

Join Us for Our Wide-Ranging Jazz Series


Live the Moment

We invite you to join us next season for our 2022/23 Jazz Series — to live the moment and be reminded once again just how special it is to experience incredible live performances together.

We look forward to sharing performances by jazz masters at the forefront of the genre, including Wynton Marsalis, Aaron Diehl, Maria Schneider, and Cecile McLorin Salvant.

Packages start at just $190 for all five performances and as a subscriber, your concert-going experience will be made easy with perks like:

  • Access to the best seats at the best prices, before individual tickets go on sale to the general public
  • Risk-free ticket returns, refunds, and exchanges
  • Installment billing and payroll deduction options
  • Free parking when you buy at least six events
  • Great discounts on all UMS events all year long!

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Wynton Marsalis’s All Rise

Friday, October 14 // 8 pm
Hill Auditorium

Wynton Marsalis’s All Rise combines a symphony orchestra, a jazz orchestra, and a chorus in a 12-movement arc built on the structure of the Blues, moving from uplifting and energetic to dark and distressing, and finally to Marsalis’s vision of the “togetherness and ascendance” of humanity.

Residency Sponsors: Elaine and Peter Schwetizer
Supporting Sponsor: Anthony Reffells and Jay and Christine Zelenock and the Zelenock Family

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

Sunday, October 16 // 4 pm
Hill Auditorium

Since 1988, Wynton Marsalis has led the 15-piece Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, which simultaneously honors the rich heritage of Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong while presenting a stunning variety of new works. Following Friday’s performance of All Rise, the group returns in its big band format for an afternoon of jazz.

Residency Sponsors: Elaine and Peter Schwetizer
Supporting Sponsor: Anthony Reffells and Jay and Christine Zelenock and the Zelenock Family

Aaron Diehl Trio: Mirror

Friday, January 27 // 8 pm
Rackham Auditorium

This performance showcases Diehl’s fluency in both classical repertoire and dynamic jazz improvisation. He and his trio explore the connections between J.S. Bach’s counterpoint and the vocabulary of bebop, interspersing solo sections from The Well-Tempered Clavier with music by jazz composers such as Miles Davis, Chick Corea, Bud Powell, Dizzy Gillespie, and Diehl himself.

Permanently Endowed Support: Helmut F. and Candis J. Stern Endowment Fund

Maria Schneider Orchestra

Saturday, March 11 // 8 pm
Hill Auditorium

“Maria Schneider is a national treasure,” proclaims National Public Radio. The 2019 NEA Jazz Master, 2021 Pulitzer Prize finalist (for her 2020 album Data Lords), and seven-time Grammy winner brings her 18-member collective to Hill Auditorium for their long-awaited UMS debut.

Cécile McLorin Salvant

Friday, April 14 // 8 pm
Hill Auditorium

A UMS favorite since her 2017 debut, Cécile McLorin Salvant continues to defy expectations with her genre-obliterating virtuosity. The singer, composer, and visual artist has a passion for storytelling and finding the connections between blues, folk traditions from around the world, theater, jazz, and Baroque music.

Supporting Sponsors: Peter Toogood and Hanna Song