2019Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra photoPress release – The Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival is presenting jazz lovers with the rare opportunity to see a live performance of the world-renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis on Friday, January 25.

The 7:30 PM performance will be held at First Baptist Church,1600 South 8th St. in Fernandina Beach. Tickets for this concert and the Festival’s entire 2019 season are available at www.aicmf.com or by calling 904-261-1779.

Legendary trumpeter and composer Wynton Marsalis is managing and artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, made up of 15 of the finest soloists, ensemble players and arrangers in jazz today. A true jazz legend, he is the world’s first jazz artist to perform and compose across the full jazz spectrum from its New Orleans roots to swing, bebop and modern jazz. And by presenting an expansive range of music from big bands and quartets to symphony orchestras and ballet, Wynton has expanded the vocabulary for jazz and created a vital body of work that places him among the world’s finest musicians and composers.

Born in New Orleans, Wynton began his classical training on trumpet at 12; entered The Juilliard School at 17; and then joined Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. He made his recording debut as a band leader in 1982 and has since recorded more than 80 jazz and classical recordings, which have sold over seven million copies worldwide and won three Gold Records. Wynton has been awarded nine Grammy Awards and a Pulitzer Prize for Music.

Other upcoming performances in the Festival’s 2019 season include the Miró Quartet with Clarinetist Romie de Guise-Langlois on January 18; Romie de Guise-Langlois, Elizabeth Pridgen, Christopher Rex on January 19; and Joshua Bell on February 1.