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2018-2019 Season Opening Night

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

Spaces featuring Lil Buck and Jared Grimes
(2018/2019 Performing Arts)

Sat, Sep 29
8:00 PM
Available on the Marquee series

“The world’s pre-eminent large jazz ensemble.” Chicago Tribune

“Heaps of elegance, dexterity and charm… their fleet, floor-skimming steps and the orchestra’s exuberant buzzing worked together like one great colony.” The New York Times

At its swinging heart, jazz is dance music, built on rhythms that have inspired the greatest tap dancers and given rise to dance crazes like the jitterbug. Inspired by the variety of movements in the animal kingdom, Wynton Marsalis’ Spaces is a 10-part suite described as a “jazz Carnival of the Animals” (Financial Times). This evening-length work features two extraordinary dancers interpreting everything from snakes to chickens: Charles “Lil Buck” Riley, a specialist in a street dance called jookin’; and tap dancer Jared Grimes. Join us as we kick off our 60th anniversary season with a roar!

Related Outreach Event:
Master Class with Members of Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and UCSB Students
Fri, Sep 28 / 2-4 pm
Karl Geiringer Hall, UCSB Department of Music
FREE and open to the public
Co-presented with the UCSB Department of Music

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Event Sponsors: 
Jody & John Arnhold
Sara Miller McCune

Special thanks to


This project received support from the California Arts Council, WESTAF (the Western States Arts Federation), and the National Endowment for the Arts 


Funded in part by the Community Events & Festivals Program using funds provided by the City of Santa Barbara in partnership with the Santa Barbara County Office of Arts and Culture 


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