Those who attended the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra’s concert experienced a world class musical event. Wynton Marsalis and the orchestra members all demonstrated outstanding composing, arranging and jazz performance skills to a full Tulsa Performing Arts Center crowd. The concert was a benefit for Sistema Tulsa, the social change through music education program that began here last month to help Tulsa students.
I had the opportunity to offer a welcome message and introduce the musicians before their performance. After the concert, Mr. Marsalis graciously spent time with some of the students. Special thanks goes to the Brannin Family Foundation for their generosity in underwriting the excellent concert.