Wynton Marsalis & Eric Clapton Play the Blues: 8 & 9 April 2011

[UPDATED WITH TICKET DETAILS & BAND LINEUP] Special Guest Appearance by Taj Mahal. Two iconic artists explore shared musical ground between New Orleans, the Delta, and Chicago with an historic collaboration made in blues heaven. Join Wynton Marsalis and Eric Clapton as they work from a blueprint by the legendary New Orleans bandleader King Oliver and perform songs from some of the most important early blues and jazz figures, from Howling Wolf and Ma Rainey to Fats Waller and Louis Armstrong. Clapton and Marsalis will be accompanied by a seven piece band largely drawn from the Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra. The concerts take place at the Rose Theater in New York City on 8 and 9 April 2011 at 8PM.

Tickets go on sale to Jazz At Lincoln Center (JALC) Members in an exclusive VIP Advance Sale on Monday 24 January. A general public on sale will follow at a later date. For more information, visit JALC.ORG

Ticket On Sale Information for 8 and 9 April 2011 Concerts:
Jazz At Lincoln Center (JALC) Members: Exclusive VIP Advance Sale from 24 January
Mastercard Cardholder Advance Sale: From 12 Noon EST 28 January through 11 February
General Public On Sale: 10AM EST 12 February
Maximum of four (4) tickets per household
Ticket Prices: $245, $150, $95 and $65
Tickets and more information at JALC.ORG

Eric Clapton and Wynton Marsalis will also be performing at the venue on 7 April 2011 which is JALC’s annual black-tie fundraising gala according to The New York Times. Tickets to this event are not part of the above public on sale. 

Band Lineup:
Eric Clapton – guitar / vocals
Wynton Marsalis – trumpet
Marcus Printup – trumpet
Chris Crenshaw – trombone
Victor Goines – clarinet
Jonathan Batiste – piano
Carlos Henriquez – bass
Ali Jackson – drums
Don Vappie – banjo

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