Sydney. Singapore. Shanghai. Seoul. Sao Paolo. Pine Plains.
On Saturday, September 7th, Wynton Marsalis and his incredible band headlined our inaugural Benefit Concert. In Dutchess County. In Pine Plains. At The Stissing Center.
It was an incredible evening, made possible by the hard work of too many people to mention. Special thanks must go out to the TSC staff, board members, volunteers, sponsors, donors, vendors, and construction team that made it all happen. If you didn’t attend but were in the area, chances are you heard the magic pouring out the windows from our stage.
Wynton Marsalis is an internationally acclaimed musician, composer and bandleader, an educator and a leading advocate of American culture. He has created and performed an expansive range of music from quartets to big bands, chamber music ensembles to symphony orchestras, and tap dance to ballet, expanding the vocabulary for jazz and classical music with a vital body of work that places him among the world’s finest musicians and composers.
Always swinging, Marsalis blows his trumpet with a clear tone, a depth of emotion and a unique, virtuosic style derived from an encyclopedic range of trumpet techniques. When you hear Marsalis play, you’re hearing life being played out through music.
To say we were jazzed is an understatement! We’re looking forward to many more magical events in the future!