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Posted on: February 25, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Lunch n Jazz at the High Point Historical Museum

Blood On The Fields pt.2

Tuesday, March 5, 2019
11:45 am – 1:00 pm
High Point Historical Museum
Education Room 1st Floor

Come and be a part of music history. In 1997, Wynton Marsalis became the first Jazz artist to receive a Pulitzer Prize in music, thanks to his landmark oratorio "Blood on the Fields." An ambitious, sprawling work that explores themes of slavery and freedom, "Blood on the Fields" cemented Marsalis’ space as one of the most innovative and ambitious composers in Jazz today, taking his cues from other genre-defying artists like Duke Ellington and Charles Mingus.

First premiered well before the creation of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s home, the piece finally received its Rose Theater debut in 2013. Baritone Gregory Porter, scat-singing legend Kenny Washington, and contralto Paula West join the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra in this remarkable, ground-breaking work.

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