Wynton Marsalis brings Big Band holiday sounds to Marcus Center

December 5, 2014


The Marcus Center for the Performing Arts was the venue for the Big Band Holidays: Jazz at Lincoln Center, featuring Wynton Marsalis and Cecil McLorin Salvant, along with the Black Arts Think Tank fundraising kick-off and Artist Meet and Greet on Monday, December 1, 2014 reception in the Bradley Pavilion. The event’s purpose was to assist sustaining the long-term cultural vibrancy of African American arts organizations in the City of Milwaukee, which promote the history and culture of the African diaspora and inspire creativity in future generations. Fundraising supporters of the event are: Harley Davidson Motor Company, the Helen Bader Foundation, We Energies Foundation, along with event sponsors Associated Bank; performance sponsors: Cory and Michele Nettles, Jackie and Michael Barber, BMO Harris Bank and the Marcus Corporation as well as patron sponsors. Pictured here are jazz artist Wynton Marsalis and African American Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Dr. Eve Hall.