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AURORA, Ill. (April 8, 2024) – Aurora University welcomes the world-renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis (JLCO) to the stage of Crimi Auditorium in the Institute for Collaboration on Sunday, April 21, 2024, at 7:30 p.m.

The sensational Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra features 15 of the finest soloists, ensemble players, and arrangers in jazz today. Led by internationally acclaimed musician Wynton Marsalis, the JLCO performs a vast repertoire, from rare historic compositions to Jazz at Lincoln Center-commissioned works, and has performed with many of the world’s leading symphony orchestras, including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Trumpeter extraordinaire and nine-time Grammy Award-winner Wynton Marsalis is an iconic figure in the evolution of the art form and a tireless advocate for jazz as America’s classical music. As a composer, his body of work includes over 600 original songs, 11 ballets, four symphonies, eight suites, two chamber pieces, one string quartet, two masses, one violin concerto, and a tuba concerto.

Tickets for this event are on sale now. The proceeds will benefit Aurora University’s Future Promise Fund to support students who are the first in their family to attend college, an important initiative of AU President Susana Rivera-Mills. General admission seating is $100, and reserved seating is $250. To purchase tickets, visit or call 630-844-6149.


About Aurora University
Founded in 1893, Aurora University is a four-year, private, nonprofit, accredited, higher education institution offering students an exceptional education. The university is located on a beautiful 39-acre campus in Aurora, the second largest city in Illinois, approximately 40 miles from Chicago. AU serves approximately 5,900 students across more than 60 undergraduate academic programs and a variety of graduate degrees. University leadership, faculty, and staff are committed to the success of AU students, offering strong academic support programs, hands-on learning activities, internships, and community partnership opportunities that prepare students to achieve their goals after graduation. For more information, visit

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Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis