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The African American experience takes center stage in The Abyssinian Mass, a swinging celebration of big-band sound and gospel soul from Grammy- and Pulitzer Prize–winning composer, bandleader, and trumpeter Wynton Marsalis. Created to mark the bicentennial of Harlem’s Abyssinian Baptist Church in 2013, the Mass moves audiences of every tradition to clap their hands in this joyous, soulful affirmation of just how high the human spirit can rise.
Wynton Marsalis: The Abyssinian Mass
“[The Abyssinian Mass] offers hope for the human condition despite evidence to the contrary.”– Chicago Tribune
“A sound infectious enough to make the most agnostic listeners temporarily wish they were believers.”– Guardian
November 21–23, 2019 Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall