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Hot Date: Celebrate with Wynton Marsalis

FEBRUARY 23 An impressive assortment of classic and contemporary big band music is on the playlist as the renowned Jazz at Lincoln Centre Orchestra swings into Toronto. Touring in honour of co-founder and music director Wynton Marsalis’s 50th birthday, the group is slated to perform selections from the trumpeter’s vast compositional output, such as his Pulitzer Prize-winning Blood on the Fields, as well as other new works. Of course, the ensemble is also dedicated to preserving the spirit of traditional jazz, through interpretations of tunes by the likes of Thelonious Monk, Lee Morgan and more. Massey Hall, 8 p.m., $39.50 to $99.50; call 416-872-4255 or visit here to buy.

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