Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra will take their show on the road, traveling to Central and South America for the first time in nearly 10 years. The JALC last travelled to our nearest neighboring continent during 2005 (from JazzTimes.com).  

The "2015 Jazz Across America Tour" will open at Lincoln Center so its hime audience can bid it safe travels and then will head to the Caribbean for shows in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands before coming back to the mainland for a gig in Mexico City. 

The longest stretch of the gig will occur in South America however and will include some more exciting performances. The orchestra will be joined by Gustavo Dudamel, the popular conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and native Venezuelan, in the conductor's homeland where he'll conduct the Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar with them. The JALC will perform Marsalis' Swing Symphony while touring abroad. The group will also partake in educational workshops and other public performances while traveling down south. 

South American jazz fans can check out the full schedule of dates below. 

02/27-28: New York @ Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Theater

03/03: San Juan @ Sala Sinfónica de Belles Artes

03/03: St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands @ Reichold Performing Arts Center

03/07-08: Mexico City @ Palacio de Bellas Artes 

03/13: Caracas, Venezuela @ Teatro Teresa Carreño (with Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar)

03/115:  Caracas, Venezuela @ Teatro Teresa Carreño

03/15: Caracas, Venezuela @ Sala Simón Bolivar

03/17: Lima, Peru @ Gran Teatro Nacional

03/20-21: Santiago, Chile @ Teatro Municipal

03/23-24: Montevideo, Uruguay @ Teatro Solis

03/25: Buenes Aires, Argentina @ Teatro Colón

03/27: Rio de Janeiro @ Vivo Rio

03/28: São Paulo, Brazil @ HSBC Brasil

03/29: São Paulo, Brazil @ Auditório Ibirauera

03/29: São Paulo, Brazil @ Sala São Paulo

04/01: Recife, Brazil @ Teatro Luiz Mendonça