Wynton Marsalis returns to Jazz at Lincoln Center for in-person performances

NEW YORK — Jazz at Lincoln Center Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis never stopped making music during the pandemic. He even wrote and performed “The Quarantine Blues” during the shutdown.

Still, he said, it’s incredibly special to be back in front of an audience.

“It means a lot, because that’s what we’re here to do. It’s like inviting people to your home, and we are definitely going to be playing,” Marsalis said. “We always appreciated playing, but this time has made us more mindful of how special the opportunity is to be able to play.”

During a sit-down interview at the jazz venue’s Dizzy’s Club before Thursday’s reopening concert

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