Blue Engine Records Announces Release of Wynton Marsalis The Jungle Symphony

Wynton Marsalis The Jungle Symphony
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Wynton Marsalis The Jungle Symphony

New York, NY (May 26, 2023) – Blue Engine Records, the renowned record label associated with Jazz at Lincoln Center, has officially released “The Jungle,” the fourth symphony composed by the Pulitzer Prize-winning artist and Managing and Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center, Wynton Marsalis. This exceptional symphony, featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO) with Wynton Marsalis, in collaboration with the esteemed Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (MSO) conducted by Nicholas Buc, is now available for digital streaming on all major platforms.

Recorded live at Hamer Hall in Melbourne, Australia, in 2019, Wynton Marsalis ‘The Jungle’ Symphony, encapsulates the vibrant essence of New York City. Inspired by the metropolis, Marsalis’s symphony masterfully explores the paradoxes that define the city—where wealth and poverty, romance and grit, and growth and stagnation coexist harmoniously. Moreover, this symphony serves as a profound reflection on the complexities of modern life, offering a collective understanding of what it means to be human and reminding us of our common bonds.

“The Jungle” will be a captivating addition to the JLCO with Wynton Marsalis’s repertoire during their highly anticipated 2023 European Tour, taking place from June 7 to July 9. The tour comprises 23 shows across 16 cities and 8 countries, showcasing the exceptional talents of the orchestra. For the specific dates and venues of “The Jungle” performances, please refer to the schedule provided below. To obtain further details and purchase tickets, kindly visit

Furthermore, the JLCO with Wynton Marsalis and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra will reunite for the first time since 2019 to perform Wynton Marsalis’s “All Rise” in Australia on August 25-26, 2023, at Hamer Hall.

Tracklisting for “The Jungle”

1. Movement I: The Big Scream

2. Movement II: The Big Show

3. Movement III: Lost in Sight (Post Pastoral)

4. Movement IV: La Esquina

5. Movement V: Us

6. Movement VI: Struggle in the Digital Market

7. Bonus track: Curtain Call (Knozz-Moe-King/C Jam Blues)

The Jungle Album Personnel



– Sherman Irby – alto saxophone

– Ted Nash – alto saxophone

– Victor Goines – tenor saxophone

– Camille Thurman – tenor saxophone

– Paul Nedzela – baritone saxophone


– Ryan Kisor

– Kenny Rampton

– Marcus Printup

– Wynton Marsalis


– Vincent Gardner

– Chris Crenshaw

– Sam Chess* (Tour replacement for Elliot Mason)


– Dan Nimmer – piano

– Carlos Henriquez – bass

– Jason Marsalis – drums


2023 Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra European Tour

(*denotes JLCO with Wynton Marsalis performance of “The Jungle”)

June 7 | Luxembourg City, Luxembourg – Philharmonie Luxembourg

*June 9 | Luxembourg City, Luxembourg – Philharmonie Luxembourg; Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra; Cristian Măcelaru, conductor

June 10 | Paris, France – Philharmonie de Paris

*June 13 | Paris, France – Philharmonie de Paris; Or chestre de Paris; James Gaffigan, conductor

*June 14 | Paris, France – Philharmonie de Paris; Orchestre de Paris; James Gaffigan, conductor

June 15 | Chalon-sur-Saône, France – Espace des Arts

June 16 | Roubaix, France – Le Colisée Roubaix

June 18 | Dresden, Germany – Junge Garde

June 19 | Munich, Germany – Gasteig HP8

June 20 | Vienna, Austria – Wiener Konzerthaus

*June 23 | Timișoara, Romania – Sala Capitol; Filarmonica Banatul Timișoara; Cristian Măcelaru, conductor

June 24 | Timișoara, Romania – Sala Capitol

June 25 | Bucharest, Romania – Romanian Athenaeum (JLCO only)

June 26 | Bucharest, Romania – Romanian Athenaeum (JLCO only)

June 29 | Katowice, Poland – Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra Concert Hall

June 30 | Wrocław, Poland – National Forum of Music

July 2 | Szczecin, Poland – Teatr Letni

July 3 | Hamburg, Germany – Elbphilharmonie

July 4 | Neuhardenburg, Germany – Schloss Neuhardenburg

July 7 | Rotterdam, Netherlands – Rotterdam Ahoy

July 9 | London, England – Barbican Centre

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