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Jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis.

Jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis.

SANTA FE, N.M. — If you like music that gets your fingers snapping and your toes a-tappin’, check out trumpeter Wynton Marsalis and his 15-piece orchestra, Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Olga Kern, pianist. (Courtesy of Chris Lee)

Olga Kern, pianist. (Courtesy of Chris Lee)

The musicians hailed as the Kings of Swing were gathered together by Marsalis, a winner of nine Grammies, to preserve the sounds of classic swing jazz.

Don’t be surprised if you want to take your partner to dance in the aisles when the show gets going at the Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W. San Francisco St., at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Tickets are $27-$100 and you can get one from (984-8759) or (988-1234).

SYMPHONY: Or maybe you prefer classical to jazz.

If so, head to the same spot at 4 p.m. Sunday when the Santa Fe Symphony launches its season with “Showcase of the Stars,” featuring works by Verdi, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and Saint-Saëns.

Pianist Olga Kern and violinist Itamar Zorman will get the spotlight.

Tickets are $23-$75, available from the Lensic sources or the symphony box office, 983-1414.

Flamenco dancer Mina Fajardo. (Courtesy of Morgan Smith)

Flamenco dancer Mina Fajardo. (Courtesy of Morgan Smith)

FLAMENCO: Mina Fajardo is bringing her students to strut their stuff at a flamenco showcase 7 p.m. Sunday at Teatro Paraguas, 3205 Calle Marie.

For only $20, you can see more than 22 student dancers show what they’ve learned, with original music played by renowned guitarist Chuscales.

That’s less than a dollar per dancer. Go to for more information.

AWARD WINNER: “Disgraced,” a play by Ayad Akhtar, won the Pulitzer Prize for drama and the Obie Award for Playwriting in 2013, as well as a 2015 Tony nomination.

But you don’t have to go to Broadway to see it – its first post-Broadway production is being staged right here in New Mexico by Albuquerque’s FUSION theater company.

It already played in the Duke City, but you get a chance to see it closer at home at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Lensic.

Set in a Manhattan dinner party, the conversation and escalating arguments turn to Islamic terrorism and the Quran, bringing Amir, born in Pakistan and raised in America, face to face with some truths about himself and his beliefs.

Tickets are $15-$35 from the Lensic Box Office or by calling 988-1234.

MODERNS: We had the Summer of Color; now we’re getting the Fall of Modernism.

Except it’s really rising, isn’t it, if you’re putting more works on display?

One of the featured exhibitions under this theme opens today at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, 217 Johnson St., namely “From New York to New Mexico: Masterworks of American Modernism from the Vilcek Foundation Collection.”

More than 60 works will be included, including three of the four most important still lifes by artist Stuart Davis. They’ll be on display through Jan. 10.



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