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Trumpeter Wynton Marsalis leads a mix of established ensemble masters and promising younger musicians in the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, which has traveled the world during the past decade as the premiere jazz repertory outfit. They swing, they roar, they groove, they play hot, they play cool. They reach back to the roots of jazz, bring canonical pieces to life, and suggest historically-informed possibilities for the music's future. You can dance to the group (though maybe not at Page) or you can sit back and listen hard. Either way, they're bound to please. At his home institute, Marsalis (pictured above) has recently been broadening his mandate to include not just Satchmo and Duke, but figures he previously ignored, such as Ornette Coleman. With hope, this expanded range will manifest itself in the Jazz Orchestra's touring performances as well. For more info and tickets: call 684-4444. 8 p.m. $25-$40.

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