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  • Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Brazilian Festival

    Posted on September 29th, 2014 in Concerts, Streaming | 0

    The late Moacir Santos’ work illuminated the soul of Brazil, creating a truly national music, which has been recorded extensively by hundreds of artists. Melding Afro-Latin influences with improvisation and jazz harmony helped make Santos a genuinely original voice in Brazilian music. Santos was orphaned at an early age, and taken in by a family who helped him take music lessons. He continued to learn the music of Brazil throughout his formative years, garnering an encyclopedic musical knowledge. As a respected educator, Santos mentored some of Brazil’s most established artists, including Mario Adnet, who has produced two well-received albums of Santos’ compositions.   Keep reading »

  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Opens Season With ‘Ochas’

    Posted on September 19th, 2014 in Review | 0

    Wynton Marsalis opened Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 2014-15 season with the world premiere of “Ochas,” a three-movement suite blending jazz with the traditional folkloric music of Cuba and the Afro-Cuban Santeria religion.   Keep reading »

  • Jazz At Lincoln Center Announces “Jazz At Lincoln Center Summer Jazz Academy”

    Posted on August 18th, 2014 in News | 0

    Today, Jazz at Lincoln Center, a not-for-profit arts institution dedicated to enriching, entertaining, and expanding a global community for jazz, announced the creation of the *Jazz at Lincoln Center Summer Jazz Academy*, an intensive jazz performance institute for qualifying high school jazz musicians.   Keep reading »

  • Chucho Valdés, Pedrito Martinez, & Wynton Marsalis Open Jazz At Lincoln Center’s 2014–15 Season

    Posted on August 13th, 2014 in Concerts, Streaming | 0

    Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 2014-15 season opens on September 18-20 at 8pm with the debut of a collaborative new work by Managing and Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis, the influential pianist-composer-arranger Chucho Valdés, rising star percussionist Pedrito Martinez, and the internationally renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra in Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th Street, New York, New York.   Keep reading »

  • They took me in like I was their son’: Wynton Marsalis on jazz’s great tradition

    Posted on August 9th, 2014 in Interview | 0

    At the end of his performance at the Barbican with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Wynton Marsalis made a little speech. The next piece, he announced, was a number that Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers used to play. Marsalis then recalled how he himself had played with the Jazz Messengers as an 18-year-old trumpet prodigy. He described how much he had learned from the drummer, who was then approaching 60, and especially about ‘the sacrifices you have to make to play this music’. Then the band roared into ‘Free for All’ by Wayne Shorter.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis Septet live at Jazz in Marciac 2014

    Posted on July 28th, 2014 in Concerts, Streaming | 1

    Wynton Marsalis and six of his most frequent collaborators will come together in a program featuring some of Marsalis’ greatest compositions.  The evening’s repertoire will be selected from both The Marciac Suite and Lighthouse/Lightening Rod.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis Quintet with Richard Galliano live at Jazz in Marciac 2014

    Posted on July 28th, 2014 in Concerts | 0

    What is Jazz in Marciac, but the marriage of swing and Gascony; a brief testimony to the eternal love story between France and Jazz? This is the story that Wynton Marsalis began to tell in partnering with another frequent JIM visitor, Richard Galliano.vThe union was a tribute to two emblematic figures: Billie Holiday and Edith Piaf. Two extraordinary women, born in the same year (1915), in the same misery, both with grand and tragic fates, and most especially, with two ways of singing this blue soul that African Americans call the blues.   Keep reading »

  • “Wynton Marsalis: A Youngarts Masterclass” nominated for 66Th Annual Emmy® Award

    Posted on July 12th, 2014 in Award | 0

    _Wynton Marsalis: A YoungArts MasterClass_, an HBO Family Documentary Special, has been nominated for a 66th Annual Emmy Award in the Outstanding Children’s Program category. This is the third season the YoungArts MasterClass series has received an Emmy-nomination. The program features some of the work of the “National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts)”:http://www.youngarts.org, the non-profit that contributes to the cultural vitality of the nation by supporting the artistic development of talented young artists.   Keep reading »

  • The JLCO With Wynton Marsalis as part of Summerstage Kids presents: Queens Family Day

    Posted on June 30th, 2014 in Concerts | 0

    Free Family Concert: The Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis As Part Of Summerstage Kids Presents: Queens Family Day   Keep reading »

  • Wynton’s Keynote Address at Tulane University’s Commencement 2014

    Posted on May 20th, 2014 in Transcript, Video | 2

    Here at home in New Orleans, we have a tradition of starting important gigs by calling out the names of legendary musicians from the past. In evoking the memory of legendary artists, this roll call inspires a higher level of performance. In 2007, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra went on tour with Odaadaa!, a group from Ghana led by master drummer Yacub Addy. Each concert started with a long roll call of distinguished ancestors chanted and spoken in Ga, their native tongue. At the end of the chant, Mr. Addy would say “Trah trah o manyaba.” Whereupon we would say Yow!   Keep reading »