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  • 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 »

  • JALC Partners With Harlem Children’s Zone And Mr. Aubrey’s Show Kids To Present Uptown Family Swing

    Posted on May 19th, 2014 in Concerts | 0

    On June 14 at 5:00pm, Jazz at Lincoln Center will partner with The Harlem Children’s Zone to present Uptown Family Swing, a free community concert featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and Mr. Aubrey’s Show Kids. Director and choreographer Aubrey Lynch II will choreograph a group of students ages 8 to17 from various Harlem and Washington Heights schools, including Harlem Children’s Zone, who will dance to music performed by the JLCO with Wynton Marsalis. In addition, dance students from various New York City dance institutions, including Steps on Broadway, The Ailey School, and American Ballet Theatre’s Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School, will participate in the concert.   Keep reading »

  • Jookin’ star Charles “Lil Buck” Riley takes street dance to world stage

    Posted on May 13th, 2014 in TV show | 0

    When you think about traditional street performers, you might not imagine them dancing with the legendary New York City Ballet. But one dancer who has done just that. Jookin’ is a Memphis street dance usually performed to rap music, CBS News cultural correspondent Wynton Marsalis explained. But when Charles “Lil Buck” Riley got hold of it, he added a style and grace all his own. And now he’s taking that dance form from the streets to the world stage.   Keep reading »

  • Jazz At Lincoln Center Announces Winners of 19th Essentially Ellington Competition 2014

    Posted on May 11th, 2014 in News | 2

    New York, NY (May 10, 2014) Jazz at Lincoln Center proudly announces the top high school jazz bands in the nation who took the highest honors tonight at the prestigious 19th Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival (EE) at Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center. First Place: Tucson Jazz Institute, Tucson, AZ Second Place: Jazz House Kids, Montclair, NJ Third Place: Dillard Center for the Arts,  Fort Lauderdale, FL Honorable Mention: Garfield High School, Seattle, WA   Keep reading »

  • Full video report: Essentially Ellington Competition 2014

    Posted on May 10th, 2014 in Concerts | 1

    Re-watch the full events of Essentially Ellington Competition 2014   Keep reading »

  • The Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis Performs Modern Ellington

    Posted on May 5th, 2014 in Concerts | 0

    On the occasion of International Jazz Appreciation Month and Duke Ellington’s birthday, Jazz at Lincoln Center announces Modern Ellington concerts featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis scheduled to take place on June 5, 6, 7 at 8pm in Rose Theater; free, live HD webcasts; and ticket giveaways. Jazz at Lincoln Center is located at Broadway at 60th Street in New York, New York.   Keep reading »

  • Live webcast: 2014 Annual Gala Concert “Love, Loss And Laughter: The Story Of Jazz

    Posted on April 25th, 2014 in Concerts, Streaming | 0

    With Host Billy Crystal, Featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and guests Jonathan Batiste, Bill Cosby, Aaron Diehl, Jon Faddis, Fairview Baptist Church Brass Band, Dominick Farinacci, Norm Lewis, Taj Mahal, Pedrito Martinez, Mark O’Connor, Dianne Reeves, Marcus Roberts, Cécile McLorin Salvant   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis to address Tulane University graduates

    Posted on April 23rd, 2014 in News | 2

    New Orleans native and Pulitzer Prize winner Wynton Marsalis will receive an honorary doctorate of humane letters and deliver the keynote address to graduates at Tulane University’s Commencement 2014, which will be held at 9 a.m., May 17 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.   Keep reading »

  • JLCO with Wynton Marsalis Hosts: Christian McBride & Kurt Rosenwinkel

    Posted on April 18th, 2014 in Concerts, Streaming | 0

    On May 23–24, Jazz at Lincoln Center presents its second JLCO Hosts concerts featuring a collaborating between the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and two of contemporary jazz’s finest artists. Music director Wynton Marsalis and drummer Ali Jackson present the compositions of a pair of Philadelphia-born, post-Boomer virtuosos— bassist Christian McBride and guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel. Associates since the 1980s, both Rosenwinkel and McBride attended Creative and Performing Arts High School in Philadelphia where they expanded their musical network with future Philly greats like Joey DeFrancesco and Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson of The Roots.   Keep reading »

  • The Woodlawn Cemetery Partners with JALC to Present Free Concert Honoring Jazz Legends

    Posted on April 18th, 2014 in Concerts | 0

    The Woodlawn Cemetery Partners with Jazz at Lincoln Center to Present Free Concert Honoring Jazz Legends. Performance by Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis on June 11 Features Compositions by Those Memorialized at Woodlawn and Commemorates the Cemetery’s 150th Anniversary and Historic Ties to Jazz Greats   Keep reading »