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  • Jazz at Lincoln Center announces 2013 Essentially Ellington Finalists

    Posted on February 24th, 2013 in News | 1

    Jazz at Lincoln Center proudly announces the 15 finalist bands that will compete in the prestigious 18th Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival (EE) at Frederick P. Rose Hall on May 10 - 12, 2013.  The following finalists are among nearly 100 high school jazz bands across the country that entered the competition.  Each school submitted recordings of three tunes performed from charts from Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Essentially Ellington library.   Keep reading »

  • JLCO with Wynton Marsalis and guest artists reprise “Blood on the Fields”

    Posted on February 19th, 2013 in Concerts, Streaming | 9

    Jazz at Lincoln Center continues its 25th anniversary celebration with a special performance of Blood On The Fields, Wynton Marsalis’ Pulitzer prize-winning jazz oratorio.  Eighteen years after its premiere at Alice Tully Hall, the jazz oratorio on slavery and freedom will be performed by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis.  Eric Reed, featured pianist on the premiere and original Blood On The Fields recording, joins the JLCO for this special concert event.  Blood on the Fields remains one of Marsalis’ greatest works and reinforces his dictum that “all jazz is modern.”  Rising star baritone Gregory Porter, scat-master Kenny Washington, and the great contralto Paula West reprise the vocal roles.    Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis: An ode to gumbo on CBS Sunday Morning

    Posted on February 3rd, 2013 in TV show | 0

    (CBS News) On New Orleans’ Super Bowl Sunday, Wynton Marsalis brings us an essay about his home town’s signature dish, as much a cultural symbol of New Orleans as the bayou or jazz:   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis to host CBS’ Super Bowl pregame spotlight on New Orleans

    Posted on January 31st, 2013 in TV show | 9

    This Sunday, February 3rd, at 12pm EST on CBS, Wynton will be hosting a show celebrating the city for this year’s Super Bowl and my hometown: *“New Orleans: Let the Good Times Roll”.*   Keep reading »

  • The Crosby, Stills & Nash Songbook at Jazz at Lincoln Center

    Posted on January 30th, 2013 in Concerts | 0

    In a unique and historic collaboration, iconic rock trio Crosby, Stills & Nash and the world renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis will perform together for the first time in Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in two concert events entitled “The Crosby, Stills & Nash Songbook.” The premiere on May 1, 2013 will be Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 2013 Gala Concert followed by a public concert on May 3, 2013.   Keep reading »

  • Webcast: The JLCO playing the Music of Gerry Mulligan & John Lewis

    Posted on January 19th, 2013 in Streaming | 5

    The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis addresses the compositions and arrangements of baritone saxophonist Gerry Mulligan and pianist John Lewis, whose recorded paths first intersected with Miles Davis’ legendary Birth of the Cool nonet. Neither jazz master was a stranger to JALC—both developed close relationships with the organization during the 90s. Their respective oeuvres, melody-rich, harmonically astute, and brimming with blues connotation, ideally suit the JLCO sound. Featuring the charismatic and high-energy modern pianist Jonathan Batiste.   Keep reading »

  • Wall Street Journal: Jazzy Wynton Marsalis

    Posted on January 12th, 2013 in Interview | 0

    ACCORDING TO WYNTON Marsalis, jazz “places a premium on originality and individuality.” Personal style has always has been a key element to the genre, to the music itself and beyond. “When people dress well, they play well,” said Mr. Marsalis, 51, in an interview at the gleaming new offices of Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York (JALC). He added with a laugh, “My thing is if we don’t sound good, at least we look good.” To ensure the latter, he’s got a wardrobe of natty suits, and wore a Brooks Brothers gray pinstripe three-piece to our interview (Brooks is the official clothier of JALC).   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis’ CBS Super Bowl pregame special to explore the city’s culture, history

    Posted on January 10th, 2013 in TV show | 1

    The roots of CBS’ Super Bowl pregame hour dedicated to New Orleans – hosted by Wynton Marsalis, *“New Orleans: Let the Good Times Roll”* will air at 11 a.m. game day, Feb. 3, as part of the network’s seven-hour pre-kickoff package – reach back to a recorded piece Marsalis did for the network a few hours before the New Orleans Saints’ victory in Super Bowl XLIV.   Keep reading »

  • ‘Cotton Club Parade’ Will March Onto Broadway

    Posted on January 10th, 2013 in Concerts | 1

    After two popular engagements at City Center, “Cotton Club Parade” – a musical revue celebrating the Harlem nightclub during the Duke Ellington era – will move to Broadway this fall, its producers announced on Wednesday. With minimal spoken text, this 90-minute show recreates many of the big-band swing and blues numbers of the Cotton Club during the 1920s and ‘30s, with the score including works by Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Fields (“I Can’t Give You Anything but Love”), Harold Arlen (“Stormy Weather,” “I’ve Got the World on a String”) and Ellington (“Rockin’ in Rhythm,” “Cotton Club Stomp”).   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis to Deliver 2013 Commencement Address at UVM

    Posted on January 10th, 2013 in Speech | 1

    Acclaimed jazz and classical musician Wynton Marsalis will be the featured speaker at the University of Vermont’s commencement ceremony on May 19, 2013. Celebrated for his contributions as a performer, composer, bandleader and educator, trumpeter Marsalis has won nine Grammy Awards. He is the only artist in history to have received Grammys for five consecutive years and to have received a Grammy for both jazz and classical music in the same year (1983).   Keep reading »