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  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Will Re-Create This Historic Concert 8 Decades Later

    Posted on January 8th, 2018 in Concerts

    Benny Goodman—the “King of Swing”—presented his landmark debut concert at Carnegie Hall in 1938. Now eight decades later, on January 11–13, 2018 in Rose Theater, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis (JLCO) reimagines this historic event under the guidance of music director and JLCO reedman Victor Goines, with special guest clarinetists Anat Cohen, Janelle Reichman, Ken Peplowski, and JLCO multi-instrumentalist Ted Nash.   Keep reading »

  • First annual jazz conference to be held at Jazz at Lincoln Center

    Posted on January 5th, 2018 in News

    Jazz at Lincoln Center and JazzTimes have joined forces to co-produce the Jazz Congress, a new annual conference designed to bring together artists, media and industry leaders in the global jazz community to exchange ideas in order to nurture and grow the jazz community and the underlying business and organizations that promote, produce, present, market and support the music.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis accepts ITG Honorary Award

    Posted on December 16th, 2017 in News

    ITG President Cathy Leach presented Wynton Marsalis with the ITG Honorary Award December 16, 2017, at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City, just prior to Marsalis’s 8 pm concert.   Keep reading »

  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Youth Orchestra to Make Its International Debut at London’s The Barbican

    Posted on December 13th, 2017 in Concerts

    The Jazz at Lincoln Center Youth Orchestra (JLYCO) makes its international debut at the Barbican in London, England on February 27- March 1, 2018. As part of the bi-annual Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis residency at the Barbican, 22 NYC-area high school jazz musicians will spend a week abroad for a music and cultural exchange with public performances, workshops, and jam sessions.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis’s Violin Concerto Really Sounds Like America

    Posted on December 11th, 2017 in Profiles & Interviews

    Born in 1961 in New Orleans, jazz and classical trumpet player, and composer, Wynton Marsalis grew up playing in churches, jazz bands, and orchestras. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, his 2015 violin concerto reflects the varied musical landscape of America.   Keep reading »

  • The JLCO with Wynton Marsalis Honors The 80th Anniversary of Benny Goodman

    Posted on December 7th, 2017 in Concerts

    Jazz at Lincoln Center continues to honor the iconic artists, albums, movements, and events that left distinctive indelible marks in jazz history throughout the organization’s 30th anniversary season. Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis will pay tribute to Benny Goodman’s legendary 1938 debut at Carnegie Hall, one of the first major public performances featuring a racially-integrated group and considered a milestone in the acceptance of jazz as America’s classical music.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis recorded a new arrangement of “Jingle Bells” at Spotify Studios in NYC

    Posted on December 1st, 2017 in Music

    Wynton Marsalis, with daughter Oni on vocals, and members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center orchestra, recorded a new arrangement of “Jingle Bells” at Spotify Studios in NYC, dressed in their Brooks Brothers best. Now playing on Spotify. View the full video at BrooksBrothers.com   Keep reading »

  • Building the cathedral

    Posted on November 30th, 2017 in Profiles & Interviews

    In the fall of 2016, Wynton Marsalis spoke at an event in Manhattan commemorating the centennial of Albert Murray, the jazz historian, cultural critic and novelist who died in 2013 at age 97. Murray had been a longtime mentor to the trumpeter and composer, ever since he was an 18-year-old Juilliard student.   Keep reading »

  • The Marsalis brothers jazzed up a basketball conversation with Billy Donovan and Sam Presti

    Posted on November 21st, 2017 in Profiles & Interviews

    Oklahoma City Thunder assistant coach Mark Bryant was walking alongside the basketball court at the team’s practice facility when he passed a legendary face from the jazz world oddly hanging out. Bryant turned around on this September day to enthusiastically introduce himself to Branford Marsalis. The three-time Grammy Award-winning saxophonist was there to talk about the connection between jazz and basketball with Thunder general manager Sam Presti and head coach Billy Donovan.   Keep reading »

  • Philadelphia Orchestra finds its groove in Wynton Marsalis concerto

    Posted on November 3rd, 2017 in Profiles & Interviews

    Thursday night, in the middle of Nicola Benedetti’s playing a cadenza in a violin concerto with the Philadelphia Orchestra, a man walked through the ensemble to a spot just inches from the violinist and started playing drums.   Keep reading »