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  • Wynton Marsalis - interview with Jamie Cullum on BBC Radio 2

    Posted on September 27th, 2011 in Profiles & Interviews

    Jamie Cullum showcases his love for all types of jazz, and music rooted in jazz, from its heritage to the future. This week, he chats to the American trumpeter, composer, bandleader and music educator Wynton Marsalis about his life and incredible music career.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis returns to Harvard University for second lecture in series

    Posted on September 6th, 2011 in Education

    Marsalis’ second lecture, “The Double Crossing of a Pair of Heels: The Dynamics of Social Dance and American Popular Musics,” will be accompanied by live performances by acclaimed dance professionals, including Jared Grimes, Nelida Tirado, Eddie Torres Jr., Heather Gehring, and Lou Brockman. “In this lecture, I will address the dynamic relationship between American music and social dance in our culture,” Marsalis said. “It will focus on what our dancing and music tells us about our traditions, our sense of community, and our rituals of courtship.”   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis and Eric Clapton Play the Blues in Movie Theaters

    Posted on August 9th, 2011 in Concerts | 5

    CM Fathom, Reprise Records and Jazz at Lincoln Center are excited to announce a special, one night concert event, September 7th at 7:30PM (local time) in movie theaters nationwide. Jazz great Wynton Marsalis and guitar legend Eric Clapton come together for a spellbinding evening of blues, rock and jazz performed with a dazzling eight member orchestra, captured live this past spring at the famous Jazz at Lincoln Center.   Keep reading »

  • “Marsalis and Clapton Play The Blues” to be released on September 2011

    Posted on July 21st, 2011 in Music | 4

    New York City’s premier jazz venue got the blues last April when Wynton Marsalis and Eric Clapton performed together in Rose Theater at Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center for two sold-out shows dedicated to vintage blues. The extraordinary collaboration, billed as Wynton Marsalis & Eric Clapton Play the Blues, paired these musical virtuosos with members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra as they brought to life a repertoire of songs selected by Clapton and arranged by Marsalis.   Keep reading »

  • As Seen on 60 Minutes

    Posted on June 26th, 2011 in Video | 4

    Free download of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis performing Wynton’s composition “Sanctified Blues” from Congo Square during their Cuban tour, a sneak preview from the JLCO’s upcoming CD “Five Nights In Havana“, coming out in 2012.   Keep reading »

  • 60 Minutes to Rebroadcast Feature on Wynton Marsalis and the JLCO on June 26th, 7PM EST

    Posted on June 20th, 2011 in News | 3

    CBS 60 Minutes announced that it will rebroadcast the two segment feature on Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra on Sunday, June 26th.   Keep reading »

  • PBS NewsHour: Wynton Marsalis Pays Homage to Jazz’s Past by Investing in Its Future

    Posted on June 1st, 2011 in Profiles & Interviews

    Part-competition, part-celebration, 110 high school bands entered this year’s Essentially Ellington Jazz Competition, submitting recorded performances for the judges. Just 15 were chosen. Jeffrey Brown sits down with the man behind it all: jazz great Wynton Marsalis.   Keep reading »

  • Winners of 16th Annual Essentially Ellington Competition 2011

    Posted on May 15th, 2011 in Concerts | 6

    AMERICA’S BEST HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ BANDS! JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF 16th ANNUAL ESSENTIALLY ELLINGTON HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ BAND COMPETITION Competition Webcast Available Monday, May 16 1st Place: Dillard Center for the Arts, Fort Lauderdale, FL 2nd Place: Roosevelt High School, Seattle, WA 3rd Place: Mountlake Terrace High School, Seattle, WAHonorable Mention:New World School of the Arts, Miami, FL Honorable Mention: New World School of the Arts, Miami, FL Three high school jazz bands took top honors tonight in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 16th Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival. Each band…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton’s “Spirit of New Orleans” piece for Super Bowl XLIV Wins Emmy

    Posted on May 3rd, 2011 in News | 3

    The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) announced the winners of the 32nd Annual Sports Emmy® Awards at a special ceremony at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City. Winners in 33 categories including outstanding live sports special, live series, sports documentary, studio show, promotional announcements, play-by-play personality and studio analyst were honored.   Keep reading »

  • 50 great moments in jazz: Wynton Marsalis goes back to basics

    Posted on April 28th, 2011 in Profiles & Interviews

    Like Sonny Rollins, Keith Jarrett and the late Miles Davis, Wynton Marsalis is one of a handful of jazz instrumentalists whose name is known beyond the world of the jazz cognoscenti. But unlike the other three, Marsalis has polarised opinion more than any other jazz artist of the last 30 years. A consummately skilful trumpeter, an ambitious large-scale composer and a shrewd campaigner for jazz, he has become one of the biggest international stars of a tradition that was already being marginalised by rock and pop-influenced jazz by the time he burst on to the scene as a teenage virtuoso in the early-80s.   Keep reading »