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  • Simon Rattle and Wynton Marsalis in conversation

    Posted on March 5th, 2011 in Video

    The Berliner Philharmoniker also just released the HD video of our June 2010 performance of “Swing Symphony.” It features a dance choreographed by Rhys Martin which was performed live by hundreds of Berlin school children. You can check it out for free in their digital concert hall.   Keep reading »

  • Jazz At Lincoln Center Announces 2011-12 Season

    Posted on March 1st, 2011 in Concerts | 1

    Jazz at Lincoln Center and Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis announce the programming for the 2011-12 season - the organization’s 25th season and eighth in its home, Frederick P. Rose Hall. In this new season of concerts, education events, touring, and a diverse line-up of guest artists, Jazz at Lincoln Center celebrates milestones in jazz: the 50th anniversary of Impulse Records, birthdays of living legends Jimmy Heath, Jon Hendricks, Wynton Marsalis; and the music of Cachao, Nat King Cole, Jelly Roll Morton, Astor Piazzolla, and Frank Sinatra.   Keep reading »

  • 15 High School Jazz Band Finalists Announced for 16th Annual Essentially Ellington

    Posted on February 24th, 2011 in Concerts

    Jazz at Lincoln Center announces the 15 finalist bands and one winning community band for its prestigious 16th Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival. The bands will compete and participate in workshops, jam sessions, and more, during a three-day Competition & Festival in New York City. The three top-placing bands perform with Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center, Wynton Marsalis, as guest soloist, followed by a performance by the 15-piece Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.   Keep reading »

  • Willie Nelson, Wynton Marsalis & Norah Jones celebrate Ray Charles with Here We Go Again

    Posted on February 15th, 2011 in Music

    The first meeting of these kindred spirits took place at The Allen Room at New York’s Jazz at Lincoln Center for two nights in 2007; their encore appearance was also staged at the heralded jazz house—this time for two sold-out nights at Rose Theater in February 2009 with special guest Norah Jones. Rather than rehash the previous material Nelson and Marsalis had first presented, the threesome paid homage to the music of the late Ray Charles, the iconic star of soul, r&b, country, jazz and pop.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis swings for the fences

    Posted on February 6th, 2011 in Profiles & Interviews

    The ambitious bandleader’s new piece, ‘Swing Symphony,’ is a musical manifesto not only on the melding of jazz and classical but on the cultural crosscurrents that he feels are at the heart of America’s greatness.   Keep reading »

  • When Marsalis and his orchestra go to Washington, big-band returns with a bang

    Posted on February 1st, 2011 in Review

    Who says jazz can’t draw an audience? On Sunday, Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra presented a performance of uncompromising big-band jazz to a wildly appreciative audience at the sold-out Kennedy Center Concert Hall.   Keep reading »

  • Jazz Jam: Wynton Marsalis Small Groups

    Posted on January 26th, 2011 in Concerts | 1

    Wynton Marsalis is a man who wears many hats: trumpeter, composer, Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center, and music director of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. But it’s too often forgotten that he first came to fame with small bands: after getting started with Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, he then made musical history with his own original groundbreaking quintet. Whether he’s leading bands of any size, Marsalis’ music is always breathtakingly innovative and swinging. March 31, 2011 – 8:00 PM April 1, 2011 – 8:00 PM April 2, 2011 – 8:00 PM buy tickets on jalc.org   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis with JLCO and Ute Lemper: The Music of Kurt Weill

    Posted on January 26th, 2011 in Concerts

    Featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Vibraphonist Warren Wolf, Music Director Ted Nash In the 110 years since his birth, Kurt Weill’s music has been played by everyone from Louis Armstrong (“Mack the Knife”) to Gil Evans (“My Ship”). Ute Lemper, “a foremost interpreter of Weill” (New York Times) along with Warren Wolf on vibes, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, and Music Director Ted Nash will show how Weill’s songs belong to the jazz world as much as to Broadway, film, and the concert hall. Lemper says of the concert, “It’…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis & Eric Clapton Play The Blues

    Posted on January 24th, 2011 in Concerts | 4

    Jazz at Lincoln Center announces Wynton Marsalis and Eric Clapton will perform together in Wynton Marsalis and Eric Clapton Play the Blues in Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center. The special concert events have been added to the season schedule as the organization’s 2011 Annual Gala on April 7 and as ticketed concerts open to the public on April 8 and 9. As the preferred card of Jazz at Lincoln Center and Lead Sponsor for the three concerts, MasterCard will run an exclusive advance ticket sale beginning January 28.   Keep reading »

  • From the Archives: 1990 Concert for Amnesty International in Chile

    Posted on January 20th, 2011 in Video | 5

    I remember playing a concert with Art Blakey in Chicago for a crowd that wanted to hear rock and roll. When we played they started throwing things on the stage. I remember telling cats before we walked out on the stage in Chile, if they start throwing things on the stage be cool walking off. We started with a song everyone knew “Gracias a La Vida” I had arranged it the night before.   Keep reading »