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  • Wynton Marsalis & Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Swing at UMS Concert Series

    Posted on April 1st, 2014 in Review

    One thing in particular is guaranteed whenever the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra performs: swing, swing, and more swing. The orchestra, led by trumpeter, educator, and composer Wynton Marsalis did just that during their concert on Sunday afternoon at Hill Auditorium in Ann Arbor, MI. The concert was sponsored by the performing arts center University Musical Society, which is affiliated with the University of Michigan.   Keep reading »

  • The Virtuoso: Marcus Roberts - CBS “60 Minutes”

    Posted on March 30th, 2014 in Video | 1

    Who’s the greatest American musician most people have never heard of? To me, it’s Marcus Roberts. I’m biased because Marcus worked in my band when he was just starting out. But anybody who’s heard him at the piano usually agrees: he’s a fearsome and fearless player, and a homegrown example of overcoming adversity with excellence.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis’ return to 60 Minutes

    Posted on March 30th, 2014 in Profiles & Interviews | 1

    Almost 20 years ago, Wynton Marsalis sat across from Ed Bradley to discuss his jazz career. Now Marsalis returns to 60 Minutes—as the correspondent   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis and JALC concert at Chicago Orchestra Hall

    Posted on March 29th, 2014 in Review

    There’s a palpable sense of occasion in the air when the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra returns to Orchestra Hall, and you feel it as soon as you walk into the room. The presence of so many listeners seated on stage around the band, crowding the terrace area behind it and filling every remaining seat in the house distinguishes this event from most concerts in the grand old venue. Major performances unfold here many nights a week, in other words, but Chicagoans turn these JALC appearances – led by the band’s music director, Wynton Marsalis – into something of a civic occasion.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis Profiles “Fearsome And Fearless” Jazz Pianist Marcus Roberts – “60 Minutes” Sunday

    Posted on March 27th, 2014 in Video | 2

    CBS News Cultural Correspondent Wynton Marsalis showcases the rich talents of jazz pianist Marcus Roberts in his first story for 60 MINUTES. Roberts lost his sight as a child but gained such incredible insights into American music that his playing has inspired a whole generation of jazz musicians.  Hear this “fearsome and fearless musician” play classic American Jazz on the next edition of 60 MINUTES Sunday, March 30 (7:00-8:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.   Keep reading »

  • Jazz At Lincoln Center’s 2014 Annual Gala - “Love, Loss And Laughter: The Story Of Jazz”

    Posted on March 13th, 2014 in Concerts | 1

    The finest musicians in Jazz will join Billy Crystal and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis in a special night of improvisatory brilliance on the timeless themes of love and loss, addressed through laughter, dance and the indomitable spirit of swing. *Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 2014 Gala* concert, titled “Love, Loss and Laughter: The Story of Jazz” is a one night benefit on *May 1, 2014 at 7:00pm*, hosted by Emmy and Tony award winning actor Billy Crystal.   Keep reading »

  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Announces 2014-15 Season

    Posted on February 25th, 2014 in Concerts | 1

    Today Jazz at Lincoln Center announces its 2014-15 Concert and Education season, which features a season-long journey “through the Americas.”  Through a diverse array of concerts and programs, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 27th season will explore how jazz has both integrated and influenced the rich musical traditions of the Caribbean and North, South, and Central America   Keep reading »

  • Jazz At Lincoln Center Announces 15 Finalists For The 2014 Essentially Ellington Competition

    Posted on February 19th, 2014 in News | 1

    Jazz at Lincoln Center proudly announces the 15 finalist bands that will compete in the prestigious 19th Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival at Frederick P. Rose Hall on May 8 – 10, 2014.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis To Host The Broadcast Premiere Of “48 Hours Presents: The Whole Gritty City”

    Posted on February 15th, 2014 in News | 4

    CBS News Cultural Correspondent and jazz legend Wynton Marsalis will host the premiere of 48 HOURS PRESENTS: “The Whole Gritty City,”  a poignant, feature-length documentary about the power of music and how it can transform -  and even save - young lives to be broadcast Feb. 15, 2014 (9:00 PM ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.   Keep reading »

  • JLCO Hosts: Kenny Garrett & The Music of Mulgrew Miller

    Posted on February 10th, 2014 in Concerts | 1

    JLCO premieres new arrangements of Garrett and Miller’s works Rose Theater, February 21 & 22, 8pm   Keep reading »