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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 »

  • Finale, Jonathan Kelly, and the Wynton Marsalis Septet

    Posted on January 8th, 2013 in News | 0

    The Wynton Marsalis Septet recently collaborated with the Garth Fagan Dance Company on a new piece titled Lighthouse/Lightning Rod. The world premiere performance also included excerpts from Griot New York, the 1991 collaboration between Wynton and Garth Fagan.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton on Jazz at Lincoln Center 25th Anniversary

    Posted on November 29th, 2012 in News | 0

    Jazz at Lincoln Center co-founder and artistic director Wynton Marsalis speaks to the “CBS This morning” co-hosts about the 25th anniversary of the organization.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton and Paul Simon on CBS This Morning

    Posted on May 30th, 2012 in News | 4

    Famed jazz instrumentalist and composer and CBS News cultural correspondent Wynton Marsalis recently sat down with the 70-year-old Simon - musician-to-musician - to talk about how Simon became one of the most important artists of his generation.   Keep reading »

  • Winners of 17th Essentially Ellington Competition 2012

    Posted on May 8th, 2012 in News | 1

    Three high school jazz bands took top honors on Sunday night at the 17th Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival, presented by Jazz at Lincoln Center. The bands were chosen by a panel of judges composed of distinguished jazz musicians and historians, including Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Artistic Director WYNTON MARSALIS, DAVID BERGER, BILL DOBBINS, JEFF HAMILTON and SHERMAN IRBY. The three top-placing bands were chosen from a field of 15 finalist bands that participated in the three-day Competition & Festival from May 4-6.    Keep reading »

  • Live Webcast Announced for Essentially Ellington 2012

    Posted on May 4th, 2012 in News | 0

    Jazz at Lincoln Center announces the competition at the 17th Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival will be video streamed live online.  The free webcast from the Rose Theater at Frederick P. Rose Hall on May 5th and 6th will feature performances by the fifteen competing high school jazz band finalists, as well as the announcement of the top placing bands. The video will also be available online for one week following the Competition & Festival.   Keep reading »

  • Greg Scholl Named Executive Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center

    Posted on April 26th, 2012 in News | 0

    Jazz at Lincoln Center (JALC) announced today that Greg Scholl will assume the position of Executive Director of JALC, beginning June 1. Mr. Scholl joins JALC as the not-for-profit arts organization enters its next phase of growth and celebrates its 25th anniversary in the upcoming 2012-13 programming season.    Keep reading »

  • Free Download from Christmas Jazz Jam

    Posted on December 21st, 2011 in News | 18

    Enjoy this free track from Christmas Jazz Jam: “Good King Wenceslas” Happy Holidays! Love, Wynton.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis Named CBS News Cultural Correspondent

    Posted on December 15th, 2011 in News | 2

    Wynton Marsalis, internationally acclaimed musician, composer and educator, has been named Cultural Correspondent for CBS. It was announced today by CBS News Chairman and 60 MINUTES Executive Producer Jeff Fager and David Rhodes, President, CBS News. In this role, Marsalis will provide insight into a broad range of cultural and educational developments on CBS THIS MORNING and CBS SUNDAY MORNING. His first CBS News appearance will be on Monday, January 16, 2012, as the nation observes Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Visits Providence St. Mel School

    Posted on December 8th, 2011 in News | 1

    It’s not every day that someone can say they got musical advice from a jazz great. But that’s exactly what Providence St. Mel freshman Jessica Bailey got when Wynton Marsalis visited the West Garfield Park school on Tuesday. Marsalis spoke to students during a morning assembly, peppering his speech with colorful anecdotes about life and music. “Practice, practice, practice” is what Bailey, an aspiring soprano singer, gleaned from his hour-long speech.   Keep reading »