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  • 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 »

  • Restaurants and Radio Stations Celebrate Wynton All Over the World

    Posted on October 18th, 2011 in News | 1

    A great meal should be part of every special celebration. Wynton Marsalis fans are invited to enjoy a New Orleans inspired meal and help Share Our Strength eradicate childhood hunger in America.  Participating restaurants across the country are serving New Orleans inspired “specials” on their menus this week and will donate a portion of the proceeds to Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry program.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis iPhone App is out

    Posted on September 11th, 2010 in News | 1

    Wynton Marsalis continues to be a leading musical force in cutting-edge technology with the release of his new iPhone App. This innovative application platform extends Ustream’s market-leading streaming capability to the iPhone with “live” video streaming functionality. “Ustream’s Mobilizer is a great looking, brilliantly conceived tool with tremendous functionality,” stated Marsalis’ manager, Ed Arrendell. “For the first time, iPhone users were among the 20,000+ viewers who enjoyed the live webcast of Wynton’s performance from his favorite festival in Marciac, France, earlier this month.” In addition to the Live Mobilizer, this App is rich in content with video, music,…   Keep reading »

  • Free class on Wynton’s compositions in NYC

    Posted on August 24th, 2009 in News | 3

    Tuesday, August 25, 2009 JAZZ FOR CURIOUS LISTENERS Wynton Marsalis: Chamber Music 7:00 – 8:30pm Location: NJMH Visitors Center (104 E. 126th Street, Suite 2C) FREE Small ensemble jazz is comparable to chamber classical music in the intimate settings in which they are often performed and the conversational nature of the interaction among the musicians. Wynton Marsalis has innovated a unique compositional style for small jazz ensembles that makes for an intriguing study of comparison to his writings for the classical chamber ensemble. Join Ethan Iverson of The Bad Plus fame for an in-depth look and listen to some challenging and innovative music. 04 E. 126th…   Keep reading »

  • The Gold Medal of Vitoria

    Posted on July 23rd, 2009 in News | 2

    Address delivered by Francisco Javier Lazcoz Baigorri, Mayor of Vitoria, on July 19th, 2009, in awarding Wynton Marsalis the gold medal of Vitoria.   Keep reading »