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  • U.S.-Cuban love affair continues, via jazz

    Posted on August 18th, 2015 in Review

    Long before the U.S. flag rose above the reopened American embassy in Havana last Friday, jazz was linking two feuding nations. Long before President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro went on TV last December to announce a thaw in relations between the countries, jazz musicians from both places nurtured ties that transcended politics.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis Sextet and Septet live at Jazz in Marciac 2015

    Posted on August 4th, 2015 in Concerts

    Wynton Marsalis (a festival favorite and regular) returns to Marciac with a program celebrating Jazz’s New Orleans roots.  Joining him playing the timeless music of Buddy Bolden, “Jelly Roll” Morton and Louis Armstrong is a dynamic septet featuring Walter Blanding (saxophone); Victor Goines (clarinet and saxophone); Carlos Henriquez (bass); Jason Marsalis (drums); Sam Chess (trombone); and Dan Nimmer (piano).   Keep reading »

  • Camp counselor: A jazz star shows noteworthy devotion

    Posted on August 2nd, 2015 in Review

    Wynton Marsalis is a superstar in the jazz world: He has won nine Grammys, was the first jazz composer to win a Pulitzer Prize and has even graced the cover of Time magazine. Like many superstars, he is also divisive. Some critics contend he is more entertainer, or populist, than artist.   Keep reading »

  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Academy All-Stars LIVE at Castleton Festival

    Posted on July 24th, 2015 in Concerts

    This weekend, catch the Jazz at Lincoln Center Academy All-Stars - an octet led by Wynton Marsalis featuring: Marcus Printup (trumpet),  Ted Nash (saxophone), Vincent Gardner (trombone) , Helen Sung (piano), James Chirillo (guitar), Rodney Whitaker (bass), and Ali Jackson (drums) -  in concert on Livestream.   Keep reading »

  • Jazzed up about music education, Marsalis comes to Castleton

    Posted on July 24th, 2015 in Profiles & Interviews

    Wynton Marsalis is a superstar in the jazz world: He has won nine Grammys, was the first jazz composer to win a Pulitzer Prize and has even graced the cover of Time magazine.   Keep reading »

  • Marsalis and JALC in warm surroundings in Skokie

    Posted on July 11th, 2015 in Review

    The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra has performed often in the Chicago area since 1992, the year of its first national tour – when it was called the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and presented a compelling all-Ellington program in Orchestra Hall.   Keep reading »

  • Aspen Ideas Festival closes on a high note

    Posted on July 5th, 2015 in Review | 2

    The Greenwald Pavilion was nearly filled to capacity on Saturday as Aspen Ideas patrons watched Jon Batiste and Wynton Marsalis take the stage at the final discussion of the week-long festival.   Keep reading »

  • Jazz at Lincoln Center, Sony Launch Blue Engine Label

    Posted on July 2nd, 2015 in Profiles & Interviews

    Jazz at Lincoln Center has teamed up with Sony to create a new label, Blue Engine Records. Managing and Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis made the announcement at JALC’s performance complex in New York City during a July 1 launch party.   Keep reading »

  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Launches Blue Engine Records

    Posted on June 30th, 2015 in Music

    Jazz at Lincoln Center, dedicated to entertaining, enriching and expanding a global community for jazz through performance, education and advocacy, today announced the formation of Blue Engine Records, a new platform to make its vast archive of recorded concerts available to jazz audiences everywhere. The label will release new studio and live recordings as well as archival recordings from Jazz at Lincoln Center’s performance history, which date back to 1987 and are part of the R. Theodore Ammon Archives and Music Library.   Keep reading »

  • Jazz at Lincoln Center and Sony Music Team Up for Blue Engine Records

    Posted on June 29th, 2015 in Profiles & Interviews

    Jazz at Lincoln Center has shelves upon shelves of recordings from concerts it has presented since its founding in 1987, including a studio recording featuring the pianist Chick Corea, a musical Mass with a gospel choir written for the 200th anniversary of the Abyssinian Baptist Church in New York and concerts with the saxophonists Sherman Irby and Ted Nash.   Keep reading »