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  • Jazz at Lincoln Center announces 15 Finalists for the 2017 Essentially Ellington Competition

    Posted on February 15th, 2017 in Education, News

    Jazz at Lincoln Center proudly announces the 15 finalist bands that will compete in the 22nd Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival – one of the most innovative jazz education events in the world – at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s home, Frederick P. Rose Hall, on May 11 – 13, 2017.   Keep reading »

  • Jazz at Lincoln Center and Rockefeller Foundation Pair Up for School Tour

    Posted on July 31st, 2016 in Education

    Jazz at Lincoln Center and the Rockefeller Foundation have announced a new education outreach program for students in disadvantaged schools. The program, “Jazz for Young People: The Resilient Cities Tour,” will connect live jazz performances to an American history curriculum, reaching 60 schools in five cities: Chicago; New Orleans; St. Louis; San Juan, P.R.; and Sydney, Australia.   Keep reading »

  • Juilliard Jazz Presents “The Music of Thelonious Monk”

    Posted on March 21st, 2016 in Education

    The iconic composer and pianist Thelonious Sphere Monk will be saluted on April 5 when Wynton Marsalis (’80, trumpet), the director of Juilliard Jazz, leads the Jazz Orchestra in a concert that will feature three pianists: faculty member Helen Sung as well as two outstanding freshmen pianists, Isaiah Thompson and Micah Thomas.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton with students from St. Brigid Elementary School in Hamilton

    Posted on December 8th, 2015 in Education

    Wynton Marsalis brought swing to Christmas in Hamilton. It was a remarkable evening, showcasing what is perhaps the best jazz band in the world, backed by two breathtaking vocalists.   Keep reading »

  • David Crosby sits down with Wynton Marsalis to chat and get creative

    Posted on September 16th, 2015 in Education | 1

    Two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and multi- GRAMMY Award winning singer/songwriter and social justice activist David Crosby (The Byrds/ Crosby, Stills & Nash) was the featured artist at Lincoln Center’s Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse last week to film an episode for the new season of Front and Center: The Talk Show.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis returns to Harvard for the fifth in his series of lectures-performance

    Posted on September 10th, 2013 in Education | 2

    Wynton Marsalis will continue his lecture series this month, featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra at Sanders Theatre on Sept. 26. Marsalis’ lecture, “Setting the Communal Table: The Evolution of the Jazz Orchestra,” will illustrate the relationship of written to improvised music and solo to ensemble playing, showcase important and unique musical techniques, and provide philosophical and communal insights. The lecture will begin at 7 p.m. and will be live streamed at Harvard.edu/livestream.   Keep reading »

  • Live Webcast April 24th!  “Ballad of American Arts” at Miami University

    Posted on April 20th, 2012 in Education | 2

    Tune in Tuesday, April 24th at 4PM EST as Wynton delivers his acclaimed speech, “The Ballad of American Arts,” as Miami University’s Year of the Arts keynote address.  Immediately following his presentation, he will take questions from the audience.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis returns to Harvard University for third lecture in series

    Posted on January 30th, 2012 in Education | 1

    Wynton Marsalis continues his two-year lecture series at Harvard with an exploration of root styles of American music in Sanders Theatre on Feb. 6. Currently the artistic director of jazz at Lincoln Center, Marsalis is an accomplished musician, composer, bandleader, and educator who has made the promotion of jazz and cultural literacy his hallmark cause.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis returns to Harvard University for second lecture in series

    Posted on September 6th, 2011 in Education

    Marsalis’ second lecture, “The Double Crossing of a Pair of Heels: The Dynamics of Social Dance and American Popular Musics,” will be accompanied by live performances by acclaimed dance professionals, including Jared Grimes, Nelida Tirado, Eddie Torres Jr., Heather Gehring, and Lou Brockman. “In this lecture, I will address the dynamic relationship between American music and social dance in our culture,” Marsalis said. “It will focus on what our dancing and music tells us about our traditions, our sense of community, and our rituals of courtship.”   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis to kick off lecture series at Harvard University

    Posted on April 4th, 2011 in Education | 3

    Harvard University announced today that Wynton Marsalis will launch a two-year performance and lecture series on April 28, with an appearance at Sanders Theater. Currently the Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center, Marsalis is an accomplished musician, composer, bandleader and educator who has made the promotion of jazz and cultural literacy his hallmark causes.   Keep reading »