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  • PBS to honor Tony Bennett in music special with star-studded performances

    Posted on November 2nd, 2017 in News

    Sharon Percy Rockefeller, president and CEO of WETA Washington, D.C., today announced the talent and broadcast plans for “Tony Bennett: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song,” a PBS music special honoring Tony Bennett’s receipt of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. The program will premiere Friday, January 12, 2018 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS stations nationwide (check local listings).   Keep reading »

  • Marsalis, Krall, Corea Among DownBeat Readers Poll Winners

    Posted on October 24th, 2017 in News

    DownBeat is proud to announce the results of its 82nd Annual Readers Poll. Wynton Marsalis topped the Trumpet category, and readers elected him into the DownBeat Hall of Fame.   Keep reading »

  • 3rd Annual Summer Jazz Academy, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York July 17-30

    Posted on June 29th, 2017 in News | 2

    Jazz at Lincoln Center announces its 3rd annual premier high school program, Summer Jazz Academy, in residence at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York from July 17 - 30. Forty-four advanced high school jazz students from across the U.S. and Cuba were selected to participate in the two-week rigorous training institute designed and instructed by Jazz at Lincoln Center Artistic and Managing Director, Wynton Marsalis.   Keep reading »

  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Announces winners of Essentially Ellington Competition 2017

    Posted on May 13th, 2017 in News | 4

    Jazz at Lincoln Center proudly announces the top three high school jazz bands in the nation that took the highest honors tonight at the prestigious 22nd Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival at Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center.   Keep reading »

  • High School Jazz Students, Wynton Marsalis, in United We Swing Parade

    Posted on May 2nd, 2017 in News

    On Friday, May 12th, more than 300 high school jazz musicians, band directors and parents will be joined by world-renowned musician and Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Managing and Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis, musicians and community members in United We Swing, a “Second Line” Parade from Columbus Circle Park to Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall, in celebration and support of arts programs and arts education nationwide.   Keep reading »

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

    Posted on February 15th, 2017 in Education, News | 1

    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 »

  • Juilliard Jazz Presents “The Extended Works of Wynton Marsalis”

    Posted on January 9th, 2017 in News

    Juilliard Jazz presents “The Extended Works of Wynton Marsalis” featuring Juilliard Jazz Ensembles in the music of Juilliard Jazz Director and Pulitzer Prize winner Wynton Marsalis on Tuesday, January 31, 2017, at 7:30pm in Paul Hall. Faculty member Andy Farber is the coach for the concert; the ensemble coaches are Elio Villafranca and Bruce Williams.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis awarded the National Humanities Medal by the National Endowment of the Humanities

    Posted on September 14th, 2016 in News

    President Barack Obama today announced the distinguished recipients of the 2015 National Humanities Medal. The awardees include authors, a poet, physician, historian, chef, and a higher education program. President Obama will award the 2015 National Humanities Medals in conjunction with the National Medal of Arts during a White House ceremony on September 22. First Lady Michelle Obama will attend. The ceremony will stream live at WH.gov/live.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis to be honored at 2016 Global Citizen Awards

    Posted on September 11th, 2016 in News

    The Atlantic Council will honor three recipients at its annual Global Citizen Awards, to be presented on the evening of September 19 in New York, NY: Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe; Prime Minister of Italy Matteo Renzi; and American musician, composer, educator, and Managing and Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center Wynton Marsalis.   Keep reading »

  • Q&A Live on Facebook with Wynton Marsalis, Nicola Benedetti and Cristian Macelaru

    Posted on July 10th, 2016 in News | 1

    Wynton Marsalis, Nicola Benedetti and Cristian Macelaru host a Facebook Live session from backstage at the Ravinia Festival on July 11th. Catch them while they prepare for the U.S. premiere of the Marsalis Violin Concerto with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.   Keep reading »