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  • Blue Engine Records announces the release of 
Una Noche Con Rubén Blades

    Posted on September 7th, 2018 in Music

    The salsa giant and nine-time GRAMMY® Award-winning singer, songwriter, actor, and activist — collaborated with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis in 2014 for an extraordinary series of performances on the Jazz at Lincoln Center stage. On these very special style-straddling, Americas-spanning nights, the worlds of salsa and swing collided.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis Reflects on 30 Years of Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra

    Posted on March 29th, 2018 in Profiles & Interviews

    This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra operating under the leadership of New Orleans trumpet great Wynton Marsalis, who co-founded the program in 1987 (the Orchestra was started the following year) and serves as both its managing and artistic director. And during that time, the JLCO has established a body of work that’s explored some of the deepest aspects of American history, from the country’s oldest Baptist church to New Orleans’ Congo Square to the roots of the nation’s most beloved children’s songs.   Keep reading »

  • Marsalis, Guests Explore the Blues

    Posted on March 28th, 2018 in Review

    The blues is the lingua franca on United We Swing: Best Of The Jazz At Lincoln Center Galas (Blue Engine), a new compilation featuring the Wynton Marsalis Septet. The album features memorable performances by a parade of stars from the worlds of pop music, gospel and blues: Bob Dylan, Ray Charles (in one of his final performances), Eric Clapton, Willie Nelson, James Taylor, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Jimmy Buffett, Lenny Kravitz, John Legend, Lyle Lovett, John Mayer, Audra McDonald, Natalie Merchant, Carrie Smith, Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks, all backed by the trumpeter’s septet. As Marsalis put it in an interview with DownBeat, “All of them came to play.”   Keep reading »

  • Blue Engine Records Announces UNITED WE SWING:  BEST OF THE JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER GALAS

    Posted on February 10th, 2018 in Music

    Blue Engine Records makes the most memorable performances from Jazz at Lincoln Center’s historic gala concerts available for the first time with the release of United We Swing: Best of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Galas. The album—which features some of the 20th century’s biggest musical stars, including Blind Boys of Alabama, Jimmy Buffett, Ray Charles, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Lenny Kravitz, John Legend, Lyle Lovett, John Mayer, Audra McDonald, Natalie Merchant, Willie Nelson, Carrie Smith, James Taylor, and Susan Tedeschi, and Derek Trucks— will be available on vinyl, CD, and all download and streaming platforms on March 23, 2018.   Keep reading »

  • Blue Engine Records Announces the Release of Handful of Keys

    Posted on August 18th, 2017 in Music

    Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Blue Engine Records today announced the release of Handful of Keys on September 15, 2017, a live recording of performances that captured 100 years of jazz piano in one night in Frederick P. Rose Hall at Jazz at Lincoln Center.   Keep reading »

  • JALC releases series of 30 iconic singles digitally to commemorate its 30-year concert history

    Posted on August 4th, 2017 in Music

    Today, thirty years to the day Jazz at Lincoln Center produced its first concert series at Alice Tully Hall in New York City, Jazz at Lincoln Center announced the latest project from its in-house record label, Blue Engine Records: All Jazz is Modern: 30 Years of Jazz at Lincoln Center.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis, Jon Batiste and members of the JLCO release Spotify Singles

    Posted on April 19th, 2017 in Music

    Wynton Marsalis, Jon Batiste and members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra released two tracks exclusively for the Spotify Singles series today. The tracks “2 Degrees East, 3 Degrees West” and “Django” are streaming now and are available to all users.   Keep reading »

  • Blue Engine Records announces its newest release: The Music of John Lewis

    Posted on February 14th, 2017 in Music

    Honoring the legacy of the Modern Jazz Quartet’s maestro, John Lewis, Blue Engine Records announces its newest release: The Music of John Lewis by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis featuring Jon Batiste, available March 24.   Keep reading »

  • Blue Engine Records Announces 180gram Vinyl Release of Live in Cuba

    Posted on September 15th, 2016 in Music

    On October 28, 2016, Blue Engine Records will release its highly acclaimed inaugural title, Live in Cuba by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, as a deluxe vinyl box set. The box set—which features four LPs, an extensive booklet, and a full album download with a bonus, never-before-heard track, “Oo Na Ney,” is available now for preorder on Amazon.   Keep reading »

  • Blue Engine Records Releases The Abyssinian Mass

    Posted on February 3rd, 2016 in Music

    New York, NY – February 3, 2016– Raise your voices and lift your hearts as Blue Engine Records releases The Abyssinian Mass by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis featuring Damien Sneed, Chorale Le Chateau and Special Guest Reverend Dr. Calvin O. Butts, III on March 18, 2016. The Abyssinian Mass — a landmark collaboration of jazz, gospel, instrumentation and vocals — marks Marsalis’s first original recorded composition in six years.   Keep reading »