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  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis Celebrates Ornette Coleman, May 18-19

    Posted on April 17th, 2018 in Concerts

    The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis celebrates one of jazz’s great original geniuses: composer, Pulitzer Prize winner, and alto saxophonist Ornette Coleman (1930–2015). 2017 Grammy Award-winning composer, arranger, saxophonist, and bandleader Ted Nash serves as music director for the evening, utilizing the Orchestra’s many colors to bring this music to life.   Keep reading »

  • JLCO with Wynton Marsalis Celebrates Big Band Music by Duke Ellington and Count Basie

    Posted on March 30th, 2018 in Concerts | 1

    The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis continues to celebrate the big band tradition during the 30th anniversary season with Black, Brown & Beige & The Best of Basie, April 26–28 in Rose Theater. This concert features essential big band music by Duke Ellington and Count Basie, two titans not only in jazz but in the history of Jazz at Lincoln Center, in its concert halls and education programs, including the Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival.   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 »

  • Jazz At Lincoln Center’s 30th Anniversary Gala

    Posted on March 6th, 2018 in Concerts

    Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 2018 Gala commemorates the organization’s milestone 30th anniversary and celebrates individuals who support Jazz at Lincoln Center’s mission to entertain, enrich and expand a global community for jazz through performance, education, and advocacy.   Keep reading »

  • Marilyn Maye to join JLCO with Wynton Marsalis for modern twists on classic nursery rhymes

    Posted on March 2nd, 2018 in Concerts

    Embodying Jazz at Lincoln Center’s motto, “Timeless Is Modern,” the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis will interpret classic nursery rhymes in modern jazz style in the unique concert event, Nursery Song Swing in Rose Theater, March 9-10. American cabaret singer Marilyn Maye, last seen headlining sold-out shows in Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola and The Appel Room earlier this season, will join the Orchestra.   Keep reading »

  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Announces 2018-19 Season

    Posted on February 28th, 2018 in Concerts

    Jazz at Lincoln Center and Managing and Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis announce the 2018-19 season of concerts that highlight jazz’s diverse, adaptable, and inclusive nature and reveal both the music’s history and its continuing evolution. The season features 31 unique concert programs comprising over 90 performances in Rose Theater and The Appel Room, more than 350 nights of music in Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, and an extensive range of education and advocacy programs for all ages. This impressive lineup of programs showcases jazz as essential to the tapestry of American culture and demonstrates its ability to integrate with all art forms.   Keep reading »

  • Jazz at Lincoln Center announces 15 Finalists for the 2018 Essentially Ellington Competition

    Posted on February 14th, 2018 in Education, News

    Jazz at Lincoln Center proudly announces the 15 finalist bands that will compete in the 23rd 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 10 – 12, 2018.   Keep reading »

  • For Wynton Marsalis, forgetting the roots of jazz is forgetting the history of race in America

    Posted on January 12th, 2018 in Profiles & Interviews

    JALC is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, and Marsalis is showing no signs of slowing down. He has never been one to shy away from speaking his mind on the record as well as on issues of race. He won the 1997 Pulitzer Prize for his jazz oratorio Blood on the Fields, which deals with slavery, and the content from his 2007 album From the Plantation to the Penitentiary is self-explanatory.   Keep reading »

  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Will Re-Create This Historic Concert 8 Decades Later

    Posted on January 8th, 2018 in Concerts

    Benny Goodman—the “King of Swing”—presented his landmark debut concert at Carnegie Hall in 1938. Now eight decades later, on January 11–13, 2018 in Rose Theater, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis (JLCO) reimagines this historic event under the guidance of music director and JLCO reedman Victor Goines, with special guest clarinetists Anat Cohen, Janelle Reichman, Ken Peplowski, and JLCO multi-instrumentalist Ted Nash.   Keep reading »

  • First annual jazz conference to be held at Jazz at Lincoln Center

    Posted on January 5th, 2018 in News

    Jazz at Lincoln Center and JazzTimes have joined forces to co-produce the Jazz Congress, a new annual conference designed to bring together artists, media and industry leaders in the global jazz community to exchange ideas in order to nurture and grow the jazz community and the underlying business and organizations that promote, produce, present, market and support the music.   Keep reading »