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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 Orchestra Concerts Celebrate Jazz of the ‘50s and ‘60s

    Posted on January 26th, 2017 in Concerts

    Jazz at Lincoln Center continues its season introspective, celebrating 100 years of recorded jazz, with two unique concerts featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis:  Jazz of the ’50s: Overflowing with Style on February 17 -18, and Free to Be: Jazz of the ’60s & Beyond on March 17-18 at Rose Theater. In addition to performing new and classic arrangements, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra will be led by two of their own - trombonist Chris Crenshaw, music director and arranger for Jazz of the ’50s: Overflowing with Style, and saxophonist Walter Blanding, music director for Free to Be: Jazz of the ’60s & Beyond. Jazz of the ‘50s: Oveflowing with Style and Jazz of the ‘60s & Beyond will respectively include world premieres by Crenshaw and Blanding.   Keep reading »

  • Can Wynton Marsalis and Lincoln Center Save Jazz Music?

    Posted on January 19th, 2017 in Profiles & Interviews

    Research says that people imprint on music in their dating years, and carry those tastes with them through the rest of their lives. Lately, this has spelled trouble for jazz music, which is failing to attract new and younger fans in a competitive musical landscape. With its listenership in steep decline, jazz legend Wynton Marsalis is looking to rebrand the genre and engineer its comeback, with the help of Professor Rohit Deshpande.   Keep reading »

  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Launches Relaxed Performance of Big Band Holidays

    Posted on November 11th, 2016 in Concerts

    On December 18, 2016 at 2pm, Jazz at Lincoln Center will proudly offer the organization’s first Relaxed Performance of its one-of-a-kind holiday concert, Big Band Holidays featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, music director and saxophonist Sherman Irby and guest vocalist Catherine Russell.   Keep reading »

  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Celebrates the Big Band Sound with Concerts Throughout Frederick P. Rose Hall

    Posted on October 5th, 2016 in Concerts

    Throughout the Fall season, Jazz at Lincoln Center will celebrate the spirit of big band with five unique performances, including a Family Concert, featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis as well as young jazz stars on the rise. These special events will take place on every stage in the organization’s home, Frederick P. Rose Hall, and will highlight big band swing, high intensity battles, and the optimistic beat of the Swing Era that helped bring the country out of the Great Depression.   Keep reading »

  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra to perform “Handful of Keys: A Century of Jazz Piano”

    Posted on September 16th, 2016 in Concerts

    Jazz at Lincoln Center’s season-opening concert features the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and some of today’s top pianists, including our own *Dan Nimmer.   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 »

  • Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Miles and ‘Trane Festival

    Posted on May 10th, 2016 in Concerts

    The Miles & ‘Trane Festival kicks off on May 12 – 14 as the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis performs in Miles Davis: The Sorcerer at 90 in Rose Theater. The world renowned big band will debut new arrangements and revisit classics from Miles Davis’ legendary body of work, from Birth of the Cool to Miles In the Sky.   Keep reading »

  • Jazz At Lincoln Center Announces Winners of The 21st Anniversary Essentially Ellington 2016

    Posted on May 8th, 2016 in News

    Jazz at Lincoln Center proudly announces the top high school jazz bands in the nation that took the highest honors tonight at the prestigious 21st Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival at Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center. The first place winner is New World School of the Arts from Miami FL, second place winner is Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble from Raleigh, NC and third place winner is Tucson Jazz Ensemble from Tucson, AZ.   Keep reading »

  • Lush Life: Celebrating 100 Years of Billy Strayhorn

    Posted on May 5th, 2016 in Concerts | 1

    Jazz at Lincoln Center concludes its 2015-2016 season by celebrating the centenary birth year of American music icon Billy Strayhorn. Guest vocalist and pianist, Johnny O’Neal makes his debut with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis as they commemorate Strayhorn’s life and career on Friday, June 10 and Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 8:00pm in Rose Theater, at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall. Jazz at Lincoln Center is located at Broadway at 60th Street, New York, New York.   Keep reading »