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

    Posted on June 29th, 2017 in News

    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 »

  • Wynton Marsalis on Judging Panel as More Than 300 Students Compete in Essentially Ellington 2017

    Posted on May 8th, 2017 in Concerts

    Jazz at Lincoln Center Managing and Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis will serve on a judging panel as more than 300 students from the top 15 high school jazz bands across the nation compete in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 22nd annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival, the largest gathering of high school age jazz musicians in America. Competition events will take place beginning on Thursday, May 11th and will continue through Saturday, May 13th.   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 »

  • JALC and Harlem School of the Arts Announce New Series of Innovative Jazz Education

    Posted on April 25th, 2017 in Education

    Jazz at Lincoln Center Managing and Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis, and Harlem School of the Arts President Eric Pryor, have announced two world-class, tuition free, jazz education programs and performance series at the Harlem School of the Arts in New York City.   Keep reading »

  • Jazz at Lincoln Center announces 2017-18 season

    Posted on March 1st, 2017 in Concerts

    Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis anchors 30th Anniversary Season and introduces first-ever The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Songbook concert showcasing unique commissions, and closes season with a new work by Wynton Marsalis   Keep reading »

  • Jazz at Lincoln Center 2017 Gala Celebrates Ella at 100: Forever The First Lady of Song

    Posted on February 28th, 2017 in Concerts | 1

    Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 2017 Gala, entitled “Ella at 100: Forever The First Lady of Song,” will celebrate the centennial of Ella Fitzgerald whose legacy and influence define a classic era of jazz vocal. Through a diverse and rich repertoire arranged by members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, the evening’s performances will demonstrate why Ella, the “First Lady of Song,” remains unrivaled in succinct phrasing and uncompromising musicality.   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 »

  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Concerts Celebrate Jazz of the ‘50s and ‘60s

    Posted on January 26th, 2017 in Concerts | 1

    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 »