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  • Ten Minutes with Wynton Marsalis

    Posted on May 24th, 2017 in Profiles & Interviews | 1

    Wynton Marsalis got his break as a teen on his trumpet at Tanglewood. The Grammy Award–winning artist returns to the area with his “Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra” for the Mahaiwe’s July 30 fundraising gala.   Keep reading »

  • All Rise: Strathmore’s Most Ambitious Production of the Season

    Posted on May 2nd, 2017 in Review

    The rehearsal for Strathmore’s biggest production of the 2016-2017 season is going smoothly—for the most part. During a break between movements, conductor William Eddins chastises the choir for seeming distracted. “Tomorrow,” he says, “I want all eyes on me.”   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 »

  • From one drummer to another, a celebration of Buddy Rich

    Posted on April 7th, 2017 in Profiles & Interviews

    Drummer Buddy Rich was one of the great virtuosos in jazz, on any instrument. But ask drummer Ali Jackson about Rich and it’s not the late musician’s blazing technique he focuses on. Rather, it’s Rich’s extraordinary range, as musician and showman. “He played in so many contexts, from vaudeville [as a child star with his family] to swing and the big band era, to bebop and everything else.”   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis speaks out on Trump’s proposed arts funding cuts

    Posted on April 3rd, 2017 in

    The Trump administration’s proposed cuts to arts education and funding is preparing the public to become “more ignorant,” according to Wynton Marsalis.   Keep reading »

  • Jon Batiste and Wynton Marsalis Prize John Lewis, and Each Other

    Posted on March 24th, 2017 in Profiles & Interviews

    By the time Jon Batiste arrived at Spotify’s studios near Union Square on a recent evening, the trumpeter Wynton Marsalis had commandeered his seat at the piano. Mr. Batiste, who had hustled across town after taping that day’s episode of “The Late Show,” where he is Stephen Colbert’s musical foil, went around the room dapping and high-fiving the other band members as they rehearsed a blues. Then he stationed himself beside Mr. Marsalis, watching as the elder musician plunked out a playful solo.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis and JLCO colleagues swing their own tunes at Symphony Center

    Posted on March 2nd, 2017 in Review

    We’ve known for a long time that the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra stands as an ensemble of virtuosos. But that term generally refers to the level at which musicians play their instruments. In the case of the JLCO members, though, it also signifies the way they wield their pens.   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 »

  • Rise up

    Posted on February 16th, 2017 in Profiles & Interviews

    For more than 30 years, trumpeter, composer, bandleader, advocate for the arts, and educator Wynton Marsalis has helped propel jazz to the forefront of American culture. In 1997, Marsalis was the first jazz artist to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize in music for his work, “Blood on the Fields,” and he’s been instrumental in keeping jazz on the mind of all generations. Today, he serves as the director of jazz studies at the Juilliard School and is managing and artistic director of jazz at Lincoln Center.   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 »