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  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • Review: Wynton Marsalis’s Urban Symphony for the Philharmonic

    Posted on December 30th, 2016 in Review

    The next time Wynton Marsalis writes a symphony for the New York Philharmonic, he might want to plan from the start to keep it well under an hour. At least if he wants to assure that the Philharmonic will be able to perform it complete. Timing was a factor in 2010, when Alan Gilbert led the American premiere of Mr. Marsalis’s Symphony No. 3, “Swing Symphony,” on a season-opening gala program. Because it was being televised on “Live From Lincoln Center,” the concert had to come in under two hours. So Mr. Gilbert dropped the first of Mr. Marsalis’s six movements, which still left some 45 minutes of music. (The symphony was performed in full the following season, and then again, with yet another movement added, in 2013.)   Keep reading »