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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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • Webcast: The JLCO playing the Music of Gerry Mulligan & John Lewis

    Posted on January 19th, 2013 in Concerts | 5

    The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis addresses the compositions and arrangements of baritone saxophonist Gerry Mulligan and pianist John Lewis, whose recorded paths first intersected with Miles Davis’ legendary Birth of the Cool nonet. Neither jazz master was a stranger to JALC—both developed close relationships with the organization during the 90s. Their respective oeuvres, melody-rich, harmonically astute, and brimming with blues connotation, ideally suit the JLCO sound. Featuring the charismatic and high-energy modern pianist Jonathan Batiste.   Keep reading »

  • European Soundscapes with Wynton Marsalis and JLCO

    Posted on January 20th, 2004 in Concerts

    At this special concert, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, along with special guest soloist Stefano Di Battista performs European-inspired pieces by John Lewis, Gerry Mulligan, Gil Evans, and Duke Ellington.   Keep reading »