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  • Wynton Marsalis to deliver the Commencement Address at Juilliard’s 113th Commencement Ceremony

    Posted on April 27th, 2018 in Speech

    The Juilliard School today announced that alumnus Wynton Marsalis—trumpeter, director of Juilliard Jazz Studies, and artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center—will address the graduates at the school’s 113th commencement ceremony, which takes place Friday, May 18, 2018, at 11am in Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center.   Keep reading »

  • Juilliard: An Interview With Wynton Marsalis

    Posted on March 20th, 2018 in Profiles & Interviews

    Founded in 1939, it’s hard to believe that Blue Note Records has been around for nearly 80 years. Synonymous with extraordinary jazz since its inception, the label has produced and/or commissioned albums from an almost endless list of genre titans, including Dexter Gordon, Joe Henderson, Jackie McLean, Woody Shaw, Wayne Shorter, Horace Silver, and McCoy Tyner—all of whom have works that the Jazz Orchestra is scheduled to perform on April 3.   Keep reading »

  • Marsalis on Marsalis

    Posted on March 31st, 2017 in Concerts

    A signal event in the Juilliard concert schedule is coming up shortly: on April 6, the Juilliard Jazz Orchestraplays the music of Wynton Marsalis (‘61, trumpet) at Alice Tully Hall, conducted by the composer himself.   Keep reading »

  • Juilliard Jazz Announces 2016-17 Season

    Posted on August 2nd, 2016 in Concerts

    NEW YORK –– Juilliard Jazz, under the leadership of Juilliard alums Wynton Marsalis, director,  and Aaron Flagg, chair and associate director, announces its 2016-17 season featuring the Juilliard Jazz Orchestra in five concerts, Juilliard Jazz Ensembles in nine concerts, and the Juilliard Jazz Artist Diploma Ensemble, comprised of Juilliard Jazz’s most advanced musicians, in two concerts. Guest conductors and coaches this season include Bill Charlap, alumnus Etienne Charles, Dave Douglas, Jon Faddis, Vince Giordano, Sherman Irby, Eric Reed, Frank Vignola, Dr. Michael White, Juilliard Jazz Director and alumnus Wynton Marsalis, and Juilliard Jazz faculty members James Burton III, Andy Farber, Carlos Henriquez, and Dan Nimmer.   Keep reading »

  • Juilliard Jazz Presents “The Music of Thelonious Monk”

    Posted on March 21st, 2016 in Education

    The iconic composer and pianist Thelonious Sphere Monk will be saluted on April 5, when Wynton Marsalis (’80, trumpet), the director of Juilliard Jazz, leads the Jazz Orchestra in a concert that will feature three pianists: faculty member Helen Sung as well as two outstanding freshmen pianists, Isaiah Thompson and Micah Thomas.   Keep reading »

  • A New Era for Juilliard Jazz | The Juilliard School

    Posted on February 15th, 2015 in Profiles & Interviews

    From the beginning one of Juilliard Jazz’s main goals was to give all the students a foundation in the history of the music so they could find their voice as a performer. That’s still key today, Marsalis said in a recent interview with The Journal. In addition to knowing the history of the music, he noted, “we want the students to be able to play with the same type of emotional impact and intelligence as the musicians who established jazz as a great art form.” The program also wants its graduates “to be leaders, able to represent our music all around the world.”   Keep reading »

  • Wynton at The Juilliard School 100th Anniversary Gala tonight

    Posted on April 3rd, 2006 in Concerts | 4

    The Juilliard School will mark its 100th anniversary tonight in a gala performance starring former students including conductor-composer John Williams, soprano Renée Fleming, actor Kevin Kline, Wynton Marsalis, violinist Itzhak Perlman, and pianist Emanuel Ax.   Keep reading »