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  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • Notes of Resistance: Wynton Marsalis on ‘All Rise’

    Posted on February 16th, 2017 in Profiles & Interviews

    The first performance of “All Rise,” Wynton Marsalis‘s epic and extraordinary jazz symphony, didn’t quite go as planned. “It sounded so bad that first night,” Marsalis sighs, recalling the December 1999 premiere at Lincoln Center. “It was like I was in the middle of a bunch of noise. I felt like I had inflicted a crime on about two hundred people in public.”   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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • Juilliard Jazz Presents “The Extended Works of Wynton Marsalis”

    Posted on January 9th, 2017 in News

    Juilliard Jazz presents “The Extended Works of Wynton Marsalis” featuring Juilliard Jazz Ensembles in the music of Juilliard Jazz Director and Pulitzer Prize winner Wynton Marsalis on Tuesday, January 31, 2017, at 7:30pm in Paul Hall. Faculty member Andy Farber is the coach for the concert; the ensemble coaches are Elio Villafranca and Bruce Williams.   Keep reading »