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  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • Style Icon: The Maestro Wynton Marsalis

    Posted on December 29th, 2016 in Profiles & Interviews

    Acclaimed musician Wynton Marsalis hits all the right notes as the leader of the impeccably dressed jazz at Lincoln center orchestra. Here, he sits down with writer Darrell Hartman to talk about jazz as a uniquely American art form and share his own style improvisations. The 54-year-old jazz legend seeks harmony
 in his style, too, and dresses to the nines whenever he performs. His reasoning is simple: “It’s to show respect for the art.”   Keep reading »

  • Jonathan Kelly on the “Concerto in D” by Wynton Marsalis

    Posted on November 22nd, 2016 in Profiles & Interviews

    Jonathan Kelly works as a music supervisor for Wynton Marsalis. In previous blog posts he explained how he got his enviable gig and shared some details of a collaboration between Wynton and the Garth Fagan Dance Company. Recently Jonathan and Wynton have been hard at work on a violin concerto, “Concerto in D,” in collaboration with Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti. This project has been captured in a documentary film titled “Nicky and Wynton: The Making of a Concerto” by producer/director Chris Eley.   Keep reading »

  • Alan Gilbert and New York Philharmonic Present World Premiere of THE JUNGLE By Wynton Marsalis

    Posted on November 18th, 2016 in Concerts

    Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct the New York Philharmonic in the World Premiere of Pulitzer Prize winner Wynton Marsalis’s The Jungle (Symphony No. 4), commissioned by the Philharmonic as the first of The New York Commissions, with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis; William Bolcom’s Trombone Concerto with Principal Trombone Joseph Alessi as soloist; and Copland’s Quiet City, featuring Principal Trumpet Christopher Martin and English horn player Grace Shryock in her Philharmonic solo debut. The performances take place Wednesday, December 28, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, December 29 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, December 30 at 8:00 p.m.; and Tuesday, January 3 at 7:30 p.m.   Keep reading »

  • Jazz At Lincoln Center announces 2016 Big Band Holidays Tour

    Posted on November 15th, 2016 in Concerts

    The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and special guest Catherine Russell will ring in the holiday season in 10 U.S. cities on the 2016 Big Band Holidays Tour.   Keep reading »

  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Launches Relaxed Performance of Big Band Holidays

    Posted on November 11th, 2016 in Concerts

    On December 18, 2016 at 2pm, Jazz at Lincoln Center will proudly offer the organization’s first Relaxed Performance of its one-of-a-kind holiday concert, Big Band Holidays featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, music director and saxophonist Sherman Irby and guest vocalist Catherine Russell.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis and his Quintet perform at Wyoming Seminary Friday

    Posted on November 8th, 2016 in Profiles & Interviews

    One of the greatest living jazz composers and musicians is bringing his renowned performance reputation and his positive message to the Wyoming Valley. Wynton Marsalis and his Quintet performs at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11 at Wyoming Seminary’s Kirby Center for Creative Arts. Marsalis, the managing and artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center and its orchestra, is an advocate for expanding a global community through jazz education, and his quintet tours with the same mission.   Keep reading »

  • The Transatlantic Collaboration Behind Wynton Marsalis’ New Violin Concerto

    Posted on November 1st, 2016 in Review

    Jazz great Wynton Marsalis, a virtuoso trumpet player and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, has written — wait for it — a violin concerto. As the daughter of the late virtuoso violinist Roman Totenberg, I was intrigued and wanted to know more. So I spent an hour with Marsalis — and the violinist he wrote his concerto with and for. (More on that later.)   Keep reading »

  • The Arts Desk - Nicky and Wynton: The Making of a Concerto, BBC Four

    Posted on October 29th, 2016 in Review

    Two personable musicians, who win on all fronts: at the pinnacle of their highly competitive and skilled professions, highly articulate, and perhaps unlikely partners in their art. In one corner, ladies and gentlemen, the composer, world-leading jazz trumpeter, teacher, head of Lincoln Center Jazz, the New Orleans-born Wynton Marsalis, 55. In the other, Nicola Benedetti, 29, the Scottish classical violinist, teacher and leading campaigning proselytiser for the importance of music in all spheres.   Keep reading »