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  • Jazz at Lincoln Center with Wynton Marsalis announces 25th Anniversary U.S. Tour

    Posted on December 20th, 2012 in Concerts

    Jazz at Lincoln Center celebrates its 25th anniversary and the formation of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra 25th Anniversary Tour. From January 23 to March 22, 2013, the tour will take the world-renowned big band across the U.S.: from Portland, Maine to Tallahassee, Florida and from Austin, Texas to Davis, California. The JLCO will bring JALC’s milestone 25th anniversary celebration to 27 cities and will perform a brilliant repertoire which may include classic Blue Note Records selections and tunes made famous by John Coltrane, Duke Ellington, Gerry Mulligan, John Lewis and more.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton’s new book launches in Apple iBookstore

    Posted on December 20th, 2012 in Books

    Candlewick has announced that it will begin selling books on Apple’s iBookstore. A selection of the company’s picture books is now available, including Squeak, Rumble, Whomp! Whomp! Whomp! from Wynton Marsalis and Paul Rogers, which include integrated audio read by the author.   Keep reading »

  • 20% Off Sheet Music at wyntonmarsalis.org

    Posted on December 10th, 2012 in Music

    Happy Holidays! Treat yourself, or your favorite musician, to some of Wynton’s most popular songs!! Now through December 31st, enjoy 20% off of all sheet music orders from our web site.   Keep reading »

  • Just One Bishop at High Church of Jazz Purity

    Posted on December 7th, 2012 in Profiles & Interviews

    LAST spring, after Wynton Marsalis took over the reins of Jazz at Lincoln Center on a temporary basis because the executive director had resigned, he hinted, as he shook hands with donors at a gala fund-raiser, that he was unhappy with the way the institution had been managed. He likened it to an orchestra without a leader or a musical score.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton on Jazz at Lincoln Center 25th Anniversary

    Posted on November 29th, 2012 in News

    Jazz at Lincoln Center co-founder and artistic director Wynton Marsalis speaks to the “CBS This morning” co-hosts about the 25th anniversary of the organization.   Keep reading »

  • Big Band Holidays featuring the JLCO with Wynton Marsalis and vocalist René Marie and Gregory Porter

    Posted on November 27th, 2012 in Concerts | 1

    Holiday celebrations have been de rigueur at Jazz at Lincoln Center since December 1989, when Wynton Marsalis’ band and The Lincoln Center Classical Jazz Orchestra presented “A Classical Jazz Christmas.”   Keep reading »

  • New book: The First 25 Years Of Jazz at Lincoln Center

    Posted on November 26th, 2012 in Books | 1

    New York, NY (November 26, 2012) Jazz at Lincoln Center (JALC) celebrates a milestone 25th anniversary with the launch of In the Spirit of Swing: The First 25 Years of Jazz at Lincoln Center (Chronicle Books), a limited edition keepsake book available for purchase on Amazon.com beginning on November 28. In the Spirit of Swing: The First 25 Years of Jazz at Lincoln Center is comprised of hundreds of gorgeous photographs, including rarely seen shots by JALC Senior Staff Photographer Frank Stewart, and historical documents from JALC’s expansive archives. Narrated by Managing and Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis and with contributions from Albert Murray, Jimmy Heath, Dianne Reeves, Stanley Crouch and past and present members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, In the Spirit of Swing: The First 25 Years of Jazz at Lincoln Center illustrates the organization’s rich history.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton conversing with Tony Bennett about his 60-years career

    Posted on November 21st, 2012 in Video | 1

    Legendary singer Tony Bennett just published a memoir, “Life Is A Gift: The Zen of Bennett.” Bennett joins the “CBS This Morning” co-hosts with CBS News cultural correspondent Wynton Marsalis to discuss his new memoir.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton On Being Thankful On Thanksgiving

    Posted on November 21st, 2012 in Video | 1

    Turkey may be the ceremonial centerpiece but let’s not forget about stuffing, cranberry sauce and all the comfort and dysfunction that family and extended family bring to the table. Thanksgiving: the mythic meal shared by Native Americans with starving Pilgrims became a symbol of giving to others in need, of accepting kindness with gratitude and of recognizing the temperamental authority of Mother Nature through prayer. It was in response to the bloodiest year of the Civil War, that President Lincoln decreed the final Thursday in November to be the holiday we now observe. Through the years this annual celebration of thanking and giving, praying and cooking has become a sacred tradition. The harder the times, the greater the giving, the deeper the thanks.   Keep reading »

  • An Unforgettable Evening With Wynton Marsalis, Family And Friends

    Posted on October 23rd, 2012 in Review

    It was obvious when Mr. Ellis Marsalis took a seat in the center of a sold-out audience last night at Loyola’s Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall that the evening would be a special one. No one could have guessed that the performance by his son, Wynton, would turn into the once-in-a-lifetime event it became. The younger Marsalis, 51, performing as part of Loyola University’s Presidential Centennial Guest Series, opened the set with his composition “Free to Be.” Accompanying the nine-time Grammy-winning trumpeter and Managing and Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center was a world-class ensemble featuring Loyola alum Victor Goines (clarinet and saxophone), Carlos Henriquez (bass), Ali Jackson (drums), and Dan Nimmer (piano), who traded solos to resounding applause. Marsalis was thoughtful and gracious, grabbing a towel at stage left for Jackson, and musing at length on the importance of his upbringing, and the basic values of integrity and equality instilled in him by his father.   Keep reading »