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  • Wynton Marsalis to kick off lecture series at Harvard University

    Posted on April 4th, 2011 in Education | 3

    Harvard University announced today that Wynton Marsalis will launch a two-year performance and lecture series on April 28, with an appearance at Sanders Theater. Currently the Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center, Marsalis is an accomplished musician, composer, bandleader and educator who has made the promotion of jazz and cultural literacy his hallmark causes.   Keep reading »

  • Exclusive Fan Offers for Newport Jazz Festival

    Posted on April 4th, 2011 in Concerts

    SPECIAL OFFERS FOR WYNTON FANS: FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERT PRE-SALE EVENT On Monday, April 4, get first crack at the best seats by using promo code WYNTON to purchase tickets before they go on sale to the general public. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, April 5. USE PROMO CODE: WYNTON Pre-sale starts Monday, April 4 at 10:00am & ends Tuesday, April 5 at 9:00am. “EARLY BIRD” DISCOUNTS FOR FORT ADAMS STATE PARK $10 off general admission tickets by buying on-line with promo code WYNTON by Friday, April 9 Single-Day Tickets: $59* for either August 6 or 7 (regularly $69) Two-Day Packages: $118* for August 6 & 7 (regularly $125) *Service…   Keep reading »

  • Now Available The Caboose (Big Train) - Full Score + Parts

    Posted on March 24th, 2011 in Music

    The first piece from the Wynton Marsalis Big Band collection is now available for purchase and instant download. The Caboose is the final song from the larger work called Big Train. It’s a traditional big band instrumentation of 2 Alto Sax, 2 Tenor Sax, 1 Baritone Sax, 4 Trumpets, 3 Trombones, Piano, Bass and Drums.   Keep reading »

  • Love for Japan: A Fundraising Event with Wynton Marsalis and Martha Stewart

    Posted on March 18th, 2011 in Concerts | 3

    On Wednesday, March 23rd the Quintet will perform at EN Japanese Brasserie’s fundraiser in support of the Japanese Society’s Earthquake Relief Fund & the Japanese Red Cross in New York City.   Keep reading »

  • Ken Burns Introduces Excerpts From His Latest Film “Prohibition”

    Posted on March 15th, 2011 in Concerts

    Prohibition & The Jazz Age Ken Burns Introduces Excerpts From His Latest Film “Prohibition” With Special Live Performance By The Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis And Guests Vince Giordano And Doug Wamble. May 5, 6, 7 Wynton Marsalis and Ken Burns continue their long time artistic collaboration on “Prohibition,” a three-part documentary directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. “Prohibition” tells the story of the rise, rule, and fall of the Eighteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The upcoming film series features original compositions and arrangements by Marsalis and others. At this special Jazz at Lincoln Center concert event,…   Keep reading »

  • Simon Rattle and Wynton Marsalis in conversation

    Posted on March 5th, 2011 in Video

    The Berliner Philharmoniker also just released the HD video of our June 2010 performance of “Swing Symphony.” It features a dance choreographed by Rhys Martin which was performed live by hundreds of Berlin school children. You can check it out for free in their digital concert hall.   Keep reading »

  • Jazz At Lincoln Center Announces 2011-12 Season

    Posted on March 1st, 2011 in Concerts | 1

    Jazz at Lincoln Center and Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis announce the programming for the 2011-12 season - the organization’s 25th season and eighth in its home, Frederick P. Rose Hall. In this new season of concerts, education events, touring, and a diverse line-up of guest artists, Jazz at Lincoln Center celebrates milestones in jazz: the 50th anniversary of Impulse Records, birthdays of living legends Jimmy Heath, Jon Hendricks, Wynton Marsalis; and the music of Cachao, Nat King Cole, Jelly Roll Morton, Astor Piazzolla, and Frank Sinatra.   Keep reading »

  • 15 High School Jazz Band Finalists Announced for 16th Annual Essentially Ellington

    Posted on February 24th, 2011 in Concerts

    Jazz at Lincoln Center announces the 15 finalist bands and one winning community band for its prestigious 16th Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival. The bands will compete and participate in workshops, jam sessions, and more, during a three-day Competition & Festival in New York City. The three top-placing bands perform with Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center, Wynton Marsalis, as guest soloist, followed by a performance by the 15-piece Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.   Keep reading »

  • Willie Nelson, Wynton Marsalis & Norah Jones celebrate Ray Charles with Here We Go Again

    Posted on February 15th, 2011 in Music

    The first meeting of these kindred spirits took place at The Allen Room at New York’s Jazz at Lincoln Center for two nights in 2007; their encore appearance was also staged at the heralded jazz house—this time for two sold-out nights at Rose Theater in February 2009 with special guest Norah Jones. Rather than rehash the previous material Nelson and Marsalis had first presented, the threesome paid homage to the music of the late Ray Charles, the iconic star of soul, r&b, country, jazz and pop.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis swings for the fences

    Posted on February 6th, 2011 in Profiles & Interviews

    The ambitious bandleader’s new piece, ‘Swing Symphony,’ is a musical manifesto not only on the melding of jazz and classical but on the cultural crosscurrents that he feels are at the heart of America’s greatness.   Keep reading »