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  • Full video report: Essentially Ellington Competition 2015

    Posted on May 10th, 2015 in Video | 0

    Duke Ellington’s music is at the very heart of America’s 20th-century musical heritage and the core of the rich canon of jazz music. Jazz at Lincoln Center, committed to instilling a broader understanding of this music, created the Essentially Ellington program (EE) during the 1995–96 school year to make Ellington’s music accessible to as many high school musicians as possible and to support the development of their schools’ music programs.   Keep reading »

  • Jazz At Lincoln Center Announces WInners of The 20th Anniversary Essentially Ellington 2015

    Posted on May 9th, 2015 in News | 3

    JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ANNOUNCES THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY ESSENTIALLY ELLINGTON HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ BAND COMPETITION & FESTIVAL WINNING BANDS First Place: American Music Program, Portland, OR Second Place: Tucson Jazz Institute, Tucson, AZ Third Place: Lexington High School, Lexington, MA Honorable Mention: Dillard Center for the Arts, Fort Lauderdale, FL   Keep reading »

  • 2015 Annual Gala: “The World of Duke Ellington”

    Posted on April 22nd, 2015 in Concerts | 1

    New York, NY – April 22, 2015 – Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 2015 Gala, entitled “The World of Duke Ellington,” will celebrate the indomitable spirit of swing and legacy of Duke Ellington, the most influential figure in American music. This special one-night benefit concert will take place on April 29, 2015 – on the 116th anniversary of Ellington’s birth – at 7pm at Frederick P. Rose Hall, the “House of Swing,” located at Broadway at 60th Street, New York, New York.   Keep reading »

  • Celebrating Joe Temperley: From Duke to the JLCO

    Posted on March 2nd, 2015 in Concerts | 3

    Jazz at Lincoln Center honors saxophonist, educator, and co-founding member of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Joe Temperley, in the special concert event Celebrating Joe Temperley: From Duke to The JLCO on April 16-18 at 8pm. This concert event will take place at Rose Theater in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall, located at Broadway at 60th Street in New York, New York. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis will premiere a three-movement concerto composed by Marsalis and dedicated to his longtime friend, about whose playing Marsalis says: “There is no greater sound on earth.” Band members will also debut arrangements of Temperley’s favorite Ellington tunes as well as his original music.   Keep reading »

  • A New Era for Juilliard Jazz | The Juilliard School

    Posted on February 15th, 2015 in Profiles & Interviews | 0

    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 Marsalis reaches out to the young

    Posted on February 10th, 2015 in Profiles & Interviews | 0

    No event in Orchestra Hall’s jazz season generates greater anticipation or larger audiences than a residency by Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. And none of this year’s three concerts, starting Friday, will make a bigger impact on the future than the Saturday matinee, a Jazz for Young People program. For during the course of this event, Marsalis won’t just play with his formidable ensemble but also will discuss the music, aiming his commentary at young listeners unfamiliar with jazz, as well as those already smitten.   Keep reading »

  • JLCO with Wynton Marsalis celebrate Duke, Dizzy, Trane & Mingus: Jazz Titans

    Posted on December 16th, 2014 in Concerts | 2

    New York, NY – December 16, 2014 – The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis perform the music of four pioneering giants of jazz – Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, John Coltrane, and Charles Mingus – in Duke, Dizzy, ‘Trane & Mingus:  Jazz Titans at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater on January 29, 30 and 31 at 8pm.  Jazz at Lincoln Center is located at Broadway at 60th Street in New York, New York.   Keep reading »

  • Birth of the American Orchestra

    Posted on December 14th, 2014 in Concerts | 1

    On January 9 and 10, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis explores its big band roots. Partly inspired by Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Managing & Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis’ Harvard University lecture, “Setting the Communal Table: The Evolution of the Jazz Orchestra”, delivered on September 26, 2013, the Birth of the American Orchestra concerts will explore the development of the American orchestra through the syncopated dance beats of New Orleans, innovative ensemble virtuosity, and the monumentality of swing and the blues.   Keep reading »

  • Marsalis & JLCO Dance Among the Gravestones

    Posted on June 20th, 2014 in Profiles & Interviews | 0

    Jazz at Lincoln Center traffics in ghost stories as a matter of course, fashioning living memorials to long-gone masters of America’s indigenous art form. So it was no great shock that the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis seemed at home on June 11 playing amid the gravestones of Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis Live Annotates a Duke Ellington Song

    Posted on June 12th, 2014 in Profiles & Interviews | 0

    What better guide to the music of Duke Ellington than Wynton Marsalis? And here he is doing it live, improvised on WNYC. On Monday’s show, Marsalis was on to discuss the history of NYC Jazz (and why so many Jazz greats are buried at Woodlawn Cemetary), and Brian played him a bunch of great music by local legends. Here’s our favorite moment, when Wynton walks us through Duke’s “Concerto for Cootie” and lead trumpeter Cootie Williams’ inimitable style. You’ll also hear from Woodlawn historian Susan Olson. Be sure to listen to the full segment here.   Keep reading »