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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 | 2

    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 »

  • Marsalis, Xu Bing among new Professors-at-Large

    Posted on April 8th, 2015 in News | 0

    Jazz trumpeter, composer and educator Wynton Marsalis will make extended visits to Cornell to interact with students and faculty and present programming on campus as an Andrew Dickson White Professor-at-Large.   Keep reading »

  • Caramoor Announces Programming Collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center

    Posted on March 25th, 2015 in | 1

    Caramoor Announces Programming Collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center, Beginning with Caramoor Jazz Festival on July 18   Keep reading »

  • Jazz at Lincoln Center announces 15 Finalists for the 2015 Essentially Ellington Competition

    Posted on February 18th, 2015 in News | 3

    Jazz at Lincoln Center proudly announces the 15 finalist bands that will compete in the 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 7 – 9, 2015. This year marks the 20th anniversary of this national competition that has been considered “the ‘Cadillac’ of student band competitions” (Seattle Times).   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 »

  • IdeaFestival: Wynton Marsalis’ key to success — ‘Don’t have anything to fall back on’

    Posted on October 1st, 2014 in Profiles & Interviews | 1

    James White, head of Louisville Collegiate School, once was asked who he would change places with for one day if he had the option. His answer: Acclaimed jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis. “To be able to play like you one day would be the story of my life,” White told a visibly humbled Marsalis during a session at IdeaFestival in downtown Louisville Wednesday afternoon.   Keep reading »

  • Jazz At Lincoln Center Announces “Jazz At Lincoln Center Summer Jazz Academy”

    Posted on August 18th, 2014 in News | 0

    Today, Jazz at Lincoln Center, a not-for-profit arts institution dedicated to enriching, entertaining, and expanding a global community for jazz, announced the creation of the *Jazz at Lincoln Center Summer Jazz Academy*, an intensive jazz performance institute for qualifying high school jazz musicians.   Keep reading »

  • “Wynton Marsalis: A Youngarts Masterclass” nominated for 66Th Annual Emmy® Award

    Posted on July 12th, 2014 in News | 0

    _Wynton Marsalis: A YoungArts MasterClass_, an HBO Family Documentary Special, has been nominated for a 66th Annual Emmy Award in the Outstanding Children’s Program category. This is the third season the YoungArts MasterClass series has received an Emmy-nomination. The program features some of the work of the “National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts)”:http://www.youngarts.org, the non-profit that contributes to the cultural vitality of the nation by supporting the artistic development of talented young artists.   Keep reading »