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  • Jazz At Lincoln Center Announces Winners of 19th Essentially Ellington Competition 2014

    Posted on May 11th, 2014 in News | 2

    New York, NY (May 10, 2014) Jazz at Lincoln Center proudly announces the top high school jazz bands in the nation who took the highest honors tonight at the prestigious 19th Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival (EE) at Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center. First Place: Tucson Jazz Institute, Tucson, AZ Second Place: Jazz House Kids, Montclair, NJ Third Place: Dillard Center for the Arts,  Fort Lauderdale, FL Honorable Mention: Garfield High School, Seattle, WA   Keep reading »

  • Full video report: Essentially Ellington Competition 2014

    Posted on May 10th, 2014 in Concerts | 1

    Re-watch the full events of Essentially Ellington Competition 2014   Keep reading »

  • Jazz At Lincoln Center Announces 15 Finalists For The 2014 Essentially Ellington Competition

    Posted on February 19th, 2014 in News | 1

    Jazz at Lincoln Center proudly announces the 15 finalist bands that will compete in the prestigious 19th Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival at Frederick P. Rose Hall on May 8 – 10, 2014.   Keep reading »

  • Full video report: Essentially Ellington Competition 2013

    Posted on May 23rd, 2013 in Video | 1

    Video footage from the JLCO’s musical welcome to Essentially Ellington finalists, followed by Wynton Marsalis’ one-on-one discussion with the students!   Keep reading »

  • Winners of 18th Essentially Ellington Competition 2013

    Posted on May 13th, 2013 in News | 0

    New York, NY (May 12, 2013) Tonight, Jazz at Lincoln Center proudly announced the high school jazz bands in the nation who took the highest honors at the prestigious 18th Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival (EE) at Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center.   Keep reading »

  • Essentially Ellington 2013 live webcasts schedule

    Posted on May 2nd, 2013 in Streaming | 1

    On May 10/11/12, the entire weekend of Essentially Ellington events, will be webcast live on: http://wyntonmarsalis.org/live Check out the full schedule (all times EDT)   Keep reading »

  • Jazz at Lincoln Center announces 2013 Essentially Ellington Finalists

    Posted on February 24th, 2013 in News | 1

    Jazz at Lincoln Center proudly announces the 15 finalist bands that will compete in the prestigious 18th Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival (EE) at Frederick P. Rose Hall on May 10 - 12, 2013.  The following finalists are among nearly 100 high school jazz bands across the country that entered the competition.  Each school submitted recordings of three tunes performed from charts from Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Essentially Ellington library.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton’s interview on EBONY - Entertainment and Culture

    Posted on September 6th, 2012 in Interview | 0

    In 1987, Grammy Award-winning trumpeter Wynton Marsalis directed a summer concert series entitled “Classical Jazz at Lincoln Center” in New York City. That modest series has grown into the impressive, multi-venue performance venue known as Jazz at Lincoln Center: the world’s largest not-for-profit arts organization dedicated to jazz in the world, with year-round concerts, educational events, band competitions, film programs and multimedia broadcasts and webcasts. As JALC prepares to celebrate its twenty-fifth anniversary with its season premiere later this month, EBONY talked with Marsalis, who serves as JALC’s Managing and Artistic Director, about the venue’s evolution, his uncompromising devotion to the music and his continuing mission to spread the gospel of jazz…by any digital means necessary.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton’s interview on the Telegraph: It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got swing

    Posted on July 9th, 2012 in Articles | 0

    Being with Wynton Marsalis is always an education. He’s happiest when he can enthuse about something, or learn something new from whoever he’s speaking to. Right now, sitting over lunch in a Japanese restaurant in New York, he’s off on the topic of jazz’s Anglo-Celtic roots. “Those folk songs and hymns the slaves learnt from their masters were the real basis, the African element was grafted on top, not the other way round,” he says very firmly, “and this is why African and jazz rhythms developed in a different way. Listen, if you clap a marching rhythm, one-two-three-four, you can fit a swing rhythm over the top, like this.”   Keep reading »

  • The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra rehearsing Royal Garden Blues

    Posted on May 26th, 2012 in Video | 0

    On May 5, 2012, Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra filmed an open rehearsal of Ellington’s “Royal Garden Blues.” This piece will be a part of the 2013 Essentially Ellington Program’s repertoire, and the open rehearsal discusses strategies for effectively performing the piece.   Keep reading »