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

    Posted on February 15th, 2011 in CD | 0

    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 »

  • Jazz Jam: Wynton Marsalis Small Groups

    Posted on January 26th, 2011 in Concerts | 1

    Wynton Marsalis is a man who wears many hats: trumpeter, composer, Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center, and music director of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. But it’s too often forgotten that he first came to fame with small bands: after getting started with Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, he then made musical history with his own original groundbreaking quintet. Whether he’s leading bands of any size, Marsalis’ music is always breathtakingly innovative and swinging. March 31, 2011 – 8:00 PM April 1, 2011 – 8:00 PM April 2, 2011 – 8:00 PM buy tickets on jalc.org   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis with JLCO and Ute Lemper: The Music of Kurt Weill

    Posted on January 26th, 2011 in Concerts | 0

    Featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Vibraphonist Warren Wolf, Music Director Ted Nash In the 110 years since his birth, Kurt Weill’s music has been played by everyone from Louis Armstrong (“Mack the Knife”) to Gil Evans (“My Ship”). Ute Lemper, “a foremost interpreter of Weill” (New York Times) along with Warren Wolf on vibes, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, and Music Director Ted Nash will show how Weill’s songs belong to the jazz world as much as to Broadway, film, and the concert hall. Lemper says of the concert, “It’…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis & Eric Clapton Play The Blues

    Posted on January 24th, 2011 in Concerts | 4

    Jazz at Lincoln Center announces Wynton Marsalis and Eric Clapton will perform together in Wynton Marsalis and Eric Clapton Play the Blues in Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center. The special concert events have been added to the season schedule as the organization’s 2011 Annual Gala on April 7 and as ticketed concerts open to the public on April 8 and 9. As the preferred card of Jazz at Lincoln Center and Lead Sponsor for the three concerts, MasterCard will run an exclusive advance ticket sale beginning January 28.   Keep reading »

  • Chick Corea to Perform with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis.

    Posted on December 1st, 2010 in Concerts | 2

    On Janury 20-22, 2010, multi-award winning jazz great Chick Corea performs for the first time with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. Corea’s music and bands have covered all the stylistic grounds from bebop, soul jazz and fusion, to Latin jazz and the avant-garde. For this special concert event, members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and Marsalis will arrange Corea’s own compositions, which may include “The Matrix,” “Crystal Silence,” and “You’re Everything,” for big band. More info in our tour section   Keep reading »

  • Jazz at Lincoln Center promotes cultural and artistic exchange with JLCO residency in Cuba

    Posted on September 11th, 2010 in Concerts | 0

    Jazz at Lincoln Center promotes cultural and artistic exchange with American and Cuban jazz musicians by producing events in Havana, Cuba and New York City in October. At the invitation of the Cuban Institute of Music, Jazz at Lincoln will bring its Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis (JLCO) to Havana for a residency on October 5-9. Later in the month, Jazz at Lincoln Center will produce the Afro-Cuban Jazz Celebration featuring concerts and a cultural expo at its home, Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City October 21-23. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra residency will…   Keep reading »

  • Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis Announces U.S. Tour Dates And Residency In Mex

    Posted on August 30th, 2010 in Concerts | 0

    The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis (JLCO) announces Fall 2010 tour dates that will include U.S. cities, a week-long residency in Mexico, including performances in Mexico City, Guanajuato City and Guadalajara. On the U.S. tour dates, the band that the New York Times says brings “power and conviction to some of the swing era’s most durable arrangements,” will perform a vast and unique repertoire: from rare historic compositions to modern Jazz at Lincoln Center-commissioned works, including compositions and arrangements by the jazz masters and members of the band. The Mexico City residency includes concerts featuring…   Keep reading »

  • Swing Symphony World Premiere, JALC’s Barbican Residency Reviewed

    Posted on June 25th, 2010 in Review | 0

    During the dates June 9-13, 2010 Wynton and the JLCO premiered “Swing Symphony” (Symphony No. 3) with Sir Simon Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker at the Berliner Philharmoniker. It was reviewed by Deutsche Welle, and Financial Times and The Arts Desk. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis then traveled to London where Jazz at Lincoln Center had a residency at the Barbican Centre from June 16-20, 2010. The residency was reviewed by JazzWise Magazine, The Telegraph, London Jazz, The Guardian, JazzWise Magazine (jam at Vortex), Financial Times,The Independent, The Guardian and The Evening Standard.   Keep reading »

  • Essentially Ellington Festival and Competition Celebrates 15 Years May 7-9, 2010

    Posted on May 4th, 2010 in Concerts | 4

    Jazz at Lincoln Center will welcome the 15 finalist bands and the winning community band to prestigious 15th 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 will perform with Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center Wynton Marsalis as guest soloist, followed by a performance of the 15-piece Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, whose members serve as mentors for the finalist bands throughout the weekend. The Festival’s finale is an awards ceremony…   Keep reading »

  • The Barbican Announces Jazz at Lincoln Center Residency: United in Swing 2010

    Posted on March 13th, 2010 in Concerts | 0

    The Barbican is proud to announce the details of its first International Residency Series. The partnership with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis along with a stellar group of JALC musicians offers audiences at the Barbican and in East London the opportunity to experience some of the best big band music in the world, played by a selection of Americas finest jazz musicians. This major concert series is augmented by a programme of Creative Learning in London schools and at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, organised by the Barbican/Guildhall School Creative Learning Division in…   Keep reading »