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  • Jazz at Lincoln Center announces 2010-11 season

    Posted on February 25th, 2010 in Concerts | 1

    New York, NY (February 23, 2010), Jazz at Lincoln Center and Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis announces the 2010-11 season programming featuring concerts, education events, broadcasts, touring and a diverse line-up of guest artists (see attached chronology). This season – Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 24th season of programming and seventh season in its home, Frederick P. Rose Hall – the organization announces two new series: the Visionary Voices series featuring Bobby McFerrin, Dianne Reeves and Sweet Honey In The Rock and the Jazz & Popular Song series, curated by Michael Feinstein. Wynton Marsalis, Artistic Director at Jazz at Lincoln Center, said, “This season embodies…   Keep reading »

  • JALC searching the USA for a female jazz pianist to play with the JLCO

    Posted on September 8th, 2009 in Jazz for young people | 1

    In celebration of Mary Lou’s 100th birthday, Jazz at Lincoln Center and Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis are looking for a girl to swing our band, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO). We’re searching the entire country for a female jazz pianist age 15-or-under to perform one song with the orchestra as part of the Jazz for Young People concert Who is Mary Lou Williams? on November 6 and 7, 2009. For more information, visit jalc.org/marylou   Keep reading »

  • Wynton and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar talk and play basketball

    Posted on August 21st, 2009 in Video | 7

    I stepped away from the composition I’m working on to spend some time with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Wednesday. He interviewed me for his upcoming documentary, “On the Shoulders of Giants”, which will be out in November. After the interview, Kareem and I shot around. The skyhook was still there, and I showcased my jumpshot. Kareem said my form looked good. What more could a kid from Kenner, LA ask for… Wynton and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar   Keep reading »

  • Tickets for Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 2009-2010 concerts are on sale now!

    Posted on August 18th, 2009 in Concerts | 1

    Ornette Coleman makes his Jazz at Lincoln Center concert debut to open the 2009-10 season on September 26. For one night only, Coleman and his two bass band perform inventive compositions that continue to influence generations of jazz musicians. The band includes Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone, trumpet, violin), his son Denardo Coleman (drums), Anthony Falanga (acoustic bass), and Al McDowell (electric bass). After five decades of creating music for free jazz ensembles, large-scale symphonies and pop-style electric bands, Ornette Coleman remains one of the most celebrated names in jazz. Ornette Coleman was inducted into Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Nesuhi Ertegun…   Keep reading »

  • Submit your application for JALC’s Rhythm Road and AMA programs

    Posted on June 11th, 2009 in News | 0

    Jazz at Lincoln Center (JALC ) and The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs are pleased to collaborate for a fifth year on The Rhythm Road: American Music Abroad. JALC is now accepting band applications for the 2009-2010 program. American music groups from throughout the United States specializing in jazz, urban/hip hop and other American roots music including bluegrass, blues, Cajun, country, gospel and zydeco are invited to apply for the opportunity to travel abroad, particularly to countries not frequently visited by American musicians, to increase cross-cultural understanding.   Keep reading »

  • JALC Announces Winners of 14Th Annual Essentially Ellington

    Posted on May 13th, 2009 in Jazz at Lincoln Center | 3

    Three high school jazz bands took top honors on Sunday Night, May 10, in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 14th Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival. Each band was chosen by a panel of judges composed of distinguished jazz musicians and historians — WYNTON MARSALIS, Jazz at Lincoln Center Artistic Director; composer, conductor and Ellington authority DAVID BERGER; educator, clinician and pianist, REGINALD THOMAS; and legendary jazz trumpeter and composer/arranger, GERALD WILSON— from among the 15 finalist bands from the U.S. and Canada that came to the Competition & Festival in New York City…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton to perform Jazz, Tap & Theater at JALC

    Posted on April 14th, 2009 in Concerts | 9

    On April 16-28, 2009, Wynton and JLCO will perform new music for three concerts entitled: Jazz, Tap and Theater. It features music, dance, oration and world premiere music by trombonist Vincent Gardner. Wynton Marsalis’ “Spaces” will also be performed, five movements showcasing the tap dance of Dewitt Fleming Jr. and Jared Grimes. Gardner’s work, called the “Jesse B. Semple Suite,” is inspired by the great 20th century author Langston Hughes and his collection of “Simple Stories” about the fictional Jesse B. Semple, an ordinary man-about-town of 1940s and 1950s Harlem. Check a short video clip, live from the rehearsals at…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton to perform on Live from Lincoln Center on PBS

    Posted on March 7th, 2009 in Concerts | 28

    Tune in to PBS on Thursday, March 26 at 8:00 p.m.* for Live From Lincoln Center featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis at Frederick P. Rose Hall and hosted by 60 Minutes, CBS News Correspondent Lesley Stahl. Specially selected by Wynton, the band will perform music they’ve played through the ages and the world over: favorite tunes from the band’s expansive repertoire including original compositions by members of the band. Check Local Listings to see when it’s airing on your local PBS station. Continue reading to watch Wynton explaining Jazz insipiration and improvisation and the…   Keep reading »

  • Finalists Announced for 14th Annual Essentially Ellington

    Posted on February 25th, 2009 in Jazz at Lincoln Center | 5

    Jazz at Lincoln Center announces the 15 finalist bands for its prestigious 14th Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival (May 2009). The bands will compete and participate in workshops, jam sessions and more, during the three-day competition and festival in New York City. The top-placing bands perform with Wynton Marsalis, as guest soloist, followed by a performance by the 15-piece Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra – all of whom serve as mentors for the finalist bands throughout the weekend. The festival culminates with an awards ceremony honoring outstanding soloists, sections and the top three bands. The Competition & Festival…   Keep reading »

  • Norah Jones to play with Wynton and Willie Nelson

    Posted on December 18th, 2008 in Concerts | 7

    Norah Jones will make a special guest appearance at the Willie Nelson and Wynton Marsalis concerts at Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center on February 9 and February 10 at 8 p.m. Norah Jones is scheduled to perform a selection of songs on both nights. The concert is part of Blue Note 70th Anniversary events taking place throughout New York. In January 2007, Willie Nelson and Wynton Marsalis performed live in The Allen Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center and the event was recorded for the CD Two Men with the Blues released on Blue Note Records and for the DVD Willie…   Keep reading »