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  • Music From Pakistan: Featuring Sachal Jazz Ensemble, JLCO with Wynton Marsalis

    Posted on November 9th, 2013 in Concerts, Streaming | 1

    The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis will collaborate with the Sachal Jazz Ensemble, marking the Ensemble’s U.S. debut performance. Master musicians from Pakistan, the *Sachal Jazz Ensemble* incorporates ancient instruments, such as sitar, sarod, tabla, and dholak into the sounds and rhythms of iconic jazz repertoire. This Ensemble’s unique rendition of the Dave Brubeck standard “Take Five” went viral on YouTube with more than half a million views to date. This collaboration is JALC’s latest installment in a string of cross-cultural investigations, touching upon Ghana and Spain, among others, through which the organization actualizes its mission to make jazz available globally by interweaving the sounds of jazz with an international array of musical styles.   Keep reading »

  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Swings in The Holidays

    Posted on October 31st, 2013 in Concerts, Streaming | 0

    This holiday season, Jazz at Lincoln Center brings back Big Band Holidays, a favorite seasonal tradition in Rose Theater, and the second annual Ring In The Swing: A New Year’s Eve Dance Party, the organization’s swing dance party and concert, in The Allen Room.   Keep reading »

  • “Abyssinian: A Gospel Celebration” - Live Webcasts From The House Of Swing

    Posted on October 23rd, 2013 in Streaming | 1

    Raise your voices and lift your hearts as the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Damien Sneed, and the 70-piece Chorale Le Chateau webcast live only Abyssinian: A Gospel Celebration, an historic hand–clappin’, tambourine-slappin’ celebration scheduled to take place October 24th, 25th and 26th at 8PM ET.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis Goes Back To Church For ‘Abyssinian Mass’

    Posted on October 19th, 2013 in Articles | 0

    Wynton Marsalis is sipping hot tea in a church conference room before the evening’s performance. His custom-made Monette Raja trumpet — with its built-in mouthpiece and black opal inlays — sits by his side. He’s riffing on one of his favorite subjects: the universality of rhythm. “That rolling 6/8 rhythm is in African religious music, it’s in Anglican religious music,” he says, humming a complicated pattern and tapping his fingers on his notebook. “In a slower tempo it would be ‘Greensleeves.’” He scats the melody. “Now stay in that time, here’s the African 6/8 ... now let’s go into the jazz shuffle.” More tapping. “It’s the same rhythm.”   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis personally compiles and produces “The Spiritual Side of Wynton Marsalis”

    Posted on September 24th, 2013 in CD | 0

    Rich collection of spiritually inspired works recorded 1988 to 2002, originally released on Columbia Records and Sony Classical, available everywhere October 22. Concurrent with 16-city “Abyssinian: A Gospel Celebration Tour,” October 3-27, featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, conductor Damien Sneed, and 70-voice Chorale Le Chateau   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis returns to Harvard for the fifth in his series of lectures-performance

    Posted on September 10th, 2013 in Lecture, Streaming | 2

    Wynton Marsalis will continue his lecture series this month, featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra at Sanders Theatre on Sept. 26. Marsalis’ lecture, “Setting the Communal Table: The Evolution of the Jazz Orchestra,” will illustrate the relationship of written to improvised music and solo to ensemble playing, showcase important and unique musical techniques, and provide philosophical and communal insights. The lecture will begin at 7 p.m. and will be live streamed at Harvard.edu/livestream.   Keep reading »

  • Abyssinian: A Gospel Celebration U.S. Tour Dates

    Posted on September 5th, 2013 in Tour | 16

    Marsalis’ Abyssinian Mass, a landmark collaboration of jazz, gospel, instrumentation and vocals, tours U.S. performing arts centers and churches.   Keep reading »

  • Ahmad Jamal & Wynton Marsalis Open Jazz At Lincoln Center’s 2013–14 Season

    Posted on August 23rd, 2013 in Concerts, Streaming | 0

    Jazz at Lincoln Center proudly opens the 2013–14 season with Ahmad Jamal & Wynton Marsalis on September 19–21 at 8pm in Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th Street, New York, New York.   Keep reading »

  • Marsalis’ JLCO Swings Full Out in Philly

    Posted on June 24th, 2013 in Review | 0

    Last year, trumpeter Wynton Marsalis was in Verizon Hall in Philadelphia, he mostly gave a jazz history lecture, interspersed with a couple of tunes by small jazz chamber ensemble from his Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra who dazzled, however briefly. As much as the audience was entertained by Marsalis, the raconteur (he can’t become that senior sage soon enough) he left us musically parched. This month, Marsalis, was back with the full 15-piece Lincoln Center Orchestra, and it was all about the music, he gave a few brief song intros, but otherwise cued two hours of protean big-band artistry.   Keep reading »

  • The Bellingham Herald: Q&A with Wynton Marsalis

    Posted on June 23rd, 2013 in Interview | 0

    Q&A with Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra leader Wynton Marsalis The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra is acknowledged as one of the top big bands in the world. Its leader is nine-time Grammy Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning trumpeter / composer Wynton Marsalis, who for much of his 30-plus-year career has been both hailed as the public face of traditional jazz and criticized for what is perceived as a strict, often non-inclusive definition of the genre.   Keep reading »