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  • They took me in like I was their son’: Wynton Marsalis on jazz’s great tradition

    Posted on August 9th, 2014 in Profiles & Interviews | 0

    At the end of his performance at the Barbican with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Wynton Marsalis made a little speech. The next piece, he announced, was a number that Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers used to play. Marsalis then recalled how he himself had played with the Jazz Messengers as an 18-year-old trumpet prodigy. He described how much he had learned from the drummer, who was then approaching 60, and especially about ‘the sacrifices you have to make to play this music’. Then the band roared into ‘Free for All’ by Wayne Shorter.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis Trumpets Youth, Musical Diversity At Annual London Residency

    Posted on July 4th, 2014 in Review | 0

    The solo played by U.S. jazzman Wynton Marsalis to close his now-annual residency at London’s Barbican this week was a rare personal moment in what was otherwise a master class in sharing the limelight. In lieu of a full-fledged encore with his 14-strong Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO), Marsalis entertained with a small combo, delighting an already bouncing crowd with swooping scales of trumpet.   Keep reading »

  • The JLCO With Wynton Marsalis as part of Summerstage Kids presents: Queens Family Day

    Posted on June 30th, 2014 in Concerts | 0

    Free Family Concert: The Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis As Part Of Summerstage Kids Presents: Queens Family Day   Keep reading »

  • Marsalis & JLCO Dance Among the Gravestones

    Posted on June 20th, 2014 in Profiles & Interviews | 0

    Jazz at Lincoln Center traffics in ghost stories as a matter of course, fashioning living memorials to long-gone masters of America’s indigenous art form. So it was no great shock that the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis seemed at home on June 11 playing amid the gravestones of Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx.   Keep reading »

  • 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 »

  • The Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis Performs Modern Ellington

    Posted on May 5th, 2014 in Concerts | 0

    On the occasion of International Jazz Appreciation Month and Duke Ellington’s birthday, Jazz at Lincoln Center announces Modern Ellington concerts featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis scheduled to take place on June 5, 6, 7 at 8pm in Rose Theater; free, live HD webcasts; and ticket giveaways. Jazz at Lincoln Center is located at Broadway at 60th Street in New York, New York.   Keep reading »

  • Live webcast: 2014 Annual Gala Concert “Love, Loss And Laughter: The Story of Jazz

    Posted on April 25th, 2014 in Concerts | 0

    With Host Billy Crystal, Featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and guests Jonathan Batiste, Bill Cosby, Aaron Diehl, Jon Faddis, Fairview Baptist Church Brass Band, Dominick Farinacci, Norm Lewis, Taj Mahal, Pedrito Martinez, Mark O’Connor, Dianne Reeves, Marcus Roberts, Cécile McLorin Salvant   Keep reading »

  • JLCO with Wynton Marsalis Hosts: Christian McBride & Kurt Rosenwinkel

    Posted on April 18th, 2014 in Concerts | 0

    On May 23–24, Jazz at Lincoln Center presents its second JLCO Hosts concerts featuring a collaborating between the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and two of contemporary jazz’s finest artists. Music director Wynton Marsalis and drummer Ali Jackson present the compositions of a pair of Philadelphia-born, post-Boomer virtuosos— bassist Christian McBride and guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel. Associates since the 1980s, both Rosenwinkel and McBride attended Creative and Performing Arts High School in Philadelphia where they expanded their musical network with future Philly greats like Joey DeFrancesco and Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson of The Roots.   Keep reading »

  • The Woodlawn Cemetery Partners with JALC to Present Free Concert Honoring Jazz Legends

    Posted on April 18th, 2014 in Concerts | 0

    The Woodlawn Cemetery Partners with Jazz at Lincoln Center to Present Free Concert Honoring Jazz Legends. Performance by Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis on June 11 Features Compositions by Those Memorialized at Woodlawn and Commemorates the Cemetery’s 150th Anniversary and Historic Ties to Jazz Greats   Keep reading »