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  • Wynton Marsalis Featured In Vogue Magazine

    Posted on December 9th, 2009 in Profiles & Interviews | 3

    Wynton Marsalis loves the sound of New York City. For the 48-year-old jazzman, there’s a thrilling harmony in the jangle of the streets. “If you listen beneath the surface of noise—the construction, the sound of the traffic, beneath the rumble of the subway—you can get down to the different interactions between people,” he says.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis’s Enduring Opus

    Posted on September 24th, 2009 in Profiles & Interviews | 1

    Toddlers filled a classroom one recent Saturday morning inside Frederick P. Rose Hall. Most sat in a circle brandishing toy shakers, some wandered off in the stagger of the newly walking. Welcome to WeBop!, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s program for children 8 months to 5 years old, at which singer Patrice Turner cleverly fit the words to the children’s book “Goodnight, Moon” into John Coltrane’s “Central Park West.”   Keep reading »

  • The Gold Medal of Vitoria

    Posted on July 23rd, 2009 in News | 2

    Address delivered by Francisco Javier Lazcoz Baigorri, Mayor of Vitoria, on July 19th, 2009, in awarding Wynton Marsalis the gold medal of Vitoria.   Keep reading »

  • A life in music: Wynton Marsalis

    Posted on July 21st, 2009 in Profiles & Interviews | 4

    On inauguration day in Washington earlier this year, the Wynton Marsalis Quintet played a private party at the White House in honour of President Obama. The two men are the same age, but long before Obama came to prominence, Marsalis had been a national figure and so while he says “as a liberal and a Democrat I, of course, feel that things are better in America”, he is experienced enough to know that change, particularly in the areas he cares about most, might not come as quickly as he would like.   Keep reading »

  • Tap Meets Flamenco at JALC

    Posted on April 14th, 2008 in Concerts | 1

    On April 24, 25 & 26, 2008, at Rose Theater, in a special concert event called Tap Meets Flamenco, Spanish pianist Chano Dominguez performs his work De Cadi a New Orleans with his flamenco ensemble and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra also performs selections from The Vitoria Suite, which the city of Vitoria, Spain commissioned Wynton Marsalis to write and “Evolution of the Groove” featuring drummer Herlin Riley.   Keep reading »

  • “Playing Our Parts” Concert at JALC with Wynton and JLCO

    Posted on March 5th, 2008 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra | 0

    On Monday, March 10, 2008, 7:30 p.m., Joe Lovano and John Scofield team up with Jazz at Lincoln Center and Wynton to bring together incredible performers in a benefit concert for beloved bassist Dennis Irwin. All artists are donating their services and Jazz at Lincoln Center is donating its venue and staff to raise much-needed funds for Irwin through The Jazz Foundation of America. JALC invites the jazz community and music fans to come together in support of Dennis Irwin, who is in need of immediate financial support for medical treatment and expenses as he battles a serious illness. The concert will…   Keep reading »

  • Congo Square’s Sanctified Blues promoted at Stanford University

    Posted on February 4th, 2008 in News | 0

    The deal will allow Stanford faculty, staff, students and Lively Arts patrons to download music by artists featured in the upcoming Lively Arts season using free iTunes gift cards. From now through March 15, the cards will be made available to patrons at all Lively Arts performances and to customers at the Stanford Bookstore, Tresidder Express, the Track House Sport Shop, the Cantor Arts Center Gift Shop and the Stanford Shop at Stanford Shopping Center. Lively Arts plans to mail the cards to Stanford students, faculty and staff in early February and will make the cards available to its community partners, including the Palo Alto Unified School District and East Palo Alto’s educational program College Track.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton starts the Ellington Love Songs tour with JLCO

    Posted on January 16th, 2008 in Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Tour | 13

    Today, January 16, Wynton and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO) are in Ann Arbour (MI) for the first performance of “Ellington Love Songs Tour” across North America (from January through Februry 12). Read an article about the event on the Ann Arbor News. Please check the complete tour schedule with more info about venues and tickets. The tour will end in New York City, with 3 dates at Rose Hall (JALC). We also added new tour dates for March and April. Please send us comments, reviews and photos with Wynton if you are going to attend one of the concerts. They…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton to play with Paquito D’Rivera for: Beyond the Spanish Tinge

    Posted on November 26th, 2007 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra | 9

    On Friday and Saturday, November 30 and December 1, Tinge Paquito D’Rivera and the JLCO with Wynton Marsalis bring all the mambo, tango, salsa, cubop and bossa nova that the House of Swing can hold in tribute to the most beloved Latin composers of all time: Juan Tizol, Tito Puente, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Chucho Valdés, Michele Camilo, Moacir Santos, Mario Bauzá, Astor Piazzolla, Lalo Schifrin, Chico O’Farrill, Maria Greever and more. The concert is entitled: Beyond the Spanish Tinge and will take place at Rose Theater. More info about tickets on JALC web site   Keep reading »

  • Wynton to play at JALC 2007 Fall Gala and Best of Big Bands

    Posted on November 10th, 2007 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra | 2

    On November 12, at Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center celebrates his 2007 Fall Gala featuring performances by Wynton and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, with special guests singing chart-topping hits of the big band era; Special presentation and dedication of the Ed Bradley Award (formerly the Jazz at Lincoln Center Award for Leadership) will be awarded posthumously to Ed Bradley. The program continues on November 15, 16, 17, at Rose Theater, where the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, led by Wynton, dusts off pieces by Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman and others in a program that aims to please, entitled Best of Big Bands.…   Keep reading »