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  • Wynton Marsalis Profiles “Fearsome And Fearless” Jazz Pianist Marcus Roberts – “60 Minutes” Sunday

    Posted on March 27th, 2014 in Video | 2

    CBS News Cultural Correspondent Wynton Marsalis showcases the rich talents of jazz pianist Marcus Roberts in his first story for 60 MINUTES. Roberts lost his sight as a child but gained such incredible insights into American music that his playing has inspired a whole generation of jazz musicians.  Hear this “fearsome and fearless musician” play classic American Jazz on the next edition of 60 MINUTES Sunday, March 30 (7:00-8:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.   Keep reading »

  • Interview: Ellis and Wynton Marsalis

    Posted on March 26th, 2014 in Profiles & Interviews

    Ellis Marsalis, Jr. — the paterfamilias of the jazz-playing Marsalis clan — says he was “never big on family bands.” Maybe that’s why even after the Marsalis family performed together for the first time during a retirement celebration for Ellis in 2001, they still don’t play as a family all that often. The sole date on their online schedule is their Clowes Hall show. And then they’ll go their separate ways: Wynton with his Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra; Ellis, Branford and Jason with their respective quartets; Delfeayo with the Uptown Jazz Orchestra; spoken word artist Ellis III to wherever it is that he issues his oracular judgments on American life (Wynton will have more on that in a minute).   Keep reading »

  • Jazz At Lincoln Center’s 2014 Annual Gala - “Love, Loss And Laughter: The Story Of Jazz”

    Posted on March 13th, 2014 in Concerts | 1

    The finest musicians in Jazz will join Billy Crystal and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis in a special night of improvisatory brilliance on the timeless themes of love and loss, addressed through laughter, dance and the indomitable spirit of swing. *Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 2014 Gala* concert, titled “Love, Loss and Laughter: The Story of Jazz” is a one night benefit on *May 1, 2014 at 7:00pm*, hosted by Emmy and Tony award winning actor Billy Crystal.   Keep reading »

  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Announces 2014-15 Season

    Posted on February 25th, 2014 in Concerts | 1

    Today Jazz at Lincoln Center announces its 2014-15 Concert and Education season, which features a season-long journey “through the Americas.”  Through a diverse array of concerts and programs, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 27th season will explore how jazz has both integrated and influenced the rich musical traditions of the Caribbean and North, South, and Central America   Keep reading »

  • Jazz At Lincoln Center Announces 15 Finalists For The 2014 Essentially Ellington Competition

    Posted on February 19th, 2014 in News | 1

    Jazz at Lincoln Center proudly announces the 15 finalist bands that will compete in the prestigious 19th Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival at Frederick P. Rose Hall on May 8 – 10, 2014.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis To Host The Broadcast Premiere Of “48 Hours Presents: The Whole Gritty City”

    Posted on February 15th, 2014 in News | 4

    CBS News Cultural Correspondent and jazz legend Wynton Marsalis will host the premiere of 48 HOURS PRESENTS: “The Whole Gritty City,”  a poignant, feature-length documentary about the power of music and how it can transform -  and even save - young lives to be broadcast Feb. 15, 2014 (9:00 PM ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.   Keep reading »

  • JLCO Hosts: Kenny Garrett & The Music of Mulgrew Miller

    Posted on February 10th, 2014 in Concerts | 1

    JLCO premieres new arrangements of Garrett and Miller’s works Rose Theater, February 21 & 22, 8pm   Keep reading »

  • Trumpet and coffee in hand: Marsalis visiting Phillips Brooks House

    Posted on February 4th, 2014 in Profiles & Interviews

    Marsalis, others sketch New Orleans during morning at Phillips Brooks House   Keep reading »

  • The music that didn’t stop: Harvard Lecture #6

    Posted on January 31st, 2014 in Review

    In final lecture of his series, Marsalis outlines the rise of jazz against backdrop of repression   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis to conclude lecture-performance series at Harvard University

    Posted on January 28th, 2014 in News | 7

    Wynton Marsalis will conclude his six-lecture series at Sanders Theater on January 30 with a lecture performance focusing on New Orleans and the birth of Jazz. Currently the Managing and Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center, Marsalis is an acclaimed musician, composer, bandleader, educator, and advocate for the arts. Marsalis’ lecture, “New Orleans: The Birth of Jazz” will cover a significant portion of the wide cross-section of musical styles that constitute the roots of Jazz. Marsalis will illuminate the music’s identity by examining its repertoire, functions, venues and most significant musical figures, chief amongst them, Buddy Bolden, the legendary “First Man of Jazz.” Joining Marsalis are: Lucien Barbarin (trombone), Jonathan Batiste (piano), Troy Davis (drums), Vince Giordano (tuba/bass), Victor Goines (reeds), Ricky Gordon (percussion), Marcus Printup (cornet), Don Vappie (banjo/guitar), and Dr. Michael White (clarinet)   Keep reading »