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  • Wynton Marsalis to become Director of Jazz Studies of Juilliard

    Posted on October 28th, 2013 in News | 2

    he Juilliard School and Jazz at Lincoln Center today jointly announced that Wynton Marsalis, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Managing & Artistic Director and a Juilliard alumnus, will become Director of Jazz Studies at Juilliard beginning July 1, 2014.    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 Toots His Own

    Posted on October 8th, 2013 in Interview | 0

    Yes, Wynton Marsalis has soul. The knee-jerk criticism of the 51-year-old jazz trumpeter ever since his self-titled 1981 album has been that, while always technically impeccable, his playing lacks soulful spirit. “I’ve never heard anything Wynton played sound like it meant anything at all,” pianist Keith Jarrett once told The New York Times. And so it’s somewhat ironic that this month should see the debut of both The Spiritual Side of Wynton Marsalis (a collection of spiritually inspired works) and Abyssian: A Gospel Celebration, a nationwide tour.   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 »

  • ‘After Midnight,’ Broadway Musical Co-Created by Wynton Marsalis, to Open in Fall

    Posted on June 28th, 2013 in News | 1

    The music is timeless. The show is “AFTER MIDNIGHT.” Nine-Time Grammy Award and Pulitzer Prize Winner Wynton Marsalis and superstar fashion duo Isabel and Ruben Toledo create a hot new Broadway musical: “AFTER MIDNIGHT” Directed and choreographed by Warren Carlyle, previews begin at Broadway’s Brooks Atkinson Theatre on Friday, October 18, 2013 with an official opening set for Sunday, November 3, 2013   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 »

  • Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Swinging with the Big Bands

    Posted on June 4th, 2013 in Concerts | 2

    Jazz at Lincoln Center concludes a milestone 25th anniversary concert season with Swinging With The Big Bands, special concert events in The Allen Room on June 12 at 7pm and June 13 at 7pm & 9pm. Swinging With The Big Bands celebrates the 1930s, an era when singers like Frank Sinatra, Billy Eckstine, Ivie Anderson, Dan Grissom, and Dick Powell inflamed hearts around the globe.   Keep reading »

  • Full video report: Essentially Ellington Competition 2013

    Posted on May 23rd, 2013 in Video | 1

    Video footage from the JLCO’s musical welcome to Essentially Ellington finalists, followed by Wynton Marsalis’ one-on-one discussion with the students!   Keep reading »

  • Jazz at Lincoln Center honors the music of Chick Corea

    Posted on May 13th, 2013 in Streaming | 1

    Jazz at Lincoln Center honors one of music’s most timeless innovators, the fusion pioneer and social humanitarian Chick Corea, with the Chick Corea Festival. Corea will be celebrated during JALC’s 25th anniversary season with concerts and events in each performance space throughout JALC’s home, Frederick P. Rose Hall.    Keep reading »