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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 »

  • Wynton Marsalis Septet at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola on December 26-31

    Posted on November 4th, 2013 in Concerts | 4

    Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola ends the year on a high note with an unprecedented residency by the legendary Wynton Marsalis Septet from December 26 – 31, including two special performances on New Year’s Eve.   Keep reading »

  • 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 Horn

    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 »