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  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • Winners of 18th Essentially Ellington Competition 2013

    Posted on May 13th, 2013 in News | 0

    New York, NY (May 12, 2013) Tonight, Jazz at Lincoln Center proudly announced the high school jazz bands in the nation who took the highest honors at the prestigious 18th Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival (EE) at Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center.   Keep reading »

  • Essentially Ellington 2013 live webcasts schedule

    Posted on May 2nd, 2013 in Streaming | 1

    On May 10/11/12, the entire weekend of Essentially Ellington events, will be webcast live on: http://wyntonmarsalis.org/live Check out the full schedule (all times EDT)   Keep reading »

  • Celebrating Duke Ellington featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

    Posted on April 23rd, 2013 in Concerts, Streaming | 2

    Since 1988, when Wynton Marsalis coalesced his septet with Duke Ellington alumni Jimmy Hamilton, Willie Cook, Jimmy Woode, Norris Turney, Britt Woodman, and Joe Temperley (still an active member of the JLCO and performer at this event) to form the first edition of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Ellington’s oeuvre has been fundamental to Marsalis’ mission and conception. Continuing in this vein, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis will draw from its deep well of Ellingtonia, rendering the maestro’s essence with a forceful, idiomatic clarity that reflects the JLCO’s abiding immersion in his language.   Keep reading »