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  • Paul Simon & Wynton Marsalis Collaborate On “The Paul Simon Songbook”

    Posted on January 24th, 2012 in Concerts | 0

    In a unique and historic collaboration, legendary musician and songwriter Paul Simon and Jazz at Lincoln Center Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis will perform together for three nights at concerts entitled “The Paul Simon Songbook.”  The premiere on April 18, 2012 will be Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 2012 Annual Gala Concert and will be followed by two public concerts on April 19 and 20, 2012.   Keep reading »

  • Downbeat Celebrates Wynton’s 50th

    Posted on December 7th, 2011 in Articles | 0

    With a Lincoln Center special airing on PBS, all eyes have turned to a special birthday taking place in the jazz community: Wynton Marsalis turned 50 on Oct. 18. In celebration of Marsalis’ birthday, a number of people in the music shared their thoughts on Wynton and his professional and/or personal impact.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton at 50 - Live from Jazz at Lincoln Center

    Posted on October 18th, 2011 in Video | 1

    October 13, 2011 Wynton Marsalis turns 50 on October 18 and Live From Lincoln Center, which has featured Wynton and his music on a number of previous programs, will salute his milestone birthday with a special concert celebration, Wynton at 50. Joining him and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra on stage will be other luminaries from the world of music and dance, including tap dancer Jared Grimes, vocalist Gregory Porter, pianist Marcus Roberts, violinist Marc O’Connor, Yacub Addy and Odadaa!, and Damien Sneed and Chorale Le Chateau. During intermission, Wynton will be interviewed by actor Wendell Pierce. Live From Lincoln Center, produced by…   Keep reading »

  • CBS 60 Minutes to Air Two-Part Feature on Wynton Marsalis and JALC

    Posted on December 17th, 2010 in TV show | 5

    60 Minutes Correspondent Morley Safer Traveled With Wynton Marsalis and The World Renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra For Their First Trip To Havana and To The Barbican Centre in London To Cover Performances and Education Residencies.   Keep reading »

  • Winners of 15th Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition

    Posted on May 11th, 2010 in Jazz at Lincoln Center | 6

    Three high school jazz bands took top honors last night in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 15th Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival. Each band was chosen by a panel of judges composed of distinguished jazz musicians and historians – Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Artistic Director WYNTON MARSALIS; composer, conductor, and Ellington authority DAVID BERGER; leading Mary Lou Williams scholar TED BUEHRER; legendary jazz saxophonist and composer/arranger JIMMY HEATH; and bassist and educator RODNEY WHITAKER- from among the 15 finalist bands that came to the Competition & Festival in New York City. Essentially Ellington culminated at…   Keep reading »

  • JALC Announces Winners of 14Th Annual Essentially Ellington

    Posted on May 13th, 2009 in Jazz at Lincoln Center | 3

    Three high school jazz bands took top honors on Sunday Night, May 10, in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 14th Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival. Each band was chosen by a panel of judges composed of distinguished jazz musicians and historians — WYNTON MARSALIS, Jazz at Lincoln Center Artistic Director; composer, conductor and Ellington authority DAVID BERGER; educator, clinician and pianist, REGINALD THOMAS; and legendary jazz trumpeter and composer/arranger, GERALD WILSON— from among the 15 finalist bands from the U.S. and Canada that came to the Competition & Festival in New York City…   Keep reading »

  • Finalists Announced for 14th Annual Essentially Ellington

    Posted on February 25th, 2009 in Jazz at Lincoln Center | 5

    Jazz at Lincoln Center announces the 15 finalist bands for its prestigious 14th Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival (May 2009). The bands will compete and participate in workshops, jam sessions and more, during the three-day competition and festival in New York City. The top-placing bands perform with Wynton Marsalis, as guest soloist, followed by a performance by the 15-piece Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra – all of whom serve as mentors for the finalist bands throughout the weekend. The festival culminates with an awards ceremony honoring outstanding soloists, sections and the top three bands. The Competition & Festival…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton to play with Patti Austin at JALC’s Spring Gala 2008

    Posted on May 14th, 2008 in Jazz at Lincoln Center | 2

    On May 28, 2008, at 7:30 PM, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s annual Spring Gala concert, themed “Spring Swing,” features the soulful vocals of jazz chanteuse Patti Austin, with special guest Wynton Marsalis, performing selections from her 2008 GRAMMY – award winning album Avant Gershwin. A festive dinner (9:30 PM) will be held throughout Frederick P. Rose Hall venues following the concert. Proceeds from the evening will benefit Jazz at Lincoln Center’. For gala evening tickets, call (212) 258-9961   Keep reading »

  • Tap Meets Flamenco at JALC

    Posted on April 14th, 2008 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra | 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. Featuring guests Israel Suarez, tap dancers Jared Grimes, Dewitt Fleming, Jr. and flamenco dancer Tomasito, Tap Meets Flamenco explores jazz, Spanish rhythms and dance. More info about tickets on…   Keep reading »

  • Finalists announced for 13th Annual Essentially Ellington 2008

    Posted on April 7th, 2008 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center | 0

    Jazz at Lincoln Center announced the 15 finalist bands for its prestigious 13th Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival. The bands will compete and participate in workshops, jam sessions and more, during the three-day competition and festival in New York City. The top-placing bands perform with Wynton Marsalis, as guest soloist, followed by a performance by the 15-piece Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra – all of whom serve as mentors for the finalist bands throughout the weekend. The festival culminates with an awards ceremony honoring outstanding soloists, sections and the top three bands. The Competition & Festival is…   Keep reading »