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  • “Marsalis and Clapton Play The Blues” to be released on September 2011

    Posted on July 21st, 2011 in Music | 4

    New York City’s premier jazz venue got the blues last April when Wynton Marsalis and Eric Clapton performed together in Rose Theater at Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center for two sold-out shows dedicated to vintage blues. The extraordinary collaboration, billed as Wynton Marsalis & Eric Clapton Play the Blues, paired these musical virtuosos with members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra as they brought to life a repertoire of songs selected by Clapton and arranged by Marsalis.   Keep reading »

  • 60 Minutes to Rebroadcast Feature on Wynton Marsalis and the JLCO on June 26th, 7PM EST

    Posted on June 20th, 2011 in News | 3

    CBS 60 Minutes announced that it will rebroadcast the two segment feature on Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra on Sunday, June 26th.   Keep reading »

  • PBS NewsHour: Wynton Marsalis Pays Homage to Jazz’s Past by Investing in Its Future

    Posted on June 1st, 2011 in Profiles & Interviews | 0

    Part-competition, part-celebration, 110 high school bands entered this year’s Essentially Ellington Jazz Competition, submitting recorded performances for the judges. Just 15 were chosen. Jeffrey Brown sits down with the man behind it all: jazz great Wynton Marsalis.   Keep reading »

  • Winners of 16th Annual Essentially Ellington Competition 2011

    Posted on May 15th, 2011 in Concerts | 6

    AMERICA’S BEST HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ BANDS! JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF 16th ANNUAL ESSENTIALLY ELLINGTON HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ BAND COMPETITION Competition Webcast Available Monday, May 16 1st Place: Dillard Center for the Arts, Fort Lauderdale, FL 2nd Place: Roosevelt High School, Seattle, WA 3rd Place: Mountlake Terrace High School, Seattle, WAHonorable Mention:New World School of the Arts, Miami, FL Honorable Mention: New World School of the Arts, Miami, FL Three high school jazz bands took top honors tonight in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 16th Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival. Each band…   Keep reading »

  • 50 great moments in jazz: Wynton Marsalis goes back to basics

    Posted on April 28th, 2011 in Profiles & Interviews | 0

    Like Sonny Rollins, Keith Jarrett and the late Miles Davis, Wynton Marsalis is one of a handful of jazz instrumentalists whose name is known beyond the world of the jazz cognoscenti. But unlike the other three, Marsalis has polarised opinion more than any other jazz artist of the last 30 years. A consummately skilful trumpeter, an ambitious large-scale composer and a shrewd campaigner for jazz, he has become one of the biggest international stars of a tradition that was already being marginalised by rock and pop-influenced jazz by the time he burst on to the scene as a teenage virtuoso in the early-80s.   Keep reading »

  • Win a Trip for Two to the Vitoria Jazz Festival in Spain!

    Posted on April 12th, 2011 in News | 9

    April is Jazz Appreciation Month, and to celebrate, SiriusXM and Jazz at Lincoln Center are giving you a chance to win a trip for two to Vitoria, Spain for the Vitoria-Gasteiz Jazz Festival, July 10-16, 2011! One of the world’s premier jazz celebrations located in the historic Basque region of northern Spain, the Vitoria-Gasteiz Jazz Festival is celebrating its 35th year…and we want to give you and a guest the chance to be there in person to see an incredible lineup of legendary musicians. Performers scheduled to appear at this year’s Festival include Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter & Marcus Miller; Jamie Cullum, Trombone Shorty, Ruben Blades, Nigel Kennedy and many more.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis & Eric Clapton Played The Blues

    Posted on April 12th, 2011 in Review | 8

    Wynton Marsalis and Eric Clapton collaborated forces this past weekend at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater, to explore the shared musical ground between New Orleans, the Delta and Chicago. Joined by eight other stellar musicians, including members of Marsalis’ quintet, Marsalis and Clapton performed the works of W.C. Handy, Louis Armstrong, Howlin’ Wolf, Big Maceo and more. The songs were selected by Clapton, while Marsalis’ arrangements embodied the authentic New Orleans sound of King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band.   Keep reading »

  • Rolling Stone: Eric Clapton, Wynton Marsalis Play the Blues in New York City

    Posted on April 11th, 2011 in Review | 0

    “I pat myself on the back – it took a lot of courage to come here,” Eric Clapton said halfway through his show at New York’s Rose Hall on April 8th, glancing and smiling at the men with him on stage: eight members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, including trumpeter and JALC artistic director Wynton Marsalis. Clapton then introduced the next song, nodding over his shoulder at bassist Carlos Henriquez. “This one was foisted on me by Carlos,” the British guitarist said. “I didn’t think it would work.”   Keep reading »

  • Ken Burns Introduces Excerpts From His Latest Film “Prohibition”

    Posted on March 15th, 2011 in Concerts | 0

    Prohibition & The Jazz Age Ken Burns Introduces Excerpts From His Latest Film “Prohibition” With Special Live Performance By The Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis And Guests Vince Giordano And Doug Wamble. May 5, 6, 7 Wynton Marsalis and Ken Burns continue their long time artistic collaboration on “Prohibition,” a three-part documentary directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. “Prohibition” tells the story of the rise, rule, and fall of the Eighteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The upcoming film series features original compositions and arrangements by Marsalis and others. At this special Jazz at Lincoln Center concert event,…   Keep reading »

  • Jazz At Lincoln Center Announces 2011-12 Season

    Posted on March 1st, 2011 in Concerts | 1

    Jazz at Lincoln Center and Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis announce the programming for the 2011-12 season - the organization’s 25th season and eighth in its home, Frederick P. Rose Hall. In this new season of concerts, education events, touring, and a diverse line-up of guest artists, Jazz at Lincoln Center celebrates milestones in jazz: the 50th anniversary of Impulse Records, birthdays of living legends Jimmy Heath, Jon Hendricks, Wynton Marsalis; and the music of Cachao, Nat King Cole, Jelly Roll Morton, Astor Piazzolla, and Frank Sinatra.   Keep reading »