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  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Launches Blue Engine Records

    Posted on June 30th, 2015 in Music | 2

    Jazz at Lincoln Center, dedicated to entertaining, enriching and expanding a global community for jazz through performance, education and advocacy, today announced the formation of Blue Engine Records, a new platform to make its vast archive of recorded concerts available to jazz audiences everywhere. The label will release new studio and live recordings as well as archival recordings from Jazz at Lincoln Center’s performance history, which date back to 1987 and are part of the R. Theodore Ammon Archives and Music Library.   Keep reading »

  • Jazz at Lincoln Center and Sony Music Team Up for Blue Engine Records

    Posted on June 29th, 2015 in Profiles & Interviews | 1

    Jazz at Lincoln Center has shelves upon shelves of recordings from concerts it has presented since its founding in 1987, including a studio recording featuring the pianist Chick Corea, a musical Mass with a gospel choir written for the 200th anniversary of the Abyssinian Baptist Church in New York and concerts with the saxophonists Sherman Irby and Ted Nash.   Keep reading »

  • Wayne Shorter Goes Solo With the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra

    Posted on May 15th, 2015 in Review | 3

    When the saxophonist Wayne Shorter has come through town over the past 15 years or so, he has generally been with his quartet, a group that plays soul-drilling, gonzo-Zen interventions on about 50 years’ worth of his music. There is much open space in these performances, much insight and mystery, a settling into a zone between direction and indirection. Apart from Mr. Shorter’s stature as a small-group composer in jazz — the best, pretty much — the alert and unscripted way the quartet operates has for many listeners represented a current ideal for how jazz works and what it can contain: immediacy, collectivity, discipline, freedom.   Keep reading »

  • Full video report: Essentially Ellington Competition 2015

    Posted on May 10th, 2015 in Video | 0

    Duke Ellington’s music is at the very heart of America’s 20th-century musical heritage and the core of the rich canon of jazz music. Jazz at Lincoln Center, committed to instilling a broader understanding of this music, created the Essentially Ellington program (EE) during the 1995–96 school year to make Ellington’s music accessible to as many high school musicians as possible and to support the development of their schools’ music programs.   Keep reading »

  • Jazz At Lincoln Center Announces WInners of The 20th Anniversary Essentially Ellington 2015

    Posted on May 9th, 2015 in News | 2

    JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ANNOUNCES THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY ESSENTIALLY ELLINGTON HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ BAND COMPETITION & FESTIVAL WINNING BANDS First Place: American Music Program, Portland, OR Second Place: Tucson Jazz Institute, Tucson, AZ Third Place: Lexington High School, Lexington, MA Honorable Mention: Dillard Center for the Arts, Fort Lauderdale, FL   Keep reading »

  • 2015 Annual Gala: “The World of Duke Ellington”

    Posted on April 22nd, 2015 in | 1

    New York, NY – April 22, 2015 – Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 2015 Gala, entitled “The World of Duke Ellington,” will celebrate the indomitable spirit of swing and legacy of Duke Ellington, the most influential figure in American music. This special one-night benefit concert will take place on April 29, 2015 – on the 116th anniversary of Ellington’s birth – at 7pm at Frederick P. Rose Hall, the “House of Swing,” located at Broadway at 60th Street, New York, New York.   Keep reading »

  • Caramoor Announces Programming Collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center

    Posted on March 25th, 2015 in | 1

    Caramoor Announces Programming Collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center, Beginning with Caramoor Jazz Festival on July 18   Keep reading »

  • New York Premiere of Wynton Marsalis’ Blues Symphony at JALC

    Posted on March 11th, 2015 in Concerts | 0

    American Composers Orchestra (ACO) continues its 38th season with Blues Symphony & Beyond led by ACO Music Director George Manahan on Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 8pm at the Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center. The concert will feature the New York premiere of Blues Symphony by Wynton Marsalis, Managing and Artistic Director, Jazz at Lincoln Center (Marsalis does not perform in this work). The concert will also feature the world premiere of Courtney Bryan’s Sanctum, commissioned by ACO. Bryan is a past participant in ACO’s groundbreaking Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute (JCOI), which gives jazz composers the opportunity for vital hands-on experience working with a symphony orchestra. A revised and expanded version of Uri Caine’s Double Trouble, featuring the composer at the piano, completes the program.!!   Keep reading »

  • Celebrating Joe Temperley: From Duke to the JLCO

    Posted on March 2nd, 2015 in Concerts | 3

    Jazz at Lincoln Center honors saxophonist, educator, and co-founding member of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Joe Temperley, in the special concert event Celebrating Joe Temperley: From Duke to The JLCO on April 16-18 at 8pm. This concert event will take place at Rose Theater in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall, located at Broadway at 60th Street in New York, New York. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis will premiere a three-movement concerto composed by Marsalis and dedicated to his longtime friend, about whose playing Marsalis says: “There is no greater sound on earth.” Band members will also debut arrangements of Temperley’s favorite Ellington tunes as well as his original music.   Keep reading »

  • Jazz at Lincoln Center announces 2015-16 Concert Season

    Posted on February 24th, 2015 in Concerts | 1

    Today Jazz at Lincoln Center announces its 2015-16 Concert season, themed “Jazz and American Song”. Through an impressive array of more than 80 concerts and programs, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 28th season celebrates the music of the stage and silver screen, anchored by the exceptional Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis.   Keep reading »