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  • 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 »

  • 15 High School Jazz Band Finalists Announced for 16th Annual Essentially Ellington

    Posted on February 24th, 2011 in Concerts | 0

    Jazz at Lincoln Center announces the 15 finalist bands and one winning community band for its prestigious 16th Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival. The bands will compete and participate in workshops, jam sessions, and more, during a three-day Competition & Festival in New York City. The three top-placing bands perform with Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center, Wynton Marsalis, as guest soloist, followed by a performance by the 15-piece Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.   Keep reading »

  • The JLCO with Wynton Marsalis Reviewed by the Washington Post

    Posted on February 1st, 2011 in Review | 0

    When Marsalis and his orchestra go to Washington, big-band returns with a bang Who says jazz can’t draw an audience? On Sunday, Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra presented a performance of uncompromising big-band jazz to a wildly appreciative audience at the sold-out Kennedy Center Concert Hall. It’s been 28 years since the ever-youthful Marsalis made his Washington debut, and by now it seems clear that the Lincoln Center Orchestra – JLCO, for short – may be his greatest achievement. Before the concert, Marsalis was honored for his work with the Capitol Jazz Project, a middle-school jazz curriculum…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis with JLCO and Ute Lemper: The Music of Kurt Weill

    Posted on January 26th, 2011 in Concerts | 0

    Featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Vibraphonist Warren Wolf, Music Director Ted Nash In the 110 years since his birth, Kurt Weill’s music has been played by everyone from Louis Armstrong (“Mack the Knife”) to Gil Evans (“My Ship”). Ute Lemper, “a foremost interpreter of Weill” (New York Times) along with Warren Wolf on vibes, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, and Music Director Ted Nash will show how Weill’s songs belong to the jazz world as much as to Broadway, film, and the concert hall. Lemper says of the concert, “It’…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra’s Residency in Havana, Cuba 2010

    Posted on October 14th, 2010 in Review | 1

    Between the dates October 2nd and October 10th Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center passionately shared their music with children, musicians, and the people of Cuba. The Cuban music community welcomed the JLCO with open arms and the residency resulted in an all-encompassing exchange of music and culture. American and Cuban media covered the weeklong residency: October 6, 2010 Escambray – “Wynton Marsalis: It’s an Honor to Visit Cuba” Cuban News – “US Jazzmen Succumb to Cuban Music” October 7, 2010 Cuban News – “Chucho Valdes and Marsalis Make Masterly Performance in Havana” October 8, 2010 Wall Street Journal – “In Cuba, an ‘Extended Family’ Reunites” Associated…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis in Cuba for Historic Jazz Concerts

    Posted on October 5th, 2010 in Review | 0

    A country known for groundbreaking jazz is getting a visit from one of America’s leading trumpeters, who spent the weekend jamming with Cuban legends ahead of a concert series that will put musicians from the two Cold War enemies on stage together. The visit by Wynton Marsalis and his Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra kicks off a season of unprecedented cultural exchanges – with the American Ballet Theater scheduled to perform in Havana next month in honor of Cuban ballet legend Alicia Alonso. Several Cuban musicians have also traveled to the United States in recent months, taking advantage of a…   Keep reading »

  • U.S. Premiere of Swing Symphony to be Broadcast Live on PBS

    Posted on September 22nd, 2010 in Concerts | 1

    Wednesday evening, September 22, will be a very special occasion. On that occasion Live From Lincoln Center will inaugurate its 35th anniversary season of presenting the arts from the stages of America’s premier Performing Arts center. It is now a longstanding tradition of Live From Lincoln Center to begin a new season with the Gala Opening Concert by the New York Philharmonic. Alan Gilbert begins his second season as the Philharmonic’s Music Director with music from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. From the 19th, the Tone Poem Don Juan by Richard Strauss; from the 20th, a work with…   Keep reading »

  • Jazz at Lincoln Center promotes cultural and artistic exchange with JLCO residency in Cuba

    Posted on September 11th, 2010 in Concerts | 0

    Jazz at Lincoln Center promotes cultural and artistic exchange with American and Cuban jazz musicians by producing events in Havana, Cuba and New York City in October. At the invitation of the Cuban Institute of Music, Jazz at Lincoln will bring its Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis (JLCO) to Havana for a residency on October 5-9. Later in the month, Jazz at Lincoln Center will produce the Afro-Cuban Jazz Celebration featuring concerts and a cultural expo at its home, Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City October 21-23. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra residency will…   Keep reading »

  • Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis Announces U.S. Tour Dates And Residency In Mex

    Posted on August 30th, 2010 in Concerts | 0

    The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis (JLCO) announces Fall 2010 tour dates that will include U.S. cities, a week-long residency in Mexico, including performances in Mexico City, Guanajuato City and Guadalajara. On the U.S. tour dates, the band that the New York Times says brings “power and conviction to some of the swing era’s most durable arrangements,” will perform a vast and unique repertoire: from rare historic compositions to modern Jazz at Lincoln Center-commissioned works, including compositions and arrangements by the jazz masters and members of the band. The Mexico City residency includes concerts featuring…   Keep reading »

  • Swing Symphony World Premiere, JALC’s Barbican Residency Reviewed

    Posted on June 25th, 2010 in Review | 0

    During the dates June 9-13, 2010 Wynton and the JLCO premiered “Swing Symphony” (Symphony No. 3) with Sir Simon Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker at the Berliner Philharmoniker. It was reviewed by Deutsche Welle, and Financial Times and The Arts Desk. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis then traveled to London where Jazz at Lincoln Center had a residency at the Barbican Centre from June 16-20, 2010. The residency was reviewed by JazzWise Magazine, The Telegraph, London Jazz, The Guardian, JazzWise Magazine (jam at Vortex), Financial Times,The Independent, The Guardian and The Evening Standard.   Keep reading »