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  • Wynton Marsalis and Eric Clapton Play The Blues

    Posted on January 24th, 2011 in Concerts | 4

    Jazz at Lincoln Center announces Wynton Marsalis and Eric Clapton will perform together in Wynton Marsalis and Eric Clapton Play the Blues in Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center. The special concert events have been added to the season schedule as the organization’s 2011 Annual Gala on April 7 and as ticketed concerts open to the public on April 8 and 9. As the preferred card of Jazz at Lincoln Center and Lead Sponsor for the three concerts, MasterCard will run an exclusive advance ticket sale beginning January 28.   Keep reading »

  • SUNY, Crane School of Music Recognize Jazz Legend Wynton Marsalis with Honorary Doctor of Music Degr

    Posted on December 3rd, 2010 in Honors | 0

    The State University of New York, through SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music, is proud to announce that SUNY officials will award jazz legend Wynton Marsalis with an Honorary Doctor of Music degree in an upcoming New York City ceremony. SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher, who oversees all 64 campuses in the nation’s largest comprehensive system of public higher education, will confer the honorary doctorate alongside SUNY Board of Trustees Chairman Carl T. Hayden on Dec. 10. Professor of Music Bret Zvacek will join five Jazz Studies program students to perform along with Marsalis after SUNY Potsdam President Dr. John…   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 announces 2010-11 season

    Posted on February 25th, 2010 in Concerts | 1

    New York, NY (February 23, 2010), Jazz at Lincoln Center and Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis announces the 2010-11 season programming featuring concerts, education events, broadcasts, touring and a diverse line-up of guest artists (see attached chronology). This season – Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 24th season of programming and seventh season in its home, Frederick P. Rose Hall – the organization announces two new series: the Visionary Voices series featuring Bobby McFerrin, Dianne Reeves and Sweet Honey In The Rock and the Jazz & Popular Song series, curated by Michael Feinstein. Wynton Marsalis, Artistic Director at Jazz at Lincoln Center, said, “This season embodies…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis Featured In Vogue Magazine

    Posted on December 9th, 2009 in Articles | 3

    Wynton Marsalis loves the sound of New York City. For the 48-year-old jazzman, there’s a thrilling harmony in the jangle of the streets. “If you listen beneath the surface of noise—the construction, the sound of the traffic, beneath the rumble of the subway—you can get down to the different interactions between people,” he says. If anyone can hear such nuance, surely Marsalis can. Born in sound-rich New Orleans, he came to New York as a seventeen-year-old prodigy to study at the Juilliard School and promptly started gigging with Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. These days, as…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis Offers Thanks To Fans With Free Concert At Jazz Club

    Posted on December 9th, 2009 in Concerts | 1

    NEW YORK – Trumpeter Wynton Marsalis offered thanks over the holiday weekend to fans who have stuck with him through the years by presenting a free concert in the intimate setting of Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center. About 130 tickets to Marsalis’ Fan Appreciation Concert were distributed randomly among the thousands of subscribers to his e-newsletter. An additional 14,000 fans watched a free live stream of Sunday night’s performance by Marsalis’ quintet on his Facebook page, according to his executive assistant, Meghan Thornton. After the concert, Marsalis spent 90 minutes signing autographs, meeting and greeting fans who ranged in…   Keep reading »

  • Watch Wynton’s Fan Appreciation Concert Live on Facebook

    Posted on November 24th, 2009 in Concerts, Streaming | 7

    Didn’t win tickets to the Wynton’s Fan Appreciation Concert? Well, you can still be a part of this special evening and watch it LIVE on Wynton’s Facebook page! This Sunday, November 29th at 7pm ET, we will broadcast Wynton and his Quintet as they take the stage in New York City at Dizzy’s Club-Coca Cola. The quintet will be swinging as they perform Wynton’s own music for his fans. Hope you all can join us!   Keep reading »

  • Free class on Wynton’s compositions in NYC

    Posted on August 24th, 2009 in News | 3

    Tuesday, August 25, 2009 JAZZ FOR CURIOUS LISTENERS Wynton Marsalis: Chamber Music 7:00 – 8:30pm Location: NJMH Visitors Center (104 E. 126th Street, Suite 2C) FREE Small ensemble jazz is comparable to chamber classical music in the intimate settings in which they are often performed and the conversational nature of the interaction among the musicians. Wynton Marsalis has innovated a unique compositional style for small jazz ensembles that makes for an intriguing study of comparison to his writings for the classical chamber ensemble. Join Ethan Iverson of The Bad Plus fame for an in-depth look and listen to some challenging and innovative music. 04 E. 126th…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis featured in The Guardian

    Posted on July 21st, 2009 in Articles | 4

    On inauguration day in Washington earlier this year, the Wynton Marsalis Quintet played a private party at the White House in honour of President Obama. The two men are the same age, but long before Obama came to prominence, Marsalis had been a national figure and so while he says “as a liberal and a Democrat I, of course, feel that things are better in America”, he is experienced enough to know that change, particularly in the areas he cares about most, might not come as quickly as he would like. As well as being the best known figure in…   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 »