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  • Downbeat Celebrates Wynton’s 50th

    Posted on December 7th, 2011 in Profiles & Interviews | 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 »

  • Restaurants and Radio Stations Celebrate Wynton All Over the World

    Posted on October 18th, 2011 in News | 1

    A great meal should be part of every special celebration. Wynton Marsalis fans are invited to enjoy a New Orleans inspired meal and help Share Our Strength eradicate childhood hunger in America.  Participating restaurants across the country are serving New Orleans inspired “specials” on their menus this week and will donate a portion of the proceeds to Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry program.   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 »

  • “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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • Love for Japan: A Fundraising Event with Wynton Marsalis and Martha Stewart

    Posted on March 18th, 2011 in Concerts | 3

    On Wednesday, March 23rd the Quintet will perform at EN Japanese Brasserie’s fundraiser in support of the Japanese Society’s Earthquake Relief Fund & the Japanese Red Cross in New York City.   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 »