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  • Wynton Marsalis and Nicola Benedetti on creation of a new concerto

    Posted on October 22nd, 2015 in Profiles & Interviews

    On Friday 6 November, the LSO and Nicola Benedetti perform the world premiere of a new Violin Concerto by Wynton Marsalis, the result of a collaboration between the violinist and composer that has spanned over eleven years. We spoke to Nicola and Wynton to find out how they ended up working together, the inspirations behind this new piece, and what to expect from the concert in November.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis and Nicola Benedetti: across the divide

    Posted on October 16th, 2015 in Profiles & Interviews

    They might have gone a lifetime without meeting. She is a Scottish violinist, a Yehudi Menuhin School alumna, something of a poster-girl for the British classical music industry. He is a legendary New Orleans-born jazz trumpeter, composer and teacher whose impression of playing an imaginary violin is passable at best. In fact the two musicians happened to meet 10 years ago at New York’s Jazz at Lincoln Center — and in the past few months Nicola Benedetti, 28, and Wynton Marsalis, 53, have become a double act.   Keep reading »

  • Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis Plays Monk

    Posted on October 13th, 2015 in Concerts

    The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis play the music of Thelonious Monk on Friday & Saturday, October 23 & 24, 2015, 8pm at The Town Hall (123 W 43rd St, New York), continuing Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 2015-16 season with this limited engagement at one of New York City’s premiere cultural venues. The orchestra is joined by special guest pianists Joey Alexander and Brad Mehldau.   Keep reading »

  • Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Family Concert: Who is Duke Ellington?

    Posted on October 8th, 2015 in Concerts | 3

    Jazz at Lincoln Center proudly brings the popular Family Concert: Who Is Duke Ellington to Peter Norton Symphony Space, located at 2537 Broadway, New York, NY, on Saturday, November 21 at 11am & 1pm. For this special concert event, school-age children and their families are invited to join the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis as the critically-acclaimed big band performs in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Family Concert: Who is Duke Ellington?   Keep reading »

  • Blue Engine Records Celebrates the Holidays with a new release: BIG BAND HOLIDAYS

    Posted on September 21st, 2015 in Music | 1

    Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Blue Engine Records celebrates the most wonderful time of the year with the release of Big Band Holidays, a compilation of holiday classics performed live by the world-renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. Special guests on Big Band Holidays are some of today’s commanding new voices in jazz: René Marie, Cécile McLorin Salvant and more. Big Band Holidays will be released on CD, limited edition 180g vinyl and digital formats on October 30, 2015.   Keep reading »

  • The mad and maddening genius of Wynton Marsalis gets to the heart of the true all-American genre

    Posted on September 17th, 2015 in Profiles & Interviews

    Jazz is about what is,” says Wynton Marsalis. The declaration, found in his excellent 2008 ode to jazz, Moving to Higher Ground: How Jazz Can Change Your Life, is open to as many interpretations as there are notes in a Charlie Parker bebop riff.   Keep reading »

  • David Crosby sits down with Wynton Marsalis to chat and get creative

    Posted on September 16th, 2015 in Education | 1

    Two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and multi- GRAMMY Award winning singer/songwriter and social justice activist David Crosby (The Byrds/ Crosby, Stills & Nash) was the featured artist at Lincoln Center’s Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse last week to film an episode for the new season of Front and Center: The Talk Show.   Keep reading »

  • Carlos Henriquez Radiates Gratitude in a South Bronx Homecoming

    Posted on September 13th, 2015 in Review

    Nearly every note from Carlos Henriquez, the bassist for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, is cool, clear, judicious, full of body and intent. His sound doesn’t grasp or rush; informed by the economy of Afro-Latin tumbao bass patterns, it connects and assists. It has its moral priorities straight.   Keep reading »

  • 2015 Marian Anderson Award Gala Concert To Feature Wynton Marsalis’ Original Septet

    Posted on September 10th, 2015 in News

    November 10th Event Honoring Marsalis also to include Ballet, Gospel, and Jazz Performances by World-renowned Artists   Keep reading »

  • Marsalis offers his take on Trump’s tune

    Posted on September 9th, 2015 in Profiles & Interviews

    When the tycoon-turned-presidential candidate’s name comes up in conversation, the jazz veteran, who as an artist and advocate has long championed great American traditions, is both pointed and nonchalant in his response.   Keep reading »