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  • JALC searching the USA for a female jazz pianist to play with the JLCO

    Posted on September 8th, 2009 in News | 1

    In celebration of Mary Lou’s 100th birthday, Jazz at Lincoln Center and Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis are looking for a girl to swing our band, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO).

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  • Wynton explains: What is a Jazz Singer ?

    Posted on March 27th, 2008 in Concerts | 3

    On April 4-5, 2008, Wynton hosts the final concert in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Jazz for Young People series of the 2007-08 season titled, “What is a Jazz Singer?”
    Vocalists Carla Cook and Gregory Porter share the secrets behind the vocal stylings of Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and others in an interactive family-friendly concert.

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  • Wynton explains: What is Swing ?

    Posted on October 23rd, 2007 in Concerts

    Hosted by Wynton, the Jazz for Young People® concert entitled “What is Swing” is the first family event of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 2007-08 season. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO) and Wynton demonstrate the importance of swing rhythms through performance and storytelling.

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  • Wynton hosts the Family Jazz Concert

    Posted on May 10th, 2007 in Concerts

    Wynton is going to host the final Jazz for Young People Concert of the season entitled, “How Do We Create Jazz Moods?” The performances will take place on Saturday, May 19th at Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center at 12pm and 2pm in Rose Theater.

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  • “What is an arranger” reviewed by the New York Times

    Posted on December 1st, 2006 in Review

    When Wynton Marsalis goes onstage tomorrow in an outlandish outfit — say, a pink shirt, yellow pants and a purple tie — he’ll be making a statement. Not a fashion statement, but a statement about arrangement.

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  • Wynton explains: What is an arranger?

    Posted on November 24th, 2006 in Concerts

    How do 15 strong-willed musicians come together in perfect harmony? How does the standard become fresh again? ... Thank the arranger, the unsung hero who musically choreographs every show, bringing order and imagination to the bandstand.”

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  • List of special events for Wynton and JLCO in New Orleans

    Posted on April 21st, 2006 in Concerts | 2

    Throughout the week, Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra will conduct a number of special ‘all-ages’ events around the city aimed at increasing awareness of jazz.

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  • Wynton explains: Who is Count Basie ?

    Posted on February 9th, 2006 in Concerts

    Piano player and bandleader William “Count” Basie taught Kansas City how to swing with elegance and raucous enthusiasm.
    Wynton, in his “Jazz for young people” concert series at Lincoln Center, and the LCJO share the secrets of the Basie big band beat.
    Saturday, February 11, 2006, 12pm and 2pm at Rose Theater.

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  • Wynton explains: What is the Blues

    Posted on January 13th, 2006 in Concerts

    Explore the meaning and structure of the blues, the foundation of American music.
    Wynton Marsalis, in his Jazz for young people concert series at Lincoln Center, hosts a soulful investigation on the form, feeling and function of the blues and its integral role in jazz.
    Saturday, January 17, 2004, 11am and 1pm at Alice Tully Hall (New York city)

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  • Wynton explains: What is New Orleans Jazz ?

    Posted on November 30th, 2005 in Concerts | 1

    Jazz for Young People: What is New Orleans Jazz?, hosted by Wynton Marsalis, will feature musicians performing and offering school age children the opportunity to learn about the birthplace of jazz.
    In this engaging narrative performance, Wynton stirs up the musical melting pot that gave us jazz. Everyone is invited to stomp, clap, and sing along to the polyphony of New Orleans jazz.

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