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  • For Wynton Marsalis, forgetting the roots of jazz is forgetting the history of race in America

    Posted on January 12th, 2018 in Profiles & Interviews

    JALC is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, and Marsalis is showing no signs of slowing down. He has never been one to shy away from speaking his mind on the record as well as on issues of race. He won the 1997 Pulitzer Prize for his jazz oratorio Blood on the Fields, which deals with slavery, and the content from his 2007 album From the Plantation to the Penitentiary is self-explanatory.   Keep reading »

  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Will Re-Create This Historic Concert 8 Decades Later

    Posted on January 8th, 2018 in Concerts

    Benny Goodman—the “King of Swing”—presented his landmark debut concert at Carnegie Hall in 1938. Now eight decades later, on January 11–13, 2018 in Rose Theater, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis (JLCO) reimagines this historic event under the guidance of music director and JLCO reedman Victor Goines, with special guest clarinetists Anat Cohen, Janelle Reichman, Ken Peplowski, and JLCO multi-instrumentalist Ted Nash.   Keep reading »

  • First annual jazz conference to be held at Jazz at Lincoln Center

    Posted on January 5th, 2018 in News

    Jazz at Lincoln Center and JazzTimes have joined forces to co-produce the Jazz Congress, a new annual conference designed to bring together artists, media and industry leaders in the global jazz community to exchange ideas in order to nurture and grow the jazz community and the underlying business and organizations that promote, produce, present, market and support the music.   Keep reading »

  • The JLCO with Wynton Marsalis Honors The 80th Anniversary of Benny Goodman

    Posted on December 7th, 2017 in Concerts

    Jazz at Lincoln Center continues to honor the iconic artists, albums, movements, and events that left distinctive indelible marks in jazz history throughout the organization’s 30th anniversary season. Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis will pay tribute to Benny Goodman’s legendary 1938 debut at Carnegie Hall, one of the first major public performances featuring a racially-integrated group and considered a milestone in the acceptance of jazz as America’s classical music.   Keep reading »

  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Celebrates Leonard Bernstein Centennial

    Posted on September 29th, 2017 in Concerts

    Jazz at Lincoln Center joins the international centennial celebration honoring world-renowned educator, conductor, composer, activist and humanitarian Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990). As a composer, Bernstein united diverse musical elements at a time when it was not widely accepted, combining classical European traditions with American styles including jazz, blues, and Latin dance in iconic works including West Side Story, Candide, Wonderful Town, and On the Town.   Keep reading »

  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Songbook Concerts Celebrate Band Members’ Original Works

    Posted on September 25th, 2017 in Concerts

    Jazz at Lincoln Center continues its 30th anniversary celebration by showcasing the brilliant composers and arrangers in its resident orchestra in a special concert event, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Songbook, on October 20-21 at 8pm in Rose Theater. Rose Theater, in Frederick P. Rose Hall, is located on Broadway at 60th Street, New York, New York.   Keep reading »

  • In Season Opener, Marsalis & JLCO Pay Tribute to Jelly Roll Morton

    Posted on September 18th, 2017 in Review

    “The Fantastic Mr. Jelly Lord,” the all-Jelly Roll Morton concert that opened the 2017 season of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, revealed the continued relevance of the great New Orleans maestro and was as good a case as any for Wynton Marsalis’ credo that “all jazz is modern.”   Keep reading »

  • At 30, What Does Jazz at Lincoln Center Mean?

    Posted on September 13th, 2017 in Profiles & Interviews

    When the curtain rises on Thursday on the opener of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 30th season, its flagship orchestra will debut arrangements of Jelly Roll Morton’s compositions, some of which are a century old. That’s no surprise: The organization has never wavered from its commitment to jazz’s thickest roots.   Keep reading »

  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Announces 30th Anniversary Season Opening Weekend Events, September 14-17

    Posted on August 17th, 2017 in Concerts

    Jazz at Lincoln Center kicks off its milestone 30th anniversary celebration on September 14-17, 2017 with free concerts, tastings and an acclaimed roster of jazz artists on every stage of Frederick P. Rose Hall, the home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, on Broadway at 60th Street in New York, New York.    Keep reading »

  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Announces winners of Essentially Ellington Competition 2017

    Posted on May 13th, 2017 in News

    Jazz at Lincoln Center proudly announces the top three high school jazz bands in the nation that took the highest honors tonight at the prestigious 22nd Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival at Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center.   Keep reading »