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  • “The Word At Birdland” A Conversation With Budd Mishkin, Wynton Marsalis and Ruben Blades

    Posted on November 10th, 2018 in News

    Birdland Theater is proud to announce that journalist Budd Mishkin will be interviewing musicians Wynton Marsalis and Ruben Blades in an intimate and compelling conversation on Thursday, November 15 at 7pm. The evening will include questions and interaction with the live audience.   Keep reading »

  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis kicks off three-part salute to Miles Davis

    Posted on October 5th, 2018 in Concerts

    Jazz at Lincoln Center announces the first show in its three-part salute to Miles Davis: The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis plays Miles Davis, November 8–10, 2018 at 8pm, in Rose Theater.   Keep reading »

  • Jazz at Lincoln Center celebrates Fourth Annual Monk Festival with performances featuring the JLCO

    Posted on October 1st, 2018 in Concerts

    Thelonious Monk’s music is playful, profound, and universally loved. Its deceptive simplicity unites musicians of all backgrounds and offers endless opportunity for interpretation and improvisation. *The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis* has been performing a steadily growing Thelonious Monk repertoire since its inception (now totaling more than 40 songs), and the JLCO will one day have arrangements of all 72 original Monk compositions.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra & Damian Woetzel – Spaces – New York

    Posted on September 16th, 2018 in Review

    The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra is a most impressive ensemble; as I listened to them play Wynton Marsalis’s Spaces at the Rose Theater last Friday, the Vienna Philharmonic came to mind. Their playing has confidence, virtuosity, luster, and a wondrous sense of play. Each player is a powerhouse in his own right, further magnified by the give-and-take of his fellow musicians.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis at Louis Armstrong Stadium Dedication Ceremony

    Posted on August 20th, 2018 in News

    Join us as we officially open the new Louis Armstrong Stadium. The Dedication Ceremony will feature Queens native John McEnroe, who won all four of his US Open men’s singles championships in the old Louis Armstrong Stadium. The event kicks off at 11:30 am and will include a special performance by internationally acclaimed musician, composer and bandleader Wynton Marsalis. A US Open Legends Match will immediately follow with John McEnroe, Patrick McEnroe, James Blake, and Michael Chang.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis & Ethan Iverson: A Conversation on Jazz & Race

    Posted on May 14th, 2018 in Profiles & Interviews

    At the inaugural Jazz Congress, co-produced by Jazz at Lincoln Center and JazzTimes in New York City on Jan. 11-12, among the most anticipated events was a conversation on jazz and race featuring JALC managing and artistic director Wynton Marsalis and Ethan Iverson, a founding member of the Bad Plus, an important jazz blogger and a pianist with a deep reverence for jazz history. Moderated by artist manager/consultant Andre Guess, the hour-long conversation in JALC’s the Appel Room moved swiftly through ideas and anecdotes while never losing its feeling of diplomacy and mutual respect. Here are some highlights.   Keep reading »

  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Announces winners of Essentially Ellington Competition 2018

    Posted on May 12th, 2018 in News

    Jazz at Lincoln Center proudly announces the three top-placing high school jazz bands in the nation that took the highest honors tonight at the prestigious 23rd Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival at Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center.   Keep reading »

  • World Premiere of Wynton Marsalis’ (The Ever Fonky Lowdown)

    Posted on May 7th, 2018 in Concerts

    In 1994, Wynton Marsalis premiered his first big band composition commissioned by Jazz at Lincoln Center, Blood on the Fields, about a couple’s journey from slavery to freedom. Nearly 25 years after the premiere of this powerful work which earned him a Pulitzer Prize in Music in 1997, Marsalis will premiere (The Ever Fonky Lowdown), the latest entry in his renowned canon of music exploring America’s relationship to racial matters. (The Ever Fonky Lowdown) will premiere on June 7 ─ 9 at 8pm in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater at Frederick P. Rose Hall, located on Broadway at 60th Street, New York, New York.   Keep reading »

  • New York Live Arts presents Bill Chats with Bill T. Jones and Wynton Marsalis In Conversation

    Posted on May 2nd, 2018 in Speech

    Legendary choreographer Bill T. Jones and renowned jazz master Wynton Marsalis are celebrated throughout the world, honored with numerous awards including the National Medal of Arts (2013 Jones, 2005 Marsalis), Pulitzer Prize (1997, Marsalis), and MacArthur “Genius” Award (1994, Jones). In addition to their artistic contributions, both are heading important cultural institutions: Marsalis leads Jazz at Lincoln Center and Jones is the artistic director of New York Live Arts.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis to deliver the Commencement Address at Juilliard’s 113th Commencement Ceremony

    Posted on April 27th, 2018 in Speech

    The Juilliard School today announced that alumnus Wynton Marsalis—trumpeter, director of Juilliard Jazz Studies, and artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center—will address the graduates at the school’s 113th commencement ceremony, which takes place Friday, May 18, 2018, at 11am in Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center.   Keep reading »