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  • Wynton Marsalis’ spectacular ode to the urban jungle of New York

    Posted on March 1st, 2019 in Review

    It’s been 21 years since Wynton Marsalis last brought the Jazz at Lincoln Centre Orchestra to Melbourne. The ensemble’s line-up has changed significantly since then but the JLCO’s unwavering focus on both the legacy and future of jazz remains unchanged.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis takes audience on a classic journey through jazz history

    Posted on February 27th, 2019 in Review

    In 2016, when the New York Philharmonic Orchestra premiered Wynton Marsalis’s fourth symphony, The Jungle, the orchestra’s short rehearsal schedule, combined with the score’s length and intricacy, meant it performed only five of the six movements.   Keep reading »

  • Marsalis and the SSO unleash New York’s manic energy

    Posted on February 25th, 2019 in Review

    Two visions of New York about 100 years apart provided the springboards for music of unbounded energy in this joint program by the SSO and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra directed and managed by legendary jazz and classical trumpeter Wynton Marsalis.   Keep reading »

  • ‘Excellence is a form of protest’: Wynton Marsalis

    Posted on February 23rd, 2019 in Profiles & Interviews

    When Wynton Marsalis helped found the jazz wing of the storied Lincoln Center in New York City, he became the most powerful man in jazz. And like all powerful men, he has his detractors.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis takes us on a Jungle prowl

    Posted on February 22nd, 2019 in Review

    New York is a helluva town and it features strongly in Sydney’s arts and entertainment scene at the moment with trumpet superstar Wynton Marsalis here leading his Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra for a series of concerts with the Sydney Symphony, and operagoers preparing for the open-air production of West Side Story in March.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis: Jazz king of the jungle

    Posted on February 8th, 2019 in Profiles & Interviews

    In 1979, trumpeter Wynton Marsalis arrived in New York from his home town New ­Orleans to study at the Juilliard School. Since then his career achievements are ­legion: prolific recordings, several Grammys, successful international tours, a major influence as an educator and a reputation as one of the finest living jazz musicians.   Keep reading »

  • The JLCO with Wynton Marsalis and the National Symphony Orchestra of Romania conducted by Cristian Macelaru perform The Jungle

    Posted on December 7th, 2018 in Concerts

    The National Symphony Orchestra of Romania, conducted by Cristian Măcelaru, will join forces with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis for its first-ever performance in the United States.   Keep reading »

  • Review: Wynton Marsalis’s Urban Symphony for the Philharmonic

    Posted on December 30th, 2016 in Review

    The next time Wynton Marsalis writes a symphony for the New York Philharmonic, he might want to plan from the start to keep it well under an hour. At least if he wants to assure that the Philharmonic will be able to perform it complete. Timing was a factor in 2010, when Alan Gilbert led the American premiere of Mr. Marsalis’s Symphony No. 3, “Swing Symphony,” on a season-opening gala program. Because it was being televised on “Live From Lincoln Center,” the concert had to come in under two hours. So Mr. Gilbert dropped the first of Mr. Marsalis’s six movements, which still left some 45 minutes of music. (The symphony was performed in full the following season, and then again, with yet another movement added, in 2013.)   Keep reading »

  • Alan Gilbert and New York Philharmonic Present World Premiere of THE JUNGLE By Wynton Marsalis

    Posted on November 18th, 2016 in Concerts

    Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct the New York Philharmonic in the World Premiere of Pulitzer Prize winner Wynton Marsalis’s The Jungle (Symphony No. 4), commissioned by the Philharmonic as the first of The New York Commissions, with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis; William Bolcom’s Trombone Concerto with Principal Trombone Joseph Alessi as soloist; and Copland’s Quiet City, featuring Principal Trumpet Christopher Martin and English horn player Grace Shryock in her Philharmonic solo debut. The performances take place Wednesday, December 28, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, December 29 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, December 30 at 8:00 p.m.; and Tuesday, January 3 at 7:30 p.m.   Keep reading »