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  • 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 »

  • Juilliard Jazz Presents “The Music of Thelonious Monk”

    Posted on March 21st, 2016 in Education

    The iconic composer and pianist Thelonious Sphere Monk will be saluted on April 5, when Wynton Marsalis (’80, trumpet), the director of Juilliard Jazz, leads the Jazz Orchestra in a concert that will feature three pianists: faculty member Helen Sung as well as two outstanding freshmen pianists, Isaiah Thompson and Micah Thomas.   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 »

  • Enter to win a signed copy of Wynton’s CD, Marsalis Plays Monk!

    Posted on May 8th, 2009 in News | 19

    This month marks the 10th anniversary of the release of Marsalis Plays Monk. Sign-up now for Wynton’s monthly e-newsletter and you will be automatically entered to win a copy of Marsalis Plays Monk signed by Wynton.
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  • Wynton and Marcus Roberts celebrating Thelonious Monk at JALC

    Posted on November 11th, 2008 in Concerts | 6

    This November 2008, Jazz at Lincoln Center celebrates the musical genius of Thelonious Monk. On November 15, at 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM, Wynton and friends open the Monk Festival weekend by playfully expl…   Keep reading »

  • Marciac 2008 Video: The Septet plays Reflections and Happy Birthday for Marcus Roberts

    Posted on September 19th, 2008 in Video | 9

    On August 6-7, 2008, Wynton was in rehearsal with his Septet for the August 8, 2008, concert in Marciac (France). The first two video-clips we publish today, will take you behind the scenes, during the rehearsals, to appreciate the musicians rehearsing the beautiful music of Thelonious Monk’s “Reflections” and improvising a special version of Happy Birthday for the pianist Marcus Roberts.

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  • Bill Charlap Remembers Thelonious Monk, a Revolutionary Who Knew How to Swing

    Posted on July 22nd, 2006 in Review

    Early in the course of “Brilliant Corners,” the 92nd Street Y’s concert of Thelonious Monk’s music on Thursday night, the pianist Bill Charlap offered a succinct appreciation of Monk’s singular place in jazz. “He was a revolutionary within a revolution,” Mr. Charlap said. The revolution, he went on to explain, was bebop, which Monk helped foment but never fully embraced.

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  • Marsalis on Jazz: His five favorite classic recordings

    Posted on September 17th, 2005 in Profiles & Interviews | 4

    We caught up with Wynton Marsalis, the 43-year-old jazz trumpeter and composer, as he was preparing for the fall concert series at New York’s Jazz at Lincoln Center, where he is artistic director. The new program salutes the great cities of jazz; tonight Mr. Marsalis and other artists will perform in a hurricane-relief benefit concert for New Orleans. Here, the Pulitzer-winning musician tells us why he thinks these five albums deserve consideration as the finest jazz recordings of all time.

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  • Listen to Wynton on Jazz at Lincoln Center Radio

    Posted on September 21st, 2004 in Music

    Mr. Jelly Lord: The Music of Jelly Roll Morton
    A rocking celebration of the man who claimed to have invented jazz—and perhaps even did. Wycliffe Gordon and Marcus Roberts join New Orleans natives Nicholas Payton, Wynton Marsalis and Dr. Michael White on “Mr. Jelly Lord,” “Fingerbuster,” “Wild Man Blues,” “Jungle Blues” and “Black Bottom Stomp.”.

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  • Marsalis and His Band Rework Monk and Others

    Posted on February 26th, 1996 in Review

    Wynton Marsalis reconvened his septet, added the clarinetist Michael White and performed the music of Jelly Roll Morton and Thelonious Monk and his own music for a show at Alice Tully Hall on Saturday night. It was hard not to get the idea that there wasn’t much ambition in the program, which is part of the Jazz at Lincoln Center series;   Keep reading »