Top 15 high school jazz bands in the U.S. commemorate Duke Ellington’s 125th birthday at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival 2024
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No figure looms larger in the story of jazz than Duke Ellington whose artistic development and sustained achievement are among the most spectacular and influential in the history of music. On May 9-11, commemorating the 125th birthday of Duke Ellington —America’s most prolific composer of the 20th century in both number of pieces and variety of forms— the top 15 high school-aged jazz bands from across the country will converge at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s home, Frederick P. Rose Hall, in New York, NY. Students will spend three days immersed in workshops, jam sessions, rehearsals, and performanc ..read more
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2024 Blue Note Jazz Festival’s Jazz at Lincoln Center Residency
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The Blue Note Jazz Club and Jazz at Lincoln Center – two renowned New York cultural institutions – come together for a landmark collaboration and unity. Jazz at Lincoln Center will hold a residency during the forthcoming 2024 Blue Note Jazz Festival, in which the legendary Wynton Marsalis performs six nights at the Blue Note Jazz Club June 11-16. These performances mark a historic event as Marsalis – Managing and Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center – headlines the Blue Note for the first time since 1991, and these two iconic cultural centers unite. The upcoming residency features the J ..read more
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Wynton, Branford Marsalis will play rare concert together in St. Louis
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Brothers Wynton and Branford Marsalis will join forces next Wednesday and Thursday for a pair of extremely rare performances together that will benefit Jazz St. Louis’ educational programs and community engagement events. Victor Goines, president and CEO of Jazz St. Louis, a longtime member of Wynton’s band and lifetime friend of both brothers, will also perform. But they’re not exactly sure just yet what they’re going to play. “Whatever it is we do, it will be something that we know how to do,” Wynton says with a laugh. Of course, they know how to do plenty. The Marsalis brothers and Goines h ..read more
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Wynton, Branford Marsalis will play together in St. Louis for first time in 30 years
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Brothers Wynton and Branford Marsalis will join forces next Wednesday and Thursday for a pair of extremely rare performances together — in fact, their first in 30 years — that will benefit Jazz St. Louis’ educational programs and community engagement events. Victor Goines, president and CEO of Jazz St. Louis, a longtime member of Wynton’s band and lifetime friend of both brothers, will also perform. But they’re not exactly sure just yet what they’re going to play. “Whatever it is we do, it will be something that we know how to do,” Wynton says with a laugh. Of course, they know how to do plent ..read more
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Wayne Shorter Celebration featuring JLCO with Wynton Marsalis and special guests Joe Lovano and Walter Blanding
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New Yok, NY (Feb. 9, 2024) – Throughout March, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis – an ensemble of 15 virtuoso instrumentalists, unique soloists, composers, arrangers, and educators – performs an unprecedented variety of styles and genres with characteristic flair and authority. Featuring the renowned big band and inviting a diverse roster of guest artists, each concert takes place in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater, located at Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, at 60th Street and Broadway in New York City. On March 8-9, at 8:00 p.m., the Jazz ..read more
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Swing for Tomorrow’s Stars featuring Branford Marsalis & Wynton Marsalis at The Chase Park Plaza
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Jazz St. Louis’ 2024 Gala Swing For Tomorrow’s Stars will feature Wynton & Branford Marsalis! The hottest jazz event in the world takes place at Jazz St. Louis on February 21, 2024 and The Chase Park Plaza on February 22, 2024. This two-night fundraising event will secure the future of Jazz St. Louis’ impactful educational programs for students in the St. Louis area. If you would like to purchase tickets over the phone, contact the Jazz St. Louis box office at (314) 571-6000. Representatives are available by phone or in person 11 am – 5 pm Tuesdays through Fridays, and 2–5 pm on Saturdays ..read more
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Musical Comfort Food: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Focuses on Master Composers
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The title of this weekend’s concert at Jazz at Lincoln Center is “Masters of Form,” and as Vincent Gardner, who served as musical director for the first half, announced at the start, the name is a play on words in that it refers to “forms in music, the kind of established forms that we have ingrained in us, like the 12-bar blues” and the 32-bar popular song. “But it also alludes to those people who create forms that challenge us,” he added, “the architects, the people who do that in music and in other disciplines, including architecture. We’re talking about all those great people who have take ..read more
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Max Roach at 100: ‘Inventor of Modern Drumming’ Is Only the Beginning
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Over the course of a little more than a year in 1955 and ’56, Max Roach, who was already the premiere jazz drummer of his generation, experienced the death of two of his very closest musical partners. Both Charlie Parker and Clifford Brown died tragically, and utterly avoidably, at the ages of 34 and 25, respectively. Those incidents changed Roach, helping fan the flames of rage that were already burning within him; more positively, they helped increase his determination to achieve as much as possible within whatever time he had left. As drummer Obed Calvaire stated at the start of last Friday ..read more
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Jazz at Lincoln Center Greets the Season with Big Band Holidays Featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and special guest vocalist Ashley Pezzotti
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Jazz at Lincoln Center spreads good cheer this holiday season as the world renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO) with Wynton Marsalis featuring guest vocalist Ashley Pezzotti perform Big Band Holidays throughout the U.S. Music directed by veteran JLCO member Marcus Printup, the 12-city tour commences in Athens, GA on Nov. 27, concluding with a five-date homecoming engagement at Rose Theater in Fredrick P. Rose Hall, the home of Jazz at Lincoln Center (located on Broadway at 60th St. in New York City), Dec. 13-17. Sunday Dec. 17 features a 2 p.m. Relaxed Performance. These performanc ..read more
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Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis Performs Music of Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton, Charles Mingus, and World Premiere of Andy Farber’s “Usonian Structures” in Masters of Form:
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Masters of Form: Duke, Jelly Roll, and Mingus, in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater on Feb. 2-3, 2024, at 8:00 p.m., features the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis; performing masterfully structured pieces from musical architects Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton, and Charles Mingus. The concert event also features the world premiere of “Usonian Structures,” a new suite by award-winning jazz composer, arranger, and saxophonist Andy Farber, inspired by architectural structures of the immortal architect Frank Lloyd Wright. “Frank Lloyd Wright and Usonia, the design philos ..read more
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