Jazz at Lincoln Center Announces 2023 Jack Rudin Jazz Championship Winners
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New York, NY (January 15, 2023) – In an awards ceremony tonight, January 15, 2023, at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City, Jazz at Lincoln Center Managing and Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis announced the top three university and college jazz band finalists and section awards in the third annual Jack Rudin Jazz Championship. On January 14-15, nine of the nation’s most well-regarded university jazz programs competed in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 2023 Jack Rudin Jazz Championship — a two-day invitational competition at Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center. The bands were im ..read more
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Wynton’s Shanghai Suite Proves a Glorious Premiere
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Shanghai Suite on Downbeat (December 2022) Several years ago, Wynton Marsalis, during an interview on CNN, was asked about the components of jazz. He said, “The main three components are blues, improvisation… and swing.” At the recent opening of the 35th concert sea- son of Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City, where Marsalis is the managing and artistic director, the orchestra premiered his extended compostion Shanghai Suite, which was first premiered in 2019 at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Shanghai, China, location. All the components that Marsalis named came into play at one time or another ..read more
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JALC Announces 2023 Jack Rudin Jazz Championship
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New York, NY (November 10, 2022) – Jazz at Lincoln Center (JALC) is proud to announce the third annual Jack Rudin Jazz Championship, a two-day invitational competition featuring ensembles from ten of the most well-regarded university jazz programs in the country. Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Jack Rudin Jazz Championship is set to take place on January 14-15, 2023 throughout Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, located on Broadway at 60th Street, New York, New York. Tickets are on sale now at jazz.org/jackrudin. The 2023 Jack Rudin Jazz Championship will also be available to stre ..read more
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Wynton Marsalis And The Wisdom Of Jazz
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Legendary trumpeter, composer and educator Wynton Marsalis takes us on a journey through his early life and formative influences. He discusses his evolution into one of the most influential jazz musicians of our time, how he learned to love the pioneers of jazz, his triumphs as the director of Jazz at Lincoln Center, his experiences with classical music and how he brought all these elements together brilliantly in his own boundary-breaking compositions. Recorded on October 5, 2022 Source: The Glenn Gould Foundation ..read more
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Jazz at Lincoln Center Announces Middle East Meditations Featuring Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and Naseer Shamma
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Jazz at Lincoln Center today announces Middle East Meditations, a milestone concert event and U.S. tour featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and Naseer Shamma, the eminent Iraqi oud virtuoso-composer-educator. Marking the JLCO’s first collaboration with an Iraqi artist, the orchestra will premiere new works with Shamma at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater on January 20-21 at 8:00pm then tour throughout select U.S. cities from January 24-February 4, 2023. The Middle East Meditations Tour includes a residency in Chicago (January 26-27, 2023) and concerts in Oma ..read more
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“Arts give form to the chaos of life”: Wynton Marsalis – Bop Spots
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The importance of supporting jazz in this moment was highlighted by Wynton Marsalis, founder of the Jazz at Lincoln Orchestra and jazz icon already, during his visit for the Festival Internacional Cervantino 2022 in Mexico. He claimed that spreading jazz into other countries makes it possible to generate a public conversation on subjects that are essential to all human beings: birth, death, falling in love; as much as to understand the difference between the individual and the group, and how to negotiate as a whole, while being productive. “Arts give form to the chaos of life”, Marsalis said ..read more
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America’s greatest living jazz icon Wynton Marsalis swings into Houston for must-see performance
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American jazz trumpet icon Wynton Marsalis has long transcended “performer” status; the 61-year-old could easily be viewed as the living patron saint of jazz, which, like rock ‘n’ roll, is an original American art form that’s been exported to the world for decades. Boasting multiple Grammy Awards, millions of records sold, global accolades, a Pulitzer Prize in Music, more than 70 records produced, and even statues erected in his honor, Marsalis is America’s standard bearer for jazz standards, an art honed in his native New Orleans, the nation’s jazz mecca. Indeed, the pride of New Orleans is j ..read more
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Wynton Marsalis and orchestra perform, teach at HSPVA
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Though the threat of rain changed the venue, potential bad weather could not stop the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO), led by nine-time Grammy-award-winning jazz legend Wynton Marsalis, from performing before an eager and engaged crowd at the Kinder High School for Performing and Visual Arts (HSPVA). The JLCO brought its “Spirit of Swing” to the Bayou City and opened its three days of shows at HSPVA, performing and teaching HSPVA students, students from two area elementary schools and seniors from the Julia C. Hester House, all of whom expressed open enjoyment of the performance. “I l ..read more
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The Harlem Renaissance: Wynton Marsalis on BBC Radio3 “Composer of the Week”
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Donald Macleod, in conversation with Wynton Marsalis, explores the cultural revolution that took place in Harlem after World War I. Listen to the full episodes on BBC Radio3: Making Strides The Harlem Renaissance (Episode 1 of 5) As World War I ends, an African American cultural revolution is taking place in Harlem. Donald Macleod is joined by jazz trumpeter and composer Wynton Marsalis, as he discovers how Willie ‘The Lion’ Smith pioneered a new way to play piano. The northern Manhattan neighbourhood of Harlem was meant to be an upper-class white neighbourhood, but rapid overdevelopment led t ..read more
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Jazz at Lincoln Center Rings In The Holidays with Big Band Holidays 2022
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Jazz at Lincoln Center spreads good cheer this holiday season as the world renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO) featuring Dianne Reeves with Samara Joy perform Big Band Holidays throughout the U.S. The 10-city U.S. tour embarks in Eau Claire, Wisconsin on November 29. The Big Band Holidays tour concludes with a five-date homecoming engagement at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Fredrick P. Rose Hall’s Rose Theater, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center (located on Broadway at 60th Street in New York City), on December 14–18, featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and ..read more
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