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Thursday, May 16th, 2019

Announcing the Release of SWING SYMPHONY by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra Conducted by David Robertson

New York, NY - (Thursday, May 16, 2019) - On July 1, 2019, in the spirit of Independence Day, Wynton Marsalis’ third symphony, Swing Symphony-a musical manifesto on American ideals and the melding of jazz and classical -will be released on all digital platforms by Blue Engine Records, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s in-house record label. Swing Symphony will be available for pre-order on Friday, June 7.

Saturday, May 11th, 2019

Jazz at Lincoln Center Announces the 24th Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival Top-Placing Bands

New York, NY - May 11, 2019 - Jazz at Lincoln Center today announced the three top-placing high school jazz bands in the nation in the prestigious 24th Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival at Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

Portraits of America: A Jazz Story features the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis Unveiling Compositions Inspired by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art’s Permanent Collection of American Masterworks

New York, NY (May 2, 2019) - Jazz at Lincoln Center, in co-production with Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas, announces a unique concert event entitled Portraits of America: A Jazz Story at which the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis will premiere a new suite, Of Thee I Sing. The suite will include new compositions written by members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and inspired by works in the Museum’s permanent collection. Bridging visual art and jazz composition, Portraits of America: A Jazz Story will take place in Rose Theater on June 7-8 at 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

Dizzy's Club June 2019 Lineup Announced

New York, NY (May 1, 2019) - During Caribbean Heritage month, Dizzy’s Club celebrates the rich musical heritage of international jazz leaders and Caribbean American Heritage Month. Grammy Award-winning drummer and composer Dion Parson leads two different groups in June, showcasing the music of the U.S. Virgin Islands - Dion Parson & 21st Century Band (June 7-9) and VI Jazz Collective (June 10). The VI Jazz Collective represents the U.S. Virgin Islands both nationally and internationally as part of the “Made in the VI” campaign and features emerging artists, including trumpeter Keshawn Hardy, saxophonist Sherwin Williams, pianist Jairay Petty, bassist Uriel Rogers, drummer Joshua Farrell, and Eljhahe Brathwaite on the quintessential steel pan. June also marks the debut performance of musical collective L' Ouverture, curated by bassist Jonathan Michel to honor the music and culture of Haiti (June 25).

Tuesday, April 30th, 2019

Jazz at Lincoln Center Announces 2019 Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame Inductees

New York, NY (April 30, 2019) - In recognition of International Jazz Day (celebrated worldwide on April 30), Jazz at Lincoln Center announces the 2019 Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame inductees: saxophonists Julian “Cannonball” Adderley and Frank Trumbauer; vocalist and pianist Dinah Washington; and drummer and bandleader Chick Webb. After gaining the majority popular vote cast by jazz fans around the world, the newest Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame class will be celebrated with special performances at Dizzy’s Club on July 16-17, 2019.