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Tuesday, May 26th, 2020

JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER SALUTES WORLD’S TOP HIGH SCHOOL BIG BANDS WITH ESSENTIALLY ELLINGTON HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ BAND VIRTUAL FESTIVAL

New York, New York �“ (May 21, 2020) Due to ongoing concerns surrounding the pandemic, closures have upended Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 25th Anniversary Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival�”and the opportunity that more than 400 high school students earned this year to perform at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City.

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

BLUE ENGINE RECORDS TO RELEASE THE FIFTIES: A PRISM BY THE JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA WITH WYNTON MARSALIS

New York, NY (April 2, 2020) -Blue Engine Records, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s in-house record label, will release The Fifties: A Prism by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. Composed and arranged by Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra trombonist Christopher Crenshawand recorded live at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall-also known as the House of Swing-in February 2017, the suite combines many of the different styles and movements that made the jazz of the 1950s so creatively vital. The result is a distinctly modern take on classic jazz idioms. TheFifties is at turns playful and moving, melodic and challenging-but it's always swinging.Blue Engine Records’ The Fifties: A Prism will be available exclusively on digital platforms on May 1, 2020 at jazz.org/thefifties.

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER RE-LAUNCHES JAZZ.ORG FOR AUDIENCES AROUND THE WORLD TO ACCESS LIVE MUSIC, FULL LENGTH ARCHIVAL CONCERTS, EDUCATION OFFERINGS AND MORE TO BRING PEOPLE TOGETHER AND PROVIDE UPLIFT

NEW YORK, NY (April 1, 2020) Today, Jazz at Lincoln Center re-launched JAZZ.ORG, an entirely new website designed for people around the world to easily access the organization’s wealth of programming, educational materials, and more valuable resources during these challenging times.

Thursday, March 19th, 2020

JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF NEW PORTAL TO ACCESS

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Jazz at Lincoln Center is making available a robust, curated and weekly program of offerings to reach people all over the world and bring the healing power of jazz music into homes and communities. The effort, which will grow to include jazz masters from every corner of the globe, will also serve as a “virtual commons” whereby people can find and access live webcasts from musicians and directly support their work and livelihood. Keeping with its efforts to entertain, enrich and expand a global community for jazz, JALC continues to be a resource for cultural nourishment and comfort in these uncertain times.

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

POSTPONED: JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER’S 25TH ANNUAL ESSENTIALLY ELLINGTON COMPETITION & FESTIVAL

Jazz at Lincoln Center places a priority on the health and safety of our concertgoers, artists, guests, patrons, program participants and staff. In response to the growing concerns about the spread of COVID-19, the organization has postponed the nation’s premier jazz education event, the 25th annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition and Festival, scheduled to take place in Frederick P. Rose Hall, The House of Swing, on May 7-9, 2020. Jazz at Lincoln Center will announce a new date and plans to celebrate the top 18 high school big bands.