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February 2020 News

Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

Jazz at Lincoln Center Announces Nation’s Top Big Bands to Compete in 25th Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival

New York, New York - (February 12, 2020) Jazz at Lincoln Center today announced the 18 finalists who will compete in its 25th Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival-the nation’s premier jazz education event-on May 7-9, 2020. To commemorate the 25th anniversary of Essentially Ellington, Jazz at Lincoln Center has invited an unprecedented number of the country’s top high school jazz bands to compete for top honors in New York City.

Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis Performs the Music of Charles Mingus and Thelonious Monk, Plus the World Premiere of Andy Farber’s Usonian Structures in Masters of Form: From Mingus To Monk

New York, NY (February 11, 2020) - In the concert event Masters of Form: From Mingus to Monk, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis performs some of the most masterfully structured pieces of the jazz canon, written by musical architects such as Jelly Roll Morton, Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk, and George Russell.