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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.

Monday, March 16th, 2020

BLUE ENGINE RECORDS TO RELEASE ROCK CHALK SUITE, A LOVE LETTER TO BASKETBALL FROM THE JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA WITH WYNTON MARSALIS

Wilt Chamberlain, Paul Pierce, Lynette Woodard, and Jo Jo White are among the University of Kansas basketball legends honored onBlue Engine Records’s Rock Chalk Suite by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. Commissioned to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Lied Center of Kansas, the University of Kansas’s (KU) performing arts center, each of the suite’s high-flying 15 movements takes inspiration from a different KU hoops legend. The CD for Rock Chalk Suite can now be pre-ordered exclusively from the Lied Center of Kansas at lied.ku.edu/rockchalk. The full digital album will be available on March 20, 2020 at jazz.org/rockchalk.

Thursday, March 12th, 2020

Jazz at Lincoln Center to Cancel All Concerts and Education Programs at Frederick P. Rose Hall, The House Of Swing, Effective Immediately Due to Concerns Over Covid-19

New York, NY (March 12, 2020) 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 growing concerns about the spread of COVID-19, Jazz at Lincoln Center has canceled all concerts and classes in

Thursday, March 5th, 2020

World Premiere Of Sherman Irby’s Newest Composition, Musings of Cosmic Stuff, Performed By the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

New York, NY (March 5, 2020) - On April 23-25, at 8:00 p.m., in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater, saxophonist Sherman Irby will lead the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis in the world premiere of Irby’s new composition, Musings of Cosmic Stuff. This new musical suite inspired by the cosmos is a blend of music and astronomy, featuring a glimpse at the science behind the celestial phenomena represented by each movement. The group will travel through a series of distinctive movements, evoking awe-inspiring galactic phenomena from supernovas, stars, and black holes to the formation of a galaxy and life itself.