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Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Jazz at Lincoln Center Announces New Members to Board of Directors


Jazz at Lincoln Center, the not-for-profit arts organization dedicated to expanding audiences for jazz, today announced the appointment of three new members to its board of directors.  Valentino D. Carlotti, Larry Gagosian and Adam R. Rose join the board of directors as the organization enters its next phase of growth and celebrates its 25th anniversary. 

Valentino D. Carlotti is a Partner and head of the Securities Division Institutional Client Group at Goldman, Sachs & Co., which is comprised of senior professionals responsible for managing institutional client relationships across the Securities Division.  Prior to assuming this role, he served as president of the Goldman Sachs Brazil Bank, managing the Sao Paulo office firmwide since 2007 after having had senior responsibilities within Investment Banking and Sales & Trading over the course of his career.  Carlotti also serves as a board member of  American Ballet Theatre, The Studio Museum in Harlem, Prep for Prep, and The Boys Club of New York.  Carlotti earned a BA from Yale University and an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business.

Larry Gagosian opened a gallery in Los Angeles specializing in modern and contemporary art in 1980.  Five years later he expanded to New York, opening a gallery in Chelsea with an exhibition of key works from the renowned Pop art collection of Emily and Burton Tremaine. Within twenty years he expanded Gagosian Gallery into a dynamic global network, currently maintaining twelve architect-designed exhibition spaces in eight cities, including New York, Los Angeles, London, Rome, Athens, Paris, Geneva, and Hong Kong.  At the forefront of the international art market, Gagosian Gallery presents an unparalleled program of museum-quality exhibitions by modern and contemporary artists, accompanied by beautifully designed, scholarly catalogues and monographs.  Gagosian is a benefactor of major museums and arts organizations worldwide, and has provided instrumental support for many important institutional exhibitions and artist projects.  In 2010 he was awarded the Rome Prize for Visual Arts by the American Academy in Rome and made Chevalier of the Legion d’Honneur by the French government.

Adam R. Rose is Co-President of Rose Associates, a third generation real estate development and management firm headquartered in New York and active for more than 85 years.  The managed portfolio exceeds 27,000 apartments.  He obtained a B.A. from Yale University and is a leading expert on the design, construction, leasing, sales and management of high-rise apartment buildings.  Rose’s career spans 30 years and includes leadership on industry organizations including his continuing service on the Board of Governors of the Real Estate Board of New York (Executive Committee).  He also serves on the board of the Citizens Budget Commission, the Boards of the New York Botanical Garden and the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Miami. Other organizations with which he is involved include the Jacob Burns Film Center, (where he has funded the Jazz Film Series for several years), Lincoln Center Theatre, The High Line, WBGO, and the Park Avenue Armory.

"Jazz at Lincoln Center welcomes Val, Larry and Adam to our extremely dedicated board of directors," said Wynton Marsalis, Managing and Artistic Director, Jazz at Lincoln Center.  “They join us at an exciting time in our organization’s evolution.  Their expertise, community spirit and love of this music will deepen our resolve and further encourage us to live our mission.”

“We are delighted to welcome our new directors to the board,” says Jazz at Lincoln Center Board Chairman Robert J. Appel.  “We could not be more pleased that they have chosen to share their expertise with Jazz at Lincoln Center as we celebrate our 25th anniversary and look toward the future.  The Board and staff look forward to plans for increased world class programming, educational initiatives and global expansion.”

Jazz at Lincoln Center’s mission is to enrich, entertain and expand a global community for jazz through education, performance and advocacy.  Chairman Robert J. Appel, President of Appel Associates, heads Jazz at Lincoln Center’s board of directors, joined by a distinguished group of leaders from all facets of society who are committed to our mission of expanding jazz’s global reach.

Jazz at Lincoln Center Board of Directors

Robert J. Appel, Chairman; President, Appel Associates
Shahara Ahmad-Llewellyn, Vice Chair; Commissioner, NYC Commission on Women's Issues
John Arnhold, Treasurer; Chairman and CIO of First Eagle Investment Management
Robert H. Burns, Chairman, Robert H. Burns Hotel Group
Richard M. Cashin, Managing Partner, One Equity Partners
Diane M. Coffey, Vice Chair; Managing Director, Peter J. Solomon Co., L.P.
Alan D. Cohn, Senior Vice President, Wealth Management, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
Stephen S. Daniel, Managing Partner, Seyron Partners LLC.
Gordon J. Davis, Founding Chairman; Partner, Venable LLP.
Diana Roesch DiMenna
 Gail May Engelberg, Trustee, The Engelberg Foundation
Mica Ertegun, President and Owner, MACII
Hughlyn F. Fierce, Retired Banking Executive, The Chase Manhattan Bank N.A.
Michael D. Fricklas, Secretary; Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Viacom Inc.
Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., W.E.B. Du Bois Professor of the Humanities, Harvard University
Marlene Hess, Former Managing Director of Global Philanthropic Services at JPMorgan Private Bank
Thomas H. Lee, President, Thomas H. Lee Capital, LLC
Edward T. Lewis, Senior Advisor, Solera Capital
Wynton Marsalis, Managing and Artistic Director, Jazz at Lincoln Center
Peter Norton, President, Peter Norton Family Foundation
Robert G. O'Meally, Zora Neale Hurston Professor of English, Columbia University
Clarence Otis, CEO, Darden Restaurants
Mark R. Patterson, Vice Chair; Chairman, MatlinPatterson Global Advisors
Charles E. Phillips, Jr., CEO, Infor Global Solutions
Michael F. Price, Founder, MFP Investors
Ashley Schiff Ramos
 Keith Reinhard, Chairman Emeritus, DDB Worldwide
Mark Rosenthal
 Jack Rudin, Vice Chair; Co-Chairman, Rudin Management Co., Inc.
Arthur J. Samberg, Manager, Hawkes Financial LLC
Lisa Schiff, Chairman Emeritus; Managing Director, After Nine Holdings
Paul C. Schorr, IV, Founding Managing Partner, Augusta Columbia Capital
Melanie Shorin, Chair, Chairman's Circle; Founder, Narrative Trust
H. Marshall Sonenshine, Chairman, Soneshine Partners LLC
David J. Stern, Commissioner, National Basketball Association
† Agnes Varis, Founder and President, Agvar Chemicals, Inc.
Faye Wattleton, Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal
George Wein, Chairman, Festival Productions

Emeriti Directors

June Noble Larkin, Chairman and President, Edward J. Noble Foundation
Albert Murray, Novelist, Cultural Historian
Jonathan F.P. Rose, President, Jonathan Rose Companies
Ex-Officio Members
Hon. Michael R. Bloomberg, Mayor of the City of New York
Commissioner Robert B. Tierney, Designee
Hon. Christine Quinn, Speaker of the New York City Council
Lola West, Designee
Hon. Scott Stringer, President of the Borough of Manhattan
Maggi Peyton, Designee

† Deceased