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Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

Jazz at Lincoln Center Nominated for Best Cultural Blog/Website and Named Honoree for Online Film and Video in The 20th Annual Webby Awards


Fans Can Vote Online to Help Jazz at Lincoln Center Win Internet’s Top Honor: www.jazz.org/webbys

New York, NY – April 6, 2016 – Jazz at Lincoln Center announces its nomination for Best Cultural Blog/Website for the Jazz.org Blog and was named an honoree for Online Film and Video for its “A Night in the Life” web series in the 20th Annual Webby Awards.

Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. IADAS, which nominates and selects The Webby Award Winners, is comprised of Web industry experts, including Tumblr founder, David Karp, Executive Creative Director at Refinery29, Piera Gelardi, Musicians Questlove and Grimes, Head of Fashion Partnerships at Instagram, Eva Chen, Twitter Co-Founder, Biz Stone, Jimmy Kimmel, and creator of the .gif file format, Steve Wilhite.


“It is an honor for Jazz at Lincoln to be nominated, and to have the creativity and skill of our Creative, Audience Development and Technology teams recognized and celebrated by The Webby Awards,” said Wynton Marsalis, Managing and Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center. “Our ability to work together (across our organization) as strategists, and evolve the methods through which we create new platforms and generate content is a testament to the talent within our departments and our success in building out the ‘Advocacy’ pillar of our organization.” 

As a nominee, Jazz at Lincoln Center is also eligible to win a Webby People’s Voice Award, which is voted online by fans across the globe. From now until April 21st, the public can cast their votes in the category at www.jazz.org/webbys


Winners will be announced on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 and honored at a star-studded ceremony on Monday, May 16, 2016 at Cipriani on Wall Street in New York City.  There they will have an opportunity to deliver one of The Webby Awards’ famous 5-Word Speeches. Past 5-Word Speeches include: Steve Wilhite’s “It’s Pronounced “Jif” not ‘Gif’; Stephen Colbert’s “Me. Me. Me. Me. Me.”; and Björk ‘s “A E I O U.”

About The Webby Awards:
Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, Online Film & Video, Advertising & Media, Mobile Sites & Apps and Social. Established in 1996, The Webby Awards received nearly 13,000 entries from 65 countries and nearly all 50 states this year. The Webby Awards is presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS). Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include: Vitamin T, Shocase, Engine Yard, Code and Theory, Advertising Age & Google.

About Jazz at Lincoln Center:
The mission of Jazz at Lincoln Center is to entertain, enrich and expand a global community for Jazz through performance, education and advocacy.   With the world-renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and guest artists spanning genres and generations, Jazz at Lincoln Center produces thousands of performance, education, and broadcast events each season in its home in New York City (Frederick P. Rose Hall, “The House of Swing”) and around the world, for people of all ages. Jazz at Lincoln Center is led by Chairman Robert J. Appel, Managing and Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis, and Executive Director Greg Scholl.

Please visit jazz.org for more information.

For more information:

Christina Riley, Associate, Public Relations


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