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Jazz at Lincoln Center is part of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City. The organization was founded in 1987 and opened in October 2004. Wynton Marsalis is the artistic director and the leader of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.

Jazz at Lincoln Center
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Sign outside Jazz at Lincoln Center
AddressBroadway at 60th Street
LocationNew York City
Coordinates40°46′9″N 73°58′59″W / 40.76917°N 73.98306°W / 40.76917; -73.98306Coordinates: 40°46′9″N 73°58′59″W / 40.76917°N 73.98306°W / 40.76917; -73.98306
Public transitNew York City Subway: 59th Street–Columbus Circle ("1" train"2" train"A" train"B" train"C" train"D" train trains)
New York City Bus: M7, M10, M11, M20, M66, M104
OwnerLincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Genre(s)Jazz
CapacityRose Theater: 1,233
The Appel Room: 483
Dizzy's Club: 140[1]
Construction
Built2004
Website
www.jazz.org

The Center hosts performances by the Orchestra and by visiting musicians. Many concerts are streamed live on the Center's YouTube channel. The Center also presents educational programs in its home buildings, online, and in schools throughout the country.

HistoryEdit

 
Peter Jay Sharp arcade

In 1987, trumpeter Wynton Marsalis was involved in starting the Classical Jazz concert series, the first series of jazz concerts at Lincoln Center.[2]

In 1996, the Jazz at Lincoln Center organization became a constituent of Lincoln Center next to organizations such as the New York Philharmonic and the Metropolitan Opera. The budget for Jazz at Lincoln Center was $4 million in 1996, compared to $150 million for the Metropolitan Opera.[3] In 2016, its budget was over $50 million.[4] Wynton Marsalis has been artistic director since 1987. Greg Scholl became executive director in 2012[5].

Marsalis leads the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, which performs in the Appel Room and the Rose Theater in addition to extensive international tours. Concerts are also broadcast live online. Educational programs are broadcast on the Center's YouTube channel. Since 2015, the Orchestra's albums have been issued on its own label, Blue Engine Records.[2]

The Center distributes jazz curriculums to high schools through its Essentially Ellington program. Professional musicians visit schools through the Let Freedom Swing program. The Center runs a Middle School Jazz Academy, a High School Jazz Academy, and a Summer Academy, all in New York City, all of them with free tuition. Every year the Orchestra tours and visits schools throughout the U.S.[2] The Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition and Festival has supported high school jazz bands nationwide.[citation needed]

Rose HallEdit

 
Rose Theater
Buildings of Lincoln Center
 

Buildings and structures in Lincoln Center:
1
Clark Studio Theater; Samuel B. and David Rose Building; Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse; Walter Reade Theater
2
Juilliard School
3
Alice Tully Hall
4
Claire Tow Theater; Lincoln Center Theater; LCT3 Theater; Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater; Vivian Beaumont Theater
5
Elinor Bunin Monroe Film Center
6
David Geffen Hall
7
Bruno Walter Auditorium; New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
8
Metropolitan Opera House
9
Josie Robertson Plaza; Revson Fountain
10
Damrosch Park
11
David H. Koch Theater
12
David Rubenstein Atrium
13
Jazz at Lincoln Center

The performing arts complex, Frederick P. Rose Hall, was designed by Rafael Viñoly and constructed by Turner-Santa Fe in a joint venture between Turner Construction and Santa Fe Construction. Rose Hall consists of three venues: Rose Theater, The Appel Room[6], and Dizzy's Club, named after trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie. The Hall also contains the Irene Diamond Education Center with rehearsal and recording rooms.

Hall of FameEdit

The Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame is named for Nesuhi Ertegun, co-founder of Atlantic Records. A 60-person international voting panel, which includes musicians, scholars and educators from 17 countries, is charged to nominate and select "the most definitive artists in the history of jazz for induction into the Hall of Fame".[7]

Inductees have included:

2004

2005

2007

2008

2010

2013

2014

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Venues, jazz.org
  2. ^ a b c Russonello, Giovanni (13 September 2017). "At 30, What Does Jazz at Lincoln Center Mean?". The New York Times. Retrieved 27 May 2018.
  3. ^ Pareles, Jon (2 July 1996). "Critic's Notebook: Jelly Roll and the Duke Join Wolfgang and Ludwig". The New York Times. Retrieved 27 May 2018.
  4. ^ Reich, Howard (3 October 2017). "Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Center celebrate 30 years of spreading the music". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 27 May 2018.
  5. ^ https://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/04/25/jazz-at-lincoln-center-names-a-new-executive-director/
  6. ^ Lucy Cohen Blatter (26 February 2014). "A Room by Any Other Name". The Wall Street Journal.
  7. ^ Induction process JALC website. Retrieved September 2, 2008.

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