Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra

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The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO) is an American professional big band that is produced by Jazz at Lincoln Center, a major performing arts institution structured as a non-profit organization that is housed in its own faculty at the Time Warner Center in Manhattan, New York. Wynton Marsalis is the artistic director for Jazz at Lincoln Center, Inc., and director of and trumpeter with the Orchestra.

History[edit]

The orchestra was founded in 1988 as part of the Lincoln Center’s summer concert series, "Classical Jazz." In 1991 the JLCO became the resident and touring big band for Jazz at Lincoln Center. The orchestra commissions works, which by early 2000, surpassed 60 by composers that include Benny Carter, Benny Golson, Gerry Mulligan, Geri Allen, Marcus Roberts, Melba Liston, and John Lewis.[1]

Current members


Former members


Tours[edit]

The JLCO has made several tours of the United States, first toured Europe in 1995, performed in Russia in 1999, and toured China, Taiwan, Japan, and Australasia in 2000. In spring 2000 the JLCO toured the United States with its production of For Dancers Only.

Selected discography[edit]

Wynton Marsalis and The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra
Recorded in New York, January 23, 1993, and Los Angeles, August 17 & 18, 1995
Wynton Marsalis and The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra
Recorded Grand Hall of the Masonic Lodge, January 22–25, 1995
Wynton Marsalis and The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra
Recorded at Music Hall, Tarrytown, New York, August 11, 1996
Wynton Marsalis and The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra
Recorded in New York, December 20, 1998
  • Essentially Ellington 2000 - The LCJO Plays the Music of Duke Ellington (Warner Bros., 2000) OCLC 51283882
Recorded at Boettcher Hall, Denver, CO, March 26, 1999, and McCarter Theater, Princeton, NJ, May 10, 1999
  • The Rhythm Road - American Music Abroad
Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra
Recorded at The Hit Factory, New York, August, 2000
Wynton Marsalis and The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Esa-Pekka Salonen
Los Angeles, September 14 & 15, 2001
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
Recorded at The Hit Factory, New York, May, 2004
A CD of this session was issued by Jazz at Lincoln Center and the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
  • Conga Square
Lincoln Center Jazz Orchesta
Live at Rose Theater, Frederick P. Rose Hall, New York, May 3 & 7, 2006
  • Portrait in Seven Shades (Jazz at Lincoln Center/The Orchard, 2010)
Ted Nash and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
Recorded in New York, September 6, 2007
Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gary W. Kennedy, The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, Second edition, three volumes, edited by Barry Dean Kernfeld (born 1950), Macmillan Publishers, London (2002) OCLC 46956628