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Arranging Ellington

Congratulations to Michael Conrad for his winning submission to the Arranging Ellington project! Our review panel was impressed by the depth and inventiveness of all of the submissions, but Michael’s arrangement of “Come Sunday” was particularly remarkable. 

Due to the high quality of submissions we received, we have decided that two other arrangements from the project will also be performed at the concert on March 30th at Carnegie Hall. We would like to congratulate Dan O’Brien and Stephanie Wieseler on being selected to have their arrangements performed this spring.

Click here to listen to the winning arrangements. 

We would love to hear your feedback on what worked and what didn't in this project. Visit this survey to join the discussion. 


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Submit Your Questions for Renowned Latin Jazz Artist Paquito D'Rivera

From May 12 to 16, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute will present a workshop for young jazz instrumentalists led by renowned Latin jazz artist Paquito D'Rivera. The…Continue

Tags: clarinet, discussion, interview, question, saxophone

Started by Carnegie Hall on Tuesday.

Harry Connick Jr. on Singing Standards

I ran across this video today of Harry Connick Jr. giving some tips on singing Jazz standards. It's an edited compilation of his work as a mentor on American Idol. Usually, I have an issue with American Idol's support of one style of singing (belt…Continue

Tags: vocal, studies, jr., connick, singing

Started by Yasmin de Soiza Jan 24.

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Comment by Montserrat Mora Luvián on January 8, 2014 at 5:29pm
Comment by Zack Sulsky on December 12, 2013 at 11:37am

With just three days left until the submission deadline for Arranging Ellington, we are excited to announce the names of two more of the musicians who will be performing the selected arrangements.

Chris Washburne's bandmates John Walsh and Ole Mathisen will be playing trumpet and tenor saxophone, respectively. Please note that Ole also doubles on clarinet and alto saxophone. You are welcome to take advantage of this in your arrangements.

Good luck finishing up your arrangements! We are very much looking forward to hearing them.

Comment by Darcy James Argue on December 11, 2013 at 4:41pm

Hey everyone — just a friendly reminder that you have until December 15 to submit your arrangements for the Arranging Ellington project. Looking forward to seeing what you guys come up with!

Comment by Zack Sulsky on October 28, 2013 at 10:08am

Carnegie Hall is currently accepting applications for this spring's workshop for jazz instrumentalists, featuring Latin jazz great Paquito D’Rivera. Instrumentalists aged 18-35 are encouraged to apply. Click here for more information.

Comment by Zack Sulsky on October 24, 2013 at 3:59pm

Hey, jazz fans!

Jazz and Lincoln Center will be streaming performances of Wynton Marsalis's extended composition Abyssinian 200: A Celebration October 24, 25, and 26 (tonight, tomorrow, and the next day) as part of their webcast series. This is a great opportunity to hear Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra right from your computer.

Since the work shares with Ellington's Sacred Concerts a goal of blending sacred and secular African American musical expression, this performance will be of particular interest for those of you who are participating in the Arranging Ellington project.

The performances start at 8pm Eastern Time each night. Click here for the webcast.

Comment by Zack Sulsky on August 7, 2013 at 11:56am

George Duke, a highly influential keyboardist and producer of music ranging from straight-ahead jazz to pop and R&B, passed away on Monday at the age of 67. Let's take this moment to celebrate his life and contributions to music. 

Click here to read a profile on Mr. Duke that appeared on Musical Exchange earlier this year and enjoy his playing and his pioneering spirit.

Comment by Gregory Santa Croce on August 1, 2013 at 10:16pm

Anybody going to be at Newport this weekend?

Comment by Zack Sulsky on July 31, 2013 at 12:36pm

Today marks the birthday of not one but two jazz masters: pianist Hank Jones (1918-2010) and guitarist Kenny Burrell (1931- ). Both natives of Detroit, Jones and Burrell collaborated often, and can be heard playing together on the video below, from Burrell’s 1962 album, Easy.

Embed your favorite performance by either or both of these masters for the rest of the jazz group to enjoy!

Comment by Zack Sulsky on July 24, 2013 at 5:28pm

And here's a performance of his classic, "I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to be Free."

Comment by Zack Sulsky on July 24, 2013 at 5:26pm

Jazz pianist and educator Billy Taylor was born on this day in 1921. He is perhaps best known for composing the standard "I Wish I Knew How it Would Feel to be Free," but he accomplished a great deal in his long career, as a performer, composer, and educator of jazz. To celebrate his birthday, here is a fascinating video clip where he explains and demonstrates the basics of jazz improvisation:


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