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Week one of SummerFest has come and gone — and, oh, what a week it was! Check out this backstage snap from last week’s Jazz at Lincoln Center concert. Band leader Wynton Marsalis (center) hangs out with student musicians from Graham-Kapowsin High School. Their jazz ensemble were runners up in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s nationwide Essentially Ellington high school jazz band competition.

Up this week! The Blue Planet Live!, Mark O’Connor and Maya Beiser: For the Heroes, Cirque de la Symphonie, and Earl Scruggs with Family & Friends.


You’ve read all about Wynton Marsalis — now, rev up for his performance with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra on July 1 — and learn a little bit about the process of making jazz come alive — with this video from’s SundayArts profile:

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As Marsalis himself says: “We are really about the spirit of jazz music — bringing people into the feeling of it,…bringing things together. We’re going in that direction. And there’s a lot of fruit up in those trees.”

Don’t miss it.