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Jazz At Lincoln Center
Youth Orchestra's Inaugural Season

January 14, 2014 − New York, New York

Movado served as the lead sponsor of Jazz at Lincoln Center Youth Orchestra’s (JLCYO) inaugural concert series. To celebrate the partnership and kick-off the 2014 season, Movado hosted an exciting event at the iconic Jazz at Lincoln Center Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola in New York City. The newly formed Youth Orchestra performed for the first time ever with jazz legend, humanitarian and Movado brand ambassador Wynton Marsalis, who made a special appearance for this landmark concert.  

“I am grateful to Movado for its exceptional commitment to the arts,” stated Wynton Marsalis. “Many of the world’s greatest artists and cultural institutions have benefited from their longstanding support, and I am proud to partner with Movado for this inaugural season of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Youth Orchestra.”   

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Youth Orchestra is a 17-piece big band composed of talented high school students from the tristate area. Through a tuition free program, the students have the opportunity to enhance their musical education with the finest professional training and performance opportunities. The JLCYO rehearses weekly in a state-of-the-art studio in Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center. During rehearsals, students learn big band repertoire and performance techniques from the program’s Director Vincent Gardner, as well as members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and Managing and Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis.

“Movado is honored to collaborate with Jazz at Lincoln Center and to sponsor this exciting new initiative, conceived by jazz great and long-standing Movado brand ambassador Wynton Marsalis,” said Mary Leach, Movado Group, Inc. Chief Marketing Officer. “Movado is proud of its long history of supporting the arts, and we are thrilled to be able to support the musical education of these talented young performers through this truly special program.”