08/03/01

Jazz at Lincoln Center Appoints New Executive Director

Jazz at Lincoln Center (J@LC) in New York City, the world’s largest nonprofit organization supporting jazz, announced Aug. 1 that Bruce MacCombie (pictured left) will become the organization’s new executive director. MacCombie’s experience will come in handy as the J@LC prepares its new home, Frederick P. Rose Hall, which is slated to open fall 2004.

MacCombie’s professional achievements include being dean at The Juilliard School and at the School for the Arts at Boston, teaching at Yale University and composing award-winning compositions commissioned by a variety of orchestras.

Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis said, “With his wide-ranging experience and history of success in [the areas of education, publishing, recording, business management and facility development], Bruce will provide the progressive leadership our organization needs going into the future.”

MacCombie hopes to expand upon the relationship between J@LC and its members, which include The Juilliard School and the New York Philharmonic among others. “I am thrilled to be returning to New York City to join Jazz at Lincoln Center and I look forward to working with Wynton Marsalis, the Board of Directors and the entire staff in serving this quintessential American art form,” he said.

MacCombie replaces Rob Gibson, who resigned in December of last year. MacCombie’s appointment is effective Sept. 1, 2001.

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