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Jazz at Lincoln Center Taps Former NBC Exec as Leader

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Jazz at Lincoln Center has hired a former NBC executive to lead the non-profit beginning June 1.

Greg Scholl, who oversaw a portfolio of NBC Universal properties, will be the non-profit's new executive director.

Adrian Ellis left the post in January to work for an arts consultancy company he founded.

As president of Local Integrated Media at NBC, Scholl oversaw digital businesses for the network's 10 television stations, the production company LX.TV and the Nonstop cable network. He was also responsible for NBC's local social media strategies and multi-platform audience engagement.

Prior to NBC, he was president and CEO for the independent music distributor and marketer, The Orchard.

"His leadership and understanding of content distribution will help make our curatorial and educational offerings available to a broader audience," said the non-profit's artistic director, Wynton Marsalis, in a statement.

Scholl, who is also a blues, jazz and roots music fan and guitar player, said getting the Jazz at Lincoln Center job was the culmination of all he had worked towards after two decades in media. 

"The chance to work closely with Wynton Marsalis, for whom I have great respect and admiration, on behalf of music I love, and for the unimpeachable mission of bettering the cultural fabric of our country and world is a dream come true," he said.

In 2006, Scholl was nominated for a Grammy with Richard Gottehrer for producing Dion's Bronx In Blue, and in 2009, he produced and mastered The Peter Bernstein Trio's Monk.

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