NYC & Company – the City’s marketing, tourism and partnership organization – launched the third phase of the Just Ask The Locals tourist appreciation campaign. The campaign, which features local New York City celebrities and experts offering insider tips and suggestions on what to see and do around the five boroughs, has expanded its online presence to include real-time mobile events updates and enhanced content.
Following you can watch Wynton’s video clip for this campaign and on the Nycgo.com web site you can read his recommendations about great places to have great jazz and food around NY City…
Other participating locals include actress Cynthia Nixon, Bravo’s Top Chef hosts Padma Lakshmi and Tom Colicchio, Tony Award-winning creator/star of In The Heights Lin-Manuel Miranda, chef Mario Batali, Senior Vice President of IMG Fashion (organizers of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week) Fern Mallis and Sesame Street icons Big Bird and Elmo.
The campaign will run on bus shelters, street pole banners, taxi monitors, airport postings and other media across the five boroughs and is supported by American Express®.
On Tuesday, November 25, 2008 Wynton will be at Hue-Man Bookstore and Café in New York City, to discuss and sign his new book: “Moving to Higher Ground: How Jazz Can Change Your Life”.
The event is free and open to publich and will take place at 6:00pm.
Hue-Man Bookstore and Café. 2319 Frederick Douglass Blvd. (Btw. 124th and 125th Sts.) New York, NY 10027. Tel: 212-665-7400
Downbeat Magazine has just released its 73rd Annual Readers Poll and Wynton won for Trumpeter of The Year with 326 votes.
The results of the readers’ poll are published in the December issue with a two pages interview to Wynton. Below you can find a screen shot of December Issue with the poll and the interview.
Apple’s iTunes U is offering a lengthy in-depth account of the life of the great Louis Armstrong – and a huge show (a 1.5 hour video) is available now for free from iTunes U. (open directly in iTunes)
The show comes from The Center for Jazz Studies at Columbia University. It featured presenters Wynton Marsalis and Stanley Crouch alongside host Robert O’Meally, and is a video recording of a lecture given at the University, on February 1, 2000.
The lecture formed part of the Jazz and American Culture lecture series, featuring live performances from Wynton playing trumpet and piano, and in-depth question and answer sessions.
After tjhe great success of October promotions, it’s time to start getting some holiday promotions lined up. Here you have the new promotions for Wynton’s stuff on Music Today:
– Get a free Jazz Book with every order.
– Take 25% off all clothing.
– Spend $40 and get free standard shipping. (Addresses within the United States only.)
– Get a 3 month trial subscription to Entertainment Weekly with purchase of $15 or more. (Applies to U.S. residents only)
Check all the items available on Wynton’s store. You can also order directly from Wynton’s page on Facebook
This November 2008, Jazz at Lincoln Center celebrates the musical genius of Thelonious Monk.
On November 15, at 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM, Wynton and friends open the Monk Festival weekend by playfully exploring his unique musical universe. He will host Jazz for Young People: Who is Monk, in Rose Theater.
On November 20-21-22, a very special concert entitled: The Music of Thelonious Monk, by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis presents big band arrangements of Monk’s idiosyncratic compositions and features one of the premiere interpreters of Monk’s music today with pianist Marcus Roberts.
Check Wynton’s beautiful duet with Marcus Roberts on Monk’s Reflections from rehearsals in Marciac 2008 video series.
HDNet will be airing a replay of Wynton’s concert: “Rebuilding The Soul of America”, this coming Sunday, November 16 at 12 pm ET.
Wynton performed in his hometown of New Orleans at the Harrah’s Casino Theater. See the performance that Wynton and his Septet played to commemorate hurricane Katrina and support the cultural infrastructure of New Orleans, in high definition on HDNet.
CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute,” launched last year to spotlight ordinary citizens accomplishing extraordinary deeds.
Celebrities who have participated in this year’s initiative through interviews about their own heroes include: Mark Cuban, Dana Delany, Cyndi Lauper, John Legend, Wynton Marsalis, Shaquille O’Neal, Susan Sarandon and Gretchen Wilson.
Wynton nominated performer and educator Davey Yarborough as his hero! His segments will air tonight on CNN during the LARRY KING SHOW (9-10pm ET) and on Thanksgiving, November 27, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT). Below you can watch the video to be broadcast tonight with Wynton and Davey…
Embedded video from CNN Video
On Monday, November 10, 2008, at 7 PM, the JALC Fall Gala 2008 evening begins with a concert in Frederick P. Rose Hall, featuring the music of the great Nat “King” Cole performed by Jazz and R&B singer George Benson.
The Wynton Marsalis Quintet and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s will also perform. Following will be a post-performance dinner in The Allen Room and Atrium.
More info on www.jalc.org
Check Wynton's appearance with Jonathan Russell on CBS2 about the upcoming Nursery Song Swing Concerts at JALC