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  • Wynton to be featured on Colbert Report

    Posted on October 17th, 2008 | 0

    On Monday 20, Wynton will be the featured guest on THE COLBERT REPORT, on Comedy Central!
    Tune in on Monday, October 20 at 11.30 p.m. ET. Check your cable listings for channel information.

  • Get a free Jazz Book with special fall promotion on Wynton&#82…

    Posted on October 14th, 2008 | 0

    Wynton’s store on Music Today has a special promotion for Fall 2008.
    – Free Jazz Book with every order
    – 20% off CDs and Videos
    – 25% off clothing
    – 30% off books
    Check all the items available on Wynton’s store.

  • Marciac 2008 Video: The Septet plays Sunflowers and The Majest…

    Posted on October 11th, 2008 | 0

    Our Marciac 2008 video series continues with two new video clips filmed on August 6-7, 2008. The following video clips will show you the Wynton Marsalis Septet rehearsing two great tunes from Wynton’s albums entitled: “The Marciac Suite” and “The Majesty of The Blues”.
    Septet personnel was: Wynton Marsalis (trumpet); Wycliffe Gordon (trombone); Victor Goines (tenor sax, bass clarinet); Wes “WarmDaddy” Anderson (alto sax); Marcus Roberts (piano); Reginald Veal (bass); Herlin Riley (drums).

    (Quicktime 7 is required to view the clips – Right-click on the link to save the video-clip on your computer. If you are using Internet Explorer to download the files, be sure to save the file with the .mp4 original extension and not .mov, because IE automatically changes it. A better solution is to use Firefox instead.)

    - Sunflowers (MP4 – 12:03 min. – 131.3 mb)
    The Majesty of The Blues (The Puheeman Strut) (MP4 – 10:03 min. – 114.1 mb)

    These video-clips are also available for free directly from our podcast on iTunes Music Store (open directly in iTunes). If you are already subscribed to the podcast, simply update your subscription on iTunes to download the new videos available.
    Feel free to comment these videos and give us your suggestion and review us in iTunes if you found our content helpful.

    Browse the previously published clips for the Marciac 2008 Series or check our Podcast section for all the video series available.

    More video clips from the Septet rehearsals to come soon…

  • Wynton on social networks and iPhone

    Posted on October 8th, 2008 | 0

    If you are interested in social networks now you can add Wynton’s page on the most popular ones. Check his pages on: Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Bebo and hi5.

    Moreover, if you use the iPhone to browse the web, now you have a custom icon for this web site. Follow our instructions to have it on your home screen:
    Fire up Safari and load up our web site. Then touch the little plus icon to add a bookmark, the screen below will pop up. Touch add to home screen and confirm, now you should have a nice glass icon somewhere on your home screen. Voila! Following you will find a screenshot of the custom icon.

  • Marciac 2008 Video: The Septet plays “Altar Call” ...

    Posted on October 3rd, 2008 | 0

    Our Marciac 2008 video series continues with two new video clips filmed on August 6-7, 2008. The following video clips will show you the Septet rehearsing two great tunes from Wynton’s album: “In This House, On This Morning”.
    Septet personnel was: Wynton Marsalis (trumpet); Wycliffe Gordon (trombone); Victor Goines (tenor sax, bass clarinet); Wes “WarmDaddy” Anderson (alto sax); Marcus Roberts (piano); Reginald Veal (bass); Herlin Riley (drums).

    (Quicktime 7 is required to view the clips – Right-click on the link to save the video-clip on your computer. If you are using Internet Explorer to download the files, be sure to save the file with the .mp4 original extension and not .mov, because IE automatically changes it. A better solution is to use Firefox instead.)

    - Altar Call (MP4 – 06:46 min. – 76.3 mb)
    Son (MP4 – 06:16 min. – 71.1 mb)

    These video-clips are also available for free directly from our podcast on iTunes Music Store (open directly in iTunes). If you are already subscribed to the podcast, simply update your subscription on iTunes to download the new videos available.
    Feel free to comment these videos and give us your suggestion and review us in iTunes if you found our content helpful.

    More video clips from the Septet rehearsals to come soon…

  • Two Men With The Blues DVD to be released on October 28

    Posted on October 1st, 2008 | 0

    On October 28, 2008, Eagle Eye Media will release “Live From Jazz At Lincoln Center New York City” on DVD by Wynton Marsalis and Willie Nelson. (pre book date October 8, retail sales price $14.98).
    Tracks are inter cut with interviews of both men where they expound articulately about the material and the presentation. Following you can also give a look to the DVD trailer…

    The trailer is available as download.

    Track Listing:
    1. Rainy Day Blues
    2. George On My Mind
    3. Bright Lights Big City
    4. Basin Street Blues
    5. Caldonia
    6. Night Life
    7. Stardust
    8. My Bucket’s Got A Hole In It
    9. Ain’t Nobody’s Business
    10. Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
    11. Sweet Georgia Brown
    12. That’s All
    13. Down By The Riverside

  • Wynton’s new composition for Michigan reviewed

    Posted on September 30th, 2008 | 0

    Last week, in East Lansing and Detroit (MI), Wynton premiered his new composition: “Two in Three”, commissioned by Michigan State University College of Music and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra . The concerts were reviewed by Detroit Free Press and by East Lansing City Pulse. Check the setlist for the JLCO fall tour 2008 for more info about the tunes they played.
    Following, you can enjoy some pictures of Wynton’s master class in East Lansing at MSU…

    Wynton with Rodney Whitaker at MSU (photo: Max Colley III)

  • Video: Ahmad Jamal performing with Wynton at JALC

    Posted on September 26th, 2008 | 0

    On September 18-20, 2008, Jazz at Lincoln Center opened its 2008-09 season, with master of jazz piano, Ahmad Jamal, and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis performing in Rose Theater. The concert was reviewed by Variety.com, All About Jazz and PopMatters.
    Following you can give a look to a video clip from one of the evening…


    Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
    9/20/08 From Rose Theater, NY, NY
    Featuring Ahmad Jamal

  • Marciac 2008 Video: The Septet plays Reflections and Happy Bir…

    Posted on September 19th, 2008 | 0

    On August 6-7, 2008, Wynton was rehearsing with his Septet for the August 8, 2008, concert in Marciac (France). The first two video-clips we publish today, will take you behind the scenes, during the rehearsals, to appreciate the musicians rehearsing the beautiful music of Thelonious Monk’s “Reflections” and playing a special version of Happy Birthday for the pianist Marcus Roberts.
    Septet personnel was: Wynton Marsalis (trumpet); Wycliffe Gordon (trombone); Victor Goines (tenor sax, bass clarinet); Wes “WarmDaddy” Anderson (alto sax); Marcus Roberts (piano); Reginald Veal (bass); Herlin Riley (drums).

    (Quicktime 7 is required to view the clips – Right-click on the link to save the video-clip on your computer)

    - Reflections (06:38 min. – 72.3 mb)
    Happy Birthday for Marcus Roberts (05:50 min. – 68.9 mb)

    These video-clips are also available for free directly from our podcast on iTunes Music Store (open directly in iTunes). If you are already subscribed to the podcast, simply update your subscription on iTunes to download the new videos available.
    Feel free to comment these videos and give us your suggestion and review us in iTunes if you found our content helpful.

    More video clips from the Septet rehearsals to come soon…

  • Wynton to perform new piece for MSU and Detroit Symphony

    Posted on September 15th, 2008 | 0

    Wynton has been commissioned by the Michigan State University College of Music, MSU’s Wharton Center for Performing Arts and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra to create a new piece of music that celebrates Michigan.
    The world premiere of the piece will be performed by Wynton with the MSU Symphony Orchestra and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24 in the Cobb Great Hall at the Wharton Center. The commission also will premiere in Detroit’s Orchestra Hall at 8:30 p.m. Sept. 27

    “This is such an exciting opportunity to not only premiere a new piece of jazz at Wharton Center, but also share the stage with the talented students of the MSU Symphony Orchestra and three days later with the world-renowned Detroit Symphony,” Wynton said. “It’s guaranteed to be an inspiring evening not only for audience members, but also for the musicians on stage.”

    Hoping to add some remarkable repertoire to the symphony orchestra/jazz orchestra fusion genre, Rodney Whitaker, director of jazz studies at MSU’s College of Music, began the process in 2005 to commission Marsalis, his longtime friend and mentor. The Wharton Center for Performing Arts and the DSO then joined the College of Music as commissioning partners for the project.

    “He’s one of the leading musicians of our time,” Whitaker said. “He’s an icon even to classical players.”

    In addition to performances, Wynton will be on the MSU campus as an artist-in-residence from Sept. 22 to Sept. 25 to work with music students who make up the 110-member MSU Symphony Orchestra, to share his vision of the commission and to pass on some of his knowledge and opinions about music, culture and the arts.

    “The residency will begin the moment he steps onto the campus,” Whitaker said. “Having him on campus will add to the opportunities our students have to work with world-renowned, professional musicians. He has such a connection with students. They will have the opportunity to work with one of the top musicians in the country, who is well versed in classical and jazz. This collaboration and premiere performance provides a unique and powerful learning experience for members of the MSU Symphony Orchestra and for students in our jazz studies program.”

    On Sept. 22, jazz students from MSU and from the Interlochen Center for the Arts will have the chance to attend a master class led by Wynton. The residency continues with a World View Lecture with Wynton as guest speaker at 7:30 p.m. at the Wharton Center, followed by a sold-out benefit concert for the MSU College of Music Sept. 23, and concludes with the commission premiere Sept. 24.

    Whitaker tells the story of how he first met Marsalis. “I was just 16 when I met Wynton in Detroit,” he said. “He was in his early 20s at that time, and he was at my high school debating the validity of Prince’s music with students. He’s always been engaged with students. He had already had some hit recordings, but there he was discussing music with kids.”

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