Wynton now is in Atlanta to rehearse with his quintet and members of Atlanta Simphony Orchestra.
On Saturday, July 19, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. at the Woodruff Arts Center - Symphony Hall, they will perform music from the CDs “The Midnight Blues” and “Hot House Flowers”, featuring Wynton, Walter Blanding on saxophone, Dan Nimmer on piano, Carlos Henriquez on bass, and Ali Jackson on drums.
On July 20, Princeton professor Cornel West and Wynton sit down to discuss artists and the Civil Rights continuum with Carrie Mae Weems.
As you know, like every year, next August Wynton will play in Marciac. This year the famous Marciac Suite album is on sale directly from this web site.
You are now able to buy the CD, the complete MP3 album or single MP3 tracks. All tracks are 256 kbs VBR and are DRM-Free. Complete album costs $8.99 and each single track $0.99 . Links to download the MP3 files will be available immediately after paying on Paypal.
A sonic photo album in 13 movements, all 12 keys, and four time signatures, The Marciac Suite is Wynton’s kaleidoscopic tribute to the beautiful medieval town of Marciac, France, and its August jazz festival in which he participates every year. Written for his septet, the suite captures the varied, bracing flavors of Marciac’s paté (including the duck that got away), its armagnac, its striking sunflower fields and, most of all, the hospitality and soulfulness of its people.
The famous series entitled “Marsalis on Music”, in which Wynton explains the fundamentals of music to middle school audiences, is available as four-DVD boxed set. We produced a trailer to show you an excerpt from the videos.
The new trailer is available 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 video-clip automatically. If you are not subscribed, subscribe to Wynton’s podcast for free on iTunes Music Store, to download theMarsalis on Music trailer and many other interesting video clips automatically (advised).
You can also download the clip directly from this link (MP4 - 31 MB). Right-click on the link if you want to save them on your computer from this page. Quicktime 7 is required to view the video clip.
Even if the 4 DVD are region 1, they play perfectly on USA and EUROPE players, on computer DVD players or table DVD players as well.
Marsalis on Music DVD series is available directly from Amazon.com.
The companion book + CD is also available on Amazon.
Check the video section for a complete list of Wynton’s DVDs available.
The new album by Willie Nelson and Wynton Marsalis is now available in stores! Released today by Blue Note Records, Two Men with the Blues features Willie Nelson and Wynton Marsalis recorded live in The Allen Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center. In our dedicated page you can find all the info about the new album and buying links for Amazon and iTunes.
We are also happy to announce that, by popular demand, they’re back! Catch Willie and Wynton live in Willie Nelson & Wynton Marsalis: Two Men with the Blues in a very special one night concert on February 9, 2009 in Rose Theater. Tickets will go on sale to the public on August 13th!
To hear what you might have missed the first time around, listen to Willie and Wynton on Jazz at Lincoln Center Radio! (real player required)
Willie and Wynton will also appear on NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno!” airing Thursday July 10th. Check your local listings.
If you buy the new album, feel free to discuss it using the comments to this post or writing in a special thread on our forum.
MasterCard cardholders have early access to Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 2008-09 season concert tickets including this special Willie Nelson and Wynton Marsalis performance when using their MasterCard card to purchase tickets.
This offer is valid July 21 - August 13, 2008.
Willie Nelson will also replace Natalie Cole, who was scheduled to appear as a special guest with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis at the Hollywood Bowl on Wednesday, July 9, 2008. Natalie Cole has been forced to cancel due to illness.
Wynton has postponed the world premiere of his “American Symphony,” his first all-orchestral work. It was originally scheduled to be performed July 19 by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and conductor Robert Spano at the National Black Arts Festival, with repeat performances Nov. 6 and 7 during the ASO’s 2008-09 main season. The premiere is to be rescheduled (dates to be announced).
As planned, the new work will be recorded by Telarc. It’s a co-commission by the ASO and Boston Symphony, with additional funding from the NBAF.
On Saturday, July 19, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. in Symphony Hall, Music Director Robert Spano and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will perform as part of Atlanta’s National Black Arts Festival 20th Anniversary Season. The program will feature Mr. Spano leading the Orchestra performing music from the CDs “The Midnight Blues” and “Hot House Flowers”, featuring Wynton and his quartet including Walter Blanding on saxophone, Dan Nimmer on piano, Carlos Henriquez on bass, and Ali Jackson on drums.
Mr. Spano will also lead the Orchestra in Christopher Theofanidis’ Rainbow Body. (tickets: $20 - more info here)
On July 20, Princeton professor Cornel West and Wynton sit down to discuss artists and the Civil Rights continuum with Carrie Mae Weems. (tickets: $20) West is described as an “intellectual provocateur” outside of academia. He has written and edited more than 20 books, including Race Matters and Democracy Matters. His most recent CD entitled “Never Forget: A Journey of Revelations” combines hip-hop and intellectual dialogue and features Prince, Jill Scott, Andre 3000 and Talib Kweli to name a few.