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  • Photos from the “Blow the Blues away” concert

    Posted on June 4th, 2003 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Photo | 0

    More than 830 people in attendance at the concert and dinner, including Sen. Charles Schumer, Glenn Close, Ellen Barkin, Al Roker, Deborah Roberts, Bobby Short, Courtney B. Vance, Walt “Clyde” Frasier, City Council Speaker Gifford Miller and the Reverend and Mrs. Calvin Butts, the gala raised more than $1.17 million. The proceeds will benefit the hundreds of performances and educational programs produced by Jazz at Lincoln Center each year. Download high-res photo of the event from Jazz at Lincoln Center web site.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton with B.B. King and Eric Clapton to Blow the Blues away

    Posted on June 1st, 2003 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center | 3

    B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Wynton Marsalis, Ray Charles, and Willie Nelson are among the artists who will play the Blowin’ the Blues Away, a concert to benefit Jazz at Lincoln Center. To be held tomorrow, June 2, at New York’s famed Apollo Theater, the event will celebrate the U.S. Congress-declared Year of the Blues and will articulate the development of the blues in jazz through narrative and song.   Keep reading »

  • Europe tour dates for the Wynton Marsalis Septet

    Posted on May 30th, 2003 in Concerts, Septet, Tour | 0

    This summer, Wynton with his septet will tour Europe from July 5 to August 9. He will play in Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Luxembourg, England, Scotland and France. Check out our tour section for the updated schedule.   Keep reading »

  • The upcoming Wynton’s new album by Blue Note

    Posted on May 29th, 2003 in CD | 0

    In a new interview by Associated Press, Wynton, no longer under contract with Columbia, said he’s writing music for a new recording for Blue Note with a quartet that will include considerable jazz improvisation. Singers Bobby McFerrin and Dianne Reeves will join the quartet on the CD for one song each, he said.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton and Ellis Marsalis play the music of James Black

    Posted on May 24th, 2003 in Concerts | 0

    For five nights, from May 27 to 31 at Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse, Jazz at Lincoln Center will celebrate the music of James Black (1940-1988), the trailblazin drummer and composer, whose music remains largely unknown outside of his native New Orleans. Wynton and his father, pianist Ellis Marsalis will join other Native New Orleanians: Victor Goines, (tenor saxophone and clarinet), Reginald Veal (bass), and Herlin Riley (drums) for five nights of Black’s music which will help to close out J@LC’s “Year of the Drum” celebration. The program will include Black’s Magnolia Triangle, Whistle Stop, Monkey Puzzle, Old Wyne,…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton signs with Blue Note Records

    Posted on May 23rd, 2003 in Blue Note | 0

    Wynton Marsalis has inked a deal with Blue Note Records, with sessions for his label bow expected to begin this summer. Wynton was signed to his previous label, Columbia, over two decades ago by current Blue Note president Bruce Lundvall, who at the time was Columbia’s general manager. “I believe that Wynton is on the cusp of an innovative new creative period musically,” Lundvall said in a statement. “Blue Note will share a pivotal contributing role in the next phase of his already astounding career.”   Keep reading »

  • Wynton and the winners of Essentially Ellington Competition 2003

    Posted on May 21st, 2003 in Jazz at Lincoln Center | 1

    Congratulations to Seattle’s Garfield High School Jazz Ensemble, which took top honors Monday night in the finale of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s eighth annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition. The New World School of the Arts High School Jazz Ensemble from Miami finished second. Third place went to the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts Orchestra. Fifteen finalist bands from the United States and Canada participated in the competition and festival on May 17-19. At Monday night’s final concert, each of the three top-placing bands performed two Ellington compositions, one alone and one…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton and Ellis Marsalis with Tony Bennet on Jazzradio.org

    Posted on May 19th, 2003 in Jazz at Lincoln Center, Radio | 0

    He’s the vocalist that seems to please just about every audience; from jazz clubs to MTV. Tony Bennett has built a career on choosing the best from the great American songbook and performing songs with elegance and style. Join the classic popular vocalist, Tony Bennett, with guest Wynton Marsalis, and a special appearance by Ellis Marsalis. Written by Greg Fitzgerald. To listen, please go to www.jazzradio.org (Real player needed)   Keep reading »

  • Drue Kataoka paints a portrait of Wynton

    Posted on May 15th, 2003 in Art | 0

    Drue Kataoka, who paints in the Japanese brush style known as sumi-e, has composed a portrait of jazz trumpet master Wynton Marsalis. In a series of outreach events, Ms. Kataoka will offer for sale 250 prints of “Wynton Marsalis Courtin’ the Blues”, with which she hopes to raise $100,000 for the Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County. On Drue Kataoka website there are images of the paint, a commentary and Wynton’s photos. More info on Drue Kataoka’s web site   Keep reading »

  • Wynton plays with the Lincoln Center Latin-Jazz Orchestra

    Posted on May 7th, 2003 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center | 0

    Wynton will be guest soloist for the Lincoln Center debut of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s own Latin jazz big band. The dynamic Arturo O’Farrill, son of the late composer/bandleader Chico O’Farrill, leads this all-star ensemble. On May 9 & 10, 2003, 8 pm at Alice Tully Hall, New York. More info on Jazz at Lincoln Center web site   Keep reading »