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  • Wynton and LCJO play: Evolution of the Groove

    Posted on March 19th, 2003 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra | 0

    Legendary drummer Joe Chambers performs and composes a new commission for the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra that illustrates the dynamic role of the drum in jazz. Augmented by a script written by celebrated writer Stanley Crouch, LCJO drummer Herlin Riley also leads the orchestra in a historical journey of the groove, from the talking drum of Africa to its place as the heartbeat of modern jazz. Features a new concerto composed by Wynton Marsalis for the multi-faceted Herlin Riley. On March 20 and 21, 8 pm at Alice Tully Hall. More info on Jazz at Lincoln Center web site   Keep reading »

  • New Wynton’s picture on our site

    Posted on March 13th, 2003 in Photo | 0

    Thanks to photographer Rob Becker, to Eric M. Brewingon and Todd Stoll, we have new exciting photos. Feel free to share with other fan your photos with Wynton. Send us your images via e-mail, we will publish them on the fan club. Check the new pictures   Keep reading »

  • Wynton on the New York Times

    Posted on March 6th, 2003 in Articles, New York Times | 0

    It’s true: the Marsalises have been overexposed to the ends of the earth. One might have looked at the enormous profile on Wynton Marsalis in the current issue of The Atlantic Monthly, noticed the recent PBS special about the family, then seen a full-family concert coming up and rightly wondered why nobody else in jazz was apparently worth paying attention to. The family could have played a rigid show; they could have made it cute; it could have been overly pedantic or gone overboard with New Orleans cliché. But “Ellis Marsalis and Sons,” a touring concert that sold out…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton plays in the new Marc O’Connnor album

    Posted on March 1st, 2003 in CD | 0

    “In Full Swing” is Mark O’Connor’s tribute to Stephane Grappelli, the musician he describes as “my biggest violin hero.” His band, the Hot Swing Trio, features bassist Jon Burr, who toured with Grappelli for years, and guitarist Frank Vignola, one of the finest American players in the Django Reinhardt tradition. The basic trio are expanded with Wynton Marsalis and vocalist Jane Monheit guest starring on three and four tracks, respectively. Wynton adds a distinctive voice to standards such as Tiger Rag as he slips and slides between classical and jazz modes. But the collaboration between the trio and…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton on the March issue of Atlantic On line

    Posted on February 27th, 2003 in Articles, Interview | 0

    “I’ve always tried to be respectful of my audience. I always sign people’s autographs, always acted like I was working for them. I try to play people’s requests, try to come up with a way of playing that I thought people would want to listen to—never thought I was above them. I’m here to do a job. I always try to be professional, and many times, in halls across the country, I’m the last one to leave—all the crews are gone.” Excerpt from the March 2003 issue. Read the full article on The Atlantic…   Keep reading »

  • The Marsalis Family band hits the road

    Posted on February 23rd, 2003 in CD, DVD | 4

    Inspired by a New Orleans concert in August 2001 celebrating patriarch Ellis Marsalis’ retirement from teaching at the University of New Orleans, a tour , a PBS special, a recording and a DVD (buy it on Amazon.com) are now in the works. The Marsalis family tour (check dates), kicks off on February 23. It features Ellis Marsalis on piano, with sons Branford on saxophones, Wynton on trumpet, Delfeayo on trombone and Jason on drums, and the only non-family member, Reginald Veal on bass. West Coast fans will have to be content with reproduced performances by this celebrated band of brothers and their…   Keep reading »

  • Valentine swing with Wynton and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra

    Posted on February 13th, 2003 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra | 0

    Bring your dancing shoes and join the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis on the most romantic night of the year. On Friday, February 14, 2003. Dance Lesson 8 pm – Dance 9 pm. At The Supper Club – 240 West 47th Street, New York More info on Jazz at Lincoln Center web site   Keep reading »

  • Wynton plays with Chano Domínguez at Lincoln Center

    Posted on February 8th, 2003 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra | 0

    The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis continues its collaboration with other musical art forms by devoting two nights to the fusion of flamenco and jazz. Horns singing the blues meet the centuries-old tradition of song, dance and the guitar. Noted Spanish pianist Chano Dominguez and his Flamenco Jazz Ensemble will premiere works by Dominguez and Marsalis. On February 13 and 15, 2003, 8 pm Alice Tully Hall. More info on Jazz at Lincoln Center web site   Keep reading »

  • Wynton is special guest at Alice Tully Hall

    Posted on February 1st, 2003 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center | 2

    On Tuesday, February 4, 2003, standard classics and new originals in the style of Stéphane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt. Violinist Mark O’Connor, a protégé of Grappelli, along with guitarist Frank Vignola and bassist Jon Burr , will be joined by special guests Jane Monheit and Wynton Marsalis . More info on Jazz at Lincoln Center web site   Keep reading »

  • The Marsalis Family record together

    Posted on January 27th, 2003 in CD | 0

    The Marsalis Family recorded together for the first time ever, at University of New Orleans on August 2001. Featuring Ellis on piano, and his sons Branford (saxophones), Delfeayo (trombone), Jason (drums) and Wynton (trumpet). Plus bassist Roland Guerin, and a special guest appearance by Harry Connick Jr. Track Listings: 1. Swingin’ at the Haven 2. Surrey with the Fringe On Top 3. Wynton Speaks 4. Cain and Abel 5. Nostalgic Impressions 6. After 7. Sultry Serenade 8. Twelve’s It 9. Harry Speaks 10. Saint James Infirmary 11. Struttin’ with Some Barbecue The new album will be released on February 4, 2003 and a DVD will ship in late March. More info in our…   Keep reading »