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  • Wynton played for Tony Bennett in Washington

    Posted on December 5th, 2005 in Concerts | 6

    Yesterday, December 4, Tina Turner and Tony Bennett, two legends of American music, earned accolades from a broad array of pop and jazz stars during the Kennedy Center Honors. Tony Bennett was saluted by Wynton with performances of standards: “I Left My Heart in San Francisco”.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton and LCJO tours Ellington’s Nutcracker

    Posted on December 5th, 2005 in Concerts

    Wynton and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra will tour the Eastern U.S. with a special repertoire for the 2005 holiday season. For the first half of the concerts, the big band will perform selections from Duke Ellington’s “The Nutcracker”.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton will sign copies of his new book

    Posted on December 1st, 2005 in Books | 3

    Wynton will be in Brooks Brothers’ Madison Avenue store on Monday, December 5th at 7:00 p.m. to sign copies of his new book, Jazz ABZ: An A to Z Collection of Jazz Portraits   Keep reading »

  • Wynton explains: What is New Orleans Jazz ?

    Posted on November 30th, 2005 in Concerts | 1

    Jazz for Young People: What is New Orleans Jazz?, hosted by Wynton Marsalis, will feature musicians performing and offering school age children the opportunity to learn about the birthplace of jazz. In this engaging narrative performance, Wynton stirs up the musical melting pot that gave us jazz. Everyone is invited to stomp, clap, and sing along to the polyphony of New Orleans jazz.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton wrote an introduction on a new book about Katrina

    Posted on November 28th, 2005 in Books

    Hurricane Katrina: The Storm That Changed America is a collection of photographs and essays by the staff and editors of the respected news magazine, Time. The book is organized in a day-by-day chronology of the storm, from the time it swiped south Florida until its devastating landfall in Louisiana and Mississippi, and Time’s writers tell the story of the storm in their reports from the scene.   Keep reading »

  • Higher Ground benefit CD is in stores now

    Posted on November 22nd, 2005 in Music

    Today, Blue Note Records released Higher Ground, a CD that documents Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Higher Ground Hurricane Relief Benefit Concert, a landmark evening of musical offering that was mounted by Wynton on September 17, less than three weeks after Hurricane Katrina imparted its devastation upon the Gulf Coast.   Keep reading »

  • Lincoln Center’s Man With the Trumpet, With Orchestra

    Posted on November 19th, 2005 in Review | 5

    Just before the lights dimmed in the Rose Theater on Thursday night, a voice announced that while the use of cellphones was prohibited, hand-clapping, foot-stomping and cries of “Aw, yeah!” were all welcome forms of audience participation. It was a hokier introduction than one might have expected from a concert called “Wynton With Strings.” But in a way, it suited both subject and setting.   Keep reading »

  • The fan club beginnings… Part VII (Wynton and Joshua Redman)

    Posted on November 17th, 2005 in Video | 1

    In this unknown video-clip Wynton join Joshua Redman at Church of San Francesco al Prato. Eric Reed is with them playing the piano. Enjoy this wonderful duet on John Coltrane’s The Promise !   Keep reading »

  • Jazz ABZ reviewed on the New York Times

    Posted on November 17th, 2005 in Books, Review

    The New York Times has just published a review on the new book Jazz ABZ written by Wynton and illustrated by Paul Rogers.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton and the new SmartMusic v9.0

    Posted on November 16th, 2005 in News

    MakeMusic Inc. announced the release of SmartMusic 9.0, a new version of their practice program for students of woodwind, brass, string and vocal.   Keep reading »