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  • Wynton performs in Toronto tonight

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

    The du Maurier Downtown Jazz Festival doesn’t officially begin until tomorrow, but tonight’s show by the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis at the Hummingbird Centre is surely an appropriately swinging kickoff. The festival has been hanging in for 17 years now, despite funding crises, sponsorship snags, SARS fears and perennial complaints about the lineup, which often pales in comparison with its Montreal counterpart. More info on Toronto Jazz web site   Keep reading »

  • Wynton to perform at Lansing’s Creole Gallery

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

    On Saturday, June 14 and Sunday, June 15, Wynton Marsalis takes Creole Gallery’s stage with buddy Rodney Whitaker on bass, Randy Gelispie on drums and Rick Roe on piano. Creole Gallery is located at 1218 Turner Street in Lansing’s Old Town, Michigan. More info on Creole Gallery web site   Keep reading »

  • Wynton playing at Ravinia Jazz Festival

    Posted on June 12th, 2003 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Tour | 0

    Tomorrow, June 13 at 8:00 PM, Wynton will play at Ravinia Jazz Festival with his Septet and core members of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. More info about concert and tickets on Ravinia web site   Keep reading »

  • Wynton playing at Central Park with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra

    Posted on June 10th, 2003 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra | 0

    Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra will celebrate 150 years of Central Park, tomorrow June 11 at 8 PM, at Rumsey Playfield (Central Park, East 72nd Street off Fifth Avenue), New York.   Keep reading »

  • The Marsalis family on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno

    Posted on June 9th, 2003 in TV show | 0

    Wynton and his family will appear on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, tonight June 9, 2003. They will perform “Twelve’s It” from their new CD.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton appears in a short video-clip for the French tourism office

    Posted on June 5th, 2003 in Video | 0

    The French tourism office has launched “Let’s Fall in Love Again” to convince Americans they are wanted and welcome despite the recent political disagreements with the United States. The campaign includes a short film and video testimonials from moviemaker Woody Allen, New York City chef Daniel Boulud, Wynton Marsalis and author George Plimpton. To see the video-clip go to the “Let’s fall in love“ web page and click on the link: video interviews.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton plays with his new quartet

    Posted on June 5th, 2003 in Concerts, Quartet, Tour | 0

    On June 3 and 4, Wynton led a quartet at the Iron Horse for four packed shows Tuesday and Wednesday nights. He brought along pianist Eric Lewis, drummer Ali Jackson Jr., and bassist Carlos Enriquez, and the quartet performed a seven-tune set, followed by a single song encore. Most of the compositions played at the first Tuesday show were so new that Wynton hadn’t named them yet, and they included a sprightly New Orleans shuffle, a playful swing largely built around a one-note melody, and even one speedy “out”.   Keep reading »

  • 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 »