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  • The fan club beginnings… Part IV (Stardust)

    Posted on October 27th, 2005 in Video | 3

    Rome, 1993. Wynton was playing with his septet, and in this video-clip he plays a ballad. This time, it’s not Embraceable You, but a wonderful version of Stardust   Keep reading »

  • WNYC will broadcast “Bringing Back the Music”

    Posted on October 26th, 2005 in Concerts

    Friday, October 28 at 7PM on 93.9 FM, WNYC will offer a live broadcast of this benefit concert for the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. The all-American program includes special guests Wynton Marsalis, Audra McDonald, Randy Newman and Itzhak Perlman   Keep reading »

  • Wynton and Itzhak Perlman join lineup for Louisiana Philharmonic Benefit

    Posted on October 25th, 2005 in Concerts

    Violinist Itzhak Perlman and Wynton will perform at the New York Philharmonic and Louisiana Philharmonic’s joint concert on October 28, 2005. Conductors James Conlon, music director designate of the Los Angeles Opera, and Ted Sperling, music director of Broadway’s The Light in the Piazza, have also joined the lineup for the concert, which will benefit the New Orleans-based LPO as it recovers from the affects of Hurricane Katrina. Those previously scheduled to appear at the concert at Avery Fisher Hall include singer-songwriter Randy Newman and soprano Audra McDonald; retired opera great Beverly Sills will host. New York Philharmonic music director…   Keep reading »

  • The fan club beginnings… Part III (Wynton and Olympia Brass Band)

    Posted on October 24th, 2005 in Video

    Perugia (Italy), July 16, 1993. In the following video-clip, Wynton is jamming with members of his Septet and Dejan’s Olympia Brass Band in the courtyard of the hotel “La Rosetta”. What a joyful performance   Keep reading »

  • Listen to Wynton speaking at National Press Club 2005

    Posted on October 21st, 2005 in Speech | 2

    Wynton spoke at a National Press Luncheon titled “Higher Ground: Hurricane Relief and Rebuilding in New Orleans.” He said that less should be focused on what “they” didn’t do, but what “we” could do to help the hurricane ravaged city. Mr. Marsalis also talked about the influence of jazz musicians and its roots in New Orleans on the social consciousness of Americans. Following his speech, Mr. Marsalis responded to questions and comments submitted by members of the audience.   Keep reading »

  • The fan club beginnings… Part II (Wynton and Wycliffe Gordon)

    Posted on October 20th, 2005 in Video | 5

    Perugia (Italy) summer 1993, the Wynton Marsalis Septet performing for Umbria Jazz Festival. In this video-clip Wynton duets with trombonist Wycliffe Gordon from the windows of his hotel room. Wonderful !!! (thanks to our friend Vittorio Pio for this video)   Keep reading »

  • Wynton testified in front of the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure

    Posted on October 19th, 2005 in Photo | 7

    Yesterday, October 18, Wynton testified in front of the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure joint hearing on rebuilding New Orleans while on Capitol Hill. He appeared at the hearing with Lt. Gov. Mitchell Landrieu to emphasize that music and entertainment is a huge part of the history and appeal of New Orleans. (REUTERS/Larry Downing) (REUTERS/Larry Downing) (REUTERS/Larry Downing) (REUTERS/Larry Downing) (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)   Keep reading »

  • Higher Ground benefit CD will be released soon

    Posted on October 19th, 2005 in Music

    On November 22, 2005, Blue Note Records will release 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 »

  • Wynton plays in Herlin Riley’s new CD

    Posted on October 19th, 2005 in Music

    On his second Criss Cross date, Herlin Riley, drummer with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra since 1992, assembles an all-star lineup from different eras of the band. The new album is entitled: Cream Of The Crescent and the front line comprises Wycliffe Gordon on trombone, Victor Goines on saxes and clarinet, and Wynton on trumpet, with bassist Reginald Veal and pianist Eric Lewis.   Keep reading »

  • Happy birthday Wynton !

    Posted on October 18th, 2005 in News | 23

    Today is Wynton’s birthday. Feel free to submit your wishes to him, using the comments field to this post.   Keep reading »