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  • European Soundscapes with Wynton Marsalis and JLCO

    Posted on January 20th, 2004 in Concerts

    At this special concert, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, along with special guest soloist Stefano Di Battista performs European-inspired pieces by John Lewis, Gerry Mulligan, Gil Evans, and Duke Ellington.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis delivering the keynote at Martin Luther King tribute

    Posted on January 16th, 2004 in Speech

    Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), hosts the eighteenth annual Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Come Share the Dream on Monday, January 19, 2004 at 10:30 am in the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House (30 Lafayette Avenue). The celebratory event, the largest public performance honoring Dr. King in New York City, will feature a keynote address by Wynton Marsalis. The internationally renowned ensemble, The Boys Choir of Harlem, and legendary a cappella group, The Persuasions, will headline the musical portion of the celebration. Opening up the festivities will be The Lafayette Inspirational Ensemble.   Keep reading »

  • New tour dates for Wynton with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra

    Posted on January 15th, 2004 in Concerts | 1

    The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis will begin a national and international tour on January 23, 2003 in Newark, NJ that culminates in the orchestra’s Mexico debut.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton playing with Wes Anderson tonight at Village Vanguard

    Posted on January 9th, 2004 in Concerts

    Wynton will be special guest tonight at Village Vanguard. He will play with the Wessel Anderson Quintet featuring also Walter Blanding (tenor sax), Antonio Ciacca (piano) Kengo Nakamura (bass), Joe Farnsworth (drums). Mr. Anderson is a master of the saxophone. He is principally known as a member of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, and that doesn’t give much sense of what he’s capable of, both compositionally and improvisationally. Wynton will be on hand this week joining the band as a sidemen, as he has been doing a lot for the last year, staying on the down-low and playing…   Keep reading »

  • The Magic Hour will be in stores on March 9

    Posted on December 31st, 2003 in Music

    Wynton’ new album, The Magic Hour, will hits stores March 9. The eight-song set follows his acclaimed 200-performer orchestral work, All Rise. Wynton is joined by pianist Eric Lewis, bassist Carlos Henriquez and drummer Ali Jackson, plus guest vocalists Dianne Reeves and Bobby McFerrin.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton playing in Ted Nash’s album

    Posted on December 17th, 2003 in News

    Wynton played on four tunes in Still Evolved, Ted Nash’s new album.   Keep reading »

  • Bill Clinton touts musical greats

    Posted on December 15th, 2003 in Review

    While his former second banana, Al Gore, was stumping for Howard Dean last week, Bill Clinton was busy endorsing John Coltrane, Miles Davis and Billie Holiday. Those are just a few of the late jazz legends whose names came up Wednesday night at a symposium that paired the former president and sometime saxophone player with the rather more accomplished trumpeter Wynton Marsalis. Presented by Jazz at Lincoln Center, where Marsalis is artistic director, the panel discussion addressed the relationship between jazz, a native American art form, and our politics and culture.   Keep reading »

  • Red Hot Holiday Stomp with Wynton and friends

    Posted on December 14th, 2003 in Concerts

    Wynton and the Jazz at Lincoln Center will usher in the holidays with four special concerts that bring Big Easy-style holiday cheer to the Big Apple. The Red Hot Holiday Stomp will take place on Thursday, Friday and Saturay, December 18, 19 and 20, 2003 at 8pm at Alice Tully Hall with an additional performance on Saturday, December 20, 2003 at 2pm.   Keep reading »

  • Marsalis teaches the meaning behind the music

    Posted on December 12th, 2003 in Profiles & Interviews

    Wynton Marsalis is at his best playing the trumpet, but he’s hardly at his second best when he is talking to young people. Relaxed as he ambles around the stage, he addresses them without notes, using meaningful language, speaking without condescension, and rising to genuine inspiration.   Keep reading »

  • Marsalis, Clinton and Others Dissect Jazz at Symposium

    Posted on December 11th, 2003 in Review | 3

    Wynton Marsalis, the artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center, has talked for some years about his desire to gather an intellectual community around jazz. Last night at the Walter Reade Theater at the center, Mr. Marsalis and his organization scored a coup in the name of intellectualism and publicity: a symposium, with an invitation-only audience of about 200, on the subject of jazz and American democracy, including the former president and part-time saxophonist Bill Clinton.   Keep reading »