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  • Wynton plays the music of Benny Goodman

    Posted on December 11th, 2002 in Concerts

    On December 12 and 14, 2002, at Alice Tully Hall, the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis rip-roar through the joyous music of Benny Goodman, the bandleader most respected for popularizing our nation’s rhythm and swing.   Keep reading »

  • A NIGHT OUT WITH: Wynton Marsalis; A Trumpeter, His Tie and Friends Who Love to Hang

    Posted on October 6th, 2002 in Profiles & Interviews

    THE trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, who on Monday night was due at a party downtown, at a dinner Midtown and at a jam session in Harlem, keeps a frenetic schedule befitting a political candidate. But, said Mr. Marsalis, who has three sons by two former girlfriends, he would never be able to run for office.   Keep reading »

  • All Rise in stores now!

    Posted on October 1st, 2002 in Music

    In stores October 1, 2002, the Sony Classical release of Wynton Marsalis’ ‘All Rise’ comes more than five years after his epic oratorio ‘Blood on the Fields’ won the Pulitzer Prize for Music. ‘All Rise,’ however, cannot be considered simply a follow-up. In fact, Marsalis first began developing the ideas behind ‘All Rise’ ten years ago, and viewed ‘Blood on the Fields’ as a step in an artistic progression that would allow him to ultimately craft his 12-movement masterpiece   Keep reading »

  • Paying Tribute to a Master With His Own Hard Music

    Posted on September 24th, 2002 in Review

    The drummer Art Blakey, who died in 1990, ushered Wynton Marsalis into a contender’s position in the jazz world, bringing him into the dynastic Jazz Messengers group at the age of 17 in 1979. So when Mr. Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra paid tribute to Blakey at Alice Tully Hall on Friday night, there was bound to be more sentiment than in the usual jazz repertory concert.   Keep reading »

  • All Rise: Wynton’s new Album due October 1st

    Posted on September 24th, 2002 in Music

    The new CD from Wynton Marsalis, titled All Rise, is due in stores October 1st. All Rise, is an evening-length twelve-part composition that was commissioned and premiered by the New York Philharmonic with the LCJO and the Morgan State University Choir. More info and complete track list   Keep reading »

  • Journey with Jazz at Lincoln Center on BET Jazz

    Posted on September 20th, 2002 in News

    Imagine a journey through some of the most soulful jazz music played by an ensemble of the world’s best jazz musicians and performed at some of the most interesting and historic venues internationally. Sounds pretty enticing, but perhaps impossible, right? Not anymore, thanks to BET Jazz: The Jazz Channel and Jazz at Lincoln Center.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra remember September 11

    Posted on September 11th, 2002 in Concerts | 2

    Jazz at Lincoln Center will join the City of New York and the nation in remembering the heroes and victims of September 11th. The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra (LCJO) with [email protected] Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis will perform in a special concert on September 11, 2002 at 7pm on the Great Lawn of Central Park as part of the City of New York’s official events commemorating this tragedy.   Keep reading »

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

    Posted on August 14th, 2002 in Concerts | 2

    United In Swing Tour Itinerary: September 23-29, 2002 - October 7 - November 5, 2002 Check the new tour dates   Keep reading »

  • Wynton on radio: Live from New York’s Battery Park

    Posted on July 3rd, 2002 in Concerts

    Join Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra as they perform live from New York’s Battery Park on the afternoon of July 4th, 2002. The performance will be carried in a special holiday edition of Talk of the Nation, so check with your local NPR station or www.npr.org for the exact time of broadcast in your a   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis to receive the congressional Horizon Award

    Posted on June 25th, 2002 in News

    Wynton Marsalis will be presented with the Congressional “Horizon Award” by Hon. Tom Daschle, Hon. Trent Lott, Hon. Dennis Hastert and Hon. Richard Gephardt at a benefit gala on Tuesday, June 25.   Keep reading »