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  • Wynton plays in the upcoming album by Mark O’Connnor

    Posted on March 1st, 2003 in Music

    “In Full Swing” is Mark O’Connor’s tribute to Stephane Grappelli, the musician he describes as “my biggest violin hero.” His band, the Hot Swing Trio, features bassist Jon Burr, who toured with Grappelli for years, and guitarist Frank Vignola, one of the finest American players in the Django Reinhardt tradition.   Keep reading »

  • The Marsalis Family band hits the road

    Posted on February 23rd, 2003 in Concerts | 4

    Inspired by a New Orleans concert in August 2001 celebrating patriarch Ellis Marsalis’ retirement from teaching at the University of New Orleans, a tour, a PBS special, a recording and a DVD are now in the works. The Marsalis family tour (check dates), kicks off on February 23. It features Ellis Marsalis on piano, with sons Branford on saxophones, Wynton on trumpet, Delfeayo on trombone and Jason on drums, and the only non-family member, Reginald Veal on bass.   Keep reading »

  • Valentine swing with Wynton and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra

    Posted on February 13th, 2003 in Concerts

    Bring your dancing shoes and join the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis on the most romantic night of the year. On Friday, February 14, 2003. Dance Lesson 8 pm - Dance 9 pm.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton to play with Chano Domínguez at Lincoln Center

    Posted on February 8th, 2003 in Concerts

    The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis continues its collaboration with other musical art forms by devoting two nights to the fusion of flamenco and jazz. Horns singing the blues meet the centuries-old tradition of song, dance and the guitar. Noted Spanish pianist Chano Dominguez and his Flamenco Jazz Ensemble will premiere works by Dominguez and Marsalis.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton is special guest at Alice Tully Hall

    Posted on February 1st, 2003 in Concerts | 2

    On Tuesday, February 4, 2003, standard classics and new originals in the style of Stéphane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt. Violinist Mark O’Connor, a protégé of Grappelli, along with guitarist Frank Vignola and bassist Jon Burr , will be joined by special guests Jane Monheit and Wynton Marsalis .   Keep reading »

  • The Marsalis Family record together

    Posted on January 27th, 2003 in Music

    The Marsalis Family recorded together for the first time ever, at University of New Orleans on August 2001. Featuring Ellis on piano, and his sons Branford (saxophones), Delfeayo (trombone), Jason (drums) and Wynton (trumpet). Plus bassist Roland Guerin, and a special guest appearance by Harry Connick Jr.   Keep reading »

  • Special Report: Wynton in Paris performing All Rise

    Posted on January 16th, 2003 in Video | 10

    On January the 9th, Wynton Marsalis with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, the National Orchestra of France directed by Kurt Masur and the Morgan State Choir from Baltimore, performed All Rise in Paris. We attended the concert and will take you behind the scenes !   Keep reading »

  • 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 »