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  • 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 »

  • Review: ‘Comin’ Home to Harlem’

    Posted on May 22nd, 2002 in Review

    Host Whoopi Goldberg recalled the tradition and legacy of the historic venue, “where jazz was made and loved, and where swingin’ is revered.” Goldberg contributed an abbreviated history of the Harlem Renaissance, and the innovations in jazz, blues and swing through the last half-century.   Keep reading »

  • Jazz for Young People Curriculum

    Posted on February 6th, 2002 in Education | 1

    Based on the popular concert series of the same name, this multimedia jazz appreciation curriculum is designed for upper elementary/middle school students and beyond. Perfect for music and non-music educators alike, the curriculum explores core concepts and major figures in jazz through accessible, interactive lessons that demonstrate the exuberant, rich cultural heritage and definitive musical elements inherent in jazz.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Center

    Posted on December 24th, 2001 in Profiles & Interviews

    “Let the ass-whipping begin,” Wynton remarked, a bit of opening commentary as he walked onto the 65th Street project courts. Nothing personal, Wynton said; with him, ass-whipping need not be adversarial. It can be more a statement of loving engagement with the material at hand, be it Mahler, “East St. Louis Toodle-oo,” or a supposedly friendly game of one-on-one. Still, it was probably a mistake, snickering when the musician started in about his jumper, how sweet it was. Somehow it seemed unlikely, unfair, creepy even, that Wynton—only 40 but already into his second decade as the semi-officially anointed “most important musician of his generation,” the only jazzman ever to get a Pulitzer Prize (for his symphonic-size Blood on the Fields), winner of both jazz and classical Grammys on the same night, one of Time magazine’s “25 most influential Americans”—might be good at basketball too.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton’s commencement address at Connecticut College 2001

    Posted on May 26th, 2001 in Speech

    You know, I never write a speech because I feel that when you write something, you go long. But for this one, I wrote one, and if it goes long, I might just stop in the middle of it and start playing. Now, this is kind of new; I’ve never actually read one, so excuse me while I try to find my right, proper angle.   Keep reading »