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  • Wynton Marsalis Septet at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola on December 26-31

    Posted on November 4th, 2013 in Concerts | 4

    Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola ends the year on a high note with an unprecedented residency by the legendary Wynton Marsalis Septet from December 26 – 31, including two special performances on New Year’s Eve.   Keep reading »

  • What do Tom Brady and the conductor of the NY Philharmonic have in common? - CBS This Morning

    Posted on November 4th, 2013 in TV show | 1

    A great football game, like a great orchestral performance, is a show of tempo, finesse, and rhythm. CBS News cultural correspondent Wynton Marsalis talked with New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and NY Philharmonic conductor Alan Gilbert about the similarities.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton’s interview with Tom Brady to air on Monday on CBS

    Posted on November 3rd, 2013 in News | 2

    What do Tom Brady (quarterback of the New England Patriots) and Alan Gilbert (conductor of the NY Philharmonic) have in common? Check out Wynton on *CBS This Morning* as he discovers the similarities in these seemingly opposite professions. Monday, November 4, 2013 at 8:30am EST   Keep reading »

  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Swings in The Holidays

    Posted on October 31st, 2013 in Concerts, Streaming | 0

    This holiday season, Jazz at Lincoln Center brings back Big Band Holidays, a favorite seasonal tradition in Rose Theater, and the second annual Ring In The Swing: A New Year’s Eve Dance Party, the organization’s swing dance party and concert, in The Allen Room.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis to become Director of Jazz Studies of Juilliard

    Posted on October 28th, 2013 in News | 2

    he Juilliard School and Jazz at Lincoln Center today jointly announced that Wynton Marsalis, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Managing & Artistic Director and a Juilliard alumnus, will become Director of Jazz Studies at Juilliard beginning July 1, 2014.    Keep reading »

  • “Abyssinian: A Gospel Celebration” - Live Webcasts From The House Of Swing

    Posted on October 23rd, 2013 in Streaming | 1

    Raise your voices and lift your hearts as the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Damien Sneed, and the 70-piece Chorale Le Chateau webcast live only Abyssinian: A Gospel Celebration, an historic hand–clappin’, tambourine-slappin’ celebration scheduled to take place October 24th, 25th and 26th at 8PM ET.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis Goes Back To Church For ‘Abyssinian Mass’

    Posted on October 19th, 2013 in Articles | 0

    Wynton Marsalis is sipping hot tea in a church conference room before the evening’s performance. His custom-made Monette Raja trumpet — with its built-in mouthpiece and black opal inlays — sits by his side. He’s riffing on one of his favorite subjects: the universality of rhythm. “That rolling 6/8 rhythm is in African religious music, it’s in Anglican religious music,” he says, humming a complicated pattern and tapping his fingers on his notebook. “In a slower tempo it would be ‘Greensleeves.’” He scats the melody. “Now stay in that time, here’s the African 6/8 ... now let’s go into the jazz shuffle.” More tapping. “It’s the same rhythm.”   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis Toots His Own Horn

    Posted on October 8th, 2013 in Interview | 0

    Yes, Wynton Marsalis has soul. The knee-jerk criticism of the 51-year-old jazz trumpeter ever since his self-titled 1981 album has been that, while always technically impeccable, his playing lacks soulful spirit. “I’ve never heard anything Wynton played sound like it meant anything at all,” pianist Keith Jarrett once told The New York Times. And so it’s somewhat ironic that this month should see the debut of both The Spiritual Side of Wynton Marsalis (a collection of spiritually inspired works) and Abyssian: A Gospel Celebration, a nationwide tour.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis personally compiles and produces “The Spiritual Side of Wynton Marsalis”

    Posted on September 24th, 2013 in CD | 0

    Rich collection of spiritually inspired works recorded 1988 to 2002, originally released on Columbia Records and Sony Classical, available everywhere October 22. Concurrent with 16-city “Abyssinian: A Gospel Celebration Tour,” October 3-27, featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, conductor Damien Sneed, and 70-voice Chorale Le Chateau   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis returns to Harvard for the fifth in his series of lectures-performance

    Posted on September 10th, 2013 in Lecture, Streaming | 2

    Wynton Marsalis will continue his lecture series this month, featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra at Sanders Theatre on Sept. 26. Marsalis’ lecture, “Setting the Communal Table: The Evolution of the Jazz Orchestra,” will illustrate the relationship of written to improvised music and solo to ensemble playing, showcase important and unique musical techniques, and provide philosophical and communal insights. The lecture will begin at 7 p.m. and will be live streamed at Harvard.edu/livestream.   Keep reading »