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  • Abyssinian: A Gospel Celebration U.S. Tour Dates

    Posted on September 5th, 2013 in Tour | 16

    Marsalis’ Abyssinian Mass, a landmark collaboration of jazz, gospel, instrumentation and vocals, tours U.S. performing arts centers and churches.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis on MLK speech 50th Anniversary: We must walk together

    Posted on August 28th, 2013 in Transcript, TV show, Video | 2

    CBS News cultural correspondent Wynton Marsalis shares his deeply personal commentary on race relations and our progress on social issues across the U.S., 50 years after Martin Luther King Jr.‘s “I Have a Dream” speech and the March on Washington.   Keep reading »

  • Ahmad Jamal & Wynton Marsalis Open Jazz At Lincoln Center’s 2013–14 Season

    Posted on August 23rd, 2013 in Concerts, Streaming | 0

    Jazz at Lincoln Center proudly opens the 2013–14 season with Ahmad Jamal & Wynton Marsalis on September 19–21 at 8pm in Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th Street, New York, New York.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis: A Youngarts Masterclass - Hbo Family Documentary Series Debuts Sept. 9

    Posted on August 20th, 2013 in | 1

    The HBO Family documentary WYNTON MARSALIS: A YOUNGARTS MASTERCLASS kicks off the third season of the two-time Emmy-nominated series, following three promising musicians as they work with jazz legend, Wynton Marsalis. In the season debut MONDAY, SEPT. 9 (7:30-8:00 p.m. ET/PT), on HBO, the young virtuosos selected by the National YoungArts Foundation which offers talented high-school students from around the country the chance to be mentored by some of the worlds greatest artists prepare to perform alongside Marsalis at during a family Jazz for Young People concert performance at Jazz at Lincoln Center.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis at the 2013 Jazz in Marciac Festival – Both concerts will be webcast live!

    Posted on July 30th, 2013 in Streaming | 1

    Join Wynton Marsalis on Livestream as he returns to the 36th annual Jazz in Marciac Festival. In what has now become a yearly tradition, the Wynton Marsalis Quintet spends midsummer in France. Marsalis’ first night (July 31) features his dynamic quintet: Walter Blanding (saxophone), Carlos Henriquez (bass), Ali Jackson (drums) and Dan Nimmer (piano). On August 3, Marsalis collaborates with The Sachal Jazz Ensemble, master musicians from Pakistan, breaking musical boundaries by incorporating Eastern instruments into the iconic jazz repertoire.  The Sachal Jazz Ensemble are: Nijat Ali (director), Baqar Abbas (flute), Nafees Ahmad (sitar), Ijaz Hussain (tabla), Rafiq Ahmed (naal) and Najaf Ali (dholak, mardang).   Keep reading »

  • For The First Time, Wynton Marsalis Quintet Streams Live From Ronnie Scott’s

    Posted on July 20th, 2013 in Streaming | 3

    Audiences around the world will be able to catch Wynton Marsalis and his quintet’s sold out performance on Tuesday, July 23 at Ronnie Scott’s via livestream - in a first for the club. Featuring a multi-camera setup, the free HD broadcast will give viewers a true sense of being there. Marsalis is joined by Walter Blanding (sax/clarinet), Carlos Henriquez (bass), Ali Jackson (drums) and Dan Nimmer (piano).   Keep reading »

  • ‘After Midnight,’ Broadway Musical Co-Created by Wynton Marsalis, to Open in Fall

    Posted on June 28th, 2013 in News | 1

    The music is timeless. The show is “AFTER MIDNIGHT.” Nine-Time Grammy Award and Pulitzer Prize Winner Wynton Marsalis and superstar fashion duo Isabel and Ruben Toledo create a hot new Broadway musical: “AFTER MIDNIGHT” Directed and choreographed by Warren Carlyle, previews begin at Broadway’s Brooks Atkinson Theatre on Friday, October 18, 2013 with an official opening set for Sunday, November 3, 2013   Keep reading »

  • The Wynton Marsalis DVD Series about Jazz and Trumpet

    Posted on June 28th, 2013 in | 1

    Hosted by Wynton and produced by PlayinTime Productions, these three master class DVD’s contain a wealth of great information delivered in that special Wynton style.   Keep reading »

  • Marsalis’ JLCO Swings Full Out in Philly

    Posted on June 24th, 2013 in Review | 0

    Last year, trumpeter Wynton Marsalis was in Verizon Hall in Philadelphia, he mostly gave a jazz history lecture, interspersed with a couple of tunes by small jazz chamber ensemble from his Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra who dazzled, however briefly. As much as the audience was entertained by Marsalis, the raconteur (he can’t become that senior sage soon enough) he left us musically parched. This month, Marsalis, was back with the full 15-piece Lincoln Center Orchestra, and it was all about the music, he gave a few brief song intros, but otherwise cued two hours of protean big-band artistry.   Keep reading »

  • The Bellingham Herald: Q&A with Wynton Marsalis

    Posted on June 23rd, 2013 in Interview | 0

    Q&A with Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra leader Wynton Marsalis The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra is acknowledged as one of the top big bands in the world. Its leader is nine-time Grammy Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning trumpeter / composer Wynton Marsalis, who for much of his 30-plus-year career has been both hailed as the public face of traditional jazz and criticized for what is perceived as a strict, often non-inclusive definition of the genre.   Keep reading »