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  • The Herald of Our Swinging Heritage

    Posted on October 23rd, 2006 in Profiles & Interviews | 1

    It sounds like a scene from the sitcom Everybody Hates Chris. The teenage Wynton Marsalis is walking home from school in New Orleans, carrying his books and papers in a blue American Tourister suitcase. Neighborhood kids hoot, because, really-a teenager carrying his books in a suitcase?   Keep reading »

  • Sizzling backup a bonus gift on jazzman’s birthday

    Posted on October 23rd, 2006 in Review | 2

    The coolest shindig in town Wednesday night had to be Wynton Marsalis’s 46th birthday concert. About 1,050 Victorians celebrated with the most famous jazz trumpeter alive, joining his quintet to sing Happy Birthday to the boss. Marsalis, natty in a tan three-piece suit, got into the fun himself on this unplanned encore with a solo spanning buttery bop flurries and echoes of Dixieland. Then, after offering a few notes to the audience sitting stage right, the trumpeter—seeming both pleased and faintly embarrassed—strolled off.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton wrote the foreword for the new Louis Armstrong DVD

    Posted on October 23rd, 2006 in News | 1

    This month saw the release of the Jazz Icons series by San Diego’s Reelin’ In The Years. Available on nine DVDs that will be released in a boxed set, the series features previously unreleased European performances by such legends as Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie and Thelonious Monk.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis puts Seattle jazz kids to the test

    Posted on October 23rd, 2006 in Review

    “When I tell you something,” said jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, wearing a suit and tie Saturday afternoon at the Paramount Theatre, “it’s with love, like you were my own son or daughter. Don’t take it as negative, but I am going to tell you something.”   Keep reading »

  • Marsalis hits the high notes in small-group show

    Posted on October 22nd, 2006 in Review

    “If I see something and you see something, it’s there,” explained trumpeter Wynton Marsalis Saturday, during his richly satisfying show at the Paramount Theatre. “And if it’s there, we’re both there, too. So there’s no ‘they.’ That’s why [this tune] is called ‘Find Me.’ “   Keep reading »

  • Happy Birthday Wynton !

    Posted on October 18th, 2006 in News | 49

    Today is Wynton’s 45th birthday. Feel free to submit your wishes to him, using the comments field to this post. :)   Keep reading »

  • Date changed for Wynton Marsalis Quintet

    Posted on October 16th, 2006 in Concerts | 1

    On October 24, the Wynton Marsalis Quintet is no longer performing at the Mondavi Center in Davis, CA but at the Napa Valley Opera House in Napa, CA.   Keep reading »

  • Video: Wynton visiting the New Jersey State Prison

    Posted on October 15th, 2006 in Video | 7

    In August 2005, Wynton visited the maximum security prison in Trenton to meet the inmates, who are members of a group called the Jazz Allstars Band, after receiving a letter from Jerald Albrecht, a convicted robber who plays a mean guitar.   Keep reading »

  • Summer 2003: Wynton playing in Gardone Riviera

    Posted on October 14th, 2006 in Video | 2

    We’ve just re-digitized some clips from our old web site, and they are now iPod ready.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton playing for Velocity Broadcasting tonight

    Posted on October 7th, 2006 in Concerts, Profiles & Interviews | 8

    Tonight, jazz fans—at least a select few—will get to hear Marsalis when Pittsburgh-based Velocity Broadcasting airs a 90-minute concert and commentary session with Marsalis and his quintet live from WQED. The event also will feature a performance from Matt Savage, a 14-year-old pianist with autism, and Omega Love, a Pittsburgh-based group that released a self-titled album earlier this year.   Keep reading »