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  • Wynton Marsalis plays for the Village Vanguard 70th Anniversary

    Posted on February 13th, 2005 in Concerts, Quartet | 0

    Next week Wynton will perform with his quartet as part of the Village Vanguard‘s 70th-anniversary celebration. He will play on February 16, 2005 for two sets on 9 -11 PM The Wynton Marsalis Quartet personnel is: Wynton Marsalis – trumpet Carlos Henriquez – bass Ali Jackson – drums Aaron Goldberg – piano   Keep reading »

  • Wynton played at Ossie Davis’ funeral

    Posted on February 13th, 2005 in Tribute | 1

    The actor Ossie Davis was remembered yesterday with rousing eulogies by Harry Belafonte and Bill Clinton and a musical tribute by Wynton Marsalis in a service that lasted almost four hours and was described by several speakers as a state funeral for black America. The prominent speakers also included Maya Angelou, Burt Reynolds and Alan Alda, who all hailed Mr. Davis for devoting his life to civil rights, and using his considerable talent to that end. Thousands of mourners packed Riverside Church in Morningside Heights, Manhattan, to pay respects to Mr. Davis, who died on Feb. 4 at the age of 87.…   Keep reading »

  • New tour dates for the Wynton Marsalis Quartet

    Posted on February 4th, 2005 in Concerts, Quartet, Tour | 3

    We have just updated the 2005 tour dates for the Wyntn Marsalis Quartet. Wynton will tour with Ali Jackson (drums) and Carlos Henriquez (bass). Eric Lewis (piano) has just left the group and the LCJO, so Wynton is still deciding on a pianist. Chck the new dates in our tour section   Keep reading »

  • A love Supreme, the new Wynton Marsalis and JLCO’s album, is out !

    Posted on January 18th, 2005 in CD, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra | 0

    Palmetto Records has just released   Keep reading »

  • Wynton appears in a new documentary-film to be out in February

    Posted on January 15th, 2005 in Video | 1

    The film, ‘‘A Trumpet at the Walls of Jericho: The Untold Story of Samuel Harrison,” chronicles the life of Harrison, a freed slave and a giant in the antislavery movement. It features a soundtrack by jazz pianist Eric Lewis of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and will be shown on PBS stations in February for Black History Month. A Trumpet at the Walls of Jericho, portions of which were filmed in Hudson and at Hale’s Farm, is narrated by Ossie Davis. Wynton also appears in the film, along with WRA archivist and historian Tom Vince, who makes a cameo…   Keep reading »

  • A young Wynton Marsalis with Art Blakey on DVD

    Posted on January 15th, 2005 in DVD | 0

    Out this month is a DVD version of a 1982 concert of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers in performance at the Baird Auditorium at the Smithsonian Institution. The hourlong concert features a young Wynton Marsalis on trumpet, his brother Branford on baritone saxophone, Bill Pierce on tenor sax, Donald Brown on piano and Charles Fambrough on bass as they swing through “Little Man,” “My Ship,” “New York,” “Webb City” and a closing medley. A brief interview with Blakey is included. Buy the DVD on Amazon.com   Keep reading »

  • Unforgivable Blackness is now available on DVD

    Posted on January 14th, 2005 in DVD | 1

    Unforgivable Blackness, the Ken Burns’ documentary about iconic black heavyweight champion Jack Johnson is now available on DVD. Combining photographs and film footage with music provided by Wynton Marsalis, Burns’ portrait of Johnson clicks on at least three levels: as a biography, as a piece of sports history, and, most important, as a lesson on race relations in the early 20th century. Drawing on blues, jazz and ragtime, Wynton collects and re-creates the musical styles that Johnson heard – and sometimes played – and uses them to portray the exhilarating rise and predictable fall of America’s first black heavyweight champion. Buy…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton’s phone message to the Marines in Tampa

    Posted on January 12th, 2005 in Wishes | 1

    Greg Johnson, a trumpet player and Marine in Tampa, Florida, has known Wynton for several years. He called Wynton before the holidays to see if he could record a phone message to a group of Marines who were shipping out to Iraq shortly. The time also coincided with the Marines birthday. The recording was made for 800 Marines in Tampa, Florida, November 13th, 2004. Greg played the recorded message for the troops that evening before they shipped out and he said it had a huge effect on them; their eyes swelled and it was very silent at the end of the message.…   Keep reading »

  • Happy Holidays from Wynton and Jazz at Lincoln Center

    Posted on December 25th, 2004 in Wishes | 1

    From Wynton to all his fans: Best wishes for a swinging holiday season and a brilliant new year! Now it’s possible to donwload a special e-card by Wynton from JALC web site   Keep reading »

  • Wynton honored as State Department’s Culture Connect Ambassador

    Posted on December 17th, 2004 in Award | 0

    At a special U.S. Department of State ceremony December 13, Secretary of State Colin Powell honored 13 celebrities in the arts and sports who serve as the Department’s CultureConnect ambassadors, reaching out to young people around the world. The CultureConnect program, created by Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Patricia S. Harrison, recruits men and women acclaimed in their fields who are willing to contribute their time and talent on behalf of youth. Those honored at the ceremony include: dancer and choreographer Debbie Allen; opera singer Denyce Graves; architect Daniel Libeskind, designer of the new World Trade…   Keep reading »