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  • Wynton’s new album will be out on November 30, 2004

    Posted on November 18th, 2004 in CD | 0

    Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson Wynton Marsalis has lent his compositional and performing talents to the creation of the original score for the new PBS Ken Burns documentary Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise And Fall Of Jack Johnson, a detailed portrait of the first African-American Heavyweight Champion of the World. Wynton and Ken Burns last worked together on Burns’s 2000 PBS documentary Jazz, a 10-part series that explored the history of the music, on which Wynton was Senior Creative Consultant. The music on Unforgivable Blackness comprises 16 new Wynton compositions and seven interpretations of material composed by WC…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton on the cover of Jazz Week

    Posted on November 17th, 2004 in Articles, Interview | 0

    JazzWeek just announced the release of the new PDF Edition of JazzWeek. Each weekly edition will include feature stories, articles, industry news, CD and DVD reviews, and jazz and smooth jazz radio airplay charts. The week’s feature and cover story is an interview with Wynton Marsalis about Jazz at Lincoln Center’s new home. This first PDF edition is available for a free download (PDF 1.2 mb)   Keep reading »

  • The Wynton Marsalis Quintet playing in Binghamton

    Posted on November 15th, 2004 in Concerts, Quintet, Tour | 0

    Friday, November 19 2004, Wynton with his Quintet is going to play in Binghamton (NY) at the Broome Center Forum More info about tickets on Ticketmaster.com   Keep reading »

  • Listen to Wynton on Jazz at Lincoln Center Radio

    Posted on November 14th, 2004 in Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Radio | 0

    Tango – El Arranque with the LCJO Argentina’s El Arranque and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra trade tunes and players then premiere a new Wynton Marsalis concerto written for the occasion. Listen to it (Real Player required)   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis and Ken Burns honor the life of Jack Johnson

    Posted on November 9th, 2004 in CD, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Septet, Tribute | 1

    Jazz at Lincoln Center proudly commemorates the Jack Johnson Festival in its new home, Frederick P. Rose Hall, for two special evenings of jazz and film on Friday, November 12 and Saturday, November 13 at 8:00pm. During the first half of the program, acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns, along with Wynton, will provide commentary and present clips from Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson, Mr. Burns’ upcoming documentary on the heavyweight-boxing champion, author, patent-holding inventor and aspiring bass player. Wynton composed the original score and, with the Wynton Marsalis Septet, will perform this extraordinary music during the second half of…   Keep reading »

  • Jazz in motion reviewed by the New York Times

    Posted on November 5th, 2004 in New York Times, Review | 0

    On the New York Times there’s a review of Jazz in motion, the Jazz at Lincoln Center presentation with works by four choreographers and music by Wynton Marsalis. Jazz in motion took place on October 3 and 4 and will be repeated tonight at the Frederick P. Rose Theater.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton on the cover of Jazz Hot Magazine

    Posted on November 5th, 2004 in Review | 0

    Wynton is on the cover of the   Keep reading »

  • Photo and video from “Stand up for Jazz” featuring Bill Cosby

    Posted on November 4th, 2004 in Concerts, iTunes, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Photo, Podcast, Special report, Video | 0

    On Thursday October 21, in Frederick P. Rose Theater, the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton played a short opening set of jazz tunes that deal with humor. Some were directly representational (Wynton’s Ellingtonian “Back to Basics,” which portrays laughter through a trumpet), some just sounded happy-go-lucky (Thelonious Monk’s singsong “Green Chimneys”) and some were jazz’s best novelty songs (’‘Salt Peanuts’‘ and ‘‘Open the Door, Richard’‘). Then Mr. Cosby performed stand-up comedy for 90 minutes, using a reduced version of the orchestra behind him to cue incidental music to his routines. (Click the link below to open the Quicktime…   Keep reading »

  • Photo and video from the JALC Grand Opening Inaugural Gala

    Posted on November 3rd, 2004 in Concerts, iTunes, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Photo, Podcast, Special report, Video | 0

    On October 20 at 8pm, the Frederick P. Rose Theater played host to the inaugural gala, with celebrities such as former Vice President Al Gore and actor Robert Redford in the house, and a buffet of artists on stage. Wynton was alternately emotive and brazen on “Just a Closer Walk with Thee.” Saxophonists Joe Lovano and Branford Marsalis swung abstractedly through “Tenor Madness.” Patti Austin mimicked Ella Fitzgerald on “How High the Moon,” and Liza Minnelli broke it up with a rousing “New York, New York.” (Click the link below to open the Quicktime video directly or right-click to save the…   Keep reading »

  • Jazz In Motion: World Premieres by Wynton Marsalis

    Posted on November 2nd, 2004 in Ballet, Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra | 1

    Guaranteed kinetic energy takes place on the stage of the Rose Theater on November 3, 4, 5 at 8pm with Jazz In Motion. Welcome, composed by Wynton Marsalis and choreographed by Peter Martins, is performed by Charles McPherson and a New York City Ballet dancer. Visionary Elizabeth Streb and her dance company STREB debut Gauntlet, with new music by Joe Chambers and his percussion ensemble. Tap genius Savion Glover and his ensemble ignite the stage in the evening’s final world premiere to new music composed by Wynton. Reprises include past Wynton collaborations with Tony Award-winner Garth Fagan and New York City Ballet’…   Keep reading »