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  • Wynton presents the Suite for Human Nature

    Posted on November 30th, 2004 in Composition, Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra | 1

    The Washington Performing Arts Society, the Black Student Fund and Friedman, Billings & Ramsey present the Ambassador of Jazz, Wynton Marsalis, and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, featuring The Boys Choir of Harlem and guest vocalists, in the world premiere performance of the Suite for Human Nature, a heartwarming musical holiday fable, at Washington’s Lincoln Theatre. Following the opening night performance at Lincoln Theatre, Friedman Billings Ramsey will host a festive fundraiser, the Suite for Human Nature Celebration, at the nearby Thurgood Marshall Center to celebrate the world premiere of Wynton Marsalis’ Suite for Human Nature. The post-concert reception…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton hosts “Jazz for young people” in Harlem

    Posted on November 26th, 2004 in Concerts, Jazz for young people | 1

    Jazz at Lincoln Center produces the first Jazz for Young People concert programs in Harlem and in its new home, Frederick P. Rose Hall with Jazz: The Big Picture on Friday, December 3, 2004 at 10:00 am and 12:15 pm at the Apollo Theater (for school groups only) and Saturday, December 4, 2004 at 11:00am and 1:00pm in Rose Theater (for families). Wynton will host these concerts that will explore how the visual arts and jazz come together in the works of Romare Bearden, Jackson Pollock and others. The popular Jazz for Young People series, now in it’s 12th season, will continue on May 6, 2005 at…   Keep reading »

  • 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 »