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  • The Wynton Marsalis fan club podcast on iTunes Music Store

    Posted on March 23rd, 2006 in News | 5

    Our podcast is now on iTunes Music Store !   Keep reading »

  • Wynton and JALC celebrate New Orleans

    Posted on March 21st, 2006 in Concerts | 2

    Jazz at Lincoln Center announced a full-scale celebration of New Orleans from the Big Easy to the Big Apple. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO) with Wynton Marsalis will perform free events for people of all ages, including concerts, master classes, clinics, and workshops during a weeklong residency in New Orleans from April 17-23. The residency is in conjunction with the state of Louisiana and in partnership with the French Quarter Festival in New Orleans.   Keep reading »

  • The Wynton Marsalis Septet And Curtis Stigers At Rose Theater

    Posted on March 20th, 2006 in Concerts

    Wynton and Curtis Stigers will headline the concert, All That Jazz: Now That’s HIP! At Rose Theater on Tuesday, March 21, 2006 at 8pm. The Wynton Marsalis’ Septet and Curtis Stigers will present each of their two distinct approaches to jazz. For the first half of the night, Curtis Stigers will push the boundaries of conventional jazz with his strong voice and soothing saxophone. Mr. Stigers will be joined by Matthew Fries on Piano, Phil Palombi on Bass and Keith Hall on drums. For the second half, Wynton, with his quintet, will demonstrate the virtuosity and energy that has made him a household name.   Keep reading »

  • Secrets of greatness: How I work

    Posted on March 10th, 2006 in Profiles & Interviews | 2

    You don’t want trumpet players and musicians being your primary business decision-makers. It’s not possible for me to do that and write music, program the season, and conduct the band. I really do let people do their jobs, so when we come together, we know what each is supposed to do. But I weigh in on everything.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton and the new Louisiana Tourism Campaign

    Posted on March 10th, 2006 in Video | 7

    The Louisiana state rolled out a star-studded, $7 million advertising campaign Tuesday to lure tourists back to Louisiana and boost the sluggish economy along the hurricane-ravaged coast. Called “Fall in Love with Louisiana All Over Again,” the campaign consists of a commercial and half-dozen print ads.   Keep reading »

  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Plans More ‘Sweep’ in New Season

    Posted on March 10th, 2006 in Profiles & Interviews | 3

    Conservatism has been the charge most often leveled at Jazz at Lincoln Center by its critics over the years. So it is significant that the organization’s next season, its third since it established a permanent home in the Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle, advances the theme “Innovations in Jazz.”   Keep reading »

  • Wynton and The Lancaster Symphony Orchestra to perform

    Posted on March 6th, 2006 in Concerts | 3

    On March 15, Wynton is coming to Lancaster County to join the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra in concert at the American Music Theatre at 7:30 p.m The concert will benefit St. James Episcopal Church’s Anchorage breakfast program for the poor and homeless in Downtown Lancaster and the Orchestra’s Sound Discovery educational programs.   Keep reading »

  • A Visitor From the West Takes Charge of the Band

    Posted on February 27th, 2006 in Review | 4

    Gerald Wilson, the trumpeter, composer, arranger and conductor, is 87. On Thursday at the Rose Theater, taking part in “Central Avenue Breakdown,” a Jazz at Lincoln Center concert centering on Los Angeles jazz, he hijacked the evening. It was not his band, and not his city, but he handled the 15-member Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra like a paper airplane.   Keep reading »

  • Los Angeles: Central Avenue Breakdown

    Posted on February 25th, 2006 in Review

    A few years ago I was talking to veteran L.A. tenormen Teddy Edwards and Harold Land while preparing to host a “Jazz Talk” show at Lincoln Center. Teddy, the elder statesman, was referencing old time musicians who worked in the clubs along L.A.‘s Central Avenue and Harold mentioned that he had never heard of them. I chimed in that, of course, if Harold had not heard of these players than I certainly hadn’t. Teddy looked at us and smiled. “There’s no mystery here,” he said. “The reason why you haven’t heard about these musicians is because in the old days in the Central Avenue clubs there simply were no jazz writers.”   Keep reading »

  • Shaken but Not Broken

    Posted on February 19th, 2006 in Profiles & Interviews

    The impact of Katrina really hit me when I couldn’t find the restaurant that serves my favorite po’ boy sandwiches. I was in the Uptown area, looking for Mandina’s. But everything around it was devastated. So I kept driving back and forth and looking—even though I also knew that if I did find it, there was no way in the world it would be open.   Keep reading »