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  • ‘Congo’ dedicated to New Orleans

    Posted on April 16th, 2006 in Profiles & Interviews

    Wynton Marsalis has lived in the Big Apple for more than 25 years, but his heart is still in the Big Easy, as befits a New Orleans native whose music is steeped in the rich cultural traditions of his hometown.   Keep reading »

  • Marsalis mixes it up

    Posted on April 14th, 2006 in Profiles & Interviews | 9

    Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra celebrate his native New Orleans next week with the premiere of Congo Square, an 80-minute composition co-written and performed with Ghanian drum master Yacub Addy and his nine-piece ensemble, Odadaa!   Keep reading »

  • “Marsalis on Music” reviewed on All About Jazz

    Posted on April 14th, 2006 in Review

    Marsalis on Music, trumpeter Wynton Marsalis’ groundbreaking audio/visual music education project from 1995, was produced by Sony Classical Film & Video, debuted in the US on PBS, and subsequently translated and shown around the world. The Peabody Award-winning program provides an excellent introduction to classical and jazz music, all in a fun and identifiable way. The video version is available in libraries, schools and rental clubs everywhere.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton will play with Paco De Lucia this summer in Vitoria

    Posted on April 6th, 2006 in Concerts | 1

    This year, the prestigious Vitoria Jazz Festival celebrates its 30th anniversary. On Tuesday 11 July, the audience of Mendizorroza Sports Hall will witness a worldwide premiere, a unique meeting between two geniuses that has been eagerly desired for some time. The guitar of Paco de Lucía will host Wynton Marsalis’ trumpet, as a special guest. It is an encounter between flamenco and jazz that is certain to offer some magic moments.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton at The Juilliard School 100th Anniversary Gala tonight

    Posted on April 3rd, 2006 in Concerts | 4

    The Juilliard School will mark its 100th anniversary tonight in a gala performance starring former students including conductor-composer John Williams, soprano Renée Fleming, actor Kevin Kline, Wynton Marsalis, violinist Itzhak Perlman, and pianist Emanuel Ax.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton’s playing - 20 years of jazz music

    Posted on March 31st, 2006 in Video | 7

    In these two video clips you’ll be able to see Wynton playing in 1980 (circa…) with Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, and a video where he plays Cherokee at Royal Albert Hall with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. (2000)   Keep reading »

  • Jazz ABZ at Hamilton Community Theatre

    Posted on March 29th, 2006 in News | 7

    The new Hamilton Community Theatre will present Jazz ABZ, a musical revue based on the book by Wynton Marsalis, April 2 and 9. The production is directed by Randy Forester. Musical direction is provided by Robert Crabtree who performs jazz keyboard and conducts the band.   Keep reading »

  • Jazz ABZ wins the 2006 Bologna Ragazzi Special Award

    Posted on March 24th, 2006 in Books | 3

    Jazz ABZ, written by Wynton Marsalis and illustratred by Paul Rogers, is the Winner of the 2006 Bologna Ragazzi Special Award: Words and Music. This is a special section for books on music to mark the 250th anniversary of the birth of W. A. Mozart, who lived in Bologna while studying at the Conservatoire.   Keep reading »

  • 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 »