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  • An Epic History of Black Experience, in Music and Movement

    Posted on November 11th, 2005 in Review

    Garth Fagan and Wynton Marsalis have been friends for more than 20 years, and since 1991 have collaborated frequently. Wednesday night at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater, to open a run through Sunday of Garth Fagan Dance, Mr. Marsalis and his septet played live for a lovely revival of their first collaboration, “Griot New York,” first seen at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.   Keep reading »

  • Photoreport about Wynton at White House

    Posted on November 11th, 2005 in Photo

    Yesterday, President George W. Bush honored Wynton and other authors, musicians and historians from New York and elsewhere, with the National Medal of Arts and the National Humanities Medal.   Keep reading »

  • The fan club beginnings… Part VI (The legend of Buddy Bolden)

    Posted on November 10th, 2005 in Video

    ..Buddy Bolden could play so loud, he could make the rain stay up in the sky. Then he could turn around and play a song so sweet, it would make your mama cry…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton to receive the National Medal of Arts

    Posted on November 9th, 2005 in News

    U.S. President George Bush plans to present the 2005 National Humanities Medals and National Medals of Arts in Oval Office ceremonies Thursday. Wynton is among those who will receive a National Medal of Arts   Keep reading »

  • Jazz ABZ is now available in bookstores

    Posted on November 9th, 2005 in Books

    Wynton has collaborated with illustrator Paul Rogers and jazz historian Phil Schaap to create a children’s book…while Rogers developed the concept for the book, he sought the help of Wynton to bring it to fruition.   Keep reading »

  • The Return of the Broadway Boogie-Woogie

    Posted on November 7th, 2005 in Profiles & Interviews

    THE choreographer Garth Fagan and Wynton Marsalis, the co-founder and artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center, go way back. They met in the 1980’s when Mr. Fagan, a jazz aficionado, took his dancers to New York clubs to hear Mr. Marsalis play. “I knew we could learn from him,” Mr. Fagan said in a recent conference call with Mr. Marsalis. “I sensed we saw things the same way.” Eventually he invited Mr. Marsalis to a rehearsal at the company’s headquarters in Rochester.   Keep reading »

  • New York Diarist: Strength in Swing

    Posted on November 7th, 2005 in Profiles & Interviews

    Immediately following the landing of Hurricane Katrina, I received hundreds of phone calls from all over the world. They offered sympathy and resources. I don’t get those phone calls now. The ones I receive now are rife with disgust at bureaucratic fumbling, with rage at an unspecified they who are in charge of everything from predicting which levees would break to choosing which people will return. They made it happen.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton at Norwich Free Academy

    Posted on November 4th, 2005 in Speech

    Yesterday, Wynton visited the Norwich Free Academy as part of the school’s Sesquicentennial Anniversary Music Celebration. Wynton spoke to students and presented a critique of the student jazz band. Here are two reviews of the event from Norwich Bullettin and The Day.com You can also visit the Norwich Free Academyy web site, to enjoy more photos from the event.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton and Garth Fagan Dance performing Griot New York

    Posted on November 4th, 2005 in Concerts

    On November 9, 2005, the choreographer Garth Fagan celebrates his 35th-anniversary season with a one-night-only reprise of Griot New York, with live music by the Wynton Marsalis Septet, at Rose Theater, Frederick P. Rose Hall.   Keep reading »

  • The fan club beginnings… Part V (Second line with Olympia Brass Band)

    Posted on November 3rd, 2005 in Video

    Perugia, 1993. Wynton, with Wycliffe Gordon and Wessel Anderson playing the Second Line with Olympia Brass Band.   Keep reading »