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  • Coltrane 101: Echoes of a Giant

    Posted on September 8th, 2006 in Profiles & Interviews

    JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER’S more ambitious concerts, while playing to an audience impressed by flash and smoothness, never completely lose their pedantic side; they’re always functioning in part as lessons. But sometimes that doesn’t sound so appealing. The cost of living is rising faster than salaries, and now even pleasure is work? And whose jazz history is this, anyway? Doesn’t jazz activate a loose, adaptable kind of intelligence that teaches you to be suspicious of someone else’s agenda?   Keep reading »

  • Wynton has a new Monette mouthpiece and trumpet

    Posted on August 29th, 2006 in News | 5

    Last July, Dave Monette brought out Wynton a new PRANA 3 Bb trumpet, serial number 2070. He also brought a few prototype mouthpieces for Wynton to try. The new PRANA B2S3 was the winner, which Wynton has been playing all year.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton hosts “Jazz and Juice” in New Orleans

    Posted on August 28th, 2006 in News

    Tonight, Wynton hosts “jazz and Juice,” the opening of Kunflma Gallery’s bar featuring drinks, hors d’oeuvres and a raffle. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Kunflama Boutique & Gallery 1920 Magazine St., 586-1606   Keep reading »

  • Photos about Wynton in Vienne 2006

    Posted on August 28th, 2006 in Concerts, Photo

    New and interesting photos has been published, about Wynton’ s concert in Vienne this summer. Enjoy them on flickr.com   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis: The Once and Future King of Jazz at Lincoln Center

    Posted on August 27th, 2006 in Profiles & Interviews

    Hollering the blues, backed by a tambourine and twangy acoustic guitar, Mr. Marsalis was a study in contradictions. He was invoking rustic folk traditions while attired in a Brooks Brothers tuxedo and white tie. And he was sounding a note of abject despair while basking in the glow of 1,400 admirers, some of whom had paid as much as $2,500, as part of the fifth annual spring gala of Jazz at Lincoln Center.   Keep reading »

  • Jazz in America, To the Beat Of a Smooth One-Man Band

    Posted on August 27th, 2006 in Profiles & Interviews

    ‘OH Lord,’’ Wynton Marsalis cried from the stage of the Apollo Theater. ‘‘Oh Lord,’’ he repeated, in an unsteady but soulful voice. ‘‘What have I done?’’   Keep reading »

  • Listen to Wynton Marsalis Septet’s concert in Marciac 2006

    Posted on August 27th, 2006 in Music | 5

    Wynton’s recent concert (11 August) in Marciac Jazz Festival 2006 will be aired tonight by RadioFrance. (Windows Media Player required) Click on the link: “ecouter le direct” on the right-top of the page to listen the web-cast of the program. It will be aired tonight at 23:00 (Paris time)   Keep reading »

  • Wynton to be featured in the new Spike Lee film about Katrina

    Posted on August 21st, 2006 in News, Video | 2

    Entitled: When the Levees Broke, Spike Lee’s emotionally haunting two-night chronicle of Hurricane Katrina is a documentary masterpiece, unfolding over four hours tonight and at 9 p.m. Tuesday. Deftly mixing news footage of the harrowing devastation as tragic events unfolded late last August and early September, Lee adds an unforgettably rich human tapestry of witness interviews.   Keep reading »

  • Metropolitan Opera commissions new work from Wynton Marsalis and John Guare

    Posted on August 16th, 2006 in News

    The Metropolitan Opera has commissioned a new opera from Wynton and award-winning playwright John Guare. The project was revealed during an interview Met general manager Peter Gelb gave to Playbill.com yesterday.   Keep reading »

  • Jude Law & Wynton Marsalis Team Up

    Posted on August 16th, 2006 in Concerts | 4

    On 18 September 2006 in New Orleans, Jude Law will host a fundraising concert to benefit musicians afflicted by Hurricane Katrina. Other co-chairs for the event include Wynton and Doug Brinkley, NY Times best-selling author. The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra will be performing. Only 10 percent of musicians remain in New Orleans. You can make a donation: http://www.musicfortomorrow.org/d.html By making a donation, you are helping to preserve America’s cultural heritage.   Keep reading »