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  • Wynton Marsalis as Keynote Speaker at Frank Sinatra School of the Arts

    Posted on June 8th, 2005 in Speech | 1

    Wynton will address the senior class of Frank Sinatra School of the Arts (FSSA) at graduation ceremonies to be held on Monday, June 27 at 3 p.m. Welcoming Wynton Marsalis to the event will be singer Tony Bennett, who was the guiding force behind establishing the school, which opened in 2001. The graduation ceremonies will be held at the Main Stage Theatre of La Guardia Community College (Building E) in Long Island City, NY.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton in a BET Jazz documentary

    Posted on June 7th, 2005 in TV show | 0

    Celebrating June as Black Music Month, BET Jazz will broadcast Sounds of Harlem, a salute to the musical legacy of New York’s culturally rich community of Harlem. Premiering Sunday, June 12, Sounds of Harlem is a one-hour look at the past, present, and future contributions that Harlem has made, and makes, to the foundation of American entertainment. The broadcast will feature commentary from U.S. Congressman Charles B. Rangel, Apollo Theatre restorer Percy E. Sutton, plus Bill Cosby, Maya Angelou, Wynton Marsalis, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Ed Bradley, Harry Smith, Arthur Mitchell, Joe Sample, Tamara Tunie, Paquito Rivera, Arturo O’Farrill and…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton speaks about jazz in the Allen Room

    Posted on June 7th, 2005 in Jazz at Lincoln Center, Speech | 0

    Here is the report that the blogger Betsy Devine does about a recent evening (June 5, 2005) at Jazz at Lincoln Center.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton and the 4th Annual Spring Gala at the Apollo Theatre

    Posted on June 1st, 2005 in Concerts, Septet | 0

    On Monday, June 6, 2005 at 7:30pm, Jazz at Lincoln Center will produce a special evening with some of music’s greatest talents: the Wynton Marsalis Septet with Lyle Lovett, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Robert Downey, Jr., Wynonna Judd, and Tom Jones. The concert, held at the Apollo Theater at 253 West 125th St., will be the centerpiece of the arts organization’s 4th Annual Spring Gala 2005 themed “That’s Entertainment.” The proceeds of the evening will benefit the hundreds of performance and educational programs produced by Jazz at Lincoln Center. The evening will begin with the concert followed by a festive…   Keep reading »

  • “Swinging Music of Thad Jones” reviewed by the New York Times

    Posted on May 21st, 2005 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, New York Times, Review, Tribute | 0

    The first of two concerts at Frederick P. Rose Hall about the music of Thad Jones was reviewed by the New York Times on the web. This night there will be the second concert, performed, as the first one, by Wynton and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. Read the review on the New York Times (free registration needed)   Keep reading »

  • Wynton and the Essentially Ellington Jazz Band Competition 2005

    Posted on May 19th, 2005 in Concerts, Interview, Jazz at Lincoln Center | 1

    (interview by Associated Press) Wynton Marsalis didn’t mind losing sleep for some high school band members. While on tour in a town “somewhere in Washington state” a few months ago, “I was doing a gig and it was midnight,” Marsalis told The Associated Press. “This girl, about 14, came to see me and I said, ‘What are you doing out so late?’” Marsalis said the teen told him she really wanted to be there, even if she had to be up for 6 a.m. band practice. “I told her, ‘I’ll be there — if you wake me up! Just let…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis swings the music of Thad Jones

    Posted on May 12th, 2005 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Tribute | 0

    Jazz at Lincoln Center closes the 2004-2005 inaugural season in Frederick P. Rose Hall by celebrating the music of legendary jazz trumpeter, cornetist and composer, Thad Jones, with two very special events. On May 19 – 21 at 8:00pm in Rose Theater, the world-renowned Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis will perform Swinging Music of Thad Jones, an interpretation of Thad Jones’s work, including new arrangements by Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra trombonist Vincent Gardner. For this concert in Rose Theater, special guests Billy Harper (tenor sax), Jerry Dodgion (alto sax) and Marc Cary (piano) will join the orchestra. Tickets for Swinging…   Keep reading »

  • Don Quixote Rides Again, With an Ellingtonian Sidekick

    Posted on May 12th, 2005 in Review | 0

    More than two hours of original jazz music was played at Rose Theater on Thursday night. It was shaped around stories from “Don Quixote” and scored for 15 musicians and 2 singers, with a professional actor reading about 5,000 words of Cervantes in and around 23 songs and instrumental sketches. It was ambitious, well played, deeply Ellingtonian - and completely indigestible.   Keep reading »

  • New tour dates for the Wynton Marsalis Quartet and LCJO

    Posted on April 22nd, 2005 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Quartet, Tour | 2

    We have updated our tour section with the official summer-fall tour schedule for the Wynton Marsalis Quartet and the LCJO. More news (and dates…) to come soon… Check the new dates in our tour section   Keep reading »

  • One years ago…

    Posted on April 19th, 2005 in Photo, Review | 0

    Thank you to Nick, a young Wynton’s fan, we received a link about the concert of Wynton Marsalis Quartet at The Raue Center for the Arts (Crystal Lake, IL) on April 18, 2004 Following the link you’ll find a review and some photos.   Keep reading »