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  • Wynton with Yacub Addy at the news conference in New Orleans

    Posted on April 19th, 2006 in Photo | 4

    Wynton opened a weeklong residency in New Orleans with a press conference at Basin Street Station. The visit, part of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s efforts to help New Orleans recover after Hurricane Katrina, will include master classes, clinics, workshops, and performances. On April 23, the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and Ghana’s Odadaa! will present the world premiere of Congo Square, a new work by Marsalis and Yacub Addy, the leader of Odadaa!   Keep reading »

  • Jazz great laments politics of New Orleans revival

    Posted on April 17th, 2006 in Profiles & Interviews

    NEW ORLEANS - Wynton Marsalis is an impatient man, so for the jazz trumpeter who’s become a global ambassador for New Orleans culture, the politics of reconstruction in his battered city are frustrating. Through 7-1/2 months of rebuilding after Hurricane Katrina, issues like bloated reconstruction contracts and loose minimum wage requirements have only added to the frustration, Marsalis said in an interview on Monday.   Keep reading »

  • ‘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 »