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  • 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 »

  • Wynton Marsalis on “Rebuild the Soul of America”

    Posted on August 16th, 2006 in Concerts | 7

    Wynton returns to New Orleans to commemorate Hurricane Katrina and help support the cultural infrastructure of a city devastated one year ago. “Celebrate Jazz Trio: Rebuild the Soul of America” is a three-day commemorative event sponsored by Harrah’s Casino that includes a concert; a talent search contest featuring performances by Wynton and the hottest local talent in the Mississippi Delta; and a free jazz and culinary event featuring Emeril Lagasse with Marsalis welcoming back the school children of New Orleans.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton interviewed by The Independent

    Posted on August 13th, 2006 in Profiles & Interviews | 4

    It doesn’t take much to annoy Wynton Marsalis. Jazz after about 1965? Forget it. Rap? Don’t get him started. But these days the trumpeter is turning his furious attention to some of the US’s biggest issues: corporate ethics, the continued persecution of black Americans and the inadequate government response to Hurricane Katrina. Sholto Byrnes tries, in vain, to calm him down   Keep reading »

  • Video: Rehearsals at Ronnie Scott’s

    Posted on August 10th, 2006 in Video | 29

    Finally we have completed the video-editing on digital tapes, and are ready to show you the awesome video-clips about Wynton rehearsing with his quintet at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, on August 2-3 2006.   Keep reading »

  • Photos: Wynton playing at Ronnie Scott’s in London

    Posted on August 6th, 2006 in Photo | 4

    We just came back from London, and are ready to show you new and exciting photos from Wynton’s concerts at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in London. (The video clip are coming soon !)   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis playing tonight at Ronnie Scott’s

    Posted on August 2nd, 2006 in Concerts | 5

    Tonight (and tomorrow) Wynton is playing at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in London. We were with him this afternoon at the rehaersal and shot some wonderful video-clips for you. We’ll publish them as soon as possible with some photos from the event….   Keep reading »

  • Photos from Vitoria-Gasteiz 2006

    Posted on July 22nd, 2006 in Photo | 3

    Thanks to our dear friend Fernando, we got new and exciting photos about Wynton at the concert with Paco de Lucia, and at the presentation of his bronze statue at Parque de la Florida (Vitoria, Spain)   Keep reading »

  • Wynton about the three-day Katrina observance

    Posted on July 22nd, 2006 in News | 2

    New Orleans will observe the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina as only America’s most musical city can, with a jazz funeral. Wynton Marsalis and Mayor Ray Nagin announced Friday afternoon the three-day observance, set for Aug. 27-29, promising details later. Wynton and the city’s musicians will lead the procession from the Convention Center to the Superdome in the tradition of a jazz funeral. The grand marshal will be Lt. Gen. Russell Honore, who arrived the Thursday after the Aug. 29 storm to lead the federal troops who followed.   Keep reading »

  • Bill Charlap Remembers Thelonious Monk, a Revolutionary Who Knew How to Swing

    Posted on July 22nd, 2006 in Review

    Early in the course of “Brilliant Corners,” the 92nd Street Y’s concert of Thelonious Monk’s music on Thursday night, the pianist Bill Charlap offered a succinct appreciation of Monk’s singular place in jazz. “He was a revolutionary within a revolution,” Mr. Charlap said. The revolution, he went on to explain, was bebop, which Monk helped foment but never fully embraced.   Keep reading »