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  • Wynton to Receive Honorary Juilliard Doctorates

    Posted on May 15th, 2006 in News | 4

    Seven honorary doctorates will be presented at Juilliard’s 101st commencement ceremony, which officially ends the School’s centennial season, on Friday, May 26, in Alice Tully Hall. Receiving the degrees will be composer Milton Babbitt; dancer/choreographer Pina Bausch; theater director and outgoing Richard Rodgers Director of the Drama Division, Michael Kahn; violinist Robert Mann; Wynton Marsalis, who will be the commencement speaker; Juilliard trustee Elizabeth McCormack; and philanthropist Martin E. Segal.   Keep reading »

  • Behind the scenes at Jazz at Lincoln Center

    Posted on May 15th, 2006 in Photo | 4

    On February 17, 2006, Wynton and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra assembled at Frederick P. Rose Hall, for a photoshoot with photgrapgher Clay Patrick McBride. Take a peek behind the scenes. (Real Player required). Take a look also to these Wynton photos by Clay Patrick McBride   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis: The 2006 TIME 100

    Posted on May 8th, 2006 in Profiles & Interviews | 2

    My friend Wynton Marsalis comes from a rich musical-family tradition in New Orleans that I share with my family. From that core of talent and tradition has sprung an amazing young man who has worn many hats in his career: musician, composer, ambassador, activist, arts administrator and more. He’s an original in so many ways and has a tremendous influence on the popularity of modern jazz and its deep roots in New Orleans history. We share a love for our universally beloved hometown and were shattered by its recent destruction.   Keep reading »

  • Marsalis’s ‘Congo Square,’ With the Lincoln Center Orchestra

    Posted on May 6th, 2006 in Review | 5

    Wynton Marsalis has composed a number of extended works during his tenure as artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center, usually with the stated ambition of capturing some aspect of the African-American experience. On Thursday night at the Rose Theater, he conducted his latest such effort, “Congo Square,” featuring the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and Odadaa!, a nine-piece Ghanaian percussion and vocal troupe.   Keep reading »

  • Nobel Laureate Studies Wynton Marsalis

    Posted on May 5th, 2006 in Books

    Have you ever seen the “This Is Your Brain on Jazz” poster? Neuroscientist Eric Kandel, a Nobel laureate for his work on the biological basis of memory, cites Wynton Marsalis as an exemplar what he calls “implicit memory” in his new popular science book: In Search of Memory: The Emergence of a New Science of Mind:   Keep reading »

  • Summer 2003, Wynton playing in Milan

    Posted on May 4th, 2006 in Video | 2

    On July 21, 2003 the Wynton Marsalis Septet performed at the Blue Note in Milan, with Francesco Cafiso playing as guest. Enjoy some videos from that concert. Here you have some photos too.   Keep reading »

  • The Washington Post on Wynton’s “Congo Square”

    Posted on May 4th, 2006 in Review | 3

    The Washington Post has just published an article about Congo Square. The last work from Wynton and Yacub Addy will be performed May 4, 5 and 6 at Rose Theater   Keep reading »

  • Congo Square Rising Up

    Posted on May 3rd, 2006 in Review

    Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Center bring comfort and jazz to the city of New Orleans. It’s been about nine months since Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast on August 29, 2005. Today, the area is slowly being rebuilt. Jazz at Lincoln Center Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis has led efforts to heal his native city but his journey there this past month was planned well before the unforeseen disaster. Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra (LCJO) performed a series of free events for people of all ages, including concerts, master classes, clinics, and workshops during a weeklong residency, April 17-23. The events were co-sponsored by the state of Louisiana and the French Quarter Festival in New Orleans.   Keep reading »

  • Latest about Wynton’s lips problem

    Posted on May 1st, 2006 in News | 14

    Due to a recurring inflammation of his lip, Wynton has been advised by his doctor to take several weeks off from playing the trumpet and so regretfully will have to cancel some of his scheduled engagements. It is Wynton’s hope that by resting now, he will avoid having this problem come up again.   Keep reading »

  • Photos from Congo Square parade in New Orleans

    Posted on April 27th, 2006 in Photo | 5

    Thanks to our friend Debra, we received new and exciting photos about Wynton at Congo Square parade in New Orleans. Enjoy the images.   Keep reading »