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  • Wynton and the LCJO play the music of Paul Whiteman

    Posted on February 19th, 2005 in Concerts | 0

    On Thursday, Friday and Saturday, February 17-19 at 8:00pm in Rose Theater, Wynton Marsalis and the LCJO will perform the music of Paul Whiteman - a bandleader who helped usher in the big band style of the Jazz Age - with three very special performances. Special guests Bob Wilber (clarinet/soprano sax), Daryl Sherman (vocals), Vince Giordano (tuba and other instruments), James Chirillo (guitar) will join the Jazz at Lincoln Center resident orchestra to perform the groundbreaking works that Mr. Whiteman wrote for large ensemble, breaking the convention of small jazz ensembles and giving rise to “symphonic jazz.”   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis plays for the Village Vanguard 70th Anniversary

    Posted on February 13th, 2005 in Concerts | 0

    Next week, Wynton will perform with his quartet as part of the Village Vanguard‘s 70th-anniversary celebration. He will play on February 16, 2005 for two sets on 9 -11 PM   Keep reading »

  • Wynton played at Ossie Davis’ funeral

    Posted on February 13th, 2005 in News | 1

    The actor Ossie Davis was remembered yesterday with rousing eulogies by Harry Belafonte and Bill Clinton and a musical tribute by Wynton Marsalis in a service that lasted almost four hours and was described by several speakers as a state funeral for black America.   Keep reading »

  • New tour dates for the Wynton Marsalis Quartet

    Posted on February 4th, 2005 in Concerts | 3

    We have just updated the 2005 tour dates for the Wynton Marsalis Quartet. Wynton will tour with Ali Jackson (drums) and Carlos Henriquez (bass). Eric Lewis (piano) has just left the group and the LCJO, so Wynton is still deciding on a pianist.   Keep reading »

  • A love Supreme, the new Wynton Marsalis and JLCO’s album, is out !

    Posted on January 18th, 2005 in Music | 0

    Palmetto Records has just released A Love Supreme, the label debut of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s renowned big band The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. Recorded at the end of 1964 for Impulse!, John Coltrane’s original A Love Supreme has been called one of the most important recordings of the 20th century.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton appears in a new documentary-film to be out in February

    Posted on January 15th, 2005 in News | 1

    The film, ‘‘A Trumpet at the Walls of Jericho: The Untold Story of Samuel Harrison,” chronicles the life of Harrison, a freed slave and a giant in the antislavery movement. It features a soundtrack by jazz pianist Eric Lewis of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and will be shown on PBS stations in February for Black History Month. A Trumpet at the Walls of Jericho, portions of which were filmed in Hudson and at Hale’s Farm, is narrated by Ossie Davis.   Keep reading »

  • A young Wynton Marsalis with Art Blakey on DVD

    Posted on January 15th, 2005 in Music | 0

    Out this month is a DVD version of a 1982 concert of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers in performance at the Baird Auditorium at the Smithsonian Institution. The hour long concert features a young Wynton Marsalis on trumpet, his brother Branford on baritone saxophone, Bill Pierce on tenor sax, Donald Brown on piano and Charles Fambrough on bass as they swing through “Little Man,” “My Ship,” “New York,” “Webb City” and a closing medley. A brief interview with Blakey is included.   Keep reading »

  • Unforgivable Blackness is now available on DVD

    Posted on January 14th, 2005 in Music | 1

    Unforgivable Blackness, the Ken Burns’ documentary about iconic black heavyweight champion Jack Johnson is now available on DVD. Combining photographs and film footage with music provided by Wynton Marsalis, Burns’ portrait of Johnson clicks on at least three levels: as a biography, as a piece of sports history, and, most important, as a lesson on race relations in the early 20th century.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton’s phone message to the Marines in Tampa

    Posted on January 12th, 2005 in News | 1

    Greg Johnson, a trumpet player and Marine in Tampa, Florida, has known Wynton for several years. He called Wynton before the holidays to see if he could record a phone message to a group of Marines who were shipping out to Iraq shortly. The time also coincided with the Marines birthday.   Keep reading »

  • Happy Holidays from Wynton and Jazz at Lincoln Center

    Posted on December 25th, 2004 in News | 1

    From Wynton to all his fans: Best wishes for a swinging holiday season and a brilliant new year!   Keep reading »