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  • Wynton plays the music of Charles Mingus

    Posted on October 14th, 2005 in Music

    On October 18, 2005, Palmetto Records will release: Don’t Be Afraid…the music of Charles Mingus, a new album by the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. The CD features six compositions by the legendary bassist and composer. LCJO trombonist, Ron Westray, arranged the music for the recording, which was produced by Delfeayo Marsalis.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton played at the presentation of the new Apple iPod video

    Posted on October 13th, 2005 in Video

    Last night, Wynton and his quartet played at the California Theater in San Jose (California) for the presentation of the new Apple iPod Video. Towards the end of the press conference, the Apple CEO, Steve Jobs introduced an encore and Wynton played the track The Magic Hour (from the Magic Hour album…)   Keep reading »

  • Wynton played at August Wilson funeral

    Posted on October 10th, 2005 in News

    Last Saturday, October 8, Wynton played at August Wilson funeral in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. During the funeral service, Wynton played “Danny Boy”, moving the audience to tears. Minutes later, he broke into a jazzier, upbeat number, bringing people to their feet to dance, clap and tap their shoes to the beat.   Keep reading »

  • Special video and photo report: Wynton playing All Rise in London

    Posted on October 8th, 2005 in Video | 3

    Last Sunday October 2, we were in London to meet Wynton and listen to his composition: All Rise. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra performed with the London Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Kurt Masur.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton to speak at National Press Club luncheon 2005

    Posted on October 6th, 2005 in Speech

    Wynton will speak October 20 at a National Press Club luncheon. The NPC luncheon will begin promptly at 12:30 p.m., with Wynton’s address starting just after 1 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session. Advance reservations should be made by telephoning 202-662-7501. Cost of the luncheon is $16 for NPC members, $28 for their guests and $35 for general admission.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton and Dr. Ken Mask look to build libraries in the homes of hurricane Katrina victims

    Posted on October 6th, 2005 in Books | 3

    After Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, Dr. Ken Mask who runs the non-profit “Books To You” in New Orleans, turned to close friends and supporters, one being Wynton Marsalis to help restore the precious books that washed away in the Hurricane’s flood. Dr. Mask would like to do more than just restore books.   Keep reading »

  • All Rise: The freedom of jazz

    Posted on October 4th, 2005 in Review

    The idea of a synthesis of Classical music and Jazz is nearly as old as Jazz itself—from Gershwin and Stravinsky through Bernstein, Brubeck or Jacques Loussier. But Wynton Marsalis, the outstanding New York-based trumpeter and bandleader, educator and composer from New Orleans, has a special approach.   Keep reading »

  • New photos from Silver Spring jazz festival

    Posted on September 29th, 2005 in Photo

    Thanks to our friend and fan Robert Chubin we received new and exciting photos from Wynton concert at Silver Spring Jazz Festival. Enjoy the photos or download them at this address photos by: Robert Chubin   Keep reading »

  • Review: ‘KC and the Count’

    Posted on September 25th, 2005 in Review

    Jazz at Lincoln Center launched another season with “KC and the Count” celebrating a formidable time and place in the history of jazz. Kansas City served as a base for the birth of boogie-woogie and the development of a young New Jersey-born pianist, William “Count” Basie. Under the direction of Wynton Marsalis, the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra re-created the spirit of an age and the great virtues of the kid from Red Bank.   Keep reading »

  • Reliving the Heyday of Kansas City Swing

    Posted on September 24th, 2005 in Review

    It is the beginning of the second year for Jazz at Lincoln Center’s new home at Columbus Circle, but the 18th year since the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra became the institution’s resident jazz band. The second statistic is the more meaningful.   Keep reading »