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  • A young Wynton Marsalis with Art Blakey on DVD

    Posted on January 15th, 2005 in DVD | 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 hourlong 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. Buy the DVD on Amazon.com   Keep reading »

  • Unforgivable Blackness is now available on DVD

    Posted on January 14th, 2005 in DVD | 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. Drawing on blues, jazz and ragtime, Wynton collects and re-creates the musical styles that Johnson heard – and sometimes played – and uses them to portray the exhilarating rise and predictable fall of America’s first black heavyweight champion. Buy…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton’s phone message to the Marines in Tampa

    Posted on January 12th, 2005 in Wishes | 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. The recording was made for 800 Marines in Tampa, Florida, November 13th, 2004. Greg played the recorded message for the troops that evening before they shipped out and he said it had a huge effect on them; their eyes swelled and it was very silent at the end of the message.…   Keep reading »

  • Happy Holidays from Wynton and Jazz at Lincoln Center

    Posted on December 25th, 2004 in Wishes | 1

    From Wynton to all his fans: Best wishes for a swinging holiday season and a brilliant new year! Now it’s possible to donwload a special e-card by Wynton from JALC web site   Keep reading »

  • Wynton honored as State Department’s Culture Connect Ambassador

    Posted on December 17th, 2004 in Award | 0

    At a special U.S. Department of State ceremony December 13, Secretary of State Colin Powell honored 13 celebrities in the arts and sports who serve as the Department’s CultureConnect ambassadors, reaching out to young people around the world. The CultureConnect program, created by Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Patricia S. Harrison, recruits men and women acclaimed in their fields who are willing to contribute their time and talent on behalf of youth. Those honored at the ceremony include: dancer and choreographer Debbie Allen; opera singer Denyce Graves; architect Daniel Libeskind, designer of the new World Trade…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis and Kathleen Battle on JALC Radio

    Posted on December 17th, 2004 in Jazz at Lincoln Center, Radio | 2

    The great soprano Kathleen Battle and Wynton, joined by pianist Cyrus Chestnut, reedman James Carter and bassist Christian McBride To celebrate spirituals and lullabies and of course, Duke Ellington. Battle solos with McBride on “Hush”, then soars on “Come Sunday”; Also Marsalis’ “Spring Yaounde” and Chestnut’s joyous “Come Ye Disconsolate.” Listen to it (requires Real Player)   Keep reading »

  • Wynton interviewed by the New York Post

    Posted on December 12th, 2004 in Interview, Jazz at Lincoln Center | 0

    Wynton has been recently interviewed by Dan Aquilante for the online version of New York Post. He talked about the Frederick P.Rose Hall and the new Suite for Human Nature.   Keep reading »

  • A New Orleans style holiday bash with Wynton on the radio

    Posted on December 12th, 2004 in Jazz at Lincoln Center, New Orleans, Radio | 9

    Red Hot Holiday Stomp is the holiday radio program on Jazz at Lincoln Center Radio. A New Orleans style holiday bash with Wynton Marsalis and friends. Spanish tinged marches, blues and ragtime spice up the holiday tradition. Listen to it (requires Real Player)   Keep reading »

  • Suite for Human Nature to be performed in New York City

    Posted on December 11th, 2004 in Composition, Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra | 0

    On December 16, 17, 18 at 8:00pm Suite for Human Nature will make its New York debut and kick off the Jazz at Lincoln Center holiday season at the organization’s new home, Frederick P. Rose Hall. A special matinee performance will be held on December 19 at 3:00pm. Tickets for the New York City holiday event are $10, $40, $75, $100, $115 and $150 and are available at the new Jazz at Lincoln Center box office on Broadway at 60th St., by calling CenterCharge at (212) 721-6500 or via jalc.org Suite for Human Nature is a collaboration of Wyntons’s music and Diane Charlotte Lampert’s lyrics and original…   Keep reading »

  • Palmetto Records is new label for LCJO with Wynton Marsalis

    Posted on December 10th, 2004 in Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra | 0

    On January 11, 2005, Palmetto Records will release A Love Supreme, the label debut of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s renowned big band The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton (LCJO). The LCJO will tour the United States, commencing on December 10th in Lincoln Theater in Washington, D.C. and culminating with shows at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s new home, Frederick P. Rose Hall, in New York City on May 21, 2005 (dates attached). Under Music Director Wynton Marsalis, the LCJO performs a vast repertoire, from rare historic compositions to works commissioned by Jazz at Lincoln Center, including compositions and arrangements by Duke…   Keep reading »