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  • Wynton at The Juilliard School 100th Anniversary Gala tonight

    Posted on April 3rd, 2006 in Concerts | 4

    The Juilliard School will mark its 100th anniversary tonight in a gala performance starring former students including conductor-composer John Williams, soprano RenĂ©e Fleming, actor Kevin Kline, Wynton Marsalis, violinist Itzhak Perlman, and pianist Emanuel Ax.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton’s playing - 20 years of jazz music

    Posted on March 31st, 2006 in Video | 7

    In these two video clips you’ll be able to see Wynton playing in 1980 (circa…) with Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, and a video where he plays Cherokee at Royal Albert Hall with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. (2000)   Keep reading »

  • Jazz ABZ at Hamilton Community Theatre

    Posted on March 29th, 2006 in News | 7

    The new Hamilton Community Theatre will present Jazz ABZ, a musical revue based on the book by Wynton Marsalis, April 2 and 9. The production is directed by Randy Forester. Musical direction is provided by Robert Crabtree who performs jazz keyboard and conducts the band.   Keep reading »

  • Jazz ABZ wins the 2006 Bologna Ragazzi Special Award

    Posted on March 24th, 2006 in Books | 3

    Jazz ABZ, written by Wynton Marsalis and illustratred by Paul Rogers, is the Winner of the 2006 Bologna Ragazzi Special Award: Words and Music. This is a special section for books on music to mark the 250th anniversary of the birth of W. A. Mozart, who lived in Bologna while studying at the Conservatoire.   Keep reading »

  • The Wynton Marsalis fan club podcast on iTunes Music Store

    Posted on March 23rd, 2006 in News | 5

    Our podcast is now on iTunes Music Store !   Keep reading »

  • Wynton and JALC celebrate New Orleans

    Posted on March 21st, 2006 in Concerts | 2

    Jazz at Lincoln Center announced a full-scale celebration of New Orleans from the Big Easy to the Big Apple. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO) with Wynton Marsalis will perform free events for people of all ages, including concerts, master classes, clinics, and workshops during a weeklong residency in New Orleans from April 17-23. The residency is in conjunction with the state of Louisiana and in partnership with the French Quarter Festival in New Orleans.   Keep reading »

  • The Wynton Marsalis Septet And Curtis Stigers At Rose Theater

    Posted on March 20th, 2006 in Concerts

    Wynton and Curtis Stigers will headline the concert, All That Jazz: Now That’s HIP! At Rose Theater on Tuesday, March 21, 2006 at 8pm. The Wynton Marsalis’ Septet and Curtis Stigers will present each of their two distinct approaches to jazz. For the first half of the night, Curtis Stigers will push the boundaries of conventional jazz with his strong voice and soothing saxophone. Mr. Stigers will be joined by Matthew Fries on Piano, Phil Palombi on Bass and Keith Hall on drums. For the second half, Wynton, with his quintet, will demonstrate the virtuosity and energy that has made him a household name.   Keep reading »

  • Secrets of greatness: How I work

    Posted on March 10th, 2006 in Profiles & Interviews | 2

    You don’t want trumpet players and musicians being your primary business decision-makers. It’s not possible for me to do that and write music, program the season, and conduct the band. I really do let people do their jobs, so when we come together, we know what each is supposed to do. But I weigh in on everything.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton and the new Louisiana Tourism Campaign

    Posted on March 10th, 2006 in Video | 7

    The Louisiana state rolled out a star-studded, $7 million advertising campaign Tuesday to lure tourists back to Louisiana and boost the sluggish economy along the hurricane-ravaged coast. Called “Fall in Love with Louisiana All Over Again,” the campaign consists of a commercial and half-dozen print ads.   Keep reading »

  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Plans More ‘Sweep’ in New Season

    Posted on March 10th, 2006 in Profiles & Interviews | 3

    Conservatism has been the charge most often leveled at Jazz at Lincoln Center by its critics over the years. So it is significant that the organization’s next season, its third since it established a permanent home in the Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle, advances the theme “Innovations in Jazz.”   Keep reading »