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  • Wynton will play Monk at 92nd Street Y

    Posted on June 14th, 2006 in Concerts | 15

    On July 20 Wynton Marsalis will play with Cedar Walton, Bill Charlap and others, for a special tribute to Thelonious Monk at 92nd Street Y   Keep reading »

  • Wynton at Emeril Live

    Posted on June 7th, 2006 in News | 1

    Yesterday, Wynton Marsalis was on Food Network’s Emeril Live, where he also announced that he will return to New Orleans to produce a television special marking the hurricane’s anniversary.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton back on stage for the Lincoln Center’s spring gala

    Posted on June 7th, 2006 in Concerts | 2

    Wynton Marsalis played the trumpet on Monday night at the Apollo Theater after a monthlong hiatus caused by a lip inflammation. The occasion was Jazz at Lincoln Center’s fifth annual spring gala, which featured guest performances by Joe Cocker, Tracy Chapman, John Mayer, John Legend and Natalie Merchant. Throughout the evening Wynton was onstage with his septet, which served as a house band.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton on hurricane Katrina’s anniversary

    Posted on June 2nd, 2006 in News | 1

    Wynton Marsalis will return to New Orleans to produce a television special marking the hurricane’s anniversary. Wynton and his production partner Lisa Marie Hoggs will team with producers John Cossette and Don Mischer to helm “New Orleans: Rebuilding the Soul of America One Year Later,” a live television special taking place at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center.   Keep reading »

  • New tour dates for Wynton and the JLCO

    Posted on May 23rd, 2006 in Concerts

    Wynton and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, will tour Europe this summer, playing in France, Spain and England. There are also a lot of new dates for fall 2006 in USA, where Wynton will play with his quartet.   Keep reading »

  • Summer 2003, Wynton playing in Lucca

    Posted on May 22nd, 2006 in Video

    On July 24, 2003 the Wynton Marsalis Septet performed in Lucca (Italy). Francesco Cafiso (alto sax) was special guest. Enjoy some videos from that concert.   Keep reading »

  • 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 »