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  • 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 »

  • William Vacchiano, Wynton’s trumpet professor, died at 93

    Posted on September 23rd, 2005 in News | 3

    William Vacchiano, a trumpeter whose musical career started in Maine and took him to the New York Philharmonic and The Juilliard School, died at 93 on September 19, 2005. Vacchiano was principal trumpet for 31 years at the New York Philharmonic and he never missed a performance before leaving in 1973. He continued to a teach until 2002 at The Juilliard School, where his students included Wynton Marsalis and Miles Davis.   Keep reading »

  • Higher Ground benefit concert reviewed on New York Times

    Posted on September 23rd, 2005 in Review

    True to New Orleans ritual, “Higher Ground”—the benefit for Hurricane Katrina relief at the Rose Theater on Saturday night—opened with a processional and wound up with a parade.   Keep reading »

  • New Wynton photos about the eighties

    Posted on September 23rd, 2005 in Photo | 6

    Thanks to our friend and fan, the photographer Pat A. Robinson, we received some photos about Wynton that take a look back to the 1980s. Thank you Pat ! \   Keep reading »

  • Native Son: Wynton Marsalis

    Posted on September 22nd, 2005 in Profiles & Interviews | 1

    Born in New Orleans in 1961, trumpeter Wynton Marsalis is the most prominent member of one of the city’s esteemed jazz families. He has won nine jazz and classical Grammys since 1983, and he won a Pulitzer Prize in 1997 for his jazz opera Blood on the Fields. He is the artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton will not play at B.B. Kings Club this saturday

    Posted on September 20th, 2005 in News

    The Hurricane Katrina benefit at B.B. Kings, this Saturday, Sept. 24 has been postponed due to scheduling conflicts. There is no information right now about when it will be rescheduled or which artists will perform on that date. Refunds at point of purchase   Keep reading »

  • Wynton celebrates Kansas City and Count Basie

    Posted on September 20th, 2005 in Concerts

    On Saturday, September 22, 23 & 24, 2005, at Rose Theater, 8 pm The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis performs the music of influential Kansas City jazz musicians, particularly the legendary Count Basie and his spare signature piano style. Saxophonist Frank Wess, who played in Count Basie’s big band, joins the orchestra to play some of the best of Kansas City’s boogie-woogie jazz. This special Kansas City show integrates new talent inspired by rich tradition.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton played at Peter Jenning’s memorial service

    Posted on September 20th, 2005 in News

    Friends and colleagues of Canadian-born news anchor Peter Jennings mourned his death and celebrated his life at a memorial service located at New York City’s Carnegie Hall on Tuesday. In honor of Jennings’ love for music, the service featured performances from first-class musicians such as cellist Yo Yo Ma; Celtic fiddler Natalie MacMaster; and legendary jazz trumpeters Clark Terry, Wynton Marsalis and John Faddis, who played “A Fanfare for Peter”.   Keep reading »

  • Listen to the whole Higher Ground Concert at Lincoln Center

    Posted on September 18th, 2005 in Music | 2

    The “Higher Ground” concert held Saturday at New York’s Rose Theater is now available for listening on NPR.org. Among the other tunes, there’s also a new piece that Wynton wrote and dedicated to the people of New Orleans, entitled: Ain’ No (Which song??)   Keep reading »

  • Marsalis Hosts Jazzy Hurricane Benefit Concert

    Posted on September 17th, 2005 in Profiles & Interviews

    Trumpet star Wynton Marsalis, co-founder and director of Jazz at Lincoln Center, is hosting a benefit concert and auction Saturday night to raise money for the Higher Ground Hurricane Fund. Artists lending their talents include James Taylor, Buckwheat Zydeco, Norah Jones and many others.   Keep reading »