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  • 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 Music | 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.”   Keep reading »

  • With Feeling – Wynton Marsalis Jazzes Up Christmas For The Kids

    Posted on December 12th, 2004 in Profiles & Interviews | 0

    Wynton Marsalis is the dean of contemporary American jazz. Besides his numerous artistic accomplishments as the chief of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra – the pre-eminent jazz band in the land – this year the trumpet master saw one of his life goals come to fruition: a permanent home for Jazz At Lincoln Center in the new Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle.   Keep reading »

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

    Posted on December 12th, 2004 in Music | 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 »

  • Wynton Marsalis’ Unforgivable Blackness is in stores now !

    Posted on December 1st, 2004 in Music | 1

    Available from Blue Note records from November 30: Unforgivable Blackness, Wynton’s original score to the upcoming Ken Burns documentary of same name. The film marks the second collaboration between filmmaker Burns and Wynton Marsalis (the first being 2000’s Jazz series, where Marsalis held the position of Senior Creative Consultant.)   Keep reading »

  • Wynton presents the Suite for Human Nature

    Posted on November 30th, 2004 in Concerts | 1

    The Washington Performing Arts Society, the Black Student Fund and Friedman, Billings & Ramsey present the Ambassador of Jazz, Wynton Marsalis, and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, featuring The Boys Choir of Harlem and guest vocalists, in the world premiere performance of the Suite for Human Nature, a heartwarming musical holiday fable, at Washington’s Lincoln Theatre.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton’s interview at Tavis Smiley Show 2004

    Posted on November 30th, 2004 in Profiles & Interviews | 0

    I’m delighted to welcome the great Wynton Marsalis to this program. The acclaimed musician, composer and bandleader is the artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center, the largest not-for-profit arts organization dedicated to jazz music in all the world.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton hosts “Jazz for young people” in Harlem

    Posted on November 26th, 2004 in Concerts | 1

    Jazz at Lincoln Center produces the first Jazz for Young People concert programs in Harlem and in its new home, Frederick P. Rose Hall with Jazz: The Big Picture on Friday, December 3, 2004 at 10:00 am and 12:15 pm at the Apollo Theater (for school groups only) and Saturday, December 4, 2004 at 11:00am and 1:00pm in Rose Theater (for families).   Keep reading »