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  • Wynton in a new “Joy2Learn” e-Presentations

    Posted on June 8th, 2005 in News

    A new Joy2Learn e-presentation is currently in production. It is entitled “Jazz” and focus on Wynton Marsalis. The presentations are menu-driven collections of video vignettes, with performances, commentary, historical examples, and interactive games and quizzes. The content id completely free. It can be run from the site or downloaded for later classroom use, and many teacher helps are available directly through the modules.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis as Keynote Speaker at Frank Sinatra School of the Arts

    Posted on June 8th, 2005 in Speech | 1

    Wynton will address the senior class of Frank Sinatra School of the Arts (FSSA) at graduation ceremonies to be held on Monday, June 27 at 3 p.m. Welcoming Wynton Marsalis to the event will be singer Tony Bennett, who was the guiding force behind establishing the school, which opened in 2001. The graduation ceremonies will be held at the Main Stage Theatre of La Guardia Community College (Building E) in Long Island City, NY.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton in a BET Jazz documentary

    Posted on June 7th, 2005 in News

    Celebrating June as Black Music Month, BET Jazz will broadcast Sounds of Harlem, a salute to the musical legacy of New York’s culturally rich community of Harlem. Premiering Sunday, June 12, Sounds of Harlem is a one-hour look at the past, present, and future contributions that Harlem has made, and makes, to the foundation of American entertainment.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton and the 4th Annual Spring Gala at the Apollo Theatre

    Posted on June 1st, 2005 in Concerts

    On Monday, June 6, 2005 at 7:30pm, Jazz at Lincoln Center will produce a special evening with some of music’s greatest talents: the Wynton Marsalis Septet with Lyle Lovett, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Robert Downey, Jr., Wynonna Judd, and Tom Jones.   Keep reading »

  • Big-Band Music Without the Weight of Nostalgia

    Posted on May 21st, 2005 in Review

    You have to work a little at understanding Thad Jones, the trumpeter and composer. He arrived in New York in 1954, a decade after bebop exploded. He spent nine years playing and arranging with the Count Basie band, and made some lovely but generally overlooked small-group records under his own name. In the mid-1960’s, when so much jazz was open-ended, small-group expressionism, he directed all his energies toward an immaculately sculptured big band.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton and the Essentially Ellington Jazz Band Competition 2005

    Posted on May 19th, 2005 in Profiles & Interviews | 1

    Wynton Marsalis didn’t mind losing sleep for some high school band members. While on tour in a town “somewhere in Washington state” a few months ago, “I was doing a gig and it was midnight,” Marsalis told The Associated Press. “This girl, about 14, came to see me and I said, ‘What are you doing out so late?’”   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis swings the music of Thad Jones

    Posted on May 12th, 2005 in Concerts

    Jazz at Lincoln Center closes the 2004-2005 inaugural season in Frederick P. Rose Hall by celebrating the music of legendary jazz trumpeter, cornetist and composer, Thad Jones, with two very special events. On May 19 – 21 at 8:00pm in Rose Theater, the world-renowned Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis will perform Swinging Music of Thad Jones, an interpretation of Thad Jones’s work, including new arrangements by Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra trombonist Vincent Gardner. For this concert in Rose Theater, special guests Billy Harper (tenor sax), Jerry Dodgion (alto sax) and Marc Cary (piano) will join the orchestra.   Keep reading »

  • Don Quixote Rides Again, With an Ellingtonian Sidekick

    Posted on May 12th, 2005 in Review

    More than two hours of original jazz music was played at Rose Theater on Thursday night. It was shaped around stories from “Don Quixote” and scored for 15 musicians and 2 singers, with a professional actor reading about 5,000 words of Cervantes in and around 23 songs and instrumental sketches. It was ambitious, well played, deeply Ellingtonian - and completely indigestible.   Keep reading »

  • New tour dates for the Wynton Marsalis Quartet and LCJO

    Posted on April 22nd, 2005 in Concerts | 2

    We have updated our tour section with the official summer-fall tour schedule for the Wynton Marsalis Quartet and the LCJO. More news (and dates…) to come soon… Check the new dates in our tour section   Keep reading »

  • The Magic of Wynton Marsalis

    Posted on April 19th, 2005 in Review

    Magic was in the air as The Wynton Marsalis Quartet took the stage Sunday night, when the preeminent trumpeter in jazz music today strode confidently to that stage and began to whistle. This was just the beginning of an unexpected opener - an obscure Ornette Coleman’s composition - ‘Remnant” - a request from an audience member that was given a loving and virtuosi treatment.   Keep reading »