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  • Wynton’s grandfather dies at 96

    Posted on September 22nd, 2004 in CD | 0

    Ellis L. Marsalis Sr., the patriarch of a family of world famous jazz musicians, including his grandson Wynton, has died. He was 96. A funeral was set for Thursday for Marsalis, who died Sunday. Marsalis’ son, Ellis Jr., is a prominent New Orleans pianist and music professor who mentored crooner Harry Connick Jr. as well as four musician sons: Wynton, saxophonist Branford, trombonist Delfeayo and drummer Jason. Marsalis Sr. was involved in the civil rights movement through ownership of a motel in suburban New Orleans whose guests included the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., New York U.S. Rep. Adam Clayton…   Keep reading »

  • Listen to Wynton on Jazz at Lincoln Center Radio

    Posted on September 21st, 2004 in Jazz at Lincoln Center, Radio | 0

    Mr. Jelly Lord: The Music of Jelly Roll Morton A rocking celebration of the man who claimed to have invented jazz—and perhaps even did. Wycliffe Gordon and Marcus Roberts join New Orleans natives Nicholas Payton, Wynton Marsalis and Dr. Michael White on “Mr. Jelly Lord,” “Fingerbuster,” “Wild Man Blues,” “Jungle Blues” and “Black Bottom Stomp.”. Listen to it (requires Real Player) Monk’s Mood Thelonious Sphere Monk remains one of the 20th century’s most idiosyncratic musical innovators. Muhal Richard Abrams, Kenny Drew, Jr., Craig Handy, Abbey Lincoln, Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra array to tackle…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton photos in Marciac Festival 2004

    Posted on September 19th, 2004 in Concerts, Photo, Tour | 2

    Thanks to the photographer Jos L. Knaepen we are pleased to show you some photos of Wynton in Marciac Festival 2004. Jos says:“Wynton’s lips were painfull but he played like a GOD in the quintet.. gorgeous, as usual” Thank you Jos !   Keep reading »

  • Wynton’s lips and the August tour dates

    Posted on August 27th, 2004 in Lips, Tour | 0

    Due to cellulitis of the lip (inflammation of connective tissue), Wynton’s doctor instructed him not to perform for 30 days. So Wynton’s manager cancelled the August activities so that he can finally take the time needed to heal properly.   Keep reading »

  • Listen to Wynton on Jazz at Lincoln Center Radio

    Posted on August 19th, 2004 in Jazz at Lincoln Center, Radio | 0

    The Good Old Good Ones Works by Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, King Oliver, Sidney Bechet and other New Orleans masters’ highlight the rich compositions from jazz’s first decades. This program features Wynton Marsalis, Herlin Riley, Michael White and Reginald Veal with smokin’ reinterpretations of Oliver’s Dippermouth Blues,” Morton’s “Fingerbuster,” Bechet’s classic “Wildcat Blues” and more. Listen to it (Real Player needed)   Keep reading »

  • All Rise opens Boston Symphony’s 2004 season at Tanglewood

    Posted on August 8th, 2004 in All Rise, Concerts, Tour | 0

    Kurt Masur opens Boston Symphony’s 2004 season at Tanglewood on July 9 with the Tanglewood premiere of Wynton Marsalis’ All Rise! This program – an encore of the work’s acclaimed Boston premiere at Symphony Hall last December – features the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, John Oliver, conductor, the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Wynton on trumpet, soprano Laquita Mitchell, mezzo-soprano Cynthia Renée Hardy, tenor Brian Robinson, and bass Robert Honeysucker.   Keep reading »

  • The Wynton Marsalis Quartet in Marciac

    Posted on August 5th, 2004 in Concerts, Quartet, Tour | 0

    Tomorrow, July 6, like every year, Wynton will be in Marciac with his Quartet to play in the famous French Jazz Festival. The Wynton Marsalis Quartet personnel is: Wynton Marsalis (trumpet) Eric Lewis (piano) Carlos Henriquez (bass) Herlin Riley (drums)   Keep reading »

  • Special report: Wynton in Italy during summer 2004

    Posted on August 3rd, 2004 in Concerts, iTunes, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Podcast, Tour, Video | 2

    On January the 24th, Wynton Marsalis with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra performed in Benevento (Italy) for the european summer tour 2004 We attended the concert and take you behind the scenes. Video 1 Video 2 Video 3   Keep reading »

  • Wynton and Woody Shaw

    Posted on August 2nd, 2004 in Photo | 0

    Thanks to our friend of the official Woody Shaw web site, we can show you a special photo of a very young Wynton Marsalis playing with Woody Shaw. Plus, here is a quote on Woody by Wynton: “Woody added to the vocabulary of the trumpet. He had a real concept about the organization of group music that often utilized many different and complex harmonic progressions. He was very serious, disciplined and respectful towards jazz. His whole approach influenced me tremendously.”   Keep reading »

  • New 2004 tour dates for the Wynton Marsalis Quintet and the JLCO

    Posted on July 29th, 2004 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Quintet, Tour | 4

    We have just updated the fall 2004 tour schedule for Wynton with his Quintet and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. Check the new tour dates   Keep reading »