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  • 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 »

  • Wynton playing live at Jazz at Lincoln Center tonight

    Posted on September 17th, 2005 in Concerts | 8

    Tonight Live From Lincoln Center will put on a special nationwide broadcast of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Higher Ground Hurricane Relief Benefit Concert. The show will be live from the Rose Theater in Frederick P. Rose Hall.
 The broadcast is a presentation of Thirteen/WNET New York and will be shown on PBS stations from 8:00-11:00 p.m. ET, and continue until 12 midnight on WNET and on other participating stations around the country (check local listings).
 Lincoln Center will make the broadcast feed available to other networks including BET, BET Jazz, VH1 Soul/Classics, and Link TV. Higher Ground…   Keep reading »

  • Marsalis on Jazz: His five favorite classic recordings

    Posted on September 17th, 2005 in Profiles & Interviews | 4

    We caught up with Wynton Marsalis, the 43-year-old jazz trumpeter and composer, as he was preparing for the fall concert series at New York’s Jazz at Lincoln Center, where he is artistic director. The new program salutes the great cities of jazz; tonight Mr. Marsalis and other artists will perform in a hurricane-relief benefit concert for New Orleans. Here, the Pulitzer-winning musician tells us why he thinks these five albums deserve consideration as the finest jazz recordings of all time.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton’s Journey to New Orleans on ABC 20/20

    Posted on September 17th, 2005 in Profiles & Interviews | 1

    Wynton Marsalis is on a journey back home. He’s on a mission to console friends, inspire hope and see firsthand his beloved New Orleans—the city he calls the soul of the country.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton writes foreword for the new book of Tom Piazza

    Posted on September 14th, 2005 in Books, News

    Wynton recently wrote the foreword for the new book of Tom Piazza, entitled: 
Understanding Jazz : Ways to Listen. 
The book will be released on September 20, 2005. (buy it on Amazon)   Keep reading »

  • Wynton on ABC 20/20 Friday night

    Posted on September 14th, 2005 in News

    Wynton will be guest at the ABC 20/20 on Friday night, to share his personal thoughts about the devastation of his hometown, New Orleans.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton will play at B.B. Kings Blues Club

    Posted on September 14th, 2005 in Concerts | 3

    On September 24, at 12 PM, Wynton will play at B.B. Kings Blues Club for a special Jazz for hurrican relief concert. The concert will feature Wynton Marsalis, Cassandra Wilson, McCoy Tyner, Roy Hargrove, Jimmy Scott and special guests.   Keep reading »