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  • Summer 2003, Wynton playing in Lucca

    Posted on May 22nd, 2006 in Video

    On July 24, 2003 the Wynton Marsalis Septet performed in Lucca (Italy). Francesco Cafiso (alto sax) was special guest. Enjoy some videos from that concert.   Keep reading »

  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Announces winners of Essentially Ellington Competition 2006

    Posted on May 20th, 2006 in News

    Essentially Ellington culminated in tonight’s concert at Avery Fisher Hall, at which each of the three top-placing bands performed two Ellington compositions, one alone and one with Jon Faddis, as guest soloist. Conductor, composer and educator, Mr. Faddis is the Director of the Chicago Jazz Ensemble and studied under the great Dizzy Gillespie. The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra then performed a set of Ellington compositions that Jazz at Lincoln Center will distribute to high schools for Essentially Ellington 2007.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton to Receive Honorary Juilliard Doctorates

    Posted on May 15th, 2006 in News | 4

    Seven honorary doctorates will be presented at Juilliard’s 101st commencement ceremony, which officially ends the School’s centennial season, on Friday, May 26, in Alice Tully Hall. Receiving the degrees will be composer Milton Babbitt; dancer/choreographer Pina Bausch; theater director and outgoing Richard Rodgers Director of the Drama Division, Michael Kahn; violinist Robert Mann; Wynton Marsalis, who will be the commencement speaker; Juilliard trustee Elizabeth McCormack; and philanthropist Martin E. Segal.   Keep reading »

  • Behind the scenes at Jazz at Lincoln Center

    Posted on May 15th, 2006 in Photo | 4

    On February 17, 2006, Wynton and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra assembled at Frederick P. Rose Hall, for a photoshoot with photgrapgher Clay Patrick McBride. Take a peek behind the scenes. (Real Player required). Take a look also to these Wynton photos by Clay Patrick McBride   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis: The 2006 TIME 100

    Posted on May 8th, 2006 in Profiles & Interviews | 2

    My friend Wynton Marsalis comes from a rich musical-family tradition in New Orleans that I share with my family. From that core of talent and tradition has sprung an amazing young man who has worn many hats in his career: musician, composer, ambassador, activist, arts administrator and more. He’s an original in so many ways and has a tremendous influence on the popularity of modern jazz and its deep roots in New Orleans history. We share a love for our universally beloved hometown and were shattered by its recent destruction.   Keep reading »

  • Marsalis’s ‘Congo Square,’ With the Lincoln Center Orchestra

    Posted on May 6th, 2006 in Review | 5

    Wynton Marsalis has composed a number of extended works during his tenure as artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center, usually with the stated ambition of capturing some aspect of the African-American experience. On Thursday night at the Rose Theater, he conducted his latest such effort, “Congo Square,” featuring the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and Odadaa!, a nine-piece Ghanaian percussion and vocal troupe.   Keep reading »

  • Nobel Laureate Studies Wynton Marsalis

    Posted on May 5th, 2006 in Books

    Have you ever seen the “This Is Your Brain on Jazz” poster? Neuroscientist Eric Kandel, a Nobel laureate for his work on the biological basis of memory, cites Wynton Marsalis as an exemplar what he calls “implicit memory” in his new popular science book: In Search of Memory: The Emergence of a New Science of Mind:   Keep reading »

  • Summer 2003, Wynton playing in Milan

    Posted on May 4th, 2006 in Video | 2

    On July 21, 2003 the Wynton Marsalis Septet performed at the Blue Note in Milan, with Francesco Cafiso playing as guest. Enjoy some videos from that concert. Here you have some photos too.   Keep reading »

  • The Washington Post on Wynton’s “Congo Square”

    Posted on May 4th, 2006 in Review | 3

    The Washington Post has just published an article about Congo Square. The last work from Wynton and Yacub Addy will be performed May 4, 5 and 6 at Rose Theater   Keep reading »

  • ‘Congo Square’ a Jazz Suite of Epic Proportions

    Posted on May 4th, 2006 in Review

    Jubilant, swinging, earthy, romantic, dissonant—“Congo Square,” the new jazz suite composed by Wynton Marsalis and 75-year-old Ghanaian percussionist Yacub Addy, is many things. Tidy, however, isn’t one of them.   Keep reading »