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  • New tour dates for Wynton with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra

    Posted on January 15th, 2004 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Tour | 1

    The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis will begin a national and international tour on January 23, 2003 in Newark, NJ that culminates in the orchestra’s Mexico debut. The LCJO will open their tour with a performance at Prudential Hall in the New Jersey Performing Arts Center on Friday, January 23rd. The big band will travel to cities such as Louisville, Chicago, St. Louis, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco and Los Angeles, before traveling to Mexico for an extensive residency. The Festival de Mexico has invited the LCJO to be one of its major presentations during the three-week 20 th anniversary festival…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton playing with Wes Anderson tonight at Village Vanguard

    Posted on January 9th, 2004 in Concerts | 0

    Wynton will be special guest tonight at Village Vanguard. He will play with the Wessel Anderson Quintet featuring also Walter Blanding (tenor sax), Antonio Ciacca (piano) Kengo Nakamura (bass), Joe Farnsworth (drums). Mr. Anderson is a master of the saxophone. He is principally known as a member of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, and that doesn’t give much sense of what he’s capable of, both compositionally and improvisationally. Wynton will be on hand this week joining the band as a sidemen, as he has been doing a lot for the last year, staying on the down-low and playing…   Keep reading »

  • The Magic Hour will be in stores on March 9

    Posted on December 31st, 2003 in Blue Note, CD | 0

    Wynton’ new album, The Magic Hour, will hits stores March 9. The eight-song set follows his acclaimed 200-performer orchestral work, All Rise. Wynton is joined by pianist Eric Lewis, bassist Carlos Henriquez and drummer Ali Jackson, plus guest vocalists Dianne Reeves and Bobby McFerrin. Marsalis says, “For kids, the magic hour is the one hour before they go to bed. For parents, it’s the one hour after the kids go to sleep” Reeves sings on Feeling of Jazz, while McFerrin shows up on Baby, I Love You. Other songs include Free to be, the whimsical Big Fat Hen and Skipping,…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton playing in Ted Nash’s album

    Posted on December 17th, 2003 in CD | 0

    Wynton played on four tunes in Still Evolved, Ted Nash’s new album. Nash plays tenor saxophone and clarinet in New York’s most vital, but very different, jazz ensembles—the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and the more adventurous Jazz Composers Collective—and this album explores the links between tradition and innovation, composition and improvisation. Still Evolved features the rhythm section of Matt Wilson on drums, Ben Allison on bass and Frank Kimbrough on piano. Wynton Marsalis and Marcus Printup, both colleagues of his in the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, join the band for four tunes each. Kimbrough, Allison and…   Keep reading »

  • Red Hot Holiday Stomp with Wynton and friends

    Posted on December 14th, 2003 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center | 0

    Wynton and the Jazz at Lincoln Center will usher in the holidays with four special concerts that bring Big Easy-style holiday cheer to the Big Apple. The Red Hot Holiday Stomp will take place on Thursday, Friday and Saturay, December 18, 19 and 20, 2003 at 8pm at Alice Tully Hall with an additional performance on Saturday, December 20, 2003 at 2pm. Highlithing classic holiday tunes seasoned with a bit of Crescent City flavor and the joyous music of Jelly Roll Morton, the concerts will feature pianist Ellis Marsalis, trombonist Wycliffe Gordon, clarinetist Victor Goines, banjoist Don Vappie and the drummer Erlin Riley. More info on…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton teaches the meaning behind the music

    Posted on December 13th, 2003 in Articles, Speech, Transcript | 0

    Wynton Marsalis is at his best playing the trumpet, but he’s hardly at his second best when he is talking to young people. Relaxed as he ambles around the stage, he addresses them without notes, using meaningful language, speaking without condescension, and rising to genuine inspiration. A week ago, before the morning dress rehearsal of his blues oratorio “All Rise,” Marsalis talked to a diverse audience of teenagers from 26 high schools, assembled in Symphony Hall from all across the state. He had everyone hanging on every word, even though his remarks lasted longer than an Easter sermon. If he…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis and Bill Clinton talk about Jazz

    Posted on December 11th, 2003 in New York Times, Review | 3

    Last night at the Walter Reade Theater at the center, Wynton and his organization scored a coup in the name of intellectualism and publicity: a symposium, with an invitation-only audience of about 200, on the subject of jazz and American democracy, including the former president and part-time saxophonist Bill Clinton. The moderator was Charlie Rose; besides Wynton and Mr. Clinton, the panelists included Farah Jasmine Griffin, an author and professor of English and comparative literature at Columbia University; Michael Kammen, an author and professor of American history of culture at Cornell; the San Francisco middle-school music educator Jack Martens; Frances Rauscher,…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton explains: Who is Miles Davis

    Posted on December 9th, 2003 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz for young people | 0

    Miles Davis was one of the most iconoclastic figures in jazz. Learn how the innovative trumpeter traversed many styles of jazz – including swing, bebop, cool, modal and fusion – and inspired millions of fans and musicians. Host Wynton Marsalis, in his Jazz for young people concert series at Lincoln Center, is joined by trumpeters Eddie Henderson, Justin Kisor, and Brandon Lee, as well as Billy Childs, Peter Washington and Joe Farnsworth. Budding jazz musicians can take their instruments for an after-concert jam session. Saturday, December 13, 2003, 11am & 1pm at Alice Tully Hall. More info on Jazz at Lincoln Center   Keep reading »

  • Jam session in Boston with Wynton Marsalis and Marcus Roberts

    Posted on December 6th, 2003 in Concerts | 1

    Wynton sprang a surprise on the Symphony Hall audience that came to hear his “All Rise” Wednesday. Jazz pianist Marcus Roberts showed up and improvised a solo in one of the movements of Marsalis’s blues oratorio, temporarily sitting in for the regular pianist of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, 18-year-old Aaron Diehl. At encore time, Roberts joined Wynton for an impromptu jam session… And last night at the Biarritz Lounge in Roxbury trombonist Andre Hayward, a Boston-based member of Marsalis’s orchestra, hosted a jam session (like the kind he and friends have every Sunday) that included Roberts, Wynton…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton playing All Rise with Boston Symphony Orchestra

    Posted on December 3rd, 2003 in All Rise, Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra | 0

    Conductor Kurt Masur will lead the Boston Symphony Orchestra in the Boston premiere of Wynton Marsalis’ All Rise, December 3, 4, 6 at Symphony Hall, featuring Wynton on trumpet, the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, soprano NaGuanda Miller, mezzo-soprano Cynthia Renee Hardy, tenor Brian Robinson, baritone Robert Honeysucker, and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, John Oliver, conductor. In addition to the concerts themselves, the BSO is planning a host of activities around All Rise to get younger music lovers in and around Boston involved in the work. Building on the success of last season’s Online Conservatory – the BSO’s new interactive multimedia addition to…   Keep reading »