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  • Video and transcript about Wynton’s speaking at Nation Press Club

    Posted on September 26th, 2003 in Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz for young people, Speech, Transcript, Video | 0

    As you know, on Monday, September 22, Wynton was in Washington D.C. to speak at the National Press Club. Now the video of Wynton’s speech (55 min.) is available (Real Player needed). The transcript is also available as a PDF file. Wynton also announced at the National Press Club the launch of an interactive educational website as a companion to the Jazz for Young People Curriculum produced by Jazz at Lincoln Center. The website was developed to enhance JALC’s popular Jazz for Young People Curriculum with original audio and video clips, photos, biographies, and dynamic activities for students, teachers…   Keep reading »

  • New tour dates for the Wynton Marsalis Quintet

    Posted on September 21st, 2003 in Concerts, Quintet, Tour | 1

    Wynton made a change, and will be taking out a quintet instead of a septet this fall. Moreover, we have updated tour dates for the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and new dates for the Quintet/Septet (Wynton is going to decide after the fall tour) in 2004. Here is the quintet lineup: Wynton Marsalis (trumpet) Wess Anderson (saxophones) Ali Jackson (drums) Carlos Henriquez (bass) Eric Lewis (Piano) Check the updates in our tour section   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis to speak at National Press Club

    Posted on September 19th, 2003 in Speech | 0

    Wynton will speak, on September 22, at a National Press Club luncheon. He will be delivering a speech entitled “Cultural Bankruptcy: Investing in Arts Education”. The NPC luncheon will begin promptly at 12:30 p.m, with Marsalis’s address starting just after 1 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session. Advance reservations should be made by telephoning (202) 662-7501. Cost of the luncheon is $16 for NPC members, $28 for their guests and $35 for general admission. The National Press Club is located at 14th and F Streets, NW Washington, one block west of Metro Center. It’s also possible to submit a question via e-mail.   Keep reading »

  • Upcoming concerts for Wynton and LCJO

    Posted on September 17th, 2003 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Tour | 0

    In the next days, Wynton will play with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra in these town (follow the links for more info about tickets): On Friday, Septemebr 19 at Kimmel Center of Philadelphia. On Sunday, September 21 the orchestra will be in Washington, playing at John Fitzgerald Kennedy Center. On Tuesday, September 23, Wynton will play in Durham at Duke University   Keep reading »

  • Wynton plays for a tribute to Katherine Dunham

    Posted on September 16th, 2003 in Concerts, Tribute | 0

    At Peter Norton Symphony Space, in a Friday, 12 night program that began a three-day series devoted to Ms. Dunham and Haitian culture, the Haitian-American novelist Edwidge Danticat and two former Dunham dancers, Glory Van Scott and Julie Robinson Belafonte, spoke of Ms. Dunham’s humanitarianism and social activism. Carmen de Lavallade, collaborating with Wynton Marsalis, danced a stunning solo, stopping the show. So did the veteran Haitian dancer Jean-Léon Destiné. The actors Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee were the hosts. Wynton played with the members of his new quartet (Eric Lewis, piano; Ali Jackson, drums; Carlos Henriquez, bass).   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis and Igor Butman play at Lincoln Center

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

    On September 18 and 20, 2003, Jazz at Lincoln Center opens this season by welcoming the Igor Butman Big Band, direct from Russia, to stomp alongside the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. More info and tickets on Jazz at Lincoln Center web site.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton plays in Branford Marsalis’ new CD

    Posted on September 11th, 2003 in CD | 0

    On Romare Bearden Revealed, Branford Marsalis celebrates the life and works of the artist Romare Bearden. The subject of a major upcoming exhibit by the National Gallery of Art in Washington, Bearden (1911-1988) took constant inspiration and several titles for his paintings from various jazz masterpieces. Features the Branford Marsalis Quartet plus guests Harry Connick, Jr., Wynton Marsalis, Doug Wamble and the Marsalis Family band. Includes compositions by jazz legends such as Duke Ellington, James P. Johnson and Jelly Roll Morton. Buyt the CD or get more info about it on Amazon.com   Keep reading »

  • Brooks Brothers will celebrate its 185th anniversary with Wynton Marsalis

    Posted on September 7th, 2003 in Concerts | 0

    Brooks Brothers will celebrate its 185th anniversary this fall by launching a national fundraising program implemented through events and a specially-designed tie and scarf to benefit the Entertainment Industry Foundation’s (EIF) National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance. Brooks Brothers will host a star-studded event on Tuesday, September 9th at the Brooks Brothers flagship Madison Avenue, New York City store, co-hosted by Katie Couric and Brooks Brothers CEO Claudio Del Vecchio, which will feature a special performance by Wynton Marsalis.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton coaches 30 college-age, younger pupils in special class

    Posted on September 6th, 2003 in Masterclass | 0

    About 30 students were given a renewed sense of inspiration, Friday after an hourlong class at the Eastman School of Music with Wynton. Students from the School of the Arts, Hochstein Music School, Eastman School of Music jazz department and Eastman’s Community Education Division came together to be conducted and coached by Wynton. Although many of the students were nervous about the class, Marsalis’ laid-back personality kept the classroom filled with laughter. Marsalis said he treats students the way he would want to be treated: “Tell me the truth but give me some love and some feeling” he said. Read…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton writes music for Eatonville

    Posted on September 2nd, 2003 in Composition | 1

    Amas Musical Theatre will present – from Oct. 21-Nov. 23 – Bonnie Lee Rattner’s Eatonville, which boasts an original jazz score and songs by Wynton Marsalis. Based on Zora Neale Hurston’s novel “Their Eyes Were Watching God”, Eatonville is set in 1920’s Eatonville, Florida, one of the first all-black incorporated American towns. The music will be performed live by seven musicians of Wynton choosing. Rehearsals begin September 22. Eatonville will play ATA (American Theatre for Actors), located in Manhattan at 314 West 54th Street.   Keep reading »