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  • 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 »

  • Saving America’s Soul Kitchen

    Posted on September 12th, 2005 in Profiles & Interviews

    Now the levee breach has been fixed. The people have been evacuated. Army Corps of Engineers magicians will pump the city dry, and the slow (but quicker than we think) job of rebuilding will begin. Then there will be no 24-hour news coverage. The spin doctors’ narrative will create a wall of illusion thicker than the new levees. The job of turning our national disaster into sound-bite-size commercials with somber string music will be left to TV. The story will be sanitized as our nation’s politicians congratulate themselves on a job well done. Americans of all stripes will demonstrate saintly concern for one another. It’s what we do in a crisis.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton interviewed by French newspaper Le Monde

    Posted on September 12th, 2005 in Profiles & Interviews | 1

    Wynton talked to the french newspaper Le Monde, about New Orleans and Hurricane Katrina. 
Here is the interview translated in English   Keep reading »

  • Wynton is visiting New Orleans now !

    Posted on September 12th, 2005 in News | 2

    Wynton is spending the day touring the devastation in New Orleans. 
He went down there after his gig in Maryland so that he could see the destruction that has reigned down on his beloved city. He is assessing what is currently being done to help as well as what needs to be done in terms of coming up with a plan to preserve the many cultural landmarks in the Crescent City.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton collaborates for children’s book

    Posted on September 10th, 2005 in Books | 3

    Wynton has collaborated with illustrator Paul Rogers and jazz historian Phil Schaap to create a children’s book, Jazz ABZ: An A to Z Collection of Jazz Portraits. While Rogers developed the concept for the book, he sought the help of Wynton to bring it to fruition. The book will be available in November.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton’s interview at Tavis Smiley Show 2005

    Posted on September 10th, 2005 in Profiles & Interviews | 4

    These are trying times for so many people from the great city of New Orleans, including jazz great, Wynton Marsalis. The New Orleans native and Pulitzer Prize winner is now the artistic director of “Jazz at Lincoln Center” in New York City. Tomorrow night, he takes part in a special fundraiser on BET. On September 17th, he hosts a special event for hurricane victims at Lincoln Center. Tonight, though, thankfully, he joins us from New York. It’s always nice to have you on the program.   Keep reading »

  • Transcript from Wynton’s interview for CNN Larry King Live

    Posted on September 9th, 2005 in Profiles & Interviews | 2

    Here is the transcripts from Larry King Live, aired September 4, 2005 - 21:00 ET:   Keep reading »

  • Wynton at BET Relief Telethon tonight !

    Posted on September 9th, 2005 in News | 1

    The BET Relief Telethon is set to air from 7:30 to 10 pm ET/PT on BET and will raise money for the storm relief efforts.   Keep reading »

  • Update about Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Higher Ground Hurricane Relief Benefit Concert

    Posted on September 9th, 2005 in Concerts | 1

    Jazz at Lincoln Center announced the Higher Ground Hurricane Relief Benefit Concert and auction on Saturday, September 17 at 7pm. The benefit will be held at the Rose Theater located inside the Frederick P. Rose Hall on Broadway and 60th Street, New York City.
 The concert, hosted by Laurence Fishburne, will feature Wynton Marsalis, Terence Blanchard, Ken Burns, Cyrus Chestnut, Peter Cincotti, Elvis Costello, Bill Cosby, Robert De Niro, Paquito D’Rivera, Jon Hendricks, Norah Jones, Diana Krall, Abbey Lincoln, Bette Midler, Dianne Reeves, Marcus Roberts, Paul Simon, Meryl Streep, James Taylor, McCoy Tyner, Cassandra Wilson, Buckwheat Zydeco and many more…   Keep reading »