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  • The Wynton Marsalis Quintet in Marciac

    Posted on August 5th, 2004 in Concerts | 0

    Tomorrow, August 6th, like every year, Wynton will be in Marciac with his Quartet to play in the famous French Jazz Festival. The Wynton Marsalis Quintet personnel is:   Keep reading »

  • Special report: Wynton in Italy during summer 2004

    Posted on August 3rd, 2004 in Video | 2

    On January the 24th, Wynton Marsalis with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra performed in Benevento (Italy) for the european summer tour 2004. We attended the concert and take you behind the scenes.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton and Woody Shaw

    Posted on August 2nd, 2004 in Photo | 0

    Thanks to our friend of the official Woody Shaw web site, we can show you a special photo of a very young Wynton Marsalis playing with Woody Shaw. Plus, here is a quote on Woody by Wynton: “Woody added to the vocabulary of the trumpet. He had a real concept about the organization of group music that often utilized many different and complex harmonic progressions. He was very serious, disciplined and respectful towards jazz. His whole approach influenced me tremendously.”   Keep reading »

  • New 2004 tour dates for the Wynton Marsalis Quintet and the JLCO

    Posted on July 29th, 2004 in Concerts | 4

    We just updated the fall 2004 tour schedule for Wynton Marsalis Quintet and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. Check the new tour dates   Keep reading »

  • A special meal with Wynton

    Posted on July 24th, 2004 in Photo | 0

    Today, Wynton with Eric Lewis, AndrĂ© Guess and other friends, came to my house, in Italy, to have lunch with my family. Before going to Benevento, he drove his motorhome to Manfredonia (Apulia).   Keep reading »

  • Why Wynton cancelled his performance in Montreal

    Posted on July 1st, 2004 in News | 0

    Yesterday Wynton cancelled his performance at the Montreal Jazz Fest because of injury to his lips. Now Wynton is back home. He has seen a doctor who advised him to take it easy for a few days, and he really appreciates everyone’s concern !!!   Keep reading »

  • Wynton played at Ray Charles funeral

    Posted on June 23rd, 2004 in News | 1

    Friends of Ray Charles sent the late singer off on a high note. Wynton Marsalis, B.B. King, Glen Campbell, and Stevie Wonder performed musical tributes to Charles, who died last week at 73, during a joyous funeral service at the First African Methodist Episcopal Church (Los Angeles).   Keep reading »

  • Initial Pictures & Thoughts of L.A.

    Posted on June 19th, 2004 in Photo, Tour | 0

    It’s true that everyone is beautiful in L.A. I walked into the Mondrian Hotel and got what I expected — simple beauty complete with white linen clothes floating through the doorways graced by the favonian winds. Here are some initial photographs of the hotel. I’m not sure how much I’ll be able to write tonight. It is L.A. after all. And I am young. Wynton throws the football at a gas station while we stopped for gas. The Comedy Store across the street from our hotel. Our comedian/magician Kevin Lee has performed there. Care to…   Keep reading »

  • Santa Barbara in Pictures

    Posted on June 18th, 2004 in Photo, Tour | 2

    The soundcheck for the San Diego show is going on. I can see the quintet outside of my hotel window rehearsing on stage. Last night was unbelievable. People use the word “unbelievable” quite a lot. But imagine it wasn’t overused and you weren’t jaded by it. It was unbelievable… I didn’t have internet access yesterday. Sorry for the delay. “Murph” — the tour manager catches some z’s on the long ride from Santa Cruz to Santa Barbara Drummer Ali crosses the street back (notice his good form of checking for cars) to the hotel after playing a…   Keep reading »

  • Santa Cruz in Pictures

    Posted on June 17th, 2004 in Tour | 0

    A really long night. Went to the Kuumbwa Jazz Center around 6 and just got back. Behold the confluence of digital photography and jazz. Sound check at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center. Whose purse is that? Walter Blanding, Jr. blowing during sound check. The group minus Wynton at sound check. “Top Professor” E. Lewis while his fingers take flight. The newly wed Carlos cleans his bass. Walter Blanding, Jr. is engaged in a deep conversation with Drue Kataoka, an artist who paints jazz images. Drue, of course, is thinking “How much longer do I have to listen to this guy?” Kidding aside,…   Keep reading »