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  • Wynton talks on WBGO Jazz Radio Station

    Posted on March 8th, 2004 in Interview, Radio | 0

    Gary Walker, morning host on WBGO (88.3 FM), talks with Wynton Marsalis at 9 a.m. tomorrow.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton will play at Playboy Jazz Festival in June

    Posted on March 7th, 2004 in Concerts | 0

    Wynton Marsalis, Etta James, Herbie Hancock and many others will play to the 26th annual Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl on the weekend of June 19 and 20, celebrating Playboy magazine’s 50th anniversary. The event, hosted by Bill Cosby on Saturday and NBC’s “The Tonight Show” band leader and guitarist Kevin Eubanks on Sunday, highlights a range of jazz genres from contemporary to traditional, big band, blues, salsa and world music. Wynton is set to perform with his quartet (to be confirmed) in what will be his tenth appearance on the Playboy stage. Other performers include the Christian…   Keep reading »

  • The Magic Hour is coming

    Posted on March 7th, 2004 in Blue Note, CD | 0

    Wynton Marsalis’s new album, The Magic Hour, is coming. It will be in stores in two days, on March 9, 2004. (more buying info on   Keep reading »

  • Wynton plays the music of Ornette Coleman

    Posted on February 15th, 2004 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra | 0

    The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis celebrates avant-garde forefather Ornette Coleman, exploring seminal works of this downhome, groundbreaking composer and instrumentalist. Coleman sidemen, the masterful Dewey Redman makes a special appearance at this event. Thursday and Saturday, February 19 and 21, 2004, 8pm at Alice Tully Hall. More info on Jazz at Lincoln Center web site.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton discussing his book at Kentucky Author Forum

    Posted on February 3rd, 2004 in Books, Interview | 1

    Tonight, on Kentucky Educational Television, Wynton will discuss his book: Jazz in the Bittersweet Blues of Life. He is interviewed by National Public Radio’s Robert Siegel, host of All Things Considered. The interview has been taped at The Kentucky Center in May 2002. On air tonight Feb 3 at 10:00 pm More info on Kentucky Educational Television   Keep reading »

  • A preview of Wynton Marsalis’ The Magic Hour

    Posted on February 2nd, 2004 in Blue Note, CD, Tour | 0

    As you know, Wynton will make his label debut with The Magic Hour, an upbeat, lyrical eight-song outing featuring his remarkable quartet – pianist Eric Lewis, bassist Carlos Henriquez and drummer Ali Jackson – and two special guests, Blue Note label mates Dianne Reeves and Bobby McFerrin. The new album will be in stores on March 9, 2004. But now, on the Bluenote web site, is possible to download a nice Flash animation that shows the new album cover and previews the tune with Bobby McFerrin. In our tour section, we also have new tour dates for the Wynon Marsalis Quartet.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Plays the Music of Duke Ellington for Brooks Brothers

    Posted on January 29th, 2004 in CD | 2

    Brooks Brothers announced the release of a special edition CD featuring first time recordings created exclusively for Brooks Brothers by the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton celebrates Count Basie’s’ 100th birthday

    Posted on January 24th, 2004 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Tribute | 0

    Count Basie had a truly original approach both as a pianist and bandleader. A musical minimalist, he could say more by playing less. In memory of his 100th birthday, Wynton Marsalis introduces a discussion about Basie’s influence on American swing, featuring former Basie bandmate Frank Foster. Tuesday, January 27, 2004, 7pm at Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse More, for two exciting nights, Wynton and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra honors both the beat and legacy of Count Basie for his 100th birthday celebration. Guests include veteran Count Basie Orchestra members vocalist Carmen Bradford and saxophonist Frank Wess, and others. Thursday and Saturday,…   Keep reading »

  • European Soundscapes with Wynton Marsalis and JLCO

    Posted on January 20th, 2004 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra | 0

    At this special concert, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, along with special guest soloist Stefano Di Battista performs European-inspired pieces by John Lewis, Gerry Mulligan, Gil Evans, and Duke Ellington. Thursday and Saturday, January 22 and 24, 2004, 8pm at Alice Tully Hall. More info on Jazz at Lincoln Center   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis delivering the keynote at Martin Luther King tribute

    Posted on January 16th, 2004 in Speech | 0

    Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), hosts the eighteenth annual Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Come Share the Dream on Monday, January 19, 2004 at 10:30 am in the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House (30 Lafayette Avenue). The celebratory event, the largest public performance honoring Dr. King in New York City, will feature a keynote address by Wynton Marsalis. The internationally renowned ensemble, The Boys Choir of Harlem, and legendary a cappella group, The Persuasions, will headline the musical portion of the celebration. Opening up the festivities will be The Lafayette Inspirational Ensemble.   Keep reading »