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  • 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 »

  • Wynton plays with Natalie Cole at Tanglewood

    Posted on August 31st, 2003 in Concerts | 0

    Today August 31, at Lenox MA, singer Natalie Cole will perform at the Tanglewood Jazz Festival’s final concert with Wynton Marsalis and his septet featuring Herlin Riley on drums, Wess “Warmdaddy” Anderson on alto and soprano saxophones, Richard Johnson on piano, Victor Goines on clarinet, Ron Westray on trombone and Reginald Veal on bass. This concert will also showcase a new face, up-and-coming Telarc piano star, Hiromi. Updated: Newberkshire.com has just published a review of the concert.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis Septet with Garth Fagan Dance

    Posted on August 29th, 2003 in Concerts, Septet | 1

    Griot New York made its world premiere in 1991 at the Next Wave Festival at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. A collaboration by three visionaries, concept and choreography by Garth Fagan, music composed and arranged by Wynton Marsalis, and set design by sculptor Martin Puryear, Griot New York explores contemporary urban life, human anguish and exaltation, and humankind’s triumph over adversity.   Keep reading »

  • Special report: Wynton Marsalis Septet in Italy during summer 2003

    Posted on August 24th, 2003 in Concerts, iTunes, Photo, Podcast, Septet, Tour, Video | 0

    On July 21, 24 and 25 the Wynton Marsalis Septet performed in Milan, Lucca and Gardone (on the lake Garda). We attended the concert and take you behind the scenes. Watch to the videos and the pictures of the concert. Milan (videos – photos) Lucca (videos – photos) Gardone (videos – photos)   Keep reading »

  • New Wynton’s photos in our gallery

    Posted on August 22nd, 2003 in Photo | 0

    Thanks to Ferrie and Floris Onstwedder (from the Netherlands) and to Milena (from Belgium), we have new exciting photos for our gallery, taken in The Hague and in Bruxelles during summer 2003. Feel free to share your photos with all Wynton’s fan. Send us your images via e-mail, and we will publish them on the fan club.   Keep reading »