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  • Wynton to Raise Roofs for ICCF’s Housing Programs

    Posted on April 18th, 2004 in Concerts

    Wynton Marsalis and his Quartet will perform selections from The Magic Hour for the April 20 benefit concert. The concert will raise funds for ICCF’s sixth annual Raising Roofs benefit concert on Tuesday, April 20, at 8:00 p.m. in DeVos Performance Hall   Keep reading »

  • Wynton talking to Tavis Smiley about his new album: “The Magic Hour”

    Posted on April 18th, 2004 in Profiles & Interviews

    On March 29 2004, Tavis Smiley, (who has a talk show on PBS) interviewed Wynton for his NPR radio broadcast.   Keep reading »

  • Downbeat: Wynton’s Empire

    Posted on April 12th, 2004 in Profiles & Interviews

    It’s the Wynton Marsalis you rarely see. Dressed casually – wire-rim glasses, an untucked blue shirt, jeans and gray-white running shoes – he looks relaxed in the Right Track recording studio in New York. He and pianist Eric Lewis, bassist Carlos Henriquez and drummer Ali Jackson huddle as if they could be discussing strategy for an upcoming four-on-four basketball game. But this is play time of a different sort: rhythm talk in preparation for take 14 of a new Marsalis composition, “Free To Be”, a song with a sunny bounce and syncopated skip.   Keep reading »

  • NPR: Wynton Marsalis, ‘The Magic Hour’

    Posted on March 24th, 2004 in Review

    Those final minutes of the day, when parents everywhere are trying to get restless kids to settle down and go to bed, are what Wynton Marsalis calls “the magic hour.” It’s also the title of the acclaimed trumpeter’s new CD, which he says celebrates the childishness in all of us.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton speaks about The Magic Hour on the Daily Show

    Posted on March 23rd, 2004 in Video

    Last night, Wynton was guest on the Daily Show to speak with Jon Stewart about his new album: The Magic Hour.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis on ‘The Magic Hour’ for CNN

    Posted on March 18th, 2004 in Profiles & Interviews

    Before he’d finished high school, Wynton Marsalis was already a legend in his hometown of New Orleans, Louisiana. In the years since, he’s become internationally known, leading the New York-based Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and releasing more than 25 albums. His 1997 work, “Blood on the Fields,” won the Pulitzer Prize.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis’ The Magic Hour is in stores !

    Posted on March 9th, 2004 in Music

    Wynton Marsalis makes his Blue Note debut today with The Magic Hour. On the new album, Marsalis taps vocalists Diane Reeves and Bobby McFerrin, as well as a trio of up-and-coming musicians—pianist Eric Lewis, bassist Carlos Henriquez and drummer Ali Jackson.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton talks on WBGO Jazz Radio Station

    Posted on March 8th, 2004 in News

    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

    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 Music

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