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  • Marsalis teaches the meaning behind the music

    Posted on December 12th, 2003 in Profiles & Interviews | 0

    Wynton Marsalis is at his best playing the trumpet, but he’s hardly at his second best when he is talking to young people. Relaxed as he ambles around the stage, he addresses them without notes, using meaningful language, speaking without condescension, and rising to genuine inspiration.   Keep reading »

  • Marsalis, Clinton and Others Dissect Jazz at Symposium

    Posted on December 11th, 2003 in Review | 3

    Wynton Marsalis, the artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center, has talked for some years about his desire to gather an intellectual community around jazz. Last night at the Walter Reade Theater at the center, Mr. Marsalis and his organization scored a coup in the name of intellectualism and publicity: a symposium, with an invitation-only audience of about 200, on the subject of jazz and American democracy, including the former president and part-time saxophonist Bill Clinton.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton explains: Who is Miles Davis

    Posted on December 9th, 2003 in Concerts | 0

    Miles Davis was one of the most iconoclastic figures in jazz. Learn how the innovative trumpeter traversed many styles of jazz - including swing, bebop, cool, modal and fusion - and inspired millions of fans and musicians. Host Wynton Marsalis, in his Jazz for young people concert series at Lincoln Center, is joined by trumpeters Eddie Henderson, Justin Kisor, and Brandon Lee, as well as Billy Childs, Peter Washington and Joe Farnsworth. Budding jazz musicians can take their instruments for an after-concert jam session. Saturday, December 13, 2003, 11am & 1pm at Alice Tully Hall.   Keep reading »

  • Jam session in Boston with Wynton Marsalis and Marcus Roberts

    Posted on December 6th, 2003 in Concerts | 1

    Wynton sprang a surprise on the Symphony Hall audience that came to hear his “All Rise” Wednesday. Jazz pianist Marcus Roberts showed up and improvised a solo in one of the movements of Marsalis’s blues oratorio, temporarily sitting in for the regular pianist of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, 18-year-old Aaron Diehl. At encore time, Roberts joined Wynton for an impromptu jam session… And last night at the Biarritz Lounge in Roxbury trombonist Andre Hayward, a Boston-based member of Marsalis’s orchestra, hosted a jam session (like the kind he and friends have every Sunday) that included Roberts, Wynton…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton playing All Rise with Boston Symphony Orchestra

    Posted on December 3rd, 2003 in Concerts | 0

    Conductor Kurt Masur will lead the Boston Symphony Orchestra in the Boston premiere of Wynton Marsalis’ All Rise, December 3, 4, 6 at Symphony Hall, featuring Wynton on trumpet, the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, soprano NaGuanda Miller, mezzo-soprano Cynthia Renee Hardy, tenor Brian Robinson, baritone Robert Honeysucker, and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, John Oliver, conductor.   Keep reading »

  • Kurt Masur talks about Wynton and “All Rise”

    Posted on November 30th, 2003 in Profiles & Interviews | 0

    “Here is Kurt Masur,” the eminent German conductor said when he telephoned to talk about Wynton Marsalis’s oratorio “All Rise.” This greeting prompted thoughts about how often Masur has been there to make sure that interesting things would happen. Commissioning a major work from Marsalis for the New York Philharmonic and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra—two of the major constituents of New York’s Lincoln Center—was Masur’s idea in the first place. And the groundwork for the idea was laid long before Masur had ever heard of Marsalis; indeed before Marsalis was born. More than a half-century ago, as a young musician studying in Leipzig, then sealed off in East Germany, Masur was fascinated by jazz.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton is special guest tonight at Smoke Jazz Club

    Posted on November 28th, 2003 in Concerts | 3

    Wynton will be special guest, tonight at Smoke Jazz Club. He will play with the One for all quintet, including some confident younger musicians: the tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander, the trombonist Steve Davis, the pianist David Hazeltine, the bassist Peter Washington and the drummer Joe Farnsworth. Tonight and tomorrow night at 9, 11 and 12:30. Smoke Jazz Club – 2751 Broadway, at 106th Street, (212) 864-6662   Keep reading »

  • Wynton will be honored with the IAJE President’s Award

    Posted on November 26th, 2003 in News | 0

    The 4th Annual International Assosiation for Jazz Education Gala Dinner, scheduled for Wednesday, January 21, at the New York Sheraton Hotel, will honor Jazz at Lincoln Center Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis with the IAJE President’s Award.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis playing to honor the greatest female vocalists

    Posted on November 14th, 2003 in Concerts | 0

    This year’s Lincoln Center gala honors the greatest female vocalists and musicians from the golden age of jazz. The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and special guests join New York’s artistic community at large to celebrate Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald and other legendary women of jazz for their achievements.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis’ playlist on Apple music store

    Posted on November 11th, 2003 in News | 0

    We noticed that Wynton’s personal playlist is on the Apple iTunes Music Store. The new celebrity playlist features personal playlists created by several popular featured artists includes Wynton Marsalis, Michelle Branch, Dave Brubeck, Billy Corgan, Counting Crows, Sheryl Crow, Missy Elliott, Ben Folds, Herbie Hancock, Jack Johnson, Kenna, Moby, Mark Ronson, Seal, Sting and Michael Stipe.   Keep reading »