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  • The Marsalis family on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno

    Posted on June 9th, 2003 in TV show | 0

    Wynton and his family will appear on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, tonight June 9, 2003. They will perform “Twelve’s It” from their new CD.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton appears in a short video-clip for the French tourism office

    Posted on June 5th, 2003 in Video | 0

    The French tourism office has launched “Let’s Fall in Love Again” to convince Americans they are wanted and welcome despite the recent political disagreements with the United States. The campaign includes a short film and video testimonials from moviemaker Woody Allen, New York City chef Daniel Boulud, Wynton Marsalis and author George Plimpton. To see the video-clip go to the “Let’s fall in love“ web page and click on the link: video interviews.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton plays with his new quartet

    Posted on June 5th, 2003 in Concerts, Quartet, Tour | 0

    On June 3 and 4, Wynton led a quartet at the Iron Horse for four packed shows Tuesday and Wednesday nights. He brought along pianist Eric Lewis, drummer Ali Jackson Jr., and bassist Carlos Enriquez, and the quartet performed a seven-tune set, followed by a single song encore. Most of the compositions played at the first Tuesday show were so new that Wynton hadn’t named them yet, and they included a sprightly New Orleans shuffle, a playful swing largely built around a one-note melody, and even one speedy “out”.   Keep reading »

  • Photos from the “Blow the Blues away” concert

    Posted on June 4th, 2003 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Photo | 0

    More than 830 people in attendance at the concert and dinner, including Sen. Charles Schumer, Glenn Close, Ellen Barkin, Al Roker, Deborah Roberts, Bobby Short, Courtney B. Vance, Walt “Clyde” Frasier, City Council Speaker Gifford Miller and the Reverend and Mrs. Calvin Butts, the gala raised more than $1.17 million. The proceeds will benefit the hundreds of performances and educational programs produced by Jazz at Lincoln Center each year. Download high-res photo of the event from Jazz at Lincoln Center web site.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton with B.B. King and Eric Clapton to Blow the Blues away

    Posted on June 1st, 2003 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center | 3

    B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Wynton Marsalis, Ray Charles, and Willie Nelson are among the artists who will play the Blowin’ the Blues Away, a concert to benefit Jazz at Lincoln Center. To be held tomorrow, June 2, at New York’s famed Apollo Theater, the event will celebrate the U.S. Congress-declared Year of the Blues and will articulate the development of the blues in jazz through narrative and song.   Keep reading »

  • Europe tour dates for the Wynton Marsalis Septet

    Posted on May 30th, 2003 in Concerts, Septet, Tour | 0

    This summer, Wynton with his septet will tour Europe from July 5 to August 9. He will play in Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Luxembourg, England, Scotland and France. Check out our tour section for the updated schedule.   Keep reading »

  • The upcoming Wynton’s new album by Blue Note

    Posted on May 29th, 2003 in CD | 0

    In a new interview by Associated Press, Wynton, no longer under contract with Columbia, said he’s writing music for a new recording for Blue Note with a quartet that will include considerable jazz improvisation. Singers Bobby McFerrin and Dianne Reeves will join the quartet on the CD for one song each, he said.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton and Ellis Marsalis play the music of James Black

    Posted on May 24th, 2003 in Concerts | 0

    For five nights, from May 27 to 31 at Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse, Jazz at Lincoln Center will celebrate the music of James Black (1940-1988), the trailblazin drummer and composer, whose music remains largely unknown outside of his native New Orleans. Wynton and his father, pianist Ellis Marsalis will join other Native New Orleanians: Victor Goines, (tenor saxophone and clarinet), Reginald Veal (bass), and Herlin Riley (drums) for five nights of Black’s music which will help to close out J@LC’s “Year of the Drum” celebration. The program will include Black’s Magnolia Triangle, Whistle Stop, Monkey Puzzle, Old Wyne,…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton signs with Blue Note Records

    Posted on May 23rd, 2003 in Blue Note | 0

    Wynton Marsalis has inked a deal with Blue Note Records, with sessions for his label bow expected to begin this summer. Wynton was signed to his previous label, Columbia, over two decades ago by current Blue Note president Bruce Lundvall, who at the time was Columbia’s general manager. “I believe that Wynton is on the cusp of an innovative new creative period musically,” Lundvall said in a statement. “Blue Note will share a pivotal contributing role in the next phase of his already astounding career.”   Keep reading »

  • Wynton and the winners of Essentially Ellington Competition 2003

    Posted on May 21st, 2003 in Jazz at Lincoln Center | 1

    Congratulations to Seattle’s Garfield High School Jazz Ensemble, which took top honors Monday night in the finale of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s eighth annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition. The New World School of the Arts High School Jazz Ensemble from Miami finished second. Third place went to the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts Orchestra. Fifteen finalist bands from the United States and Canada participated in the competition and festival on May 17-19. At Monday night’s final concert, each of the three top-placing bands performed two Ellington compositions, one alone and one…   Keep reading »