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  • 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 Award | 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. The Gala will be hosted by Nancy Wilson, and all proceeds will benefit the IAJE Global Outreach Fund. The IAJE Presidents Award, which honors an individual for their extraordinary contributions to the field of jazz education, was presented to Dr. Oscar Peterson in 2003, Quincy Jones in 2002 and Ken Burns in 2001.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis playing to honor the greatest female vocalists

    Posted on November 14th, 2003 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center | 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. Titled “Here’s to the Ladies”, the evening will feature: Dee Dee Bridgewater, Roberta Flack, Cleo Laine, Marian McPartland and Diana Ross. On Monday, November 17, 2003, 7pm at Avery Fisher Hall. More info on Jazz at Lincoln Center web site   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis’ playlist on Apple music store

    Posted on November 11th, 2003 in iTunes | 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. Here is a screen capture of Wynton’s playlist (link to a PDF file; save it to disk). The iTunes Music Store is available for Mac OSX and Windows computers.   Keep reading »

  • This week concerts for the Wynton Marsalis Quintet

    Posted on November 2nd, 2003 in Concerts, Quintet, Tour | 0

    Wynton and his new quintet are going to play in these cities: Today, November 2 at Zellerbach Hall of Berkeley , CA On November 3 at Lancaster Performing Arts Center of Lancaster, CA. On November 5 at Bovard Auditorium of Los Angeles, CA On November 6 at Centennial Hall of Tucson, AZ. On November 8 at Kingsbury Hall of Salt Lake City, UT. On November 9 at Fine Arts Concert Hall of Laramie, WY. On November 10 at Macky Auditorium of Boulder, CO.   Keep reading »

  • Listen to Wynton on Jazz at Lincoln Center Radio

    Posted on October 30th, 2003 in Jazz at Lincoln Center, Radio | 0

    What makes a Jazz Diva? Find out when Wynton Marsalis, Jackie McLean, Buck Hill and Toots Thielmans accompany the virtuoso vocalizing of Abbey Lincoln and Shirley Horn. This is an invitation to witness the art of the modern jazz singer-with two of its best contemporary exponents. Tunes include: “The World Is Falling Down,” “The Maestro,” “How High The Moon,” and “I Just Found Out About Love.” Listen to it (Real player needed).   Keep reading »

  • Wynton’s upcoming album on Blue Note

    Posted on October 24th, 2003 in Blue Note, CD | 0

    The new Wynton’s album with Blue Note Records will be called The Magic Hour and will be out in March of 2004. Wynton recorded it with a new quintet that features: Wess “Warmdaddy” Anderson on saxophones, Eric Lewis on piano, Carlos Henriquez on bass and Ali Jackson on drums. More details to come…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton on the new home of Jazz at Lincoln Center

    Posted on October 20th, 2003 in Interview, Jazz at Lincoln Center | 0

    In a new article from the New York Times, Wynton speaks about the new Jazz Hall of Fame to be constructed in the new Jazz at Lincoln Center building.   Keep reading »

  • Listen to Wynton on Jazz at Lincoln Center Radio

    Posted on October 15th, 2003 in Jazz at Lincoln Center, Radio | 0

    IN THIS HOUSE, ON THIS MORNING Commissioned by Jazz at Lincoln Center, Wynton Marsalis’s In This House On This Morning is a jazz tour de force in 12 movements based on the African-American church service. The late Marion Williams, one of America’s foremost gospel singers, appears as guest vocalist with the Marsalis septet. Listen to part 1 – Listen to part 2 (Real player needed) CORNET KINGS BEFORE ARMSTRONG Seminal masterpieces of cornetists Freddie Keppard, King Oliver and Buddy Bolden, the most influential brass players in New Orleans before Louis Armstrong burst on the scene, are performed by trumpeters Wendell Brunious, Willie…   Keep reading »

  • Video and transcript about Wynton’s speaking at Nation Press Club

    Posted on September 26th, 2003 in Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz for young people, Speech, Transcript, Video | 0

    As you know, on Monday, September 22, Wynton was in Washington D.C. to speak at the National Press Club. Now the video of Wynton’s speech (55 min.) is available (Real Player needed). The transcript is also available as a PDF file. Wynton also announced at the National Press Club the launch of an interactive educational website as a companion to the Jazz for Young People Curriculum produced by Jazz at Lincoln Center. The website was developed to enhance JALC’s popular Jazz for Young People Curriculum with original audio and video clips, photos, biographies, and dynamic activities for students, teachers…   Keep reading »