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  • 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 »

  • Wynton Marsalis Simplifies Matters

    Posted on March 7th, 2004 in Review

    In all outward signs, Wynton Marsalis’s new album, “The Magic Hour,” represents a change in his career. It’s on a new label: last year, Mr. Marsalis signed with Blue Note after more than 20 years and 30 jazz records with Columbia/Sony. It also presents a new band, at least new to most listeners, who are used to the septet he has played with for more than a decade. But most strikingly, it is a statement about simplicity, a virtue that has often escaped him.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton plays the music of Ornette Coleman

    Posted on February 15th, 2004 in Concerts

    The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis celebrates avant-garde forefather Ornette Coleman, exploring seminal works of this downhome, groundbreaking composer and instrumentalist. Coleman sidemen, the masterful Dewey Redman makes a special appearance at this event.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton discussing his book at Kentucky Author Forum

    Posted on February 3rd, 2004 in Books | 1

    Tonight, on Kentucky Educational Television, Wynton will discuss his book: Jazz in the Bittersweet Blues of Life. He is interviewed by National Public Radio’s Robert Siegel, host of All Things Considered. The interview has been taped at The Kentucky Center in May 2002. On air tonight Feb 3 at 10:00 pm   Keep reading »

  • A preview of Wynton Marsalis’ The Magic Hour

    Posted on February 2nd, 2004 in Music

    As you know, Wynton will make his label debut with “The Magic Hour”:http://wyntonmarsalis.org/discography/title/the-magic-hour, an upbeat, lyrical eight-song outing featuring his remarkable quartet - pianist Eric Lewis, bassist Carlos Henriquez and drummer Ali Jackson - and two special guests, Blue Note label mates Dianne Reeves and Bobby McFerrin.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Plays the Music of Duke Ellington for Brooks Brothers

    Posted on January 29th, 2004 in Music | 2

    Brooks Brothers announced the release of a special edition CD featuring first time recordings created exclusively for Brooks Brothers by the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton celebrates Count Basie’s’ 100th birthday

    Posted on January 24th, 2004 in Concerts

    Count Basie had a truly original approach both as a pianist and bandleader. A musical minimalist, he could say more by playing less. In memory of his 100th birthday, Wynton Marsalis introduces a discussion about Basie’s influence on American swing, featuring former Basie bandmate Frank Foster. Tuesday, January 27, 2004, 7pm at Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse   Keep reading »

  • European Soundscapes with Wynton Marsalis and JLCO

    Posted on January 20th, 2004 in Concerts

    At this special concert, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, along with special guest soloist Stefano Di Battista performs European-inspired pieces by John Lewis, Gerry Mulligan, Gil Evans, and Duke Ellington.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis delivering the keynote at Martin Luther King tribute

    Posted on January 16th, 2004 in Speech

    Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), hosts the eighteenth annual Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Come Share the Dream on Monday, January 19, 2004 at 10:30 am in the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House (30 Lafayette Avenue). The celebratory event, the largest public performance honoring Dr. King in New York City, will feature a keynote address by Wynton Marsalis. The internationally renowned ensemble, The Boys Choir of Harlem, and legendary a cappella group, The Persuasions, will headline the musical portion of the celebration. Opening up the festivities will be The Lafayette Inspirational Ensemble.   Keep reading »

  • New tour dates for Wynton with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra

    Posted on January 15th, 2004 in Concerts | 1

    The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis will begin a national and international tour on January 23, 2003 in Newark, NJ that culminates in the orchestra’s Mexico debut.   Keep reading »