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  • Wynton’s exclusive op-ed article for DownBeat Magazine on newsstands now

    Posted on September 22nd, 2009 in Articles | 0

    Check out an excerpt from Wynton’s “Jazz Is Life Music” : “In the past thirty years, I have had the good fortune to teach thousands of bands and an incalculable number of students in diverse settings. Though each situation is unique, students share many of the same concerns in pursuit of a more profound relationship with music and with life through music. Every style of music presents distinct challenges which demand the development of different skills. Jazz requires creativity, communication and community. Through improvising we learn to value our own creativity; through swing we coordinate our communication with others; and…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis featured in The Guardian

    Posted on July 21st, 2009 in Articles | 4

    On inauguration day in Washington earlier this year, the Wynton Marsalis Quintet played a private party at the White House in honour of President Obama. The two men are the same age, but long before Obama came to prominence, Marsalis had been a national figure and so while he says “as a liberal and a Democrat I, of course, feel that things are better in America”, he is experienced enough to know that change, particularly in the areas he cares about most, might not come as quickly as he would like. As well as being the best known figure in…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton’s commentary for CNN and interview for Huffington Post

    Posted on January 19th, 2009 in Articles, Interview | 2

    Wynton is now in Washington, DC, to play for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Following you can find a quote from Wynton’s commentary about the role of jazz music, democracy and the presidential inauguration, published yesterday on CNN. You can also give a look to the interview he gave for the Huffington Post. “On the eve of Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday, let’s recognize the pernicious effects of separating people by generic categories. In the fields of science and technology, we accept that one generation builds on another. But in the popular worlds of culture, there’…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton and JLCO featured on SundayArts

    Posted on May 26th, 2008 in Articles | 0

    This week’s edition of SundayArts Profile – the weekly series on New York’s public television station Thirteen (WNET) feature Wynton and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. Give a look to their video-clip   Keep reading »

  • Wynton interviewed by CBS News and The Hook

    Posted on September 17th, 2007 in Articles, Interview | 3

    As you know, Wynton is on tour now with JLCO. While on the road he was interviewed by The Hook, a Charlottesville’s Newspaper, for his concert on September 11, and by CBS News. His concert at Peace Center in Greenville (September 13, 2007) was reviewed by the GreenvilleOnLine, and the concert in Baltimore, on September 8 was reviewed by the Baltimore Citypaper. Feel free to send us your comments and photos if you will attend one of the next concerts.   Keep reading »

  • Photo and review about Wynton playing at Barbican

    Posted on July 24th, 2007 in Articles, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Photo, Review | 5

    Wynton was at the Barbican (London) yesterday night, with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. The concert was reviewed by the Evening Standard, by The Independent, the Times Online, the Guardian Unlimited and the Telegraph. Some fans shot also beautiful photos and posted them on Flickr: Photo-set from The Barbican concert; Jam session with Wynton and some members of the LJCO at Uncle Sam’s Jazz club in Hackney on July 22, 2007. Please feel free to send us your comments, photos with Wynton and reviews if you attended one of the UK or NL concerts.   Keep reading »

  • Congo Square reviews from Aspen, Detroit and Chicago

    Posted on June 26th, 2007 in Articles, Concerts, Congo Square, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Review | 4

    Tonight Wynton is in Aspen with the JLCO and Odadda! to play Congo Square. Here you have an article about the concert on Aspen Times. Last week’s Congo Square concert in Detroit has been reviewed by Detroit News Online. Chicago concert for the Ravinia Festival has three reviews: by the Prairie Owl, the Chicago Tribune and by Concert Live Wire (this one has nice photos too). If you attended one of the past Congo Square concert, feel free to send us your opinion and photos with Wynton.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton on Congo Square at Tavis Smiley Show

    Posted on June 23rd, 2007 in Articles, Congo Square, Review, Transcript, TV show, Video | 2

    On June 20, Wynton appeared on “Tavis Smiley” to help promote his new CD, Congo Square. During the interview, Wynton and Tavis Smiley discussed Wynton’s passion for education as he is the co-founder and artistic director of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Program. Wynton also talked about his new album. He described it as “We are rejoining with the spirit of African Music.”.   Keep reading »

  • Congo Square gets new reviews

    Posted on June 20th, 2007 in Articles, Congo Square, Review | 10

    The Congo Square tour continues and people are very excited about it. You can take a look the other reviews here: An article about Congo Square appeared on the Sun Journal. The concert at Mount Laurel Center in Bushkill has been reviewed by the Pocono PC Doctor. The date at Allen Theater in Cleveland has been reviewed by Cleveland.com and The Plain Dealer, and the concert in Milwakee got a review by the Milwakee Journal Sentinel. Moreover, Wynton has also been interviewed by the Black America Web. Please feel free to send us your comments, photos with Wynton and…   Keep reading »

  • Latest reviews and interviews about Congo Square

    Posted on June 17th, 2007 in Articles, Congo Square, Interview, Review | 6

    Congo Square tour started on June 14 from Rochester. Here is a review of the concert by Democrat and Chronicle. Wynton was also interviewed by the Philadelphia Tribune for the concert in Philadelphia (review by the Philadelphia Inquirer), by the Pocono Record for the event at the Mountain Laurel Center in Bushkill, and by WCPN Ideastream (mp3 audio) for the upcoming concert in Cleveland (June 18). In the interview fro WCPN, Ideastream music director Bobby Jackson caught up Yacub Addy’s wife and manager, Amina as well as Wynton, who talked about Congo Square and the African connections. Please check the complete…   Keep reading »