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  • The New York Times on Congo Square

    Posted on May 6th, 2006 in Articles, Concerts, Congo Square, New York Times, Review | 5

    The New York Times has just posted a review about Wynton’s Congo Square performed on Thursday night at the Rose Theater. (free registration needed). As you know, Wynton, who has been recovering from a lip injury, didn’t touch the trumpet during his new commission (because he conceived his role as conductor only, according to Jazz at Lincoln Center). As a result of the injury, Jazz at Lincoln Center has postponed a concert featuring the Wynton Marsalis Quartet and the Orion String Quartet scheduled for Thursday through next Saturday. The concert will instead take place on Sept. 20, in Rose…   Keep reading »

  • Congo Square reviewed on Playbill Arts

    Posted on May 3rd, 2006 in Articles, Congo Square, Review | 0

    Wynton’ s recent Congo Square performance has got a new article/review on Playbill Arts.com   Keep reading »

  • Congo Square’s behind the scenes on The Times Picayune

    Posted on April 27th, 2006 in Articles, Concerts, Congo Square, New Orleans, Review | 0

    A nice article about behind the scenes, and Wynton directing Congo Square in New Orleans is now on line on The Times Picayune.   Keep reading »

  • Photos and video from the world premiere of Wynton’s Congo Square

    Posted on April 24th, 2006 in Articles, Concerts, Congo Square, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, New Orleans, Review | 13

    Yesterday, joined by members of numerous brass bands from throughout the city, the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton and the Capital Region-based percussion ensemble Odadaa! marched into historic Congo Square in classic New Orleans parade style Sunday as hundreds of concertgoers danced along behind them. Here you have some photos from the Congo Square rehearsal, and an article on TimesUnion about the world premiere (yesterday) Plus there are also three videos regarding: pre-parade | parade | concert (Quicktime player needed) In the concert video, Wynton sings duetting with Herlin Riley at the tamburine. Tonight, they are going to perform Congo Square…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton with Yacub Addy at the news conference in New Orleans

    Posted on April 19th, 2006 in Articles, Congo Square, Interview, New Orleans | 4

    With a press conference at Basin Street Station, Wynton Marsalis has opened a weeklong residency in New Orleans. The visit, part of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s efforts to help New Orleans recover after Hurricane Katrina, will include master classes, clinics, workshops, and performances. On April 23, the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and Ghana’s Odadaa! will present the world premiere of Congo Square, a new work by Marsalis and Yacub Addy, the leader of Odadaa! The 80-minute cross-cultural work was inspired by the public square in New Orleans where Africans gathered to play the music of their homeland in the 1…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis’ Congo Square on USA TODAY

    Posted on April 14th, 2006 in Articles, Congo Square, Interview | 9

    Wynton has been interviewed by the magazine USA TODAY about the premiere of his new composition: Congo Square.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton interviewed by Fortune Magazine

    Posted on March 10th, 2006 in Articles, Interview | 2

    Fortune magazine choosed 12 highly successful people to share thoughts and advice on how they work and what makes them successful. Wynton Marsalis is amongst them: Executive summary: Challenge each other — but don’t hold grudges. You don’t want trumpet players and musicians being your primary business decision-makers. It’s not possible for me to do that and write music, program the season, and conduct the band. I really do let people do their jobs, so when we come together, we know what each is supposed to do. But I weigh in on everything. I’ve never sent an e-mail.…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton’s article about New Orleans on U.S.News

    Posted on February 22nd, 2006 in Articles, New Orleans | 0

    On the U.S.News web site ther’s a new article about New Orleans, written by Wynton.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton and Yacub Addy rehearsing Congo Square

    Posted on February 11th, 2006 in Articles, New Orleans | 3

    Wynton Marsalis and Yacub Addy, who lives in Latham, are collaborating on “Congo Square,” a new composition that pays tribute to the historic site on Rampart Street in New Orleans where African slaves gathered to perform their own music during the 1700s and 1800s. Commissioned by Jazz at Lincoln Center, “Congo Square“ will attempt to reunite traditional African rhythms with New Orleans’ specific brand of American jazz. Combining the talents of Odadaa! and Marsalis’ Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, the new work will have its world premiere in Congo Square in New Orleans on April 23, despite the ravages of Hurricane Katrina. …   Keep reading »

  • “Wynton with Strings” reviewed by the New York Times

    Posted on November 19th, 2005 in Articles, New York Times, Review | 5

    “Wynton with Strings”, thursday night’s concert at Rose Theater to celebrate Wynton’s 25-year solo career, has just been reviewed by the New York Times (free subscription needed)   Keep reading »