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  • New web-articles about Wynton and his tour

    Posted on April 22nd, 2005 in Articles, Review | 0

    We recently got links from online magazines that reviewed Wynton concerts around the USA. The Chicago Tribune reviewed the concert at Orchestra Hall. The Plain Dealer reviewed the concert at Playhouse Square’s Allen Theatre.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton on the cover of Jazz Week

    Posted on November 17th, 2004 in Articles, Interview | 0

    JazzWeek just announced the release of the new PDF Edition of JazzWeek. Each weekly edition will include feature stories, articles, industry news, CD and DVD reviews, and jazz and smooth jazz radio airplay charts. The week’s feature and cover story is an interview with Wynton Marsalis about Jazz at Lincoln Center’s new home. This first PDF edition is available for a free download (PDF 1.2 mb)   Keep reading »

  • Report from the “Let freedom swing” concert

    Posted on November 2nd, 2004 in Articles, New York Times, Review | 2

    Wynton and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra settled into their new home over the weekend. This “celebration of human rights and social justice” offered six commissioned works for the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. Each piece was inspired by and tailored for the words of such luminaries as Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu (both read by Morgan Freeman), Vaclav Havel (Mario Van Peebles, Alfre Woodard), Lyndon Johnson (Glenn Close), Eleanor Roosevelt (Patricia Clarkson), Robert Kennedy (Keith David) and Martin Luther King Jr. (the Rev. Calvin O. Butts III). “Each of these people took risks,” Wynton Marsalis said of the historic luminaries.…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton in the New York October issue of WHERE magazine

    Posted on October 31st, 2004 in Articles | 0

    Wynton is on the October issue of the WHERE magazine. WHERE Magazine is the largest global publisher of visitor magazines, available throughout the finest hotels and visitor venues in 43 markets worldwide, 23 in the United States alone. You can read the complete article by Jonathan Forgang in the online version of the magazine.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis in the new issue of Jazziz magazine

    Posted on October 27th, 2004 in Articles, Review | 0

    Wynton is in the cover story of the new issue of Jazziz From the Jazziz article by Larry Brumenfeld: At the southwest corner of Manhattan’s Central Park, directly across from a statue of Christopher Columbus, and set at an angle dictated by the course of the famed avenue named Broadway, stands the gleaming new Time-Warner Center. The largest privately funded mixed-use complex in the United States, the Center cost nearly $2 billion and comprises a corporate headquarters, a five-star hotel, a luxury apartment complex, and a first-class shopping mall. The design is notable on first glance for a set of…   Keep reading »

  • The Lincoln Center Jazz Band opens the House of Swing

    Posted on October 19th, 2004 in Articles, Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York Times, Review, Special report | 4

    The curtain was swept aside for the majestic opening of the new performing arts center for the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. The day started with a parade down Broadway. The performance opened with an original composition called “Call to Prayer,” which featured Victor Goines on the sax and Top Professor Eric Lewis. The next tune was a Coltrane tune that Wynton dedicated to bass player Carlos whose wife had a baby an hour before the peformance. Listen to the show NPR.org NY Times review The Parade on Newsday.com Wynton at the New Orleans-esque Parade down Broadway.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton teaches the meaning behind the music

    Posted on December 13th, 2003 in Articles, Speech, Transcript | 0

    Wynton Marsalis is at his best playing the trumpet, but he’s hardly at his second best when he is talking to young people. Relaxed as he ambles around the stage, he addresses them without notes, using meaningful language, speaking without condescension, and rising to genuine inspiration. A week ago, before the morning dress rehearsal of his blues oratorio “All Rise,” Marsalis talked to a diverse audience of teenagers from 26 high schools, assembled in Symphony Hall from all across the state. He had everyone hanging on every word, even though his remarks lasted longer than an Easter sermon. If he…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton on the New York Times

    Posted on March 6th, 2003 in Articles, New York Times | 0

    It’s true: the Marsalises have been overexposed to the ends of the earth. One might have looked at the enormous profile on Wynton Marsalis in the current issue of The Atlantic Monthly, noticed the recent PBS special about the family, then seen a full-family concert coming up and rightly wondered why nobody else in jazz was apparently worth paying attention to. The family could have played a rigid show; they could have made it cute; it could have been overly pedantic or gone overboard with New Orleans cliché. But “Ellis Marsalis and Sons,” a touring concert that sold out…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton on the March issue of Atlantic On line

    Posted on February 27th, 2003 in Articles, Interview | 0

    “I’ve always tried to be respectful of my audience. I always sign people’s autographs, always acted like I was working for them. I try to play people’s requests, try to come up with a way of playing that I thought people would want to listen to—never thought I was above them. I’m here to do a job. I always try to be professional, and many times, in halls across the country, I’m the last one to leave—all the crews are gone.” Excerpt from the March 2003 issue. Read the full article on The Atlantic…   Keep reading »