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  • Q&A with kids at Essentially Ellington 2012

    Posted on May 7th, 2012 in Video

    This weekend, Wynton Marsalis got to talk to some of the kids from Essentially Ellington 2012 competition.   Keep reading »

  • Live Webcast Announced for Essentially Ellington 2012

    Posted on May 4th, 2012 in News

    Jazz at Lincoln Center announces the competition at the 17th Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival will be video streamed live online.  The free webcast from the Rose Theater at Frederick P. Rose Hall on May 5th and 6th will feature performances by the fifteen competing high school jazz band finalists, as well as the announcement of the top placing bands. The video will also be available online for one week following the Competition & Festival.   Keep reading »

  • Decades-old Louis Armstrong recording unearthed

    Posted on April 27th, 2012 in Video | 1

    In 1971, not long before his death at age 69, the great Louis Armstrong—“Pops,” to his friends—played at the National Press Club in Washington. It was his last public trumpet performance, and it was recorded by CBS. A few hundred copies were made—then it was pretty much forgotten. Now the recording has been re-discovered and it’s being released. CBS News cultural correspondent and jazz great Wynton Marsalis gave it a listen.   Keep reading »

  • Greg Scholl Named Executive Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center

    Posted on April 26th, 2012 in News

    Jazz at Lincoln Center (JALC) announced today that Greg Scholl will assume the position of Executive Director of JALC, beginning June 1. Mr. Scholl joins JALC as the not-for-profit arts organization enters its next phase of growth and celebrates its 25th anniversary in the upcoming 2012-13 programming season.    Keep reading »

  • Live Webcast April 24th!  “Ballad of American Arts” at Miami University

    Posted on April 20th, 2012 in Education | 2

    Tune in Tuesday, April 24th at 4PM EST as Wynton delivers his acclaimed speech, “The Ballad of American Arts,” as Miami University’s Year of the Arts keynote address.  Immediately following his presentation, he will take questions from the audience.   Keep reading »

  • Rolling Stone: Paul Simon Gets a Jazz Infusion From Wynton Marsalis

    Posted on April 20th, 2012 in Review

    Paul Simon has never been afraid to take a big musical risk. Two years after Simon and Garfunkel broke up at their commercial peak in 1970, he released his self-titled solo debut, which kicked off with “Mother and Child Reunion.” It was the first time many Americans heard reggae, and when they flipped the record they heard the salsa-tinged “Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard.”  Since then, Simon’s music has gone from gospel (“Loves Me Like a Rock”) and Afrobeat (Graceland) to Latin American percussion-based rock (Rhythm of the Saints) and the doo-wop and Latin sounds on The Capeman.   Keep reading »

  • 15 Wynton Marsalis Solo Transcriptions for Trumpet

    Posted on April 16th, 2012 in Music

    Spanning nearly 30 years, this eBook is a comprehensive study of the evolution of Wynton’s style as a soloist.  From his debut recording a leader through his latest quintet release, our intent was to capture Wynton’s improvisational skills against a myriad of different backdrops; fast and slow tempos, different grooves and time signatures and, of course, the blues   Keep reading »

  • Chasing the Blues - a Segment for CBS

    Posted on April 6th, 2012 in Video | 3

    It’s hard to find authentic “juke joints” these days that still play the blues. On “CBS This Morning,” Cultural Correspondent Wynton Marsalis tracked down two real “juke joints” and shared their soulful stories.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton to Join The Lewis Nash Allstars in Benefit Concert at MIM, April 11, 2012

    Posted on March 23rd, 2012 in Concerts | 1

    The Lewis Nash Allstars with special guest Wynton Marsalis will perform in a benefit concert at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 11th, 2012 at the Musical Instrument Museum Theater (MIM), 4725 E. Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix. The evening supports The Nash, the Valley’s new jazz center.  The event is co-produced by Jazz in Arizona, a nonprofit organization, and MIM. Seating is limited. Tickets are $150, $200 and $250 and available at www.jazzinaz.org. A pre-concert cocktail hour begins at 5:40 p.m. and a hosted reception follows the concert.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis: Swinging Into the 21st

    Posted on March 19th, 2012 in Review

    If we call an artist who averages an album per year prolific, what then to say about Wynton Marsalis’ output of 1999-2000? During that period Marsalis released nine albums, each showcasing a different sector within his domain. Marsalis called the series Swinging Into the 21st, and that run of albums has now been compiled into an 11-disc box set that also includes All Rise, Marsalis’ monumental 2002 orchestral/vocal project.   Keep reading »