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  • June 2010 World Premiere of Wynton’s Swing Symphony in Berlin

    Posted on April 19th, 2010 in Concerts | 3

    The Berliner Philharmoniker and the 15 musicians of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra join forces for the premiere of Wynton Marsalis’ new work, receiving first concert performances at the Philharmonie on June 9th and 10th coupled with Stravinsky’s Petrushka. The score will then form the basis of a new dance work, choreographed by Rhys Martin and performed by 170 Berlin schoolchildren at the Arena Berlin in Treptow on June 12th and 13th. This is the latest in an annual series of community projects under the orchestra’s Zukunft@BPhil program, launched in 2002 with Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, subject…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis Septet Middle East Debut at Abu Dhabi Festival 2010 Review

    Posted on April 13th, 2010 in Review | 1

    One of the greatest living jazz musicians in the world, legendary trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, made his Middle East debut last night in front of an enthralled Emirates Palace Auditorium audience. Wynton Marsalis has been hailed by critics worldwide as the outstanding trumpet player of his generation. Last night, this accolade was vindicated to a stunned Abu Dhabi audience, who were treated to the power of his unique musical vision as Marsalis and his ensemble demonstrated the very essence of jazz, in his inimitable, signature style.   Keep reading »

  • The CareFusion Newport Jazz Festival Announces Wynton’s Appearance with Special Offer

    Posted on April 6th, 2010 in Concerts | 1

    Wynton makes his return to the CareFusion Newport Jazz Festival August 8, 2010. The festival has made a special pre-sale offer exclusively to artist’s fans. Check out the details below: The festival runs from August 6 – 8 , 2010 in Newport, RI. See complete festival line-up at www.newportjazzfest.net Special artist fan “early-buy” discount…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton to be featured as a High-Impact speaker at the 2010 National School Board Association Confere

    Posted on April 1st, 2010 in Speech | 7

    Wynton Marsalis will be a featured High-Impact speaker at the 70th Annual National School Board Association (NSBA) Conference in Chicago on Sunday, April 11, 2010. The Pulitzer Prize-winning, Arts education advocate will speak to Board Members, Superintendents and other school official representing over 1,500 of the nation’s largest school districts accounting for over 18 million school children. Other speakers include Charlie Rose, and Steve Wozniak.   Keep reading »

  • JLCO with Wynton Marsalis March 2010 US tour reviewed

    Posted on March 30th, 2010 in Review

    On March 2010, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis toured the US performing Ted Nash’s Portrait in Seven Shades.   Keep reading »

  • HBO releases trailer for their new series “Treme”, featuring a selection from “Congo Square”

    Posted on March 19th, 2010 in Video | 1

    Ever since HBO’s critically acclaimed masterpiece ‘The Wire’ went off the air two years ago, fans have been waiting to see what creators David Simon and Eric Overmyer would come up with next. So when word came out that they were going to take on one of the most complicated issues in the country—the effort to rebuild New Orleans in the aftermath of 2005’s devastating Hurricane Katrina—fans and pundits alike were both intrigued by the idea and dismayed at the wait for the project to actually materialize. Could the team from ‘The Wire’ find their magic again? And, if so, could even they do the subject matter justice?   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis Awarded French Legion of Honor in NYC

    Posted on March 18th, 2010 in Profiles & Interviews

    Wynton Marsalis received France’s highest distinction last week in New York – the insignia of chevalier of the Legion of Honor, an honor that was first awarded by Napoleon Bonaparte.   Keep reading »

  • The Barbican Announces Jazz at Lincoln Center Residency: United in Swing 2010

    Posted on March 13th, 2010 in Concerts

    The Barbican is proud to announce the details of its first International Residency Series. The partnership with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis along with a stellar group of JALC musicians offers audiences at the Barbican and in East London the opportunity to experience some of the best big band music in the world, played by a selection of Americas finest jazz musicians. This major concert series is augmented by a programme of Creative Learning in London schools and at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, organised by the Barbican/Guildhall School Creative Learning Division in…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis wins NAACP Image Award for outstanding jazz album

    Posted on March 4th, 2010 in News | 5

    Wynton Marsalis’ celebrated 2009 Blue Note Records release, He and She, was awarded the NAACP’s Image Award for Outstanding Jazz Album during their February 26th ceremonies at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Released in March 2009, He and She is about that eternally compelling and most elemental of subjects - the relationship between a man and a woman.   Keep reading »

  • Abu Dhabi Festival 2010 to feature Middle East debut of Wynton Marsalis

    Posted on February 27th, 2010 in Concerts | 6

    The Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Foundation (ADMAF) today announced that Wynton Marsalis will make his debut in the Arab World as part of the Abu Dhabi Festival 2010. The nine time Grammy Award winner will join one of the strongest line ups the festival has ever offered when he performs on 5th April at Emirates Palace, adding a new flavor to this two week manifestation of world class performances in traditional and classical music, drama, fine arts, and ballet. Held under the patronage of His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy…   Keep reading »