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  • 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 »

  • Jazz at Lincoln Center announces 2010-11 season

    Posted on February 25th, 2010 in Concerts | 1

    New York, NY (February 23, 2010), Jazz at Lincoln Center and Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis announces the 2010-11 season programming featuring concerts, education events, broadcasts, touring and a diverse line-up of guest artists (see attached chronology). This season – Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 24th season of programming and seventh season in its home, Frederick P. Rose Hall – the organization announces two new series: the Visionary Voices series featuring Bobby McFerrin, Dianne Reeves and Sweet Honey In The Rock and the Jazz & Popular Song series, curated by Michael Feinstein. Wynton Marsalis, Artistic Director at Jazz at Lincoln Center, said, “This season embodies…   Keep reading »

  • Video: The Spirit of New Orleans

    Posted on February 17th, 2010 in Video | 3

    Click below to watch Wynton’s video tribute to the New Orleans Saints and the Crescent City… “The Spirit of New Orleans”. The video was originally broadcast on CBS during the Super Bowl pre-game show.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis streams video of his tribute to the New Orleans Saints and the Crescent City

    Posted on February 11th, 2010 in News

    Jazz impresario Wynton Marsalis created a special tribute with music and words to The New Orleans Saints and his beloved city of New Orleans. The video will be streamed on Friday, February 12, 2010 at 1pm EST live on his Facebook page and Ustream channel.   Keep reading »

  • The Spirit of New Orleans

    Posted on February 7th, 2010 in Video | 66

    Down on the Bayou where the mighty Mississippi kisses Lake Pontchartrain and spills into the Gulf of Mexico. There sits that jewel of the Southland. What the French lost to the British who gave it to the Spanish who lost it back to the French who sold it to America for….. Well, some folks say Jefferson conned Napoleon in a card game and won it for some jambalaya and a chicory coffee.   Keep reading »

  • ASO’s performance of Blues Symphony to be broadcast on Monday, January 18th

    Posted on January 13th, 2010 in Concerts | 3

    The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will perform the 18th annual musical tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, “A King Celebration” on Thursday, January 14, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. The performance, commemorating the life and work of the celebrated civil rights leader, will take place in the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel of Morehouse College, the alma mater of Dr. King. The program will feature movements II, III, IV, V and VI of Wynton Marsalis’s Blues Symphony; Part I of Slavery Documents by Donald Sur; Beethoven’s Leonore Overture No. 3, and the traditional “We Shall Overcome.” The concert will be broadcast…   Keep reading »

  • NEA Jazz Masters Concert To Be Broadcast Live on January 12th

    Posted on January 11th, 2010 in Concerts

    WBGO Jazz 88.3FM will broadcast the 2010 NEA Jazz Masters Awards Ceremony & Concert taking place on Tuesday, January 12 at 7:30PM in the Rose Theater at Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center at Broadway at 60th Street. The performance will feature the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis in a program dedicated to the 2010 honorees’ works. Joining the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra will be many of the honorees themselves including Muhal Richard Abrams, Bill Holman (as guest conductor), Annie Ross, and Cedar Walton. Also featured will be 2010 Jazz Master Kenny Barron on solo piano…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis and JLCO To Release New CD on February 2nd and Tour US In March 2010

    Posted on December 23rd, 2009 in Concerts | 7

    Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra will embark on the “Portrait in Seven Shades” U.S. Tour in March 2010. The band will perform selections from the suite as well as a repertoire to include tunes by Count Basie, Mary Lou Williams and others. Jazz at Lincoln Center announces the CD release of Portrait in Seven Shades, composed by jazz reedman Ted Nash and performed by the world-renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis Featured In Vogue Magazine

    Posted on December 9th, 2009 in Profiles & Interviews | 3

    Wynton Marsalis loves the sound of New York City. For the 48-year-old jazzman, there’s a thrilling harmony in the jangle of the streets. “If you listen beneath the surface of noise—the construction, the sound of the traffic, beneath the rumble of the subway—you can get down to the different interactions between people,” he says.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis Offers Thanks To Fans With Free Concert At Jazz Club

    Posted on December 9th, 2009 in Concerts | 1

    NEW YORK – Trumpeter Wynton Marsalis offered thanks over the holiday weekend to fans who have stuck with him through the years by presenting a free concert in the intimate setting of Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center. About 130 tickets to Marsalis’ Fan Appreciation Concert were distributed randomly among the thousands of subscribers to his e-newsletter. An additional 14,000 fans watched a free live stream of Sunday night’s performance by Marsalis’ quintet on his Facebook page, according to his executive assistant, Meghan Thornton. After the concert, Marsalis spent 90 minutes signing autographs, meeting and greeting fans who ranged in…   Keep reading »