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  • Wynton To Be Awarded Legion of Honor

    Posted on October 23rd, 2009 in News | 7

    On November 6, French Ambassador Pierre Vimont will confer upon Wynton Marsalis the insignia of chevalier of the Legion of Honor. The ceremony, which will take place at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, will be co-hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Philippe Camus (partner of Lagardère, Evercore, and chairman of Alcatel-Lucent). A performance by the Wynton Marsalis Quintet will follow the ceremony.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis to perform fan appreciation concert in New York City

    Posted on October 9th, 2009 in Concerts | 4

    Wynton Marsalis will give back to his fans as he opens the doors of Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center on November 29th, 2009. More than 100 fans will be invited to join Marsalis and his quintet as they take the stage for this once-in-a-lifetime performance. Free tickets will be distributed randomly to Wynton Marsalis e-newsletter subscribers. “My fans have stuck with me through many styles of music – from modern burnout to standards to New Orleans music to baroque and beyond. They have embraced all of my bands – from small groups of various sizes to the big band, and…   Keep reading »

  • Willie Nelson and Wynton Marsalis Play the Music of Ray Charles in Theaters and on DVD

    Posted on October 7th, 2009 in Music | 4

    On one special evening at Jazz at Lincoln Center, two musical icons, Willie Nelson and Wynton Marsalis, along with the stunning songstress Norah Jones, collectively brought their unique musical perspective to 15 of legendary Ray Charles’ hits such as “Hallelujah I Love Her So,” “Hit the Road Jack” and “Unchain My Heart.” Recorded in High Definition by HDNet, WILLIE NELSON AND WYNTON MARSALIS PLAY THE MUSIC OF RAY CHARLES gives music lovers a front-row seat to the sold-out concert, including never-before-seen rehearsal footage, interviews and photos. WILLIE NELSON AND WYNTON MARSALIS PLAY THE MUSIC OF RAY CHARLES can be seen in select cinemas from October 15 and arrives in-stores on both Blu-Ray and DVD on October 20 from A&E Home Entertainment for $19.95 (SD) and $29.95 (BD).   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis’s Enduring Opus

    Posted on September 24th, 2009 in Profiles & Interviews | 1

    Toddlers filled a classroom one recent Saturday morning inside Frederick P. Rose Hall. Most sat in a circle brandishing toy shakers, some wandered off in the stagger of the newly walking. Welcome to WeBop!, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s program for children 8 months to 5 years old, at which singer Patrice Turner cleverly fit the words to the children’s book “Goodnight, Moon” into John Coltrane’s “Central Park West.”   Keep reading »

  • Wynton on Downbeat: Jazz is life music

    Posted on September 22nd, 2009 in Profiles & Interviews

    In the past thirty years, I have had the good fortune to teach thousands of bands and an incalculable number of students in diverse settings. Though each situation is unique, students share many of the same concerns in pursuit of a more profound relationship with music and with life through music. Every style of music presents distinct challenges which demand the development of different skills. Jazz requires creativity, communication and community.   Keep reading »

  • Spotlight of the Month – Moving to Higher Ground: How Jazz Can Change Your Life

    Posted on September 21st, 2009 in Books | 3

    Published by Random House and released in September 2009, Wynton Marsalis collaborated with historian and writer Geoffery C. Ward to explore jazz and how an understanding of it can lead to a deeper, more original ways of living.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton on tour now with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra

    Posted on September 14th, 2009 in Concerts | 12

    The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis announces a fall tour that will take the world renowned big band through Canada and the Western U.S. Stops include Banff, Monterey, Los Angeles, Eugene and Seattle.   Keep reading »

  • JALC searching the USA for a female jazz pianist to play with the JLCO

    Posted on September 8th, 2009 in News | 1

    In celebration of Mary Lou’s 100th birthday, Jazz at Lincoln Center and Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis are looking for a girl to swing our band, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO).   Keep reading »

  • Tickets On Sale Now for the World Premiere of Wynton Marsalis’ New Composition

    Posted on August 28th, 2009 in Concerts | 8

    Music Director Robert Spano and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will perform the world premiere of American Symphony by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer-musician Wynton Marsalis. One of Mr. Marsalis’s goals as a composer has been to write a new work exclusively for symphony orchestra. American Symphony is that work. Using six movements — March, Spiritual, Danzón, Ragtime, Blues and 4/4 Swing — the work displays a wide range of sound techniques. Marsalis creatively utilizes pointillism, extreme registers and the juxtaposition of blocks of sound against a swinging cymbal, among other means, to achieve a sonic world of vibrant orchestral colors steeped in some…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis Quintet Releases New Live Recording Featuring Richard Galliano

    Posted on August 26th, 2009 in Music | 8

    Those fans who gathered in large numbers under Marciac’s great jazz tent in France last summer came to hear celebrated trumpeter Wynton Marsalis and the much-loved accordionist Richard Galliano unveil their collaboration on the music of Billie Holiday and Edith Piaf. Recorded live at the 2008 Marciac Jazz Festival, the music was contemporary yet timeless, with each song exploring the travails of living.   Keep reading »