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  • “Wynton Goes to Harvard” - An Interview with the Wall Street Journal

    Posted on April 20th, 2011 in Profiles & Interviews | 2

    Pulitzer-prize winning jazzman Wynton Marsalis considers himself both student and teacher of music, which is why it comes as no surprise that his newest undertaking is a two-year lecture series at Harvard University. Beginning on April 28, Marsalis will lecture and perform a class entitled “Music as Metaphor.” The nine-time Grammy award winner currently serves as the artistic director for Jazz at Lincoln Center, a role he will keep throughout the lecture series. Speakeasy talked with Marsalis about the coming series, his love of last-minute pressures and the concept of improvisation.   Keep reading »

  • Win a Trip for Two to the Vitoria Jazz Festival in Spain!

    Posted on April 12th, 2011 in News | 9

    April is Jazz Appreciation Month, and to celebrate, SiriusXM and Jazz at Lincoln Center are giving you a chance to win a trip for two to Vitoria, Spain for the Vitoria-Gasteiz Jazz Festival, July 10-16, 2011! One of the world’s premier jazz celebrations located in the historic Basque region of northern Spain, the Vitoria-Gasteiz Jazz Festival is celebrating its 35th year…and we want to give you and a guest the chance to be there in person to see an incredible lineup of legendary musicians. Performers scheduled to appear at this year’s Festival include Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter & Marcus Miller; Jamie Cullum, Trombone Shorty, Ruben Blades, Nigel Kennedy and many more.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis & Eric Clapton Played The Blues

    Posted on April 12th, 2011 in Review | 8

    Wynton Marsalis and Eric Clapton collaborated forces this past weekend at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater, to explore the shared musical ground between New Orleans, the Delta and Chicago. Joined by eight other stellar musicians, including members of Marsalis’ quintet, Marsalis and Clapton performed the works of W.C. Handy, Louis Armstrong, Howlin’ Wolf, Big Maceo and more. The songs were selected by Clapton, while Marsalis’ arrangements embodied the authentic New Orleans sound of King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band.   Keep reading »

  • Rolling Stone: Eric Clapton, Wynton Marsalis Play the Blues in New York City

    Posted on April 11th, 2011 in Review

    “I pat myself on the back – it took a lot of courage to come here,” Eric Clapton said halfway through his show at New York’s Rose Hall on April 8th, glancing and smiling at the men with him on stage: eight members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, including trumpeter and JALC artistic director Wynton Marsalis. Clapton then introduced the next song, nodding over his shoulder at bassist Carlos Henriquez. “This one was foisted on me by Carlos,” the British guitarist said. “I didn’t think it would work.”   Keep reading »

  • Famous trumpet player Wynton Marsalis spreads gospel of committment to young people through music

    Posted on April 7th, 2011 in Profiles & Interviews

    Practice. As in dedication. Also see: integrity. Every time he gets a chance, Wynton Marsalis lays a message on young people that requires no fancy instrument, just a solo commitment. The jazz and classical trumpeter and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer got that chance recently at a Passport to Manhood program in the gym of the Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle. He shot some hoops — hitching up his suspenders and complaining that he hadn’t worked on his game in the two years it took to write his last symphony. He shared a meal of dirty rice, fried fish and potato salad, then delivered the challenge.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis to kick off lecture series at Harvard University

    Posted on April 4th, 2011 in Education | 3

    Harvard University announced today that Wynton Marsalis will launch a two-year performance and lecture series on April 28, with an appearance at Sanders Theater. Currently the Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center, Marsalis is an accomplished musician, composer, bandleader and educator who has made the promotion of jazz and cultural literacy his hallmark causes.   Keep reading »

  • Exclusive Fan Offers for Newport Jazz Festival

    Posted on April 4th, 2011 in Concerts

    SPECIAL OFFERS FOR WYNTON FANS: FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERT PRE-SALE EVENT On Monday, April 4, get first crack at the best seats by using promo code WYNTON to purchase tickets before they go on sale to the general public. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, April 5. USE PROMO CODE: WYNTON Pre-sale starts Monday, April 4 at 10:00am & ends Tuesday, April 5 at 9:00am. “EARLY BIRD” DISCOUNTS FOR FORT ADAMS STATE PARK $10 off general admission tickets by buying on-line with promo code WYNTON by Friday, April 9 Single-Day Tickets: $59* for either August 6 or 7 (regularly $69) Two-Day Packages: $118* for August 6 & 7 (regularly $125) *Service…   Keep reading »

  • Now Available The Caboose (Big Train) - Full Score + Parts

    Posted on March 24th, 2011 in Music

    The first piece from the Wynton Marsalis Big Band collection is now available for purchase and instant download. The Caboose is the final song from the larger work called Big Train. It’s a traditional big band instrumentation of 2 Alto Sax, 2 Tenor Sax, 1 Baritone Sax, 4 Trumpets, 3 Trombones, Piano, Bass and Drums.   Keep reading »

  • Love for Japan: A Fundraising Event with Wynton Marsalis and Martha Stewart

    Posted on March 18th, 2011 in Concerts | 3

    On Wednesday, March 23rd the Quintet will perform at EN Japanese Brasserie’s fundraiser in support of the Japanese Society’s Earthquake Relief Fund & the Japanese Red Cross in New York City.   Keep reading »

  • Ken Burns Introduces Excerpts From His Latest Film “Prohibition”

    Posted on March 15th, 2011 in Concerts, Music

    Wynton Marsalis and Ken Burns continue their long time artistic collaboration on “Prohibition,” a three-part documentary directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. “Prohibition” tells the story of the rise, rule, and fall of the Eighteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The upcoming film series features original compositions and arrangements by Marsalis and others.   Keep reading »