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  • New Album Released Today in the US with Special One Day Offer from Amazon.com

    Posted on June 22nd, 2010 in Music

    From Billie Holiday to Edith Piaf: Live in Marciac, is in stores now. The 9-song album, recorded in the summer of 2008 when Wynton Marsalis and his quintet teamed-up with French accordionist Richard Galliano at the annual Jazz in Marciac festival in Southern France to pay tribute to the late legends Billie Holiday and Edith Piaf, is available in two formats, a deluxe CD/DVD edition and a standard audio CD.   Keep reading »

  • Roots and rites of swing from Wynton Marsalis

    Posted on June 18th, 2010 in Review

    It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing, as the old aphorism has it, but Wynton Marsalis is pushing it a stage further. United in Swing, described as the Barbican’s first international residency, involves his orchestra in a hectic schedule of concerts, jam sessions and education projects in east London, based on the notion that, given encouragement and expert tuition, any kind of people can swing. And there, reluctantly, we must part company.   Keep reading »

  • Live HD Broadcast of Wynton’s premiere of “Swing Symphony” via the Berliner Philharmoniker Digital C

    Posted on June 4th, 2010 in Concerts | 5

    Even if you don’t have plans to join Wynton in person in Berlin, Germany, this June, you can still be a part of the world premiere of Wynton’s “Swing Symphony” performance on June 10 with the world-renowned Berliner Philharmoniker, when the concert will be broadcast live through the Berliner Philharmoniker’s acclaimed Digital Concert Hall.   Keep reading »

  • Watch exclusive clips from Wynton’s new album with Richard Galliano

    Posted on June 1st, 2010 in Video

    Wynton’s new album with Richard Galliano, “Live in Marciac: From Billie Holiday to Edith Piaf” will be released in the USA June 22nd. Starting today, four exclusive clips will be released weekly on Wynton’s Facebook page.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis releases Live In Marciac CD and DVD

    Posted on May 25th, 2010 in Music | 1

    In the summer of 2008 multiple Grammy award winning jazz artist Wynton Marsalis and his quintet teamed-up with French accordionist Richard Galliano at the annual Jazz in Marciac festival in Southern France to pay tribute to the late jazz legends Billie Holiday and Edith Piaf. Richard Galliano, a renowned French-born accordionist who has collaborated with musicians including Chet Baker, Ron Carter and Charlie Haden. Hailed as an extremely versatile musician who is able to masterfully navigate many musical contexts and genres, Galliano is the recipient of the prestigious Academie du Jazz Django Reinhardt Prize awarded annually to the best French musician.   Keep reading »

  • “Louis” a Silent Movie with Live Accompaniment by Wynton and Jazz Ensemble to Premiere in August

    Posted on May 21st, 2010 in Concerts | 3

    “Louis”, a silent film directed by Dan Pritzker and starring Jackie Earle Haley, Shanti Lowry and Anthony Coleman, will premiere in US cities in late August with live musical accompaniment by Wynton Marsalis, renowned pianist Cecile Licad and a 10-piece all-star jazz ensemble, including Sherman Irby, Victor Goines, Marcus Printup, Ted Nash, Kurt Bacher, Vincent Gardner, Wycliffe Gordon, Dan Nimmer, Carlos Henriquez, Ali Jackson, and conductor Andy Farber. Marsalis will play a score comprised primarily of his own compositions. Licad will play the music of 19th century American composer L.M. Gottschalk.   Keep reading »

  • Winners of 15th Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition

    Posted on May 11th, 2010 in News | 6

    Wynton Marsalis Septet   Keep reading »

  • Essentially Ellington Festival and Competition Celebrates 15 Years May 7-9, 2010

    Posted on May 4th, 2010 in Concerts | 4

    Jazz at Lincoln Center will welcome the 15 finalist bands and the winning community band to prestigious 15th Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival. The bands will compete and participate in workshops, jam sessions, and more during a three-day Competition & Festival in New York City. The three top-placing bands will perform with Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center Wynton Marsalis as guest soloist, followed by a performance of the 15-piece Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, whose members serve as mentors for the finalist bands throughout the weekend. The Festival’s finale is an awards ceremony…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis Quintet Plus Special Guests to Perform at Jazz in Marciac 2010

    Posted on April 23rd, 2010 in Concerts | 1

    This summer, on August 1st and 5th Wynton will travel back to Marciac with his quintet and special guests to perform two concerts. August 1, 2010: Classics of the Hot Club of France Wynton Marsalis, trumpet; Dan Nimmer, piano; Carlos Henriquez, bass; Ali Jackson, drums; Walter Blanding, reeds; Frank Vignola, guitar; Mark O’Connor, violin. August 5, 2010: Modern New Orleans Music Wynton Marsalis, trumpet; Dan Nimmer, piano; Carlos Henriquez, bass; Ali Jackson, drums; Walter Blanding, reeds; Victor Goines, reeds; Chris Crenshaw, trombone.   Keep reading »

  • 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 »