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  • Wynton Interviewed by Poet Gene Myers

    Posted on January 14th, 2011 in Interview | 3

    Wynton Marsalis grew up in a family that is considered to be New Orleans royalty (Pianist Ellis Marsalis is his father; sax player Branford Marsalis is his brother.). He has recorded over 40 albums; made trumpeting cool again, revived acoustic jazz and is one of the loudest advocates for traditional jazz. Myers: In an interview about your book, “Moving to Higher Ground: How Jazz Can Change Your Life,” you said, “Jazz allows people to find their creativity and focus it.” Would you expand on that? Marsalis: If we all have a thing that defines us; we have preferences and likes, tastes,…   Keep reading »

  • Live Q&A with Wynton Marsalis on Facebook

    Posted on April 6th, 2009 in Interview | 3

    Please join Wynton at 9PM EST on Tuesday, April 7th for a live Q&A session. Wynton will answer questions about his latest release, He and She, as well as questions about any of his past recordings. A new status message will appear at 9PM. Post your questions under that message on his Facebook page from 9 to 9:30.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton to give a musical Q&A at Yale University

    Posted on January 26th, 2009 in Interview | 6

    Wynton will hold a “musical Q&A” with Yale History of Art Professor Robert Farris Thompson on February 5 at 4:30 p.m. at Yale University, in the United Church on the Green (Corner of Temple & Elm Streets New Haven, CT). The event is free and open to the public. Wynton is visiting Yale University as a Chubb Fellow.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton’s commentary for CNN and interview for Huffington Post

    Posted on January 19th, 2009 in Articles, Interview | 2

    Wynton is now in Washington, DC, to play for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Following you can find a quote from Wynton’s commentary about the role of jazz music, democracy and the presidential inauguration, published yesterday on CNN. You can also give a look to the interview he gave for the Huffington Post. “On the eve of Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday, let’s recognize the pernicious effects of separating people by generic categories. In the fields of science and technology, we accept that one generation builds on another. But in the popular worlds of culture, there’…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton interviewed by BBC for “Notes to President Obama”

    Posted on January 12th, 2009 in Interview | 1

    BBC World News America is asking personalities from various walks of life to tell president-elect Barack Obama what they think he should do when he takes up his new job on 20 January. Tuesday, January 13, 7pm and 10pm ET (check your cable listings for channel), Wynton is interviewed on “Notes to President Obama” on BBC WORLD NEWS. Check the video   Keep reading »

  • Wynton discuss about jazz with Ethan Iverson

    Posted on December 15th, 2008 in Interview | 5

    Last August, pianist Ethan Iverson sat down with Wynton and started working on the following collection of posts. Contents include: Interview with Wynton Marsalis (Part one): Detailed discussion with audio clips of Wynton’s latest major opus, Congo Square, a two-CD set combining the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and Odadaa! (the West African drum ensemble led by Yacub Addy). Interview with Wynton Marsalis (Part two): A casual blindfold test of classic trumpet solos including Wynton’s decoding of improvising procedures on the legendary “Knozz-Moe-King” from Live at Blues Alley. This section also includes general thoughts on race and education from…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton and Geoffrey Ward interviewed by GOOGLE

    Posted on September 22nd, 2008 in Books, Interview, Video | 21

    On September 5, 2008, The Musicians@Google program welcomed Wynton and Geoffrey Ward to Google’s New York office to discuss their new book “Moving to Higher Ground: How Jazz Can Change Your Life,”. The event was moderated by with Google’s own Jim Lecinski. Here you have a video clip of the interview (43 minutes) where Wynton speaks about jazz, taps to explain the rhythm and plays the trumpet to explain the blues.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton interviewed by Talk of the Nation and Leonard Lopate Show

    Posted on September 4th, 2008 in Interview | 1

    Wynton is giving interviews to the main radio and TV, these days, for the presentation of his new book “Moving to Higher Ground: How Jazz Can Change Your Life”. You can listen to his interview online for Talk of the Nation and for The Leonard Lopate Show (also downloadable in MP3). Following, you can enjoy some photos from the book discussion and signing at Barnes & Noble, on September 2, 2008. The book is available online from Amazon.com Wynton at Barnes & Noble to discuss and sign his new book (Photo: Frank Stewart) Wynton at Barnes & Noble to discuss and…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton interviewed on the road by Straight.com

    Posted on June 26th, 2008 in Interview | 0

    Wynton is actually traveling Canada, with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. While in his car, he was interviewed by phone by the Vancouver’s site Straight.com. “There are three or four sources of basic creativity for everyone. One is the sound of our own particular era, that we all share because we grew up in a certain time. Another is the things that came before us, in all categories of art.” Read the complete interview on Straight.com web site. About his concert in Vancouver, tonight, the Vancouver Sun publishes an article and the transcript of an interview…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton featured on Teaching Music Magazine

    Posted on May 7th, 2008 in Interview | 0

    Wynton is on the cover of Teaching Music Magazine (April 2008). The magazine features an interview to him and story on JALC education programs. You can give a look to table of contents for this number and download a pdf of the Q&A with him.   Keep reading »