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  • Live “Congo Square” performance and interview with Wynton

    Posted on September 8th, 2006 in Concerts, Congo Square, Interview | 0

    On AmericanRoutes, you can listen to an interview and the live performance of Congo Square with Wynton. (Real Player required)   Keep reading »

  • Wynton in the new Spike Lee film about Katrina

    Posted on August 21st, 2006 in Interview, Video | 2

    Entitled: When the Levees Broke, Spike Lee’s emotionally haunting two-night chronicle of Hurricane Katrina is a documentary masterpiece, unfolding over four hours tonight and at 9 p.m. Tuesday. Deftly mixing news footage of the harrowing devastation as tragic events unfolded late last August and early September, Lee adds an unforgettably rich human tapestry of witness interviews. Wynton offers a brief history of the city’s culture and the special way music is embedded in the fabric of New Orleans life. The film is structured in four acts, each dealing with a different aspect of the events that preceded and…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton interviewed by The Independent

    Posted on August 13th, 2006 in Interview, Review | 4

    Before his gigs at Ronnie Scott’s in London Wynton has been interviewed by the british newspaper The Independent   Keep reading »

  • Wynton and the American Academy of Achievement

    Posted on July 19th, 2006 in Interview, Video | 0

    Enjoy this old (1991) Wynton’s interview for the American Academy of Achievement. Video and audio excerpts are also available on the site.   Keep reading »

  • NY1.com on recently premiered Congo Square

    Posted on May 5th, 2006 in Concerts, Congo Square, Interview, Review, Video | 2

    NY1.com has just published a new article and a video interview to Wynton, about his latest work: Congo Square. (Real Player required) Congo Square will be performed tonight and tomorrow at Jazz at Lincoln Center.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton with Yacub Addy at the news conference in New Orleans

    Posted on April 19th, 2006 in Articles, Congo Square, Interview, New Orleans | 4

    With a press conference at Basin Street Station, Wynton Marsalis has opened a weeklong residency in New Orleans. The visit, part of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s efforts to help New Orleans recover after Hurricane Katrina, will include master classes, clinics, workshops, and performances. On April 23, the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and Ghana’s Odadaa! will present the world premiere of Congo Square, a new work by Marsalis and Yacub Addy, the leader of Odadaa! The 80-minute cross-cultural work was inspired by the public square in New Orleans where Africans gathered to play the music of their homeland in the 1…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis’ Congo Square on USA TODAY

    Posted on April 14th, 2006 in Articles, Congo Square, Interview | 9

    Wynton has been interviewed by the magazine USA TODAY about the premiere of his new composition: Congo Square.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton interviewed by Fortune Magazine

    Posted on March 10th, 2006 in Articles, Interview | 2

    Fortune magazine choosed 12 highly successful people to share thoughts and advice on how they work and what makes them successful. Wynton Marsalis is amongst them: Executive summary: Challenge each other — but don’t hold grudges. You don’t want trumpet players and musicians being your primary business decision-makers. It’s not possible for me to do that and write music, program the season, and conduct the band. I really do let people do their jobs, so when we come together, we know what each is supposed to do. But I weigh in on everything. I’ve never sent an e-mail.…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton’s interview and photo from Yokohama

    Posted on February 16th, 2006 in Interview, Photo | 1

    YOKOHAMA, Japan — Wynton was halfway through an explanation of whether he thinks his hometown, New Orleans, will ever really come back from the devastation of last summer’s Hurricane Katrina when he stopped and shifted direction. He got stranded in Chicago, he said, on his way over to Japan for a week of workshops for kids. With nowhere in particular to go, he just naturally hooked up with another New Orleans native living there. He was given a place to stay, then treated to New Orleans food. The conversation was all about New Orleans. He found out his host, an…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton interviewed by Chicago Tribune

    Posted on January 27th, 2006 in Interview | 1

    Wynton is going tp play in Chicago this week-end. The Chicago Tribune, has just published an interview to him on its music web-section.   Keep reading »