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  • Wynton and JALC celebrate New Orleans

    Posted on March 21st, 2006 in Concerts, Congo Square, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, New Orleans | 2

    Jazz at Lincoln Center announced a full-scale celebration of New Orleans from the Big Easy to the Big Apple. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO) with Wynton Marsalis will perform free events for people of all ages, including concerts, master classes, clinics, and workshops during a weeklong residency in New Orleans from April 17-23. The residency is in conjunction with the state of Louisiana and in partnership with the French Quarter Festival in New Orleans. The LCJO in collaboration with Odadaa! will perform a world premiere composition called “Congo Square“ co-written by Wynton and Yacub Addy who leads Odadaa!…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton and the new Louisiana Tourism Campaign

    Posted on March 10th, 2006 in New Orleans | 7

    The Louisiana state rolled out a star-studded, $7 million advertising campaign Tuesday to lure tourists back to Louisiana and boost the sluggish economy along the hurricane-ravaged coast. Called “Fall in Love with Louisiana All Over Again,” the campaign consists of a commercial and half-dozen print ads. Chef Emeril Lagasse, professional golfer David Toms, actor John Goodman and Wynton Marsalis and Allen Toussaint are among the celebrities with Louisiana connections appearing in a TV commercial that thanks Americans for their hurricane recovery efforts and asks that they return to enjoy the state’s art, food and music. Check out Wynton in the…   Keep reading »

  • Video about Wynton and the New Orleans Cultural Committee

    Posted on February 4th, 2006 in New Orleans, Video | 0

    Recently Wynton spoke for the “Bring Back New Orleans Cultural Committe”. In this video, he speaks about education, and teaches a young jazz musician. Watch to the video (Real Player needed)   Keep reading »

  • Higher Ground CD reviewed by Washington Post

    Posted on December 7th, 2005 in CD, New Orleans, Review, Tribute | 2

    The Washington Post has published an article about the album recorded live at JALC: Higher Ground: Hurricane Relief Benefit Concert.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton and Dr. Ken Mask look to build libraries in the homes of hurricane Katrina victims

    Posted on October 6th, 2005 in New Orleans | 3

    After Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, Dr. Ken Mask who runs the non-profit “Books To You“ in New Orleans, turned to close friends and supporters, one being Wynton Marsalis to help restore the precious books that washed away in the Hurricane’s flood. Dr. Mask would like to do more than just restore books. He and close friend and board member, Wynton, would like to see each home have a library of entertaining, educational and healing books which will uplift the spirits of the children, young adults, adults and elderly affected by this devastating event. Dr. Mask states, “Two million…   Keep reading »

  • A New Orleans style holiday bash with Wynton on the radio

    Posted on December 12th, 2004 in Jazz at Lincoln Center, New Orleans, Radio | 9

    Red Hot Holiday Stomp is the holiday radio program on Jazz at Lincoln Center Radio. A New Orleans style holiday bash with Wynton Marsalis and friends. Spanish tinged marches, blues and ragtime spice up the holiday tradition. Listen to it (requires Real Player)   Keep reading »