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  • Chivalrous Misdemeanors reviewed on NY Times

    Posted on May 12th, 2005 in Articles, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, New York Times, Review | 0

    The NY Times has published a review about Chivalrous Misdemeanors, the new music composed by LCJO trombonist Ron Westray, that swings the Man of La Mancha with a wry and contemporary jazz-infused take on the story of Don Quixote. The concert took place in the Rose Theater on May 5, 6 and 7 played by the LCJO and Wynton Marsalis. Read the review on New York Times (free registration needed)   Keep reading »

  • An article about “All That Jazz: Now That’s HIP”

    Posted on March 12th, 2005 in Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York Times, Review | 1

    The last concert at Rose Theater with Wynton Marsalis and Dave Douglas has a new article-review by the New York Times (free subscription needed)   Keep reading »

  • A web-review about “Full Steam Ahead” concert

    Posted on March 2nd, 2005 in New York Times, Review | 0

    The online edition of New York Times has posted a review about the thursday night concert titled “Full Steam Ahead“. (free subscription needed)   Keep reading »

  • Jazz in motion reviewed by the New York Times

    Posted on November 5th, 2004 in New York Times, Review | 0

    On the New York Times there’s a review of Jazz in motion, the Jazz at Lincoln Center presentation with works by four choreographers and music by Wynton Marsalis. Jazz in motion took place on October 3 and 4 and will be repeated tonight at the Frederick P. Rose Theater.   Keep reading »

  • Report from the “Let freedom swing” concert

    Posted on November 2nd, 2004 in Articles, New York Times, Review | 2

    Wynton and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra settled into their new home over the weekend. This “celebration of human rights and social justice” offered six commissioned works for the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. Each piece was inspired by and tailored for the words of such luminaries as Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu (both read by Morgan Freeman), Vaclav Havel (Mario Van Peebles, Alfre Woodard), Lyndon Johnson (Glenn Close), Eleanor Roosevelt (Patricia Clarkson), Robert Kennedy (Keith David) and Martin Luther King Jr. (the Rev. Calvin O. Butts III). “Each of these people took risks,” Wynton Marsalis said of the historic luminaries.…   Keep reading »

  • The Lincoln Center Jazz Band opens the House of Swing

    Posted on October 19th, 2004 in Articles, Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York Times, Review, Special report | 4

    The curtain was swept aside for the majestic opening of the new performing arts center for the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. The day started with a parade down Broadway. The performance opened with an original composition called “Call to Prayer,” which featured Victor Goines on the sax and Top Professor Eric Lewis. The next tune was a Coltrane tune that Wynton dedicated to bass player Carlos whose wife had a baby an hour before the peformance. Listen to the show NPR.org NY Times review The Parade on Newsday.com Wynton at the New Orleans-esque Parade down Broadway.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton interviewed by the New York Times Magazine

    Posted on October 5th, 2004 in Interview, New York Times | 0

    The New York Times Magazine ha just published, on October 3 2004, an interview to Wynton. He has been interviewed by Deorah Solomon, and as usual, has something interesting to say…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis and Bill Clinton talk about Jazz

    Posted on December 11th, 2003 in New York Times, Review | 3

    Last night at the Walter Reade Theater at the center, Wynton and his organization scored a coup in the name of intellectualism and publicity: a symposium, with an invitation-only audience of about 200, on the subject of jazz and American democracy, including the former president and part-time saxophonist Bill Clinton. The moderator was Charlie Rose; besides Wynton and Mr. Clinton, the panelists included Farah Jasmine Griffin, an author and professor of English and comparative literature at Columbia University; Michael Kammen, an author and professor of American history of culture at Cornell; the San Francisco middle-school music educator Jack Martens; Frances Rauscher,…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton on the New York Times

    Posted on March 6th, 2003 in Articles, New York Times | 0

    It’s true: the Marsalises have been overexposed to the ends of the earth. One might have looked at the enormous profile on Wynton Marsalis in the current issue of The Atlantic Monthly, noticed the recent PBS special about the family, then seen a full-family concert coming up and rightly wondered why nobody else in jazz was apparently worth paying attention to. The family could have played a rigid show; they could have made it cute; it could have been overly pedantic or gone overboard with New Orleans cliché. But “Ellis Marsalis and Sons,” a touring concert that sold out…   Keep reading »