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  • Photo: The Wynton Marsalis Septet plays at Marciac 2007

    Posted on August 8th, 2007 in Concerts, Photo, Septet, Special report | 7

    Yesterday night, the Wynton Marsalis Septet, played in Marciac for the 30th Anniversary concert. Wynton paid a tribute to Marciac introducing the concert with these words: “No France…no New Orleans, no Jazz”. Then the band played tracks from Wynton’s album entitled The Marciac Suite: Loose Duck, Jean-Louis is Everywhere, Guy Lafitte, Marciac Fun, Marciac Moon, Mademoiselle de Gascony, Armagnac dreams, B is for Boussaget, For my Kids at College of Marciac, Sunflowers. As encore they played: Ain’ No, What have I done (from the album: Unforgivable Blackness), and Just friends. Following you can enjoy some pictures from the…   Keep reading »

  • Photo: Wynton rehearsing with the Septet in Marciac

    Posted on August 7th, 2007 in Photo, Septet, Special report | 4

    For two days, on August 5 and 6, Wynton rehearsed with his septet for the upcoming concert in Marciac. They played songs from the Marciac Suite: Loose Duck, Jean-Louis Is Everywhere, Mademoiselle D’Gascony, Armagnac Dreams, Marciac Fun, Marciac Moon, Guy Lafitte, B Is For Boussaget. The members of Wynton Marsalis Septet in Marciac 2007 are: Wynton Marsalis (trumpet), Wycliffe Gordon (trombone), Victor Goines (tenor sax, soprano sax, clarinets), Sherman Irby (alto sax), Herlin Riley (drums), Jonathan Bastiste (piano), Rodney Whitaker (bass). Tonight the concert will take place at 11pm. You can listen to it live on Radio France Inter (click the link…   Keep reading »

  • Photo: Wynton’s masterclass in Marciac

    Posted on August 4th, 2007 in Masterclass, Photo, Special report | 3

    Yesterday and today, Wynton gave some masterclass for the guys in Marciac. On August 3, 2007, at 4 pm, the first masterclass was for the kids at Marciac’s College, while the second one, today, was for kids that still do not play an instrument at Marciac’s school. Wynton explained the history of jazz, the fundamental of rhythm, the swing, the shuffle, how to play the blues and so on. One of the young kids also played chorus from “Now’s the Time”, with Wynton playing the piano. During the two masterclass he had the precious collaboration of Victor Goines and he…   Keep reading »

  • Photo: Wynton’s concert in Marciac with the quintet

    Posted on August 3rd, 2007 in Photo, Quintet, Special report | 16

    Yesterday night, Wynton and his quintet performed in Marciac. They played songs from a new poem written by Wynton, and at the end of the concert people tributed a standing ovation to the band and to Jared Grimes. The band also played three encores: Moscow Blues, The Magic Hour and Sadness (Ornette Coleman). Here we are going to show you some images from the video we shot during the soundcheck. The video-clips from rehearsals are also available.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton and his quintet rehearsed with Jared Grimes

    Posted on August 2nd, 2007 in Photo, Quintet, Special report, Tour | 10

    Yesterday afternoon, from 2pm to 5.30 pm Wynton and his Quintet rehearsed with Jared Grimes (tap dancer) and speakers from Sweet Honey & Rock. They played some fresh new music, never released before…The young tap dancer (24 years old) is fantastic and fitted perfectly in Wynton’s music. Today, at 4pm we will do sound check, and concert will take place at 11pm at the “   Keep reading »

  • Transcript of Wynton’s speech at Jazz in Marciac opening

    Posted on July 31st, 2007 in Photo, Special report, Speech, Transcript | 3

    Yesterday afternoon, Wynton spoke in Marciac for the official opening of the Jazz Festival. He was introduced by the producer Jean-Louis Guilhaumon. Here is the transcript of his speech: Jazz music was born in New Orleans and really comes from the french part of New Orleans. Because musicians…people who was slave, who played drums in Congo Square, and after the Louisiana purchase in 1804, there was always an attempt the keep them from playing. But musicians continued to play and create music that celebrates freedom of the human spirit and many of the great early New Orleans musicians had french…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton at the Parc Floral de Paris

    Posted on July 29th, 2007 in Photo, Quintet, Special report, Tour | 11

    Yesterday afternoon, at 4:40 PM Wynton was on stage at Parc Floral de Paris with his Quintet, to play at Paris Jazz Festival 2007. They played selections from “The Magic Hour” and from the latest album: “From the Plantation to the Penitentiary”. The concert was beautiful and a lot of people attended the performance in the lovely Parc Floral, in the middle of the Bois de Vincennes. We also shot some video clips for you, and we’ll publish them soon in the podcast section. This morning we are leaving for Marciac where Wynton is going to play concerts with the Quintet,…   Keep reading »

  • Photoreport: Wynton playing for Oscar Peterson

    Posted on June 9th, 2007 in Photo | 9

    Last night at Carnegie Hall, Wynton and other jazz greats celebrated the career of Oscar Peterson at the venerable concert theatre where his 1949 debut propelled him onto the international stage. He played “Just Friends” in a wonderful quartet, with Mulgrew Miller (piano), Christian McBride (bass) and Lewis Nash (drums). Unfortunately, Oscar Peterson was not well enough to witness last night’s spectacle and the near-capacity crowd of 2,700, including 50 guests of the Canadian Consulate, which helped sponsor the event. However, wife Kelly and daughter Celine were in attendance. “Even though he couldn’t be here, this evening – he is quite disappointed –…   Keep reading »

  • Photo and video from In This House, on This Morning concert

    Posted on May 30th, 2007 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Photo, Septet, Video | 4

    Last week, Wynton and his Septet performed at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall to celebrate the 15th anniversary of In This House, On This Morning. Thanks to JALC we have some nice photos from the event. In addition, on May 24 Wynton was interviewed by Harry Smith for CBS The Early Show. Harry had a dream come true when he got to spend an afternoon playing the tuba with the Septet and Wynton during rehearsals at Lincoln Center. He compared playing with Wynton to someone else’s dream of “playing with the New York Giants.” Photo credit:…   Keep reading »

  • Photoreport about Spring Gala 2007 at JALC

    Posted on May 25th, 2007 in Jazz at Lincoln Center, Photo | 0

    The Jazz at Lincoln Center web site, has been recently updated with high-res photos about the Spring Gala 2007. As you know, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Spring Gala 2007 Concert featured Jimmy Buffett, Barbara Cook, Lenny Kravitz, Kevin Spacey, Derek Trucks with the Wynton Marsalis Septet.   Keep reading »