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  • Wynton on the cover of Jazz Hot Magazine

    Posted on November 5th, 2004 in Review | 0

    Wynton is on the cover of the   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 »

  • Wynton Marsalis in the new issue of Jazziz magazine

    Posted on October 27th, 2004 in Articles, Review | 0

    Wynton is in the cover story of the new issue of Jazziz From the Jazziz article by Larry Brumenfeld: At the southwest corner of Manhattan’s Central Park, directly across from a statue of Christopher Columbus, and set at an angle dictated by the course of the famed avenue named Broadway, stands the gleaming new Time-Warner Center. The largest privately funded mixed-use complex in the United States, the Center cost nearly $2 billion and comprises a corporate headquarters, a five-star hotel, a luxury apartment complex, and a first-class shopping mall. The design is notable on first glance for a set of…   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 »

  • The Magic Hour reviewed on NPR.org

    Posted on April 23rd, 2004 in CD, Review | 0

    On the NPR.org web site there’s a news review about Wynton’s new album. Reviewer Jim Fusilli finds delight in the record, with clever performances. He also finds some of the jazz Wynton plays sometimes backward looking. Listen to the review on NPR.org (Real Player needed)   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 »