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  • Welcome to my new web site!

    Posted on May 1st, 2007 in Special report | 20

    In 2002, the Wynton Marsalis fan club was started by my great friend and fellow trumpeter Luigi Beverelli. It was a labor of love. Luigi was just doing his thing. At that time i didn’t even know how to turn a computer on! Now with Luigi’s encouragement I will have much more participation with you through this site. Since its launch, the fan club has become the source on the web for news and information on me. Read by fans in more than 30 countries, it is now the recognized source for exclusive interviews, detailed album and concert reviews, feature…   Keep reading »

  • Video: Rehearsals at Ronnie Scott’s

    Posted on August 10th, 2006 in Concerts, iTunes, Podcast, Special report, Video | 29

    Finally we have completed the video-editing on digital tapes, and are ready to show you the awesome video-clips about Wynton rehearsing with his quintet at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, on August 2-3 2006. Enjoy the wonderful playing…Wynton also played the piano and the drums during the rehearsals ! The Magic Hour (1) (13.8 mb) The Magic Hour (2) (79.3 mb) The Magic Hour (3) (12.7 mb) Sophie Rose-Rosalee (50.2 mb) Skipping (32.6 mb) Me and You (49.3 mb)   Keep reading »

  • Photos: Wynton playing at Ronnie Scott’s in London

    Posted on August 6th, 2006 in Concerts, Photo, Special report | 4

    We just came back from London, and are ready to show you new and exciting photos from Wynton’s concerts at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in London. (The video clip are also coming soon !) Wynton played wonderfully (even if he’s still recovering from his laser surgery). He needs to practice more but his lips are getting better everyday. He has a lot of things to do…he’s still finishing to write the Vitoria Suite, and he’s writing a new book. Most of all, in September, he will participate to new fan club activities on our web…   Keep reading »

  • Welcome to our new site !

    Posted on February 14th, 2006 in Special report | 5

    As you may have already noticed, we have just redesigned this site style and logo. The first version of this fan club was created on 2002, so we decided to freshen up the site with a new look. Lastly, I’ve tested this new design in Safari 2.0.3, Firefox 1.5.0.1, and Opera 8.51 on Mac OS X, and Firefox and IE 6 on Windows. We know there are some bugs to be fixed. If you find any bugs in any browsers you’re using, please drop us a line here. Thank you in advance ! We hope you enjoy it!   Keep reading »

  • Wynton played at New Jersey State Prison

    Posted on August 24th, 2005 in Special report | 7

    TRENTON – Behind thick brick and cinderblock walls, coiled barbed wire, past security gates and locked doors, the sweet and mellow sounds of jazz filled a room yesterday as seven New Jersey State Prison inmates jammed with Wynton Marsalis. Wynton said he came to the maximum security prison to meet the inmates, who are members of a group called the Jazz Allstars Band, after receiving a letter from Jerald Albrecht, a convicted robber who plays a mean guitar. Read the full article on Everything New Jersey Wynton Marsalis, center, plays with Eric Daniels, left, and Anthony Gilmore, members of the inmate…   Keep reading »

  • Photo and video from “Stand up for Jazz” featuring Bill Cosby

    Posted on November 4th, 2004 in Concerts, iTunes, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Photo, Podcast, Special report, Video | 0

    On Thursday October 21, in Frederick P. Rose Theater, the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton played a short opening set of jazz tunes that deal with humor. Some were directly representational (Wynton’s Ellingtonian “Back to Basics,” which portrays laughter through a trumpet), some just sounded happy-go-lucky (Thelonious Monk’s singsong “Green Chimneys”) and some were jazz’s best novelty songs (’‘Salt Peanuts’‘ and ‘‘Open the Door, Richard’‘). Then Mr. Cosby performed stand-up comedy for 90 minutes, using a reduced version of the orchestra behind him to cue incidental music to his routines. (Click the link below to open the Quicktime…   Keep reading »

  • Photo and video from the JALC Grand Opening Inaugural Gala

    Posted on November 3rd, 2004 in Concerts, iTunes, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Photo, Podcast, Special report, Video | 0

    On October 20 at 8pm, the Frederick P. Rose Theater played host to the inaugural gala, with celebrities such as former Vice President Al Gore and actor Robert Redford in the house, and a buffet of artists on stage. Wynton was alternately emotive and brazen on “Just a Closer Walk with Thee.” Saxophonists Joe Lovano and Branford Marsalis swung abstractedly through “Tenor Madness.” Patti Austin mimicked Ella Fitzgerald on “How High the Moon,” and Liza Minnelli broke it up with a rousing “New York, New York.” (Click the link below to open the Quicktime video directly or right-click to save the…   Keep reading »

  • Photo and video from the Grand Opening Concert

    Posted on October 30th, 2004 in iTunes, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Photo, Podcast, Special report, Video | 2

    On October 18 at 8 pm, the Grand Opening Concert was held in the 1,200-seat Rose Theater. It featured the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, led by Wynton, and an array of special guests. Other shows taking place simultaneously featured the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra, with Arturo O’Farrill, in the 550-seat Allen Room, and the Bill Charlap Trio in the 140-seat Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola. Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who proudly proclaimed that he had “taken the A train” to the hall, welcomed the audience. Beginning with a solemn original number, “Call to Prayer,” they played selections by the likes of Coltrane, Basie, Mingus,…   Keep reading »

  • Photo and video from the Grand Opening press conference

    Posted on October 29th, 2004 in iTunes, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Photo, Podcast, Special report, Video | 0

    On October 18, at 11 am, New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, accompanied by Department of Cultural Affairs Commissioner Kate Levin, joined Wynton Marsalis and all the JALC staff in the new Allen Room for an official dedication ceremony, which included a fanfare entitled “The Gift”, composed by “Slide” Hampton. Mayor Michael Bloomberg presented Wynton with a “Jazz at Lincoln Center Month” proclamation in honor of the grand opening of the organization’s new home, Frederick P. Rose Hall. (Click the link below to open the Quicktime video directly or right-click to save the video on your hard disk) The parade…   Keep reading »

  • Video and photo from the New Orleans-style second-line parade

    Posted on October 28th, 2004 in iTunes, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Quartet, Special report, Video | 3

    On October 18 2004, at 10 am Wynton led a swinging group of musicians down the Broadway, on their way to the new Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center. Those in the New Orleans-style parade, as well as citizens of Manhattan and tourists belted out “When the Saints Go Marching In.” Office workers clapped from open windows. Some even started to jitterbug on the street as the musicians paraded from Lincoln Center’s Josie Robertson Plaza to the new Jazz at Lincoln Center marquee located on Broadway at 60th Street. (Quicktime 7 required – Click the link below to open the video directly or right-click…   Keep reading »