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  • JALC celebrates Wynton’s 25 Years on the music scene

    Posted on November 13th, 2005 in Jazz at Lincoln Center, Tribute | 0

    Jazz at Lincoln Center commemorates Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis’ 25 years of musical achievement with Wynton with Strings on November 17, 18 and 19 at 8pm at Rose Theater at Frederick P. Rose Hall on Broadway at 60th St. This special series of concert performances feature a retrospect of jazz by the musician, educator and author. The Wynton Marsalis Quartet will perform a repertoire of Wynton’s music from the past 25 years, including new arrangements of music from his celebrated albums The Midnight Blues and Hot House Flowers. A string orchestra and Robert Sadin, conductor, will accompany the band for the celebration. Tickets for…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton celebrates Kansas City and Count Basie

    Posted on September 20th, 2005 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Tribute | 0

    Saturday, September 22, 23 & 24, 2005, at Rose Theater, 8 pm The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis performs the music of influential Kansas City jazz musicians, particularly the legendary Count Basie and his spare signature piano style. Saxophonist Frank Wess, who played in Count Basie’s big band, joins the orchestra to play some of the best of Kansas City’s boogie-woogie jazz. This special Kansas City show integrates new talent inspired by rich tradition. K.C. and The Count featuring the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra will be broadcast live on September 24 via radio partners WBGO Jazz88.3FM in the New York…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton played at Peter Jenning’s memorial service

    Posted on September 20th, 2005 in Tribute | 0

    Friends and colleagues of Canadian-born news anchor Peter Jennings mourned his death and celebrated his life at a memorial service located at New York City’s Carnegie Hall on Tuesday. In honor of Jennings’ love for music, the service featured performances from first-class musicians such as cellist Yo Yo Ma; Celtic fiddler Natalie MacMaster; and legendary jazz trumpeters Clark Terry, Wynton Marsalis and John Faddis, who played “A Fanfare for Peter”.   Keep reading »

  • Download the mp3 of Wynton’s tribute for victims of Katrina

    Posted on September 4th, 2005 in MP3 sample, Tribute | 4

    The solo that Wynton played on CBS for the victims of hurricane Katrina, was so touching that we decided to share it with all the fans. Download the audio version as mp3 file (192 kbs – 3.9 MB – right-click the link to save the file on your hard disk)   Keep reading »

  • Wynton will play at BET’s telethon for hurricane relief

    Posted on September 3rd, 2005 in Tribute, TV show | 0

    BET is the latest network to announce a telethon to benefit victims of Hurricane Katrina, airing as a two-part, four-hour broadcast on Friday, Sept. 9. From 6 to 7:30 p.m. EDT, the network will present a special edition of “106 & Park: BET’s Top 10 Live,” followed by the telethon, which continues until 10 p.m. Russell Simmons, Chris Rock, Wynton Marsalis and rappers Master P, Juvenile and David Banner are among those scheduled to appear.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton played a tribute for victims of Katrina on CBS

    Posted on September 3rd, 2005 in Tribute, TV show | 6

    Yesterday morning, Wynton played a tribute for the victims of hurricane Katrina on CBS’ The Early Show. Here is an excerpt of the interview he gave: 
“It’s too much to describe – not just for me, but for New Orleaners all over the world. I think I’ve gotten over 400-something calls in the last two days,” he says. The calls come from friends who have been in New Orleans and describe a desperate situation; other calls are from friends around the world offering to help in any way they can. 
Marsalis says his parents are fine, but no one…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton appearing tonight in a PBS homage to Louis Armstrong

    Posted on July 6th, 2005 in News, Tribute, TV show | 2

    Tonight’s PBS “American Masters” encore will show: “Satchmo: The Life of Louis Armstrong”. Wynton will appear in the program on PBS to explain the difference between technique and nuance - and why Armstrong was so amazing at both.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton and Arturo O’Farrill celebrate Chico O’Farrill

    Posted on June 28th, 2005 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Tribute | 0

    On Wednesday, June 29th at 6:30pm, the Chico O’Farrill Legacy Committee presents a free concert for the people of the City of New York to celebrate the street naming in honor of Chico O’Farrill. Join the Chico O’Farrill Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra conducted by Arturo O’Farrill, featuring guest artist Wynton Marsalis as they lend their musical support to celebrate a true friend of Jazz at Lincoln Center. FREE CONCERT 6:30pm at Riverside Park at Soldiers and Sailors Monument (between 88th and 89th Streets) on Riverside Drive, in NYC. STREET NAMING 8:00pm at 88th street and West End…   Keep reading »

  • “Swinging Music of Thad Jones” reviewed by the New York Times

    Posted on May 21st, 2005 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, New York Times, Review, Tribute | 0

    The first of two concerts at Frederick P. Rose Hall about the music of Thad Jones was reviewed by the New York Times on the web. This night there will be the second concert, performed, as the first one, by Wynton and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. Read the review on the New York Times (free registration needed)   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis swings the music of Thad Jones

    Posted on May 12th, 2005 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Tribute | 0

    Jazz at Lincoln Center closes the 2004-2005 inaugural season in Frederick P. Rose Hall by celebrating the music of legendary jazz trumpeter, cornetist and composer, Thad Jones, with two very special events. On May 19 – 21 at 8:00pm in Rose Theater, the world-renowned Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis will perform Swinging Music of Thad Jones, an interpretation of Thad Jones’s work, including new arrangements by Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra trombonist Vincent Gardner. For this concert in Rose Theater, special guests Billy Harper (tenor sax), Jerry Dodgion (alto sax) and Marc Cary (piano) will join the orchestra. Tickets for Swinging…   Keep reading »