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  • Full video report: Essentially Ellington Competition 2015

    Posted on May 10th, 2015 in Video | 0

    Duke Ellington’s music is at the very heart of America’s 20th-century musical heritage and the core of the rich canon of jazz music. Jazz at Lincoln Center, committed to instilling a broader understanding of this music, created the Essentially Ellington program (EE) during the 1995–96 school year to make Ellington’s music accessible to as many high school musicians as possible and to support the development of their schools’ music programs.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton’s Keynote Address at Tulane University’s Commencement 2014

    Posted on May 20th, 2014 in Speech, Video | 2

    Here at home in New Orleans, we have a tradition of starting important gigs by calling out the names of legendary musicians from the past. In evoking the memory of legendary artists, this roll call inspires a higher level of performance. In 2007, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra went on tour with Odaadaa!, a group from Ghana led by master drummer Yacub Addy. Each concert started with a long roll call of distinguished ancestors chanted and spoken in Ga, their native tongue. At the end of the chant, Mr. Addy would say “Trah trah o manyaba.” Whereupon we would say Yow!   Keep reading »

  • Jookin’ star Charles “Lil Buck” Riley takes street dance to world stage

    Posted on May 13th, 2014 in Video | 0

    When you think about traditional street performers, you might not imagine them dancing with the legendary New York City Ballet. But one dancer who has done just that. Jookin’ is a Memphis street dance usually performed to rap music, CBS News cultural correspondent Wynton Marsalis explained. But when Charles “Lil Buck” Riley got hold of it, he added a style and grace all his own. And now he’s taking that dance form from the streets to the world stage.   Keep reading »

  • Jamming behind the scenes with jazz greats: Wynton and Marcus Roberts

    Posted on April 1st, 2014 in Video | 2

    What’s it like to hang out with jazz musicians? Just ask 60 Minutes producer David Browning, who teamed up with CBS correspondent Wynton Marsalis this week to report on the remarkable, little-known jazz pianist Marcus Roberts.   Keep reading »

  • The Virtuoso: Marcus Roberts - CBS “60 Minutes”

    Posted on March 30th, 2014 in Video | 1

    Who’s the greatest American musician most people have never heard of? To me, it’s Marcus Roberts. I’m biased because Marcus worked in my band when he was just starting out. But anybody who’s heard him at the piano usually agrees: he’s a fearsome and fearless player, and a homegrown example of overcoming adversity with excellence.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis Profiles “Fearsome And Fearless” Jazz Pianist Marcus Roberts – “60 Minutes” Sunday

    Posted on March 27th, 2014 in Video | 2

    CBS News Cultural Correspondent Wynton Marsalis showcases the rich talents of jazz pianist Marcus Roberts in his first story for 60 MINUTES. Roberts lost his sight as a child but gained such incredible insights into American music that his playing has inspired a whole generation of jazz musicians.  Hear this “fearsome and fearless musician” play classic American Jazz on the next edition of 60 MINUTES Sunday, March 30 (7:00-8:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.   Keep reading »

  • Watch again the Septet performance on 2013 New Year’s Eve at Dizzy’s Club

    Posted on January 7th, 2014 in Video | 4

    Watch again the Septet performance on 2013 New Year’s Eve at Dizzy’s Club. Wynton Marsalis (trumpet); Wycliffe Gordon (trombone); Wess “Warmdaddy” Anderson (sax); Victor Goines (sax); Reginald Veal (bass); Eric Reed (piano); Herlin Riley (drums).   Keep reading »

  • What do Tom Brady and the conductor of the NY Philharmonic have in common? - CBS This Morning

    Posted on November 4th, 2013 in Video | 1

    A great football game, like a great orchestral performance, is a show of tempo, finesse, and rhythm. CBS News cultural correspondent Wynton Marsalis talked with New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and NY Philharmonic conductor Alan Gilbert about the similarities.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis on MLK speech 50th Anniversary: We must walk together

    Posted on August 28th, 2013 in Video | 2

    CBS News cultural correspondent Wynton Marsalis shares his deeply personal commentary on race relations and our progress on social issues across the U.S., 50 years after Martin Luther King Jr.‘s “I Have a Dream” speech and the March on Washington.   Keep reading »

  • Full video report: Essentially Ellington Competition 2013

    Posted on May 23rd, 2013 in Video | 1

    Video footage from the JLCO’s musical welcome to Essentially Ellington finalists, followed by Wynton Marsalis’ one-on-one discussion with the students!   Keep reading »