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  • Simon Rattle and Wynton Marsalis in conversation

    Posted on March 5th, 2011 in Video | 0

    The Berliner Philharmoniker also just released the HD video of our June 2010 performance of “Swing Symphony.” It features a dance choreographed by Rhys Martin which was performed live by hundreds of Berlin school children. You can check it out for free in their digital concert hall.   Keep reading »

  • From the Archives: 1990 Concert for Amnesty International in Chile

    Posted on January 20th, 2011 in Video | 5

    I remember playing a concert with Art Blakey in Chicago for a crowd that wanted to hear rock and roll. When we played they started throwing things on the stage. I remember telling cats before we walked out on the stage in Chile, if they start throwing things on the stage be cool walking off. We started with a song everyone knew “Gracias a La Vida” I had arranged it the night before.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Appears on NFL Films “Top 100 NFL Players of All Time” Presenting # 17, Barry Sanders

    Posted on October 29th, 2010 in Video | 0

    NFL Films, responsible for 46 years of award-winning television and film productions, debuts its latest highly-anticipated series on NFL Network entitled The Top 100: NFL’s Greatest Players The question of ‘Who is the greatest player in NFL history?’ is a topic that links generations and resonates with all NFL fans. The series, rolling out over 10 one-hour episodes this fall, looks to tackle the timeless topic through a reveal of the top individuals counting down from 100 to 1, as determined by a blue-ribbon panel of knowledgeable football minds.   Keep reading »

  • Watch exclusive clips from Wynton’s new album with Richard Galliano

    Posted on June 1st, 2010 in Video | 0

    Wynton’s new album with Richard Galliano, “Live in Marciac: From Billie Holiday to Edith Piaf” will be released in the USA June 22nd. Starting today, four exclusive clips will be released weekly on Wynton’s Facebook page. Check out the clips, La Foule; Them There Eyes; What A Little Moonlight Can Do; L’Homme à La Moto.   Keep reading »

  • HBO releases trailer for their new series “Treme”, featuring a selection from “Congo Square”

    Posted on March 19th, 2010 in Video | 1

    Ever since HBO’s critically acclaimed masterpiece ‘The Wire’ went off the air two years ago, fans have been waiting to see what creators David Simon and Eric Overmyer would come up with next. So when word came out that they were going to take on one of the most complicated issues in the country—the effort to rebuild New Orleans in the aftermath of 2005’s devastating Hurricane Katrina—fans and pundits alike were both intrigued by the idea and dismayed at the wait for the project to actually materialize. Could the team from ‘The Wire’ find their magic again? And, if so, could even they do the subject matter justice?   Keep reading »

  • Video: The Spirit of New Orleans

    Posted on February 17th, 2010 in Video | 3

    Click below to watch Wynton’s video tribute to the New Orleans Saints and the Crescent City… “The Spirit of New Orleans”. The video was originally broadcast on CBS during the Super Bowl pre-game show. The video is also available on Wynton’s channels on: Facebook YouTube Vimeo   Keep reading »

  • Wynton and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar talk and play basketball

    Posted on August 21st, 2009 in Video | 7

    I stepped away from the composition I’m working on to spend some time with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Wednesday. He interviewed me for his upcoming documentary, “On the Shoulders of Giants”, which will be out in November. After the interview, Kareem and I shot around. The skyhook was still there, and I showcased my jumpshot. Kareem said my form looked good. What more could a kid from Kenner, LA ask for… Wynton and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar   Keep reading »

  • President Obama Talks About Jazz

    Posted on June 23rd, 2009 in Video | 1

    Check out this clip of President Obama talking about jazz around the 2:35 mark. It features my recent trip to the White House.   Keep reading »

  • Video: Nancy Hanks Lecture at Kennedy Center

    Posted on April 10th, 2009 in Video | 10

    On March 30, 2009, Wynton Marsalis dazzled and inspired his audience with a moving lecture mixed with performance titled The Ballad of the American Arts. The 22nd Annual Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts & Public Policy was presented to a capacity crowd at the Kennedy Center on the eve of Arts Advocacy Day. Wynton’s lecture addressed the essential value of culture in the recalibration of American identity. After two standing ovations Marsalis wrapped up the evening with a lively performance with members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (Chris Crenshaw, trombone; Victor Goines, saxophone; Carlos Henriquez, bass; Ali Jackson, drums; and Dan Nimmer, piano).   Keep reading »

  • Wynton speaks before a Congressional Committee

    Posted on March 31st, 2009 in Video | 0

    On March 31, 2009, Arts Advocacy Day, Americans for the Arts gathered a panel of acclaimed artists and experts to call on Congress for continuing and additional support and funding for the arts and arts education in America. This hearing, entitled “The Arts = Jobs,” focused on congressional support of strong public policies for the arts, appropriating increased public funding for the arts and supporting arts workers. Josh Groban and Wynton Marsalis were among the artists who testified before a Congressional Committee to champion the benefits of arts and arts education.   Keep reading »