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  • Wynton Marsalis’s Favorite Things

    Posted on February 10th, 2016 in Profiles & Interviews

    “ONE OF MY MENTORS was Yacub Addy, a master Ghanaian drummer. He made the drum in front. When he gave it to me, he said that the sound of a drum is the soul of the drum, something I always remember. The blue book on the table, Autobiography of a Yogi, is one that my father gave me when I left home at 17. We had never talked about yoga or Eastern religion—I was just a country boy. But I read the book while I was on the bus and enjoyed it. My youngest son is a painter. That’s his work propped up on the book. His images have so much feeling in them.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis’ acceptance speech at University Jean Moulin Lyon3

    Posted on February 6th, 2016 in Speech

    Deputy Mayor Georges Kepenekian, University President Jacques Comby, University Vice-President Alain Asquin, the Nova Ensemble, students, faculty and colleagues and respected guests. I am deeply honored to receive this distinction. Thank you Mr. Asquin for you kind and extensive comments on my behalf.   Keep reading »

  • Blue Engine Records Releases The Abyssinian Mass

    Posted on February 3rd, 2016 in Music

    New York, NY – February 3, 2016– Raise your voices and lift your hearts as Blue Engine Records releases The Abyssinian Mass by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis featuring Damien Sneed, Chorale Le Chateau and Special Guest Reverend Dr. Calvin O. Butts, III on March 18, 2016. The Abyssinian Mass — a landmark collaboration of jazz, gospel, instrumentation and vocals — marks Marsalis’s first original recorded composition in six years.   Keep reading »

  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Performs Night of Gershwin

    Posted on February 1st, 2016 in Review | 1

    The rhythm was absolutely fascinating at the Rose Theater over this past weekend as the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, led by its virtuoso artistic director Wynton Marsalis—the Pied-Piper trumpeter of America’s signature musical art form—reinvigorated the George Gershwin songbook with all its ragtime and stride-piano splendor.   Keep reading »

  • Marsalis and JLCO play marathon, with a little help from Basie

    Posted on January 24th, 2016 in Review

    It was billed as a “Battle Royale,” but the matchup between the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and the Count Basie Orchestra on Saturday night turned out to be more love fest than cutting contest.   Keep reading »

  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Announces 2016 Blue Engine International Tour

    Posted on January 18th, 2016 in Concerts

    The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, “the greatest large jazz ensemble working today” (Chicago Tribune), will perform a stylistic range of material with a host of guest artists throughout 15 international cities in 40 days. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis 2016 Blue Engine International Tour, named for Jazz at Lincoln Center’s new platform, Blue Engine Records, begins on February 4 in Paris, France and will conclude on March 12 in Wellington, New Zealand.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis’ favorite New York jazz clubs

    Posted on January 9th, 2016 in Profiles & Interviews

    Wynton Marsalis was born in the Big Easy, but the Big Apple’s been his home since he was a Juilliard student. His Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra will give the music of Stevie Wonder, The Beatles and more the [email protected] treatment with their “Jazz in the Key of Life” concerts Friday and Jan. 16 at the Rose Theater; tickets at jazz.org. Here, the globe-trotting 54-year-old father of four tells BARBARA HOFFMAN how he spends a rare weekend at home.   Keep reading »

  • Jazz in the Key of Life at JALC

    Posted on December 8th, 2015 in Concerts | 4

    Led by Music Director and lead Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra trombonist Vincent Gardner, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis presents Jazz in the Key of Life on January 15 & 16, 2016 at 8pm in Rose Theater, located in Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th Street, New York. Gardner and fellow members of the JLCO will debut more than a dozen new jazz arrangements of r&b and pop classics from the late 1960s and 1970s.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton with students from St. Brigid Elementary School in Hamilton

    Posted on December 8th, 2015 in Education

    Wynton Marsalis brought swing to Christmas in Hamilton. It was a remarkable evening, showcasing what is perhaps the best jazz band in the world, backed by two breathtaking vocalists.   Keep reading »

  • Concert review: Lincoln Center orchestra, Wynton Marsalis bring big New Orleans cheer to Portland

    Posted on December 3rd, 2015 in Review

    The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis was back in Portland on Wednesday night. And, as in past visits, the group was welcomed by an enthusiastic sell-out crowd at Merrill Auditorium for this Ovations event.   Keep reading »