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CBS 60 Minutes to Air Two-Part Feature on Wynton Marsalis and JALC

60 Minutes Correspondent Morley Safer Traveled With Wynton Marsalis and The World Renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra For Their First Trip To Havana and To The Barbican Centre in London To Cover Performances and Education Residencies.

New York, NY (December 17, 2010) Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center Wynton Marsalis will be featured on CBS News 60 Minutes, scheduled to air on Sunday, January 2 at 7:00pm ET/PST. 60 Minutes catches up with the Pulitzer Prize-winning musician Wynton Marsalis fifteen years after the late correspondent Ed Bradley first profiled him in 1995. In exclusive interviews, Marsalis and members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra discuss the mission of Jazz at Lincoln Center — inspiring and growing audiences for jazz in our culture and its utilization in bringing people together around the world.

The Emmy award winning news program traveled with the world renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis to its residency at the Barbican Centre in London and a first time visit in Havana, Cuba.

The segment and additional exclusive video, photos and interviews can be viewed on Sunday, January 2 upon airing on CBS at cbsnews.com/60minutesovertime.

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis departs on a U.S. winter tour in support of their latest CD release Vitoria Suite. www.wyntonmarsalis.org/tour/

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  1. I just watched the 60 minutes piece and it is so great to know that this music – that I was brought up on – is still alive with many thanks to this band. My Dad used to play lp’s of Stan Getz, Boots Randolph, Glen Miller when I was young and I also have played alto sax in our school band growing up. The 60 min story brought back so many great memories. I want to take my father who has recently been diagnosed with cancer to the show in DC as a surprise. i checked out the website but it says they are sold out, perhaps someone can help me out? we can make to other shows around the same dates thanks, Mike McGee, Canada

    Mike on Jan 8th, 2011 at 1:10am

  2. Keep up the great work, Wynton. The world needs to drink from the vast river of our music’s history, which is the sound of the heartbeat of the birthplace of humankind.

    I await you at the estuary of love and peace.

    Eugene Skeef

    Eugene Skeef on Jan 6th, 2011 at 9:29am

  3. I am cuban living in USA, and agree with Bob 100%

    Marielita on Jan 4th, 2011 at 10:39pm

  4. I really appreciate Mr. Marsalis’ music through the years. My most memorible concert was in Omaha, NE, many many years ago. It’s a miracle and a blessing Mr. Marsalis is so extremely creative, dedicated, and down to earth. Thank you very much.

    Haquikah on Jan 3rd, 2011 at 4:19pm

  5. Cuba should be open to All or None.

    bob on Jan 3rd, 2011 at 2:42pm