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Spotlight of the Month – Moving to Higher Ground: How Jazz Can Change Your Life

“With Moving to Higher Ground: How Jazz Can Change Your Life, I hope to reach a new audience with the positive message of America’s greatest music, to show how great musicians demonstrate on the bandstand a mutual respect and trust that can alter your outlook on the world and enrich every aspect of your life–from individual creativity and personal relationships to conducting business and understanding what it means to be American in the most modern sense.”

- Wynton

Published by Random House and released in September 2009, Wynton Marsalis collaborated with historian and writer Geoffery C. Ward to explore jazz and how an understanding of it can lead to a deeper, more original ways of living. Check out more info.

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Congratulations to Greg from Durango, CO, the August e-newsletter winner of an autographed The Marciac Suite CD.

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  1. Fernando,
    the Marsalis on Music series is available on DVD.
    Check the DVD section of this site to buy it

    Luigi on Jan 12th, 2010 at 3:09pm

  2. We still remember a series of Wynton – with Seigi Osawa – intended to put children in contact with music and giving them the basics. Is there, by any chance, a recording? Is it available?

    fernando garcia on Jan 12th, 2010 at 3:03pm

  3. A great book to add to your book collection – you know – like the one’s you really dig. I’ve read several excerpts on a jazz show I host. Great insights about being a good listener, give-and-take, leadership qualities and the love of life. Book is currently on loan to a young woman interested in expanding her knowledge about jazz. Was able to put a compilation together based on the music mentioned in the book – I call it “UMeanLikeThis?”

    Beverly Joy Douglas on Sep 23rd, 2009 at 5:25pm