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Video: Wynton giving Masterclass in Marciac 2007

On August 3 – 4, 2007, Wynton gave Master Classes for kids in Marciac. The following video-clips will take you behind the scenes during the lessons, to appreciate how Wynton, with the precious help of Victor Goines, taught the fundamentals of Jazz Music to young kids of Marciac College.
Starting today, we will publish one new clip every day, for the full week. Stay tuned…

Master Class – August 3, 2007
The Story of Jazz


The Sound of Freedom

Buddy Bolden

- Embraceable You (05:07 min. – 41.3 mb)

Master Class – August 4, 2007


Improvising on Happy Birthday

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  1. Hope you don’t mind if we singlereeds blowers may benefit this shit (Miles Word) from the horsemouth also… ;)

    Sanatkumar on Jul 6th, 2008 at 10:29am

  2. Just a quick question.

    How does Wynton appear not to breathe during long solos.

    a) just not breathe
    b) snatch very quick undetected breaths
    c) master the art of circular breathing( as in didgerydoo playing)



    Gael Colwell on Mar 1st, 2008 at 7:54am

  3. Anyone know who’s horn he was playing in a few of these clips? It wasn’t his 993.

    John Reynolds on Jan 17th, 2008 at 4:55pm

  4. que mas, cuando va a venir wynton a colombia ?

    marcelo cadavid ardila (colombia) on Jan 14th, 2008 at 10:30am

  5. This is an informative and expertly presented masterclass. It’s wonderful how Wynton presents some complex musical topics in readily accessible ways. Highlighting the fundamentals can help musicians at any stage of development.

    Thank you for sharing these videos and all of the beautiful music en francais! I’ll echo Phillip by commenting that Luigi has done an outstanding job expanding the content of this site!

    gloria on Jan 11th, 2008 at 9:00pm

  6. Hey wynton. I’m doing a report on you so I’m looking forward to it! If you can help me out let me know. Thanks!

    Lauren on Jan 10th, 2008 at 7:25pm

  7. I would like to echo the above remarks of Kenny. I also teach music, and my students are well aware of Wynton. This is another fine example of Wynton’s many contributions to music education. No one has inspired me to teach and made me want to play my horn more than Mr. Marsalis.

    Many thanks to the team for this and all of the other fantastic content on this website!

    Best Wishes

    Geneva, AL

    Phillip Adcock on Jan 10th, 2008 at 3:24pm

  8. Dearest Soul in the form of Wynton,
    you’re really great! As a tenor saxophone student since some twenty years (you never stop to learn, isn’t it?) I’m afraid I’m still playing Now’s The Time too straight and we all know It Don’t Mean A Thing (…); I very much appreciate your clear, if albeit ‘interruptus’ by the translations, sketch about the origins of ‘jazz’ music, and your deep as always insight in styles and tempos; since I’m still lost in the labyrinth of harmony, and stumbling in and out of rhythm, I found very helpful you’re shedding this swinging bright light on us all!

    Sanatkumar on Jan 10th, 2008 at 3:20pm

  9. Dear Doron,
    Do you have Quicktime 7 ? (It’s required to play the videos)
    If not, please download it from Apple. It’s free.

    Do you download our videos using iTunes ?
    We advise to do it. It’s the easiest method to download and catalogue them.

    About Internet Explorer, we wrote that message because of a problem with that browser only.

    If you use Internet Explorer to download the videos (using right-click, and saving on your hard disk) it automatically changes the original files extension from .m4v to .mov
    With the .mov extension, the video will not play.

    Be sure to change the file extension from .mov to .m4v when you have finished to download the file.

    As I said, this problem is due to a bug of Internet Explorer only.
    Please use FireFox or other browsers to avoid any problem. They will never change the file extension.

    Luigi on Jan 10th, 2008 at 5:00am

  10. But how? I’m a little computer illiterate and I cannot for the life of me figure out how to do it.

    Any (very detailed) help would be greatly appreciated.


    Doron on Jan 9th, 2008 at 9:01pm

  11. I am so grateful to Wynton and the team for these podcasts. I teach music in London and i have found the podcasts so helpful in teaching my classes on early jazz. Thank God for Mr Marsalis, the team and all your work.

    Much appreciated

    London, England

    Kenny Temowo on Jan 8th, 2008 at 5:15pm