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  • The Marsalis family on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno

    Posted on June 9th, 2003 in News

    Wynton and his family will appear on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, tonight June 9, 2003. They will perform “Twelve’s It” from their new CD.   Keep reading »

  • The upcoming Wynton’s new album by Blue Note

    Posted on May 29th, 2003 in News

    In a new interview by Associated Press, Wynton, no longer under contract with Columbia, said he’s writing music for a new recording for Blue Note with a quartet that will include considerable jazz improvisation.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton signs with Blue Note Records

    Posted on May 23rd, 2003 in News

    Wynton Marsalis has inked a deal with Blue Note Records, with sessions for his label bow expected to begin this summer. Wynton was signed to his previous label, Columbia, over two decades ago by current Blue Note president Bruce Lundvall, who at the time was Columbia’s general manager.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton and the winners of Essentially Ellington Competition 2003

    Posted on May 21st, 2003 in News | 1

    Congratulations to Seattle’s Garfield High School Jazz Ensemble, which took top honors Monday night in the finale of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s eighth annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition. The New World School of the Arts High School Jazz Ensemble from Miami finished second. Third place went to the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts Orchestra.   Keep reading »

  • Drue Kataoka paints a portrait of Wynton

    Posted on May 15th, 2003 in News

    Drue Kataoka, who paints in the Japanese brush style known as sumi-e, has composed a portrait of jazz trumpet master Wynton Marsalis. In a series of outreach events, Ms. Kataoka will offer for sale 250 prints of “Wynton Marsalis Courtin’ the Blues”, with which she hopes to raise $100,000 for the Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County. On Drue Kataoka website there are images of the paint, a commentary and Wynton’s photos.   Keep reading »

  • Journey with Jazz at Lincoln Center on BET Jazz

    Posted on September 20th, 2002 in News

    Imagine a journey through some of the most soulful jazz music played by an ensemble of the world’s best jazz musicians and performed at some of the most interesting and historic venues internationally. Sounds pretty enticing, but perhaps impossible, right? Not anymore, thanks to BET Jazz: The Jazz Channel and Jazz at Lincoln Center.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis to receive the congressional Horizon Award

    Posted on June 25th, 2002 in News

    Wynton Marsalis will be presented with the Congressional “Horizon Award” by Hon. Tom Daschle, Hon. Trent Lott, Hon. Dennis Hastert and Hon. Richard Gephardt at a benefit gala on Tuesday, June 25.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis and Stanley Crouch Discuss ‘Louis Armstrong at 100’ in Miller Theatre

    Posted on January 20th, 2000 in News

    Opening its inaugural “Jazz and American Culture” series for 2000 with a celebration of Louis Armstrong in his centennial year, the newly established Center for Jazz Studies will present a conversation about the jazz great’s legacy with acclaimed trumpeter Wynton Marsalis and critic Stanley Crouch on Tuesday, Feb. 1 at Miller Theatre. The program, “The Artistry of ‘Pops’: Louis Armstrong at 100,” will be moderated by Professor Robert O’Meally, a leading interpreter of the dynamics of jazz in American culture, editor of a seminal textbook for jazz studies and founder and director of The Center for Jazz Studies at Columbia.   Keep reading »