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  • Wynton coaches 30 college-age, younger pupils in special class

    Posted on September 6th, 2003 in News

    About 30 students were given a renewed sense of inspiration, Friday after an hourlong class at the Eastman School of Music with Wynton. Students from the School of the Arts, Hochstein Music School, Eastman School of Music jazz department and Eastman’s Community Education Division came together to be conducted and coached by Wynton.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis Pens Music for Rattner’s Eatonville

    Posted on September 2nd, 2003 in News | 1

    Amas Musical Theatre, whose previous productions include Zanna, Don’t! and Little Ham, will offer a new play with music this fall. The 35-year-old multi-ethnic, not-for-profit theatre company will present — from Oct. 21-Nov. 23 — Bonnie Lee Rattner’s Eatonville, which boasts an original jazz score and songs by Wynton Marsalis. Based on Zora Neale Hurston’s novel “Their Eyes Were Watching God,” Eatonville is set in 1920’s Eatonville, Florida, one of the first all-black incorporated American towns.   Keep reading »

  • First impression of the italian tour dates with Wynton and the Septet

    Posted on July 29th, 2003 in News

    We are back home, after the four italian dates for the Wynton Marsalis Septet. The concerts were great and we have a lot of photos and videos to post here.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis on Benny Carter

    Posted on July 16th, 2003 in News

    People often speak of whether an artist can live up to the art form,” Wynton said when Benny Carter received a Kennedy Center honor in 1996. “But Benny Carter is one of the rare instances where we wonder if the great art created can live up to him.   Keep reading »

  • A new Monette trumpet for Wynton

    Posted on July 2nd, 2003 in News | 5

    Recently, Wynton received a new trumpet from Monette. That was the first produced Prana B993 B-flat.   Keep reading »

  • 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 »