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  • All Rise: Strathmore’s Most Ambitious Production of the Season

    Posted on May 2nd, 2017 in Review

    The rehearsal for Strathmore’s biggest production of the 2016-2017 season is going smoothly—for the most part. During a break between movements, conductor William Eddins chastises the choir for seeming distracted. “Tomorrow,” he says, “I want all eyes on me.”   Keep reading »

  • Notes of Resistance: Wynton Marsalis on ‘All Rise’

    Posted on February 16th, 2017 in Profiles & Interviews

    The first performance of “All Rise,” Wynton Marsalis‘s epic and extraordinary jazz symphony, didn’t quite go as planned. “It sounded so bad that first night,” Marsalis sighs, recalling the December 1999 premiere at Lincoln Center. “It was like I was in the middle of a bunch of noise. I felt like I had inflicted a crime on about two hundred people in public.”   Keep reading »

  • Rise up

    Posted on February 16th, 2017 in Profiles & Interviews

    For more than 30 years, trumpeter, composer, bandleader, advocate for the arts, and educator Wynton Marsalis has helped propel jazz to the forefront of American culture. In 1997, Marsalis was the first jazz artist to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize in music for his work, “Blood on the Fields,” and he’s been instrumental in keeping jazz on the mind of all generations. Today, he serves as the director of jazz studies at the Juilliard School and is managing and artistic director of jazz at Lincoln Center.   Keep reading »

  • A 2006 DownBeat Feature On Wynton Marsalis, Who Turned 50 Yesterday

    Posted on October 19th, 2011 in Profiles & Interviews

    I couldn’t attend Wynton Marsalis’s four 50th birthday concerts in which he presented repertoire from his 30+ years in the music business. All accounts state — no doubt accurately — that to witness them was an extraordinary experience.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Picks Five Albums for New Listeners

    Posted on January 2nd, 2011 in Music | 2

    Out of his own discography, Wynton has selected five albums for those who are just learning about his music.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton’s music scores for big band available for rental

    Posted on July 30th, 2008 in Music | 4

    Some of Wynton’s most important jazz and classical compositions for big band are now available for rental from Boosey & Hawkes. New music scores available include:   Keep reading »

  • CSO thunders gloriously with Marsalis’ `All Rise’

    Posted on January 20th, 2007 in Review

    Call it a tonic for troubled times. Wynton Marsalis’ “All Rise”—an epic work that addresses fundamental questions of faith, crisis and deliverance—does not go gently into the night.   Keep reading »

  • Marsalis’ stunning opus transcends race and epochs

    Posted on January 15th, 2007 in Profiles & Interviews | 2

    The New York Philharmonic messed up rhythms, the singers struggled to find their cues and conductor Kurt Masur begged for last-minute clarifications in a score that never had been performed before. Meanwhile, composer Wynton Marsalis paced the stage of Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall, attempting to answer 1,001 questions lobbed at him by instrumentalists, singers, technicians and practically everyone else within earshot.   Keep reading »

  • Special video and photo report: Wynton playing All Rise in London

    Posted on October 8th, 2005 in Video | 3

    Last Sunday October 2, we were in London to meet Wynton and listen to his composition: All Rise. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra performed with the London Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Kurt Masur.   Keep reading »

  • All Rise: The freedom of jazz

    Posted on October 4th, 2005 in Review

    The idea of a synthesis of Classical music and Jazz is nearly as old as Jazz itself—from Gershwin and Stravinsky through Bernstein, Brubeck or Jacques Loussier. But Wynton Marsalis, the outstanding New York-based trumpeter and bandleader, educator and composer from New Orleans, has a special approach.   Keep reading »