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  • The Transatlantic Collaboration Behind Wynton Marsalis’ New Violin Concerto

    Posted on November 1st, 2016 in Review

    Jazz great Wynton Marsalis, a virtuoso trumpet player and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, has written — wait for it — a violin concerto. As the daughter of the late virtuoso violinist Roman Totenberg, I was intrigued and wanted to know more. So I spent an hour with Marsalis — and the violinist he wrote his concerto with and for. (More on that later.)   Keep reading »

  • Listen to Wynton Marsalis And Vince Giordano: Live In New York

    Posted on January 3rd, 2013 in Music

    The New Year’s Eve party at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola featured two institutions of New York jazz: the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and the Nighthawks. They count down to midnight with their interpretations of Louis Armstrong’s monumental Hot Fives recordings.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis performs on “A Prairie Home Companion”

    Posted on April 5th, 2009 in Concerts | 7

    Wynton Marsalis and his Quintet performed on A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor at New York City’s Town Hall on Saturday night. The Quintet played three tunes: School Boy (from He and She), Number 8 (from Music, Deep Revers In My Soul), Free to Be (from The Magic Hour). You may still have a chance to listen to this broadcast in your area.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton interviewed by Talk of the Nation and Leonard Lopate Show

    Posted on September 4th, 2008 in Profiles & Interviews | 1

    Wynton is giving interviews to the main radio and TV, for the presentation of his new book “Moving to Higher Ground: How Jazz Can Change Your Life   Keep reading »

  • NPR interview - Wynton And Willie: Two Men Playing The Blues

    Posted on July 12th, 2008 in Profiles & Interviews

    On the surface, country music legend Willie Nelson and jazz trumpet icon Wynton Marsalis might seem like an unlikely combination. But when the two came together in January 2007 to perform live at Lincoln Center, they discovered a connection far beyond their admiration for each other’s music. Finding common ground and a mutual love of jazz standards and the blues, they later turned the performances into the newly released album Two Men with the Blues. All Things Considered host Andrea Seabrook spoke to the two musicians about their first-ever collaboration as the two sat on Nelson’s tour bus before an appearance on The Tonight Show.   Keep reading »

  • Marsalis’ Sharp Social Critiques Come with Cool Riffs

    Posted on March 4th, 2007 in Profiles & Interviews

    Every decade or so, says jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, he likes to set his social views to music. The last time around, it was Blood on the Fields, which won the 1997 Pulitzer Prize in music, a first for a jazz composition. Marsalis is playing the role of provocateur again with his latest CD, From the Plantation to the Penitentiary. The songs criticize hip-hop culture, what he sees as a lack of strong black leadership, and an abundance of “gimme-that” materialism. In New York, Marsalis directs the Jazz at Lincoln Center program. From his apartment just up the street, he talks to Michele Norris about his newest release, why lyrics rather than the trumpet take center stage, and what his teenage son thinks about some of the songs.   Keep reading »

  • Marsalis Hosts Jazzy Hurricane Benefit Concert

    Posted on September 17th, 2005 in Profiles & Interviews

    Trumpet star Wynton Marsalis, co-founder and director of Jazz at Lincoln Center, is hosting a benefit concert and auction Saturday night to raise money for the Higher Ground Hurricane Fund. Artists lending their talents include James Taylor, Buckwheat Zydeco, Norah Jones and many others.   Keep reading »

  • Jazz at Lincoln Center hosts the Higher Ground Hurricane Relief Concert

    Posted on September 3rd, 2005 in Concerts | 5

    Jazz at Lincoln Center announced plans to produce the Higher Ground Hurricane Relief Benefit Concert. Premiering on Saturday, September 17 at 7pm, the event will be held in the Rose Theater on 60th street and Broadway. The concert will seek to raise funds for Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. Bill Cosby will host the concert with Wynton Marsalis, Peter Cincotti, Elvis Costello, Paquito D’Rivera, Abbey Lincoln, Diana Krall, Jon Hendricks and more to be announced. XM Satellite Radio will carry this concert live on their network from coast to coast on the Real Jazz channel (channel 70). Higher Ground will also broadcast…   Keep reading »

  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Opening Gala

    Posted on October 18th, 2004 in Review

    In a companion broadcast with PBS, NPR presents “One Family of Jazz” — the opening-night gala concerts at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall, a new state-of-the art home for jazz in the Time Warner building on New York’s Columbus Circle.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton talking to Tavis Smiley about his new album: “The Magic Hour”

    Posted on April 18th, 2004 in Profiles & Interviews

    On March 29 2004, Tavis Smiley, (who has a talk show on PBS) interviewed Wynton for his NPR radio broadcast.   Keep reading »