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  • The Wynton Marsalis Septet and Quintet performing at Jazz in Marciac 2017

    Posted on August 5th, 2017 in Concerts

    Iraqi virtuoso oud player Naseer Shamma joins the Wynton Marsalis Septet for a night of music exhibiting how the oud is a perfect fit in the world of jazz. Fresh off their premiere performance together, Shamma and Marsalis’ group plan to perform some of the classic repertoire of Wynton’s Septet while also contributing new arrangements from Shamma’s catalog.? Join us on Monday August 7th at 6pm EDT (11pm CEST)   Keep reading »

  • Abu Dhabi Festival 2017: trumpeter Wynton Marsalis on preserving jazz as ‘America’s classical music

    Posted on March 26th, 2017 in Profiles & Interviews

    Spoiler alert: Wynton Marsalis suffers for his art, too. On the surface, the American trumpeter appears the very epitome of composure and professionalism – a superhuman mix of slick self-confidence and no-nonsense determination. A man who still irons his suits and copies his own sheet music by hand. A musician whose lightning virtuosity you expect to be credited to nothing but hard work.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis Sextet and Septet live at Jazz in Marciac 2015

    Posted on August 4th, 2015 in Concerts

    Wynton Marsalis (a festival favorite and regular) returns to Marciac with a program celebrating Jazz’s New Orleans roots.  Joining him playing the timeless music of Buddy Bolden, “Jelly Roll” Morton and Louis Armstrong is a dynamic septet featuring Walter Blanding (saxophone); Victor Goines (clarinet and saxophone); Carlos Henriquez (bass); Jason Marsalis (drums); Sam Chess (trombone); and Dan Nimmer (piano).   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis Septet live at Jazz in Marciac 2014

    Posted on July 28th, 2014 in Concerts | 2

    Wynton Marsalis and six of his most frequent collaborators will come together in a program featuring some of Marsalis’ greatest compositions.  The evening’s repertoire will be selected from both The Marciac Suite and Lighthouse/Lightening Rod.   Keep reading »

  • Watch again the Septet performance on 2013 New Year’s Eve at Dizzy’s Club

    Posted on January 7th, 2014 in Video | 4

    Watch again the Septet performance on 2013 New Year’s Eve at Dizzy’s Club. Wynton Marsalis (trumpet); Wycliffe Gordon (trombone); Wess “Warmdaddy” Anderson (sax); Victor Goines (sax); Reginald Veal (bass); Eric Reed (piano); Herlin Riley (drums).   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis Septet at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola on December 26-31

    Posted on November 4th, 2013 in Concerts | 4

    Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola ends the year on a high note with an unprecedented residency by the legendary Wynton Marsalis Septet from December 26 – 31, including two special performances on New Year’s Eve.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis personally compiles and produces “The Spiritual Side of Wynton Marsalis”

    Posted on September 24th, 2013 in Music

    Rich collection of spiritually inspired works recorded 1988 to 2002, originally released on Columbia Records and Sony Classical, available everywhere October 22. Concurrent with 16-city “Abyssinian: A Gospel Celebration Tour,” October 3-27, featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, conductor Damien Sneed, and 70-voice Chorale Le Chateau   Keep reading »

  • Finale, Jonathan Kelly, and the Wynton Marsalis Septet

    Posted on January 8th, 2013 in Profiles & Interviews

    The Wynton Marsalis Septet recently collaborated with the Garth Fagan Dance Company on a new piece titled Lighthouse/Lightning Rod. The world premiere performance also included excerpts from Griot New York, the 1991 collaboration between Wynton and Garth Fagan.   Keep reading »

  • Forces of Nature: Lightning, Water, Music and Movement

    Posted on October 2nd, 2012 in Review

    A lighthouse guides a ship to safety. A lightning rod diverts a bolt from a structure by providing a direct path to the ground. Still, the opening images of “Lighthouse/Lightning Rod,” a new work by the choreographer Garth Fagan, with loose, exuberant music by the jazz composer and trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, hint at danger as much as at security. Dancers, wearing aquatically themed purples and blues, move spontaneously, as if caught in a riptide: with little warning, they change direction, hopping forward on one leg while taking freestyle strokes in the air with a single arm or collapsing and dangling their fingers toward the floor. Without being too heavy-handed, Mr. Fagan shows that the waters surrounding his “Lighthouse,” as the first section is named, are anything but tranquil.   Keep reading »

  • Dance Review: Fagan collaboration with Marsalis debuts with fanfare

    Posted on October 2nd, 2012 in

    Garth Fagan and Wynton Marsalis joined forces for their second collaboration, premiering a new work and revitalizing excerpts from a famed repertory piece at the Brooklyn Academy of Music Thursday night to a packed audience that included Brooklyn Nets players and composer Philip Glass. The concert celebrated a number of milestones: BAM’s 150th anniversary year, its Next Wave Festival’s 30th anniversary and the end of Garth Fagan Dance’s 40th anniverary celebration. The company will bring the concert to Rochester from Nov. 27 to Dec. 2 at Nazareth College Arts Center (although the Wynton Marsalis Septet’s music will be a recording).   Keep reading »