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  • Wynton Marsalis Reflects on 30 Years of Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra

    Posted on March 29th, 2018 in Profiles & Interviews

    This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra operating under the leadership of New Orleans trumpet great Wynton Marsalis, who co-founded the program in 1987 (the Orchestra was started the following year) and serves as both its managing and artistic director. And during that time, the JLCO has established a body of work that’s explored some of the deepest aspects of American history, from the country’s oldest Baptist church to New Orleans’ Congo Square to the roots of the nation’s most beloved children’s songs.   Keep reading »

  • Marsalis, Guests Explore the Blues

    Posted on March 28th, 2018 in Review

    The blues is the lingua franca on United We Swing: Best Of The Jazz At Lincoln Center Galas (Blue Engine), a new compilation featuring the Wynton Marsalis Septet. The album features memorable performances by a parade of stars from the worlds of pop music, gospel and blues: Bob Dylan, Ray Charles (in one of his final performances), Eric Clapton, Willie Nelson, James Taylor, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Jimmy Buffett, Lenny Kravitz, John Legend, Lyle Lovett, John Mayer, Audra McDonald, Natalie Merchant, Carrie Smith, Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks, all backed by the trumpeter’s septet. As Marsalis put it in an interview with DownBeat, “All of them came to play.”   Keep reading »

  • Blue Engine Records Announces UNITED WE SWING:  BEST OF THE JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER GALAS

    Posted on February 10th, 2018 in Music

    Blue Engine Records makes the most memorable performances from Jazz at Lincoln Center’s historic gala concerts available for the first time with the release of United We Swing: Best of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Galas. The album—which features some of the 20th century’s biggest musical stars, including Blind Boys of Alabama, Jimmy Buffett, Ray Charles, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Lenny Kravitz, John Legend, Lyle Lovett, John Mayer, Audra McDonald, Natalie Merchant, Willie Nelson, Carrie Smith, James Taylor, and Susan Tedeschi, and Derek Trucks— will be available on vinyl, CD, and all download and streaming platforms on March 23, 2018.   Keep reading »

  • 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 »