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  • IdeaFestival: Wynton Marsalis’ key to success — ‘Don’t have anything to fall back on’

    Posted on October 1st, 2014 in Profiles & Interviews | 1

    James White, head of Louisville Collegiate School, once was asked who he would change places with for one day if he had the option. His answer: Acclaimed jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis. “To be able to play like you one day would be the story of my life,” White told a visibly humbled Marsalis during a session at IdeaFestival in downtown Louisville Wednesday afternoon.   Keep reading »

  • Faust/Marsalis: The art of learning

    Posted on December 31st, 2013 in Profiles & Interviews | 0

    Anxiety abounds concerning the demands of our rapidly changing and ever more complicated world and about the ability of our educational system to respond. Yet the education we are fashioning for our children and their children seems ill-suited for the lives they will lead. We hear widespread calls for “outcomes” we can measure and for education geared to specific employment needs, but many of today’s students will hold jobs that have not yet been invented, deploying skills not yet defined. We not only need to equip them with the ability to answer the questions relevant to the world we now inhabit; we must also enable them to ask the right questions to shape the world to come.   Keep reading »

  • Just One Bishop at High Church of Jazz Purity

    Posted on December 7th, 2012 in Profiles & Interviews | 0

    LAST spring, after Wynton Marsalis took over the reins of Jazz at Lincoln Center on a temporary basis because the executive director had resigned, he hinted, as he shook hands with donors at a gala fund-raiser, that he was unhappy with the way the institution had been managed. He likened it to an orchestra without a leader or a musical score.   Keep reading »

  • Video: Wynton and Drue Kataoka at JALC

    Posted on March 23rd, 2007 in Video | 0

    On December 14, Wynton hosted a spectacular event for Around the World New York at Dizzy’s Jazz Club at JALC.   Keep reading »

  • Making Degas and Picasso Into Jazz Stars

    Posted on February 26th, 2007 in Review | 4

    Music is like a painting that exists in time; painting is like music that exists in space. Bringing them together was the worthy goal of “Jazz and Art,” a weekend concert series inspired by the collection at the Modern Museum of Art and presented this weekend at the Rose Theater by Jazz at Lincoln Center. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra was heard under the direction of multireed player — here called “guest conductor” — Ted Nash, who normally plays alto saxophone and flute with the band.   Keep reading »

  • Drue Kataoka paints a portrait of Wynton

    Posted on May 15th, 2003 in News | 0

    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 »