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

    Posted on October 1st, 2014 in Articles | 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. β€œTo 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 Articles | 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 Articles | 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 »

  • The CareFusion Newport Jazz Festival Announces Wynton’s Appearance with Special Offer

    Posted on April 6th, 2010 in Art, Concerts | 1

    Wynton makes his return to the CareFusion Newport Jazz Festival August 8, 2010. The festival has made a special pre-sale offer exclusively to artist’s fans. Check out the details below: The festival runs from August 6 – 8 , 2010 in Newport, RI. See complete festival line-up at www.newportjazzfest.net Special artist fan “early-buy” discount… As a Wynton Marsalis fan, you can get $10 off general admission tickets using promo code ARTIST if you purchase your tickets on-line by Friday, April 9, 2010. Discount Details: Promo code ARTIST Special offer ticket price $59* for Aug 7th & 8th general admission tickets. *Service charges apply on all tickets purchased on-line. …   Keep reading »

  • Video: Wynton and Drue Kataoka at JALC

    Posted on March 23rd, 2007 in Art, Photo, Video | 0

    On December 14, Wynton hosted a spectacular event for Around the World New York at Dizzy’s Jazz Club at JALC. Overlooking a sparkling Manhattan skyline with Central Park in the foreground, ENSO 2007, the new project by Drue, was showed. Here you have a video clip from the event (Quicktime – Windows Media) and some photos ( 1 – 2 – 3 ) too.   Keep reading »

  • Ted Nash’s Portrait in Seven Shades reviewed by New York Sun

    Posted on February 26th, 2007 in Art, Articles, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Review | 4

    This weekend the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton played at Rose Theater the new composition by Ted Nash entitled: Portrait in Seven Shades. Here is a review of the concerts on the New York Sun. Check also Portrait in Seven Shades on Ted Nash web site.   Keep reading »

  • Drue Kataoka paints a portrait of Wynton

    Posted on May 15th, 2003 in Art | 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. More info on Drue Kataoka’s web site   Keep reading »