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  • Wynton Marsalis in the new issue of Jazziz magazine

    Posted on October 27th, 2004 in Articles, Review | 0

    Wynton is in the cover story of the new issue of Jazziz From the Jazziz article by Larry Brumenfeld: At the southwest corner of Manhattan’s Central Park, directly across from a statue of Christopher Columbus, and set at an angle dictated by the course of the famed avenue named Broadway, stands the gleaming new Time-Warner Center. The largest privately funded mixed-use complex in the United States, the Center cost nearly $2 billion and comprises a corporate headquarters, a five-star hotel, a luxury apartment complex, and a first-class shopping mall. The design is notable on first glance for a set of…   Keep reading »

  • The Lincoln Center Jazz Band opens the House of Swing

    Posted on October 19th, 2004 in Articles, Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York Times, Review, Special report | 4

    The curtain was swept aside for the majestic opening of the new performing arts center for the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. The day started with a parade down Broadway. The performance opened with an original composition called “Call to Prayer,” which featured Victor Goines on the sax and Top Professor Eric Lewis. The next tune was a Coltrane tune that Wynton dedicated to bass player Carlos whose wife had a baby an hour before the peformance. Listen to the show NPR.org NY Times review The Parade on Newsday.com Wynton at the New Orleans-esque Parade down Broadway.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton teaches the meaning behind the music

    Posted on December 13th, 2003 in Articles, Speech, Transcript | 0

    Wynton Marsalis is at his best playing the trumpet, but he’s hardly at his second best when he is talking to young people. Relaxed as he ambles around the stage, he addresses them without notes, using meaningful language, speaking without condescension, and rising to genuine inspiration. A week ago, before the morning dress rehearsal of his blues oratorio “All Rise,” Marsalis talked to a diverse audience of teenagers from 26 high schools, assembled in Symphony Hall from all across the state. He had everyone hanging on every word, even though his remarks lasted longer than an Easter sermon. If he…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton on the New York Times

    Posted on March 6th, 2003 in Articles, New York Times | 0

    It’s true: the Marsalises have been overexposed to the ends of the earth. One might have looked at the enormous profile on Wynton Marsalis in the current issue of The Atlantic Monthly, noticed the recent PBS special about the family, then seen a full-family concert coming up and rightly wondered why nobody else in jazz was apparently worth paying attention to. The family could have played a rigid show; they could have made it cute; it could have been overly pedantic or gone overboard with New Orleans cliché. But “Ellis Marsalis and Sons,” a touring concert that sold out…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton on the March issue of Atlantic On line

    Posted on February 27th, 2003 in Articles, Interview | 0

    “I’ve always tried to be respectful of my audience. I always sign people’s autographs, always acted like I was working for them. I try to play people’s requests, try to come up with a way of playing that I thought people would want to listen to—never thought I was above them. I’m here to do a job. I always try to be professional, and many times, in halls across the country, I’m the last one to leave—all the crews are gone.” Excerpt from the March 2003 issue. Read the full article on The Atlantic…   Keep reading »