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  • Wynton is writing a new book

    Posted on February 12th, 2008 in Books | 9

    In the next months a new book will be out, written by Wynton Marsalis and Geoffrey Ward. It will be entitled: Moving to Higher Ground: How Jazz Can Change Your Life Published by: Random House Category: Music – Jazz Format: Hardcover, 288 pages On Sale: September 2, 2008 Price: $17.00 ISBN: 978-1-4000-6078-8 (1-4000-6078-8) More info to come soon…   Keep reading »

  • A benefit production of Jazz ABZ

    Posted on July 19th, 2006 in Books | 1

    The Community Partnership for Protecting Children and Prevent Child Abuse - Catoosa present a benefit production of JAZZ A∙B∙Z, a musical revue based on the book by Wynton Marsalis.   Keep reading »

  • Nobel Laureate Studies Wynton Marsalis

    Posted on May 5th, 2006 in Books | 0

    Have you ever seen the “This Is Your Brain on Jazz” poster? Neuroscientist Eric Kandel, a Nobel laureate for his work on the biological basis of memory, cites Wynton Marsalis as an exemplar what he calls “implicit memory” in his new popular science book: In Search of Memory: The Emergence of a New Science of Mind: …implicit memory, a form of memory that is not recalled consciously. Implicit memory is responsible not only for simple perceptual and motor skills but also, in principle, for the pirouettes of Margot Fonteyn, the trumpeting technique of Wynton Marsalis, the accurate ground strokes of…   Keep reading »

  • “Marsalis on Music” reviewed on All About Jazz

    Posted on April 14th, 2006 in Books, CD, Review | 0

    Marsalis on Music: The Book & CD Companion to the Public Television Series (from 1995), has just been reviewed on the AllAboutJazz.com   Keep reading »

  • Jazz ABZ at Hamilton Community Theatre

    Posted on March 29th, 2006 in Books, Review | 7

    The new Hamilton Community Theatre will present Jazz ABZ, a musical revue based on the book by Wynton Marsalis, April 2 and 9. The production is directed by Randy Forester. Musical direction is provided by Robert Crabtree who performs jazz keyboard and conducts the band.   Keep reading »

  • Jazz ABZ wins the 2006 Bologna Ragazzi Special Award

    Posted on March 24th, 2006 in Award, Books | 3

    Jazz ABZ, written by Wynton Marsalis and illustratred by Paul Rogers, is the Winner of the 2006 Bologna Ragazzi Special Award: Words and Music. This is a special section for books on music to mark the 250th anniversary of the birth of W. A. Mozart, who lived in Bologna while studying at the Conservatoire.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton will sign copies of his new book

    Posted on December 1st, 2005 in Books | 3

    Wynton will be in Brooks Brothers’ Madison Avenue store on Monday, December 5th at 7:00 p.m. to sign copies of his new book, Jazz ABZ: An A to Z Collection of Jazz Portraits   Keep reading »

  • Wynton wrote an introduction on a new book about Katrina

    Posted on November 28th, 2005 in Books | 0

    Hurricane Katrina: The Storm That Changed America is a collection of photographs and essays by the staff and editors of the respected news magazine, Time. The book is organized in a day-by-day chronology of the storm, from the time it swiped south Florida until its devastating landfall in Louisiana and Mississippi, and Time’s writers tell the story of the storm in their reports from the scene. Among the essays is an introduction from Wynton, who reminds readers that “New Orleans has a habit of tweaking the national consciousness at pivotal times,” citing the city’s importance during the War…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton writes foreword for the new book of Tom Piazza

    Posted on September 14th, 2005 in Books | 0

    Wynton recently wrote the foreword for the new book of Tom Piazza, entitled: 
Understanding Jazz : Ways to Listen. 
The book will be released on September 20, 2005. (buy it on Amazon)   Keep reading »

  • Wynton collaborates for children’s book

    Posted on September 10th, 2005 in Books | 3

    Wynton has collaborated with illustrator Paul Rogers and jazz historian Phil Schaap to create a children’s book, Jazz ABZ: An A to Z Collection of Jazz Portraits. While Rogers developed the concept for the book, he sought the help of Wynton to bring it to fruition. The book will be available in November. A is for “almighty” Louis Armstrong, whose amazing artistry unfolds in an accumulative poem shaped like the letter he stands for. As for sax master Sonny Rollins, whose “robust style radiates roundness,” could there be a better tribute than a poetic rondeau? In an extraordinary feat,…   Keep reading »