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  • Live Webcast April 24th!  “Ballad of American Arts” at Miami University

    Posted on April 20th, 2012 in Education | 2

    Tune in Tuesday, April 24th at 4PM EST as Wynton delivers his acclaimed speech, “The Ballad of American Arts,” as Miami University’s Year of the Arts keynote address.  Immediately following his presentation, he will take questions from the audience.   Keep reading »

  • Rolling Stone: Paul Simon Gets a Jazz Infusion From Wynton Marsalis

    Posted on April 20th, 2012 in Review

    Paul Simon has never been afraid to take a big musical risk. Two years after Simon and Garfunkel broke up at their commercial peak in 1970, he released his self-titled solo debut, which kicked off with “Mother and Child Reunion.” It was the first time many Americans heard reggae, and when they flipped the record they heard the salsa-tinged “Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard.”  Since then, Simon’s music has gone from gospel (“Loves Me Like a Rock”) and Afrobeat (Graceland) to Latin American percussion-based rock (Rhythm of the Saints) and the doo-wop and Latin sounds on The Capeman.   Keep reading »

  • 15 Wynton Marsalis Solo Transcriptions for Trumpet

    Posted on April 16th, 2012 in Music

    Spanning nearly 30 years, this eBook is a comprehensive study of the evolution of Wynton’s style as a soloist.  From his debut recording a leader through his latest quintet release, our intent was to capture Wynton’s improvisational skills against a myriad of different backdrops; fast and slow tempos, different grooves and time signatures and, of course, the blues   Keep reading »

  • Chasing the Blues - a Segment for CBS

    Posted on April 6th, 2012 in Video | 3

    It’s hard to find authentic “juke joints” these days that still play the blues. On “CBS This Morning,” Cultural Correspondent Wynton Marsalis tracked down two real “juke joints” and shared their soulful stories.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton to Join The Lewis Nash Allstars in Benefit Concert at MIM, April 11, 2012

    Posted on March 23rd, 2012 in Concerts | 1

    The Lewis Nash Allstars with special guest Wynton Marsalis will perform in a benefit concert at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 11th, 2012 at the Musical Instrument Museum Theater (MIM), 4725 E. Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix. The evening supports The Nash, the Valley’s new jazz center.  The event is co-produced by Jazz in Arizona, a nonprofit organization, and MIM. Seating is limited. Tickets are $150, $200 and $250 and available at www.jazzinaz.org. A pre-concert cocktail hour begins at 5:40 p.m. and a hosted reception follows the concert.   Keep reading »

  • Jazz At Lincoln Center Announces 2012-13 Season

    Posted on March 6th, 2012 in Concerts | 1

    New York, NY (March 6, 2012) Jazz at Lincoln Center celebrates its 25th anniversary with a new season offering festivals, concerts, education events, *Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra* touring, and a diverse line-up of guest artists (“Click here for complete JALC 2012-13 Concert Season   Keep reading »

  • Join Wynton on the Road!  Live Webcast March 1st & 3rd

    Posted on February 28th, 2012 in Concerts | 2

    Catch up with Wynton and the JLCO live on the road in Savannah, GA (presented by the Savannah Music Festival) and in Atlanta, GA (presented by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra).  The JLCO is currently on a month long tour. Livestream has launched a brand new platform and we are excited to be a part of it - check it out and follow Wynton’s page to make sure you don’t miss any of his events: “new.livestream.com/wyntonmarsalis”:http://new.livestream.com/wyntonmarsalis   Keep reading »

  • Finalists Announced for 17th Annual Essentially Ellington 2012

    Posted on February 22nd, 2012 in Concerts | 2

    Jazz at Lincoln Center announces the 15 finalist bands and one winning community band for its prestigious 17th Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival.  The bands will compete and participate in workshops, jam sessions, and more, during a three-day Competition & Festival in New York City.  The three top-placing bands perform with Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center, Wynton Marsalis, as guest soloist, followed by a performance by the 15-piece Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra - whose members serve as mentors for the finalist bands throughout the weekend.  The Festival’s finale is an awards ceremony honoring outstanding soloists, sections and the top three bands.  The Competition & Festival is the culmination of the annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Program (EE), which also includes regional festivals, teaching resources, a summer Band Director Academy, monthly newsletters, and more.    Keep reading »

  • Reviews and Photos from Wynton’s Third Harvard Lecture “Meet Me at the Crossroads”

    Posted on February 14th, 2012 in Review

    Wynton Marsalis recently gave the third of six epic lectures that he is slated to give at Harvard University. He promised that this one wasn’t going to be 4 and half hours long, as the last one was. When he got started, the result was part history lesson, part concert, part spoken-word poetry reading. Three hours into the show, his agenda became clear: He was telling a timeless story about love. For Charlie “Yardbird’’ Parker, inventor of bebop. For Bessie Smith, teller of the low-down nasty truth. For Woody Guthrie, who sang about running from the law. For all those who sang about being both broke and broken-hearted. For every artist who cared more about art than celebrity.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis returns to Harvard University for third lecture in series

    Posted on January 30th, 2012 in Education | 1

    Wynton Marsalis continues his two-year lecture series at Harvard with an exploration of root styles of American music in Sanders Theatre on Feb. 6. Currently the artistic director of jazz at Lincoln Center, Marsalis is an accomplished musician, composer, bandleader, and educator who has made the promotion of jazz and cultural literacy his hallmark cause.   Keep reading »