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  • Released today: The Music of America: Wynton Marsalis

    Posted on January 25th, 2012 in Music | 1

    From “Hellbound Highball” to “Happy Feet Blues,” this collection of works is the greatest retrospective of Wynton as a composer. For the first time, Wynton Marsalis brings you this self-curated 2-CD set featuring ONLY his compositions. Performed by a diverse group of artists including musicians from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Orion String Quartet, Mark O’Connor, members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, and Danny Barker.   Keep reading »

  • Paul Simon & Wynton Marsalis Collaborate On “The Paul Simon Songbook”

    Posted on January 24th, 2012 in Concerts

    In a unique and historic collaboration, legendary musician and songwriter Paul Simon and Jazz at Lincoln Center Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis will perform together for three nights at concerts entitled “The Paul Simon Songbook.”  The premiere on April 18, 2012 will be Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 2012 Annual Gala Concert and will be followed by two public concerts on April 19 and 20, 2012.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton @ 50 - Downbeat

    Posted on January 17th, 2012 in Profiles & Interviews

    All eyes have turned to a special birthday taking place in the jazz community: Wynton Marsalis turned 50 on Oct. 18. In celebration of Marsalis’ birthday, a number of people in the music shared their thoughts on Wynton and his professional and/or personal impact.   Keep reading »

  • On Martin Luther King’s Legacy

    Posted on January 16th, 2012 in Video | 11

    On Monday January 16, 2012 Wynton appeared on CBS This Morning to premiere his remembrance piece on Martin Luther King Jr.   Keep reading »

  • Recorded live broadcast of December 29th gigs at Dizzy’s Club

    Posted on January 6th, 2012 in Concerts | 2

    On December 26-27-28-29-30-31, 2011, Wynton and members of JLCO performed the Music of Jelly Roll Morton and King Oliver at Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola in New York City. On December 29th, set 1 and 2 were live broadcast on Livestream. Enjoy the “archived videos”:http://www.livestream.com/wyntonmarsalis from that evening and some “pictures”:http://wyntonmarsalis.org/photos/c/the-music-of-jelly-roll-morton-and-king-oliver-at-dizzys-2011 about the week long concerts. Also check out the “NPR recording”:http://t.co/OYwh0ero from New Year’s Eve 2011 gig at Dizzy’s.   Keep reading »

  • Live Video Broadcast from Dizzy’s Club on December 29th

    Posted on December 27th, 2011 in Video | 4

    Wynton and his tentet are bringing in the New Year with a week long engagement at Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Every set sold out within an hour, but thanks to Livestream, we will be streaming it for free on Wynton’s facebook page and on Livestream. Join us.   Keep reading »

  • Free Download from Christmas Jazz Jam

    Posted on December 21st, 2011 in News | 18

    Enjoy this free track from Christmas Jazz Jam: “Good King Wenceslas” Happy Holidays! Love, Wynton.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis Named CBS News Cultural Correspondent

    Posted on December 15th, 2011 in News | 2

    Wynton Marsalis, internationally acclaimed musician, composer and educator, has been named Cultural Correspondent for CBS. It was announced today by CBS News Chairman and 60 MINUTES Executive Producer Jeff Fager and David Rhodes, President, CBS News. In this role, Marsalis will provide insight into a broad range of cultural and educational developments on CBS THIS MORNING and CBS SUNDAY MORNING. His first CBS News appearance will be on Monday, January 16, 2012, as the nation observes Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday.   Keep reading »

  • WSJ Covers Holiday Under the Stars

    Posted on December 12th, 2011 in Profiles & Interviews

    Well, I’d say this one calls for a toast: An item on my wish list for 2011 has actually come true. Last year—in this column on Dec. 27, 2010—I made a list of five ways that New York City could be a better place for the arts and audiences in the coming year. Admittedly, some of the wishes were improbable, such as a campaign alerting audiences that standing ovations aren’t the required response to every single show in town. Some things were practical: Why can’t there be an orderly, working cab stand at Lincoln Center?   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Visits Providence St. Mel School

    Posted on December 8th, 2011 in News | 1

    It’s not every day that someone can say they got musical advice from a jazz great. But that’s exactly what Providence St. Mel freshman Jessica Bailey got when Wynton Marsalis visited the West Garfield Park school on Tuesday. Marsalis spoke to students during a morning assembly, peppering his speech with colorful anecdotes about life and music. “Practice, practice, practice” is what Bailey, an aspiring soprano singer, gleaned from his hour-long speech.   Keep reading »