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  • CBS 60 Minutes to Air Two-Part Feature on Wynton Marsalis and JALC

    Posted on December 17th, 2010 in News | 5

    60 Minutes Correspondent Morley Safer Traveled With Wynton Marsalis and The World Renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra For Their First Trip To Havana and To The Barbican Centre in London To Cover Performances and Education Residencies.   Keep reading »

  • Speech for The Century Association’s Monthly Meeting of Members

    Posted on December 13th, 2010 in Speech | 1

    December 2nd 2010 New York City My great uncle was born in 1890. He was an artisan who cut the names and last statements of the deceased into their resting stones. I lived with him for the entirety of my 6th year and visited on many weekends. He taught me so many valuable lessons passed down from ‘old folks sometime long ago’ in stories, songs and folkways. My experiences with him saved me from falling into the generation gap. I return in my mind always to his shotgun house on Gov. Nicholls St. in New Orleans with its lack of hot water, 1930’…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Offers Free Download from His Album “Christmas Jazz Jam”

    Posted on December 8th, 2010 in Music | 2

    In the honor of the Christmas spirit, follow this link for a free download of “O Christmas Tree.”   Keep reading »

  • SUNY, Crane School of Music Recognize Wynton Marsalis with Honorary Doctor of Music Degree

    Posted on December 3rd, 2010 in News

    The State University of New York, through SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music, is proud to announce that SUNY officials will award jazz legend Wynton Marsalis with an Honorary Doctor of Music degree in an upcoming New York City ceremony.   Keep reading »

  • Chick Corea to Perform with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis.

    Posted on December 1st, 2010 in Concerts | 2

    On Janury 20-22, 2010, multi-award winning jazz great Chick Corea performs for the first time with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. Corea’s music and bands have covered all the stylistic grounds from bebop, soul jazz and fusion, to Latin jazz and the avant-garde. For this special concert event, members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and Marsalis will arrange Corea’s own compositions, which may include “The Matrix,” “Crystal Silence,” and “You’re Everything,” for big band. More info in our tour section   Keep reading »

  • Wynton and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra will Collaborate with Alvin Ailey American Dance The

    Posted on November 21st, 2010 in Concerts

    For one extraordinary week, December 16-19 the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis will join the Ailey dancers for “Ailey/Jazz,” a joyous live music celebration of America’s two great art forms—modern dance and jazz music—and two great jazz artists: Duke Ellington and Dizzy Gillespie. For more information visit www.alvinailey.org Click here for a free download of Here…Now… a piece Wynton wrote for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in 2001.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Appears on NFL Films “Top 100 NFL Players of All Time” Presenting # 17, Barry Sanders

    Posted on October 29th, 2010 in Video

    NFL Films, responsible for 46 years of award-winning television and film productions, debuts its latest highly-anticipated series on NFL Network entitled The Top 100: NFL’s Greatest Players The question of ‘Who is the greatest player in NFL history?’ is a topic that links generations and resonates with all NFL fans. The series, rolling out over 10 one-hour episodes this fall, looks to tackle the timeless topic through a reveal of the top individuals counting down from 100 to 1, as determined by a blue-ribbon panel of knowledgeable football minds.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra’s Residency in Havana, Cuba 2010

    Posted on October 14th, 2010 in Photo, Review, Video | 1

    Between the dates October 2nd and October 10th Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center passionately shared their music with children, musicians, and the people of Cuba. The Cuban music community welcomed the JLCO with open arms and the residency resulted in an all-encompassing exchange of music and culture.   Keep reading »

  • In Havana, Jam Sessions With a Master Trumpeter

    Posted on October 11th, 2010 in Review

    HAVANA — Wynton Marsalis pulled a young Cuban trumpeter aside as he left the Mella Theater here on Wednesday after a Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra concert. The band was here for a residency that ended over the weekend, and Mr. Marsalis had seen 17-year-old Kalí Rodríguez play a few nights earlier at an official reception for the American musicians.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis in Cuba for Historic Jazz Concerts

    Posted on October 5th, 2010 in Review

    A country known for groundbreaking jazz is getting a visit from one of America’s leading trumpeters, who spent the weekend jamming with Cuban legends ahead of a concert series that will put musicians from the two Cold War enemies on stage together.   Keep reading »