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  • Wynton is in Marciac with his Septet: Complete schedule

    Posted on August 4th, 2008 in Concerts | 4

    Wynton and his septet arrived today in Marciac to perform at Marciac Jazz Festival 2008. They arrived at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris early in the morning, and then took a new fly towards the south of France. Following you can find the complete schedule of Wynton’s presence in Marciac. You can also be informed in real time of his activities following him on Twitter. Wynton waits at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris Wynton Marsalis Septet August 6 - 10:00am – 1:00pm Rehearsal – 1:00pm – 2:30pm Lunch – 2:30pm – 5:30pm Rehearsal August 7 Rehearsal with the Septet - 10:00am-1:00pm Rehearsal – 5:30p- 6:30p…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton to play and speak in Atlanta

    Posted on July 17th, 2008 in Concerts, Speech | 5

    Wynton now is in Atlanta to rehearse with his quintet and members of Atlanta Simphony Orchestra. On Saturday, July 19, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. at the Woodruff Arts Center – Symphony Hall, they will perform music from the CDs “The Midnight Blues” and “Hot House Flowers”, featuring Wynton, Walter Blanding on saxophone, Dan Nimmer on piano, Carlos Henriquez on bass, and Ali Jackson on drums. On July 20, Princeton professor Cornel West and Wynton sit down to discuss artists and the Civil Rights continuum with Carrie Mae Weems.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton’s work with the Atlanta Symphony postponed

    Posted on July 4th, 2008 in Concerts | 2

    Wynton has postponed the world premiere of his “American Symphony,” his first all-orchestral work. It was originally scheduled to be performed July 19 by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and conductor Robert Spano at the National Black Arts Festival, with repeat performances Nov. 6 and 7 during the ASO’s 2008-09 main season. The premiere is to be rescheduled (dates to be announced).   Keep reading »

  • Wynton to start the USA Summer tour with JLCO

    Posted on June 18th, 2008 in Concerts | 11

    On June 20, 2008, Wynton and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO) will start the 2008 USA Summer tour from Ottawa (from June 20 through July 14). They will also play in Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Victoria, etc.. Check the complete tour schedule with more info about venues. On July 1, they will also perform in Seattle for the SummerFest 2008. Give a look to the nice anecdotes Mark O’Connor tells about Wynton and his CD on Seattle Symphony Blog. Setlists for the Summer tour 2008 will be published on a daily basis in our FORUM. Please send us comments, reviews and photos with Wynton if…   Keep reading »

  • Winners of Essentially Ellington 2008 played with Wynton and JLCO

    Posted on May 18th, 2008 in Concerts | 26

    Two high school jazz bands from Seattle took home the top honors in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 13th Annual Essentially Ellington competition that culminated with a Saturday night concert where they performed with Wynton Marsalis as guest soloist. Wynton presented the first-place trophy to Scott Brown, director of the Roosevelt High School Jazz Band, during the awards ceremony and concert at Avery Fisher Hall. Seattle’s Garfield High School Jazz Band took second place, but it boasted the winner of the Outstanding Soloist Award in clarinetist and tenor saxophonist Carl Majeau. The third-place trophy went to the Sun Prairie…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton to play in Marciac 2008 with his Septet, Quintet and Richard Galliano

    Posted on May 9th, 2008 in Concerts | 2

    On August 8 and 13, 2008, Wynton will play at Marciac Jazz Festival with his Septet and Quintet. The first concert will be performed at the Chapiteau by his Septet: Wynton Marsalis, Marcus Roberts (to be confirmed), Reginald Veal, Herlin Riley, Wess Anderson, Wycliffe Gordon and Victor Goines. The second performance will take place on August 13 and will feature the Quintet: Wynton Marsalis, Dan Nimmer, Carlos Henriquez, Walter Blanding, Ali Jackson, with Richard Galliano. Wynton will also give two Master Classes on August 10 and 15. A complete photo and video report of the concerts, rehearsals and master classes will be available on August. Stay…   Keep reading »

  • Rehearsing Abyssinian 200: Photo and video report

    Posted on April 11th, 2008 in Composition, Concerts | 10

    On April 7, 8, 9, 2008, Wynton rehearsed with JLCO and the Choir for Abyssinian 200: A Celebration. Yesterday night, the new Mass was premiered at Rose Theater (JALC). Following you can read an Associated Press article about the Mass and a photo-video report of the rehearsals at JALC. NEW YORK (AP) — Wynton Marsalis will be turning the House That Jazz Built at the Time Warner Center into the House of the Lord when he premieres his first jazz Mass, which blends the gospel and jazz traditions in a celebration of the 200th anniversary of Harlem’s Abyssinian Baptist Church, New York State’s oldest…   Keep reading »

  • Finalists announced for 13th Annual Essentially Ellington 2008

    Posted on April 7th, 2008 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center | 0

    Jazz at Lincoln Center announced the 15 finalist bands for its prestigious 13th Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival. The bands will compete and participate in workshops, jam sessions and more, during the three-day competition and festival in New York City. The top-placing bands perform with Wynton Marsalis, as guest soloist, followed by a performance by the 15-piece Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra – all of whom serve as mentors for the finalist bands throughout the weekend. The festival culminates with an awards ceremony honoring outstanding soloists, sections and the top three bands. The Competition & Festival is…   Keep reading »

  • Abyssinian 200: A Celebration

    Posted on April 2nd, 2008 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center | 5

    On April 10, 11, 12 & 19, Jazz at Lincoln Center celebrates The Abyssinian Baptist Church’s bicentennial with Abyssinian 200: A Celebration, a special mass and world premiere of music written by Wynton for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and the Abyssinian Baptist Church Choir.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton plays for Marian McPortland 90th birthday

    Posted on March 25th, 2008 in Concerts, Photo | 0

    Wednesday, March 19, 2008, Marian McPartland celebrated her 90th birthday in a style befitting the “Grande Dame of Piano Jazz” with a little help from friends including Norah Jones and Wynton Marsalis at Jazz at Lincoln Center. “Getting up here is really a job,” quipped McPartland, who has been slowed by arthritis in her legs and is recovering from a fractured pelvis, after being assisted onstage. But the years fell away once her hands touched the keyboard. Wynton Marsalis duets with Marian McPartland at JALC She started both sets Wednesday night – on the eve of her actual birthday – with the traditional jazz…   Keep reading »