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  • HBO releases trailer for their new series “Treme”, featuring a selection from “Congo Square”

    Posted on March 19th, 2010 in Video | 1

    Ever since HBO’s critically acclaimed masterpiece ‘The Wire’ went off the air two years ago, fans have been waiting to see what creators David Simon and Eric Overmyer would come up with next. So when word came out that they were going to take on one of the most complicated issues in the country—the effort to rebuild New Orleans in the aftermath of 2005’s devastating Hurricane Katrina—fans and pundits alike were both intrigued by the idea and dismayed at the wait for the project to actually materialize. Could the team from ‘The Wire’ find their magic again? And, if so, could even they do the subject matter justice?   Keep reading »

  • Wynton discuss about jazz with Ethan Iverson

    Posted on December 15th, 2008 in Interview | 5

    Last August, pianist Ethan Iverson sat down with Wynton and started working on the following collection of posts. Contents include: Interview with Wynton Marsalis (Part one): Detailed discussion with audio clips of Wynton’s latest major opus, Congo Square, a two-CD set combining the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and Odadaa! (the West African drum ensemble led by Yacub Addy). Interview with Wynton Marsalis (Part two): A casual blindfold test of classic trumpet solos including Wynton’s decoding of improvising procedures on the legendary “Knozz-Moe-King” from Live at Blues Alley. This section also includes general thoughts on race and education from…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton’s music scores for big band available for rental

    Posted on July 30th, 2008 in Sheet Music | 4

    Some of Wynton’s most important jazz and classical compositions for big band are now available for rental from Boosey & Hawkes. New music scores available include:   Keep reading »

  • Congo Square trailer available for download

    Posted on May 16th, 2008 in Video | 4

    The new Congo Square DVD is in stores, as you know, and we are able to show you a trailer through our podcast. The new video-clip is available directly from our podcast on iTunes Music Store (open directly in iTunes). If you are already subscribed to the podcast, simply update your subscription on iTunes to download the new video automatically. If you are not subscribed, subscribe to Wynton’s podcast for free on iTunes Music Store, to download the Congo Square trailer and many other interesting video clips automatically (advised).   Keep reading »

  • Congo Square’s Sanctified Blues promoted at Stanford University

    Posted on February 4th, 2008 in Congo Square, iTunes, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra | 0

    The deal will allow Stanford faculty, staff, students and Lively Arts patrons to download music by artists featured in the upcoming Lively Arts season using free iTunes gift cards. From now through March 15, the cards will be made available to patrons at all Lively Arts performances and to customers at the Stanford Bookstore, Tresidder Express, the Track House Sport Shop, the Cantor Arts Center Gift Shop and the Stanford Shop at Stanford Shopping Center. Lively Arts plans to mail the cards to Stanford students, faculty and staff in early February and will make the cards available to its community partners, including the Palo Alto Unified School District and East Palo Alto’s educational program College Track.   Keep reading »

  • Congo Square reviews from Aspen, Detroit and Chicago

    Posted on June 26th, 2007 in Articles, Concerts, Congo Square, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Review | 4

    Tonight Wynton is in Aspen with the JLCO and Odadda! to play Congo Square. Here you have an article about the concert on Aspen Times. Last week’s Congo Square concert in Detroit has been reviewed by Detroit News Online. Chicago concert for the Ravinia Festival has three reviews: by the Prairie Owl, the Chicago Tribune and by Concert Live Wire (this one has nice photos too). If you attended one of the past Congo Square concert, feel free to send us your opinion and photos with Wynton.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton on Congo Square at Tavis Smiley Show

    Posted on June 23rd, 2007 in Articles, Congo Square, Review, Transcript, TV show, Video | 2

    On June 20, Wynton appeared on “Tavis Smiley” to help promote his new CD, Congo Square. During the interview, Wynton and Tavis Smiley discussed Wynton’s passion for education as he is the co-founder and artistic director of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Program. Wynton also talked about his new album. He described it as “We are rejoining with the spirit of African Music.”.   Keep reading »

  • Congo Square gets new reviews

    Posted on June 20th, 2007 in Articles, Congo Square, Review | 10

    The Congo Square tour continues and people are very excited about it. You can take a look the other reviews here: An article about Congo Square appeared on the Sun Journal. The concert at Mount Laurel Center in Bushkill has been reviewed by the Pocono PC Doctor. The date at Allen Theater in Cleveland has been reviewed by Cleveland.com and The Plain Dealer, and the concert in Milwakee got a review by the Milwakee Journal Sentinel. Moreover, Wynton has also been interviewed by the Black America Web. Please feel free to send us your comments, photos with Wynton and…   Keep reading »

  • Latest reviews and interviews about Congo Square

    Posted on June 17th, 2007 in Articles, Congo Square, Interview, Review | 6

    Congo Square tour started on June 14 from Rochester. Here is a review of the concert by Democrat and Chronicle. Wynton was also interviewed by the Philadelphia Tribune for the concert in Philadelphia (review by the Philadelphia Inquirer), by the Pocono Record for the event at the Mountain Laurel Center in Bushkill, and by WCPN Ideastream (mp3 audio) for the upcoming concert in Cleveland (June 18). In the interview fro WCPN, Ideastream music director Bobby Jackson caught up Yacub Addy’s wife and manager, Amina as well as Wynton, who talked about Congo Square and the African connections. Please check the complete…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton is on tour to perform Congo Square

    Posted on June 14th, 2007 in Articles, Concerts, Congo Square, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Tour | 19

    From today, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton and Odadaa! with Yacub Addy will tour the critically-acclaimed work, Congo Square, written by Wynton and Mr. Addy, to 11 U.S. cities. The 24 musicians will perform the celebrated musical experience that had its premiere in New Orleans last spring. A CD of Congo Square is available on tour only right now, and will be released in the fall. Today the band is performing in Rochester; tomorrow June 15, they will be in Philadelphia (read article by Philly.com and an interview by the Citypaper); on June 16 they will perform in Bushkill …   Keep reading »