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  • Faubourg Tremé: The Untold Story of Black New Orleans

    Posted on June 14th, 2008 in Documentary | 2

    Wynton was executive producer on this film (it’s a documentary by Dawn Logsdon and Lolis Eric Elie) which was shown at the Tribeca Film Festival and one other film festival in San Francisco this spring. Wynton came on board really early and agreed to be Executive Producer (along with Stanley Nelson) as a favor to writer, Lolis Eric Elie. Lolis and director, Dawn Logsdon went to school with Wynton at Franklin High School in New Orleans. Lolis was also a tour manager for Wynton’s band many years ago. Wynton is interviewed in the movie, too. Give a look…   Keep reading »

  • Black Magic narrated by Wynton to be broadcasted on March 17

    Posted on March 11th, 2008 in Documentary | 6

    ESPN will televise its two-part documentary, Black Magic, narrated by Wynton Marsalis and Samuel L. Jackson, on March 16-17. Part 1 will be aired March 16, immediately following ESPN’s NCAA basketball tournament selection show, and Part 2 (narrated by Wynton) on March 17, both at 9 p.m ET, without commercial interruption. Directed by Klores and Co-produced by Klores and basketball legend and Winston-Salem State University graduate Earl “The Pearl” Monroe, “Black Magic” tells the story of the injustice which characterized the Civil Rights Movement in America, as told through the lives of basketball players and coaches who attended Historically Black Colleges and Universities …   Keep reading »

  • Wynton reading William Butler Yeats

    Posted on December 19th, 2007 in Documentary | 6

    Yesterday, December 18, PBS taped Wynton at Rose Hall reading William Butler Yeats’ The Wild Old Wicked Man and Broken Dreams. One of them will begin airing in between regular programming on PBS in April 2008 for National Poetry Month. Wynton also did phone interviews for the upcoming JLCO tour and a Photo shoot at Abyssinian Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Calvin Butts III   Keep reading »

  • Wynton to record narration for Black Magic

    Posted on November 6th, 2007 in Documentary | 0

    Black Magic is a two-part, four-hour TV film by director Dan Klores, that highlights the lives of basketball players and coaches who attended historically black colleges and universities before and during the Civil Rights movement. Black Magic will air in two, 2 hour segments, and Wynton will be narrating one of these segments (other narrators include Samuel L. Jackson and Chris Paul ) The narration will consist mostly of one or two sentences at a time to help transition the piece or give further information on the subject being discussed. The movie will air March 16-17, 2008, after the men’s and women’…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton’s soundtrack for The War is out

    Posted on September 19th, 2007 in Composition, Documentary, Photo, Soundtrack | 15

    On September 23, 2007, PBS will air “THE WAR”, a new seven-part documentary series directed and produced by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. The new film explores the history and horror of the Second World War from an American perspective by following the fortunes of so-called ordinary men and women who become caught up in one of the greatest cataclysms in human history. Wynton composed a number of songs for the original soundtrack. He also played them with Victor Goines, Walter Blanding, Carlos Henriques, Ali Jackson, Mark O’Connor, Bill Charlap, and Doug Wamble. You can watch to a video-clip from the…   Keep reading »

  • Chops documentary trailer

    Posted on May 8th, 2007 in Documentary, Video | 12

    Each year the best high school jazz bands from across the United States compete at the prestigious Essentially Ellington Festival. Hosted by Wynton, this high-profile event offers an impressive preview of emerging jazz talents. In this documentary, filmmaker Brice Broder turns his lens on one Florida band who might just have what it takes to hit all the right notes and take home top honors at the world renowned jazz festival. Here you can watch to the trailer of this documentary. Chops Documentary Trailer Interview to Brice Broder (filmmaker)   Keep reading »

  • Wynton about the “Chops” documentary at Tribeca Film Festival

    Posted on April 28th, 2007 in Articles, Documentary, Interview, TV show | 4

    On April 26, Wynton participated in a Q&A session at Tribeca Film Festival, with the filmmakers of Chops, a documentary film directed by Bruce Broder that follows a Florida high school jazz band’s journey to Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival. Here you can find a video interview to Wynton about “Chops” on NY1.com or watch the trailer.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton featured in the Tootie’s Last Suit

    Posted on April 28th, 2007 in Documentary, New Orleans | 2

    Wynton Marsalis and Dr. John are among the subjects interviewed in “Tootie’s Last Suit: A Portrait of New Orleans’ Mardi Gras Indian Culture,” which screens Thursday through May 6 as part of the TriBeCa Film Festival in New York.   Keep reading »