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  • Faubourg Tremé: The Untold Story of Black New Orleans

    Posted on June 14th, 2008 in News | 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.   Keep reading »

  • Black Magic narrated by Wynton to broadcast on March 17

    Posted on March 11th, 2008 in News | 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.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton reading William Butler Yeats

    Posted on December 19th, 2007 in News | 6

    On December 18, at Rose Hall, PBS taped Wynton 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.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton to record narration for Black Magic

    Posted on November 6th, 2007 in News | 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 )   Keep reading »

  • Wynton’s soundtrack for The War is out

    Posted on September 19th, 2007 in Music | 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.   Keep reading »

  • Watch “Chops documentary” trailer

    Posted on May 8th, 2007 in 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.   Keep reading »

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

    Posted on April 28th, 2007 in News | 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.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton featured in the Tootie’s Last Suit

    Posted on April 28th, 2007 in News | 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 »

  • Wynton to be featured in the new Spike Lee film about Katrina

    Posted on August 21st, 2006 in News, Video | 2

    Entitled: When the Levees Broke, Spike Lee’s emotionally haunting two-night chronicle of Hurricane Katrina is a documentary masterpiece, unfolding over four hours tonight and at 9 p.m. Tuesday. Deftly mixing news footage of the harrowing devastation as tragic events unfolded late last August and early September, Lee adds an unforgettably rich human tapestry of witness interviews.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton in a BET Jazz documentary

    Posted on June 7th, 2005 in News | 0

    Celebrating June as Black Music Month, BET Jazz will broadcast Sounds of Harlem, a salute to the musical legacy of New York’s culturally rich community of Harlem. Premiering Sunday, June 12, Sounds of Harlem is a one-hour look at the past, present, and future contributions that Harlem has made, and makes, to the foundation of American entertainment.   Keep reading »