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  • Downbeat Celebrates Wynton’s 50th

    Posted on December 7th, 2011 in Profiles & Interviews | 0

    With a Lincoln Center special airing on PBS, all eyes have turned to a special birthday taking place in the jazz community: Wynton Marsalis turned 50 on Oct. 18. In celebration of Marsalis’ birthday, a number of people in the music shared their thoughts on Wynton and his professional and/or personal impact.   Keep reading »

  • A 2006 DownBeat Feature On Wynton Marsalis, Who Turned 50 Yesterday

    Posted on October 19th, 2011 in Profiles & Interviews | 0

    I couldn’t attend Wynton Marsalis’s four 50th birthday concerts in which he presented repertoire from his 30+ years in the music business. All accounts state — no doubt accurately — that to witness them was an extraordinary experience.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton on Downbeat: Jazz is life music

    Posted on September 22nd, 2009 in Profiles & Interviews | 0

    In the past thirty years, I have had the good fortune to teach thousands of bands and an incalculable number of students in diverse settings. Though each situation is unique, students share many of the same concerns in pursuit of a more profound relationship with music and with life through music. Every style of music presents distinct challenges which demand the development of different skills. Jazz requires creativity, communication and community.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton wins Downbeat’s 73rd Annual Readers Poll as Trumpeter of the Year

    Posted on November 19th, 2008 in Award | 10

    Downbeat Magazine has just released its 73rd Annual Readers Poll and Wynton won for Trumpeter of The Year with 326 votes. The results of the readers’ poll are published in the December issue with a two pages interview to Wynton. Below you can find a screen shot of December Issue with the poll and the interview.   Keep reading »