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  • Just a Couple of Guys Dressed in the Blues

    Posted on January 15th, 2007 in Review | 8

    Willie Nelson was halfway through a flinty and casually gripping guitar solo on “Rainy Day Blues” when everything clicked into place. It was his fifth song at the Allen Room on Friday night, and the bright young rhythm section onstage was finally locking in. At Mr. Nelson’s right elbow Wynton Marsalis shot the saxophonist Walter Blanding Jr. a knowing glance, one eyebrow appreciatively raised. After a somewhat tentative start, the concert hit its groove.   Keep reading »

  • Hot corporations know how to swing

    Posted on January 14th, 2007 in Profiles & Interviews | 2

    Leading a company is often compared to conducting an orchestra. But organizing a jazz band may be a more appropriate analogy. That’s because business leaders increasingly want to set free the creative juices of individuality while maintaining the discipline to make music, not noise. USA TODAY’s Del Jones went to Wynton Marsalis, 45, artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center, who was named one of America’s Best Leaders in 2006 by Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and U.S. News & World Report.   Keep reading »

  • Video: Wynton explains when Jazz is Killin’

    Posted on January 11th, 2007 in Jazz at Lincoln Center, Video | 10

    On Jazz at Lincoln Center web site there’s a new video-clip about Wynton talking about the word “killin” in Jazz music. Download the video ad enjoy it (.m4v file – Quicktime 7 is needed to play the video).   Keep reading »

  • Wynton playing with Willie Nelson at JALC

    Posted on January 11th, 2007 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center | 3

    On January 12 and 13, Country outlaw Willie Nelson and Wynton Marsalis come together on two evenings in The Allen Room to demonstrate soulfully why the blues should be our national anthem. Preview tracks from the upcoming album Willie Nelson and Wynton Marsalis: Two Men with the Blues (to be released on July 8, 2008)   Keep reading »

  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Radio remembers Ed Bradley

    Posted on December 20th, 2006 in News | 0

    The nationally syndicated Jazz at Lincoln Center Radio will offer a one-hour tribute program in remembrance of its longtime host, the late Ed Bradley. For radio stations, “Jazz at Lincoln Center, Remembering Ed Bradley” will be available on the Content Depot after December 26th and will uplink on Thursday, December 28th at 5:00pm ET. The program will be heard by listeners of more than 240 stations across the country between December 28th and January 11th.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton invited to visit Antigua and Barbuda islands

    Posted on December 19th, 2006 in Jazz at Lincoln Center | 2

    Wynton has been invited to check out the many attractions of Antigua and Barbuda as the island’s tourism department joined him recently for his “Red Hot Holiday Stomp.” Antigua and Barbuda’s Ministry of Tourism in the US partnered with Wynton in hosting the concert, which attracted over 1,200 fans and jazz aficionados to the Frederick B. Rose Theatre. Antigua and Barbuda’s culinary master, Chef Murphy brought the house down with his delectable appetizers and Wynton stopped by the Antigua and Barbuda display to sample lobster bisque and “drunk and disorderly” fruit. Wynton says he has now been inspired…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton with Drue Kataoka at Dizzy’s Jazz Club

    Posted on December 15th, 2006 in Jazz at Lincoln Center, Photo | 7

    On December 14, Wynton hosted a spectacular event for Around the World New York at Dizzy’s Jazz Club at JALC. Overlooking a sparkling Manhattan skyline with Central Park in the foreground, ENSO 2007, the new project by Drue Kataoka, was showed. Drue performed a musical tribute to Wynton on the flute and he responded with his trumpet with Victor Goines and Dan Nimmer. Wynton is one of the 12 Masters of Time and Space from disciplines ranging from: technology, music, sports, oenology, fashion, cuisine, theatre, art, academia, and finance; to join Drue for a journey across the globe in a single stroke. …   Keep reading »

  • Wynton and friends play Red Hot Holiday Stomp at JALC

    Posted on December 8th, 2006 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center | 3

    In what has become a Jazz at Lincoln Center tradition, Wynton Marsalis heads up a Crescent City-style holiday celebration, with help from the trombonist Wycliffe Gordon, pianist Dan Nimmer, the banjoist Don Vappie and the drummer Herlin Riley, among others. On December 14, 15, 16 at Rose Theater. More info about tickets on JALC web site   Keep reading »

  • “What is an arranger” reviewed by the New York Times

    Posted on December 1st, 2006 in Review | 0

    When Wynton Marsalis goes onstage tomorrow in an outlandish outfit — say, a pink shirt, yellow pants and a purple tie — he’ll be making a statement. Not a fashion statement, but a statement about arrangement.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton explains: What is an arranger

    Posted on November 24th, 2006 in Concerts | 0

    How do 15 strong-willed musicians come together in perfect harmony? How does the standard become fresh again? ... Thank the arranger, the unsung hero who musically choreographs every show, bringing order and imagination to the bandstand.”   Keep reading »