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  • Listen to Wynton on Jazz at Lincoln Center Radio

    Posted on October 15th, 2003 in Jazz at Lincoln Center, Radio | 0

    IN THIS HOUSE, ON THIS MORNING Commissioned by Jazz at Lincoln Center, Wynton Marsalis’s In This House On This Morning is a jazz tour de force in 12 movements based on the African-American church service. The late Marion Williams, one of America’s foremost gospel singers, appears as guest vocalist with the Marsalis septet. Listen to part 1 – Listen to part 2 (Real player needed) CORNET KINGS BEFORE ARMSTRONG Seminal masterpieces of cornetists Freddie Keppard, King Oliver and Buddy Bolden, the most influential brass players in New Orleans before Louis Armstrong burst on the scene, are performed by trumpeters Wendell Brunious, Willie…   Keep reading »

  • Video and transcript about Wynton’s speaking at Nation Press Club

    Posted on September 26th, 2003 in Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz for young people, Speech, Transcript, Video | 0

    As you know, on Monday, September 22, Wynton was in Washington D.C. to speak at the National Press Club. Now the video of Wynton’s speech (55 min.) is available (Real Player needed). The transcript is also available as a PDF file. Wynton also announced at the National Press Club the launch of an interactive educational website as a companion to the Jazz for Young People Curriculum produced by Jazz at Lincoln Center. The website was developed to enhance JALC’s popular Jazz for Young People Curriculum with original audio and video clips, photos, biographies, and dynamic activities for students, teachers…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis and Igor Butman play at Lincoln Center

    Posted on September 14th, 2003 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center | 0

    On September 18 and 20, 2003, Jazz at Lincoln Center opens this season by welcoming the Igor Butman Big Band, direct from Russia, to stomp alongside the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. More info and tickets on Jazz at Lincoln Center web site.   Keep reading »

  • Photos from the “Blow the Blues away” concert

    Posted on June 4th, 2003 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Photo | 0

    More than 830 people in attendance at the concert and dinner, including Sen. Charles Schumer, Glenn Close, Ellen Barkin, Al Roker, Deborah Roberts, Bobby Short, Courtney B. Vance, Walt “Clyde” Frasier, City Council Speaker Gifford Miller and the Reverend and Mrs. Calvin Butts, the gala raised more than $1.17 million. The proceeds will benefit the hundreds of performances and educational programs produced by Jazz at Lincoln Center each year. Download high-res photo of the event from Jazz at Lincoln Center web site.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton with B.B. King and Eric Clapton to Blow the Blues away

    Posted on June 1st, 2003 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center | 3

    B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Wynton Marsalis, Ray Charles, and Willie Nelson are among the artists who will play the Blowin’ the Blues Away, a concert to benefit Jazz at Lincoln Center. To be held tomorrow, June 2, at New York’s famed Apollo Theater, the event will celebrate the U.S. Congress-declared Year of the Blues and will articulate the development of the blues in jazz through narrative and song.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton and the winners of Essentially Ellington Competition 2003

    Posted on May 21st, 2003 in Jazz at Lincoln Center | 1

    Congratulations to Seattle’s Garfield High School Jazz Ensemble, which took top honors Monday night in the finale of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s eighth annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition. The New World School of the Arts High School Jazz Ensemble from Miami finished second. Third place went to the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts Orchestra. Fifteen finalist bands from the United States and Canada participated in the competition and festival on May 17-19. At Monday night’s final concert, each of the three top-placing bands performed two Ellington compositions, one alone and one…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton and Ellis Marsalis with Tony Bennet on Jazzradio.org

    Posted on May 19th, 2003 in Jazz at Lincoln Center, Radio | 0

    He’s the vocalist that seems to please just about every audience; from jazz clubs to MTV. Tony Bennett has built a career on choosing the best from the great American songbook and performing songs with elegance and style. Join the classic popular vocalist, Tony Bennett, with guest Wynton Marsalis, and a special appearance by Ellis Marsalis. Written by Greg Fitzgerald. To listen, please go to www.jazzradio.org (Real player needed)   Keep reading »

  • Wynton plays with the Lincoln Center Latin-Jazz Orchestra

    Posted on May 7th, 2003 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center | 0

    Wynton will be guest soloist for the Lincoln Center debut of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s own Latin jazz big band. The dynamic Arturo O’Farrill, son of the late composer/bandleader Chico O’Farrill, leads this all-star ensemble. On May 9 & 10, 2003, 8 pm at Alice Tully Hall, New York. More info on Jazz at Lincoln Center web site   Keep reading »

  • Wynton plays with Joe Lovano

    Posted on April 23rd, 2003 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center | 0

    The Michael Brecker Quartet, Dave Holland Quintet, and the Wynton Marsalis Septet with special guest tenor saxophonist Joe Lovano, will perform in a variety of different combinations at Avery Fisher Hall (Lincoln Center, New York). On April 25, 2003. More info on Jazz at Lincoln Center web site Wynton also played on April 21,22 with drummer Ali Jackson’s quintet at the Jazz Standard in New York.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton and LCJO play: Evolution of the Groove

    Posted on March 19th, 2003 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra | 0

    Legendary drummer Joe Chambers performs and composes a new commission for the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra that illustrates the dynamic role of the drum in jazz. Augmented by a script written by celebrated writer Stanley Crouch, LCJO drummer Herlin Riley also leads the orchestra in a historical journey of the groove, from the talking drum of Africa to its place as the heartbeat of modern jazz. Features a new concerto composed by Wynton Marsalis for the multi-faceted Herlin Riley. On March 20 and 21, 8 pm at Alice Tully Hall. More info on Jazz at Lincoln Center web site   Keep reading »