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  • Wynton explains: Who is Count Basie ?

    Posted on February 9th, 2006 in Concerts | 0

    Piano player and bandleader William “Count” Basie taught Kansas City how to swing with elegance and raucous enthusiasm. Wynton, in his “Jazz for young people” concert series at Lincoln Center, and the LCJO share the secrets of the Basie big band beat. Saturday, February 11, 2006, 12pm and 2pm at Rose Theater.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton explains: What is the Blues

    Posted on January 13th, 2006 in Concerts | 0

    Explore the meaning and structure of the blues, the foundation of American music. Wynton Marsalis, in his Jazz for young people concert series at Lincoln Center, hosts a soulful investigation on the form, feeling and function of the blues and its integral role in jazz. Saturday, January 17, 2004, 11am and 1pm at Alice Tully Hall (New York city)   Keep reading »

  • Wynton explains: What is New Orleans Jazz ?

    Posted on November 30th, 2005 in Concerts | 1

    Jazz for Young People: What is New Orleans Jazz?, hosted by Wynton Marsalis, will feature musicians performing and offering school age children the opportunity to learn about the birthplace of jazz. In this engaging narrative performance, Wynton stirs up the musical melting pot that gave us jazz. Everyone is invited to stomp, clap, and sing along to the polyphony of New Orleans jazz.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton hosts “Jazz for young people” in Harlem

    Posted on November 26th, 2004 in Concerts | 1

    Jazz at Lincoln Center produces the first Jazz for Young People concert programs in Harlem and in its new home, Frederick P. Rose Hall with Jazz: The Big Picture on Friday, December 3, 2004 at 10:00 am and 12:15 pm at the Apollo Theater (for school groups only) and Saturday, December 4, 2004 at 11:00am and 1:00pm in Rose Theater (for families).   Keep reading »

  • Wynton explains: Who is Miles Davis

    Posted on December 9th, 2003 in Concerts | 0

    Miles Davis was one of the most iconoclastic figures in jazz. Learn how the innovative trumpeter traversed many styles of jazz - including swing, bebop, cool, modal and fusion - and inspired millions of fans and musicians. Host Wynton Marsalis, in his Jazz for young people concert series at Lincoln Center, is joined by trumpeters Eddie Henderson, Justin Kisor, and Brandon Lee, as well as Billy Childs, Peter Washington and Joe Farnsworth. Budding jazz musicians can take their instruments for an after-concert jam session. Saturday, December 13, 2003, 11am & 1pm at Alice Tully Hall.   Keep reading »

  • Audio and transcript about Wynton’s speaking at National Press Club

    Posted on September 26th, 2003 in Speech | 0

    As you know, on Monday, September 22, Wynton was in Washington D.C. to speak at the National Press Club.   Keep reading »

  • Jazz for Young People Curriculum

    Posted on February 6th, 2002 in Education | 1

    Based on the popular concert series of the same name, this multimedia jazz appreciation curriculum is designed for upper elementary/middle school students and beyond. Perfect for music and non-music educators alike, the curriculum explores core concepts and major figures in jazz through accessible, interactive lessons that demonstrate the exuberant, rich cultural heritage and definitive musical elements inherent in jazz.   Keep reading »