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  • “Rebuilding The Soul Of America” to replay on HDNet

    Posted on November 11th, 2008 in TV show | 4

    HDNet will be airing a replay of Wynton’s concert: “Rebuilding The Soul of America”, this coming Sunday, November 16 at 12 pm ET. Wynton performed in his hometown of New Orleans at the Harrah’s Casino Theater. See the performance that Wynton and his Septet played to commemorate hurricane Katrina and support the cultural infrastructure of New Orleans, in high definition   Keep reading »

  • Wynton to play with Dr. John at “Jazz at Lincoln Center”

    Posted on April 6th, 2007 in Concerts | 0

    On April 10, the Wynton Marsalis Quintet will play at Frederick P. Rose Hall with Dr. John and The Lower 911 for the “Now that’s HIP Concert” sponsored by HIP Health Plan of New York. In conjunction with the concert, HIP Health Plan will donate $100,000 to Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Higher Ground Hurricane Relief Fund administered by the Baton Rouge Area Foundation, established in 2005 in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton played and spoke live for NBC Nightly News

    Posted on February 21st, 2007 in News, Video | 1

    Last night, Wynton performed live from the Allen Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center. He spoke with anchor Brian Williams for NBC Nightly News about the state of his hometown and the birthplace of jazz, New Orleans, on this, the second Mardi Gras since Hurricane Katrina.   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 Marsalis on “Rebuild the Soul of America”

    Posted on August 16th, 2006 in Concerts | 7

    Wynton returns to New Orleans to commemorate Hurricane Katrina and help support the cultural infrastructure of a city devastated one year ago. “Celebrate Jazz Trio: Rebuild the Soul of America” is a three-day commemorative event sponsored by Harrah’s Casino that includes a concert; a talent search contest featuring performances by Wynton and the hottest local talent in the Mississippi Delta; and a free jazz and culinary event featuring Emeril Lagasse with Marsalis welcoming back the school children of New Orleans.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton about the three-day Katrina observance

    Posted on July 22nd, 2006 in News | 2

    New Orleans will observe the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina as only America’s most musical city can, with a jazz funeral. Wynton Marsalis and Mayor Ray Nagin announced Friday afternoon the three-day observance, set for Aug. 27-29, promising details later. Wynton and the city’s musicians will lead the procession from the Convention Center to the Superdome in the tradition of a jazz funeral. The grand marshal will be Lt. Gen. Russell Honore, who arrived the Thursday after the Aug. 29 storm to lead the federal troops who followed.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton on hurricane Katrina’s anniversary

    Posted on June 2nd, 2006 in News, TV show | 1

    Wynton Marsalis will return to New Orleans to produce a television special marking the hurricane’s anniversary. Wynton and his production partner Lisa Marie Hoggs will team with producers John Cossette and Don Mischer to helm “New Orleans: Rebuilding the Soul of America One Year Later,” a live television special taking place at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center.   Keep reading »

  • Congo Square Rising Up

    Posted on May 3rd, 2006 in Review | 0

    Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Center bring comfort and jazz to the city of New Orleans. It’s been about nine months since Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast on August 29, 2005. Today, the area is slowly being rebuilt. Jazz at Lincoln Center Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis has led efforts to heal his native city but his journey there this past month was planned well before the unforeseen disaster. Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra (LCJO) performed a series of free events for people of all ages, including concerts, master classes, clinics, and workshops during a weeklong residency, April 17-23. The events were co-sponsored by the state of Louisiana and the French Quarter Festival in New Orleans.   Keep reading »

  • Jazz great laments politics of New Orleans revival

    Posted on April 17th, 2006 in Profiles & Interviews | 0

    NEW ORLEANS - Wynton Marsalis is an impatient man, so for the jazz trumpeter who’s become a global ambassador for New Orleans culture, the politics of reconstruction in his battered city are frustrating. Through 7-1/2 months of rebuilding after Hurricane Katrina, issues like bloated reconstruction contracts and loose minimum wage requirements have only added to the frustration, Marsalis said in an interview on Monday.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton and the new Louisiana Tourism Campaign

    Posted on March 10th, 2006 in Video | 7

    The Louisiana state rolled out a star-studded, $7 million advertising campaign Tuesday to lure tourists back to Louisiana and boost the sluggish economy along the hurricane-ravaged coast. Called “Fall in Love with Louisiana All Over Again,” the campaign consists of a commercial and half-dozen print ads.   Keep reading »