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  • Ken Burns Introduces Excerpts From His Latest Film “Prohibition”

    Posted on March 15th, 2011 in Concerts | 0

    Prohibition & The Jazz Age Ken Burns Introduces Excerpts From His Latest Film “Prohibition” With Special Live Performance By The Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis And Guests Vince Giordano And Doug Wamble. May 5, 6, 7 Wynton Marsalis and Ken Burns continue their long time artistic collaboration on “Prohibition,” a three-part documentary directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. “Prohibition” tells the story of the rise, rule, and fall of the Eighteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The upcoming film series features original compositions and arrangements by Marsalis and others. At this special Jazz at Lincoln Center concert event,…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton’s soundtrack for The War is out

    Posted on September 19th, 2007 in Music | 15

    On September 23, 2007, PBS will air “THE WAR”, a new seven-part documentary series directed and produced by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. The new film explores the history and horror of the Second World War from an American perspective by following the fortunes of so-called ordinary men and women who become caught up in one of the greatest cataclysms in human history.   Keep reading »

  • Video: Wynton and Ken Burns at Charlie Rose Show

    Posted on August 29th, 2007 in Video | 5

    On January 8, 2001, Wynton was invited at the Charlie Rose Show for a discussion about the documentary “Jazz”, with filmmaker Ken Burns. Wynton served as a senior creative consultant for the film.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton writes soundtrack for Ken Burns’ The War

    Posted on November 19th, 2006 in Music | 0

    Wynton Marsalis and Ken Burns teamed up again. The War, Ken Burns’ series about the American experience in World War II, will be out in fall 2007, and Wynton wrote, arranged and performed the original soundtrack.   Keep reading »

  • Transcripts from Wynton’s interview for Ken Burns’ series: JAZZ

    Posted on August 28th, 2005 in Profiles & Interviews | 0

    The transcript of Wynton’s interview for the series entitled: JAZZ, a film by Ken Burns, is available on PBS web site.   Keep reading »

  • Unforgivable Blackness is now available on DVD

    Posted on January 14th, 2005 in Music | 1

    Unforgivable Blackness, the Ken Burns’ documentary about iconic black heavyweight champion Jack Johnson is now available on DVD. Combining photographs and film footage with music provided by Wynton Marsalis, Burns’ portrait of Johnson clicks on at least three levels: as a biography, as a piece of sports history, and, most important, as a lesson on race relations in the early 20th century.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis’ Unforgivable Blackness is in stores now !

    Posted on December 1st, 2004 in Music | 1

    Available from Blue Note records from November 30: Unforgivable Blackness, Wynton’s original score to the upcoming Ken Burns documentary of same name. The film marks the second collaboration between filmmaker Burns and Wynton Marsalis (the first being 2000’s Jazz series, where Marsalis held the position of Senior Creative Consultant.)   Keep reading »

  • Wynton’s new album will be out on November 30, 2004

    Posted on November 18th, 2004 in Music | 0

    Wynton Marsalis has lent his compositional and performing talents to the creation of the original score for the new PBS Ken Burns documentary Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise And Fall Of Jack Johnson, a detailed portrait of the first African-American Heavyweight Champion of the World.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis and Ken Burns honor the life of Jack Johnson

    Posted on November 9th, 2004 in Concerts | 1

    Jazz at Lincoln Center proudly commemorates the Jack Johnson Festival in its new home, Frederick P. Rose Hall, for two special evenings of jazz and film on Friday, November 12 and Saturday, November 13 at 8:00pm.   Keep reading »