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  • Listen to Wynton Marsalis And Vince Giordano: Live In New York

    Posted on January 3rd, 2013 in Radio | 0

    The New Year’s Eve party at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola featured two institutions of New York jazz: the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and the Nighthawks. They count down to midnight with their interpretations of Louis Armstrong’s monumental Hot Fives recordings.   Keep reading »

  • WBGO’s year-end salute features Wynton Marsalis, Vince Giordano and more

    Posted on December 30th, 2012 in Radio | 0

    Wynton Marsalis will ring in 2013 on WBGO (88.3 FM) as the city’s jazz station crosses the country on its annual “Toast of the Nation” feature. This ambitious show starts in New York and moves west as each time zone welcomes the new year.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis Meets Vince Giordano

    Posted on December 21st, 2012 in Concerts | 1

    Musician and bandleader Vince Giordano joins Wynton Marsalis for this special engagement. The recordings by Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five and Hot Seven, recorded between 1925 and 1929, are widely considered to be some of the most historically significant recordings in jazz history.   Keep reading »

  • Video: Wynton Marsalis Quintet live at The Greene Space, NYC

    Posted on June 6th, 2012 in Video | 3

    June 5, 2012. Wynton Marsalis speaks with WQXR’s Elliott Forrest at The Greene Space. Personnel: Wynton Marsalis (trumpet); Walter Blanding (sax); Dan Nimmer (piano); Carlos Henriquez (bass); Willie Jones III (drums).   Keep reading »

  • Celebrating the life and career of Phoebe Jacobs

    Posted on May 22nd, 2012 in Concerts | 0

    A memorial concert celebrating the life of longtime jazz advocate Phoebe Jacobs—who died April 9 at age 93—will take place at 1 p.m. on May 24 at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York.   Keep reading »

  • Decades-old Louis Armstrong recording unearthed

    Posted on April 27th, 2012 in TV show | 1

    In 1971, not long before his death at age 69, the great Louis Armstrong—“Pops,” to his friends—played at the National Press Club in Washington. It was his last public trumpet performance, and it was recorded by CBS. A few hundred copies were made—then it was pretty much forgotten. Now the recording has been re-discovered and it’s being released. CBS News cultural correspondent and jazz great Wynton Marsalis gave it a listen.   Keep reading »

  • Five City “LOUIS” Tour Reviewed

    Posted on September 5th, 2010 in Review | 1

    From August 25th through August 31st Wynton, Cecile Licad and a 10-piece jazz ensemble premiered Louis, a silent film directed by Dan Pritzker. The sold out tour reached five cities and was reviewed by press from around the world. Read the reviews here: Washington Post, Huffington Post, Wall Street Journal,   Keep reading »

  • Two beats

    Posted on August 2nd, 2010 in Articles | 0

    Around three-fifteen on a recent afternoon, the trombone player and music producer Delfeayo Marsalis sat in the control room of a studio in the West Fifties and said to his brother Wynton and eleven other musicians, “We’re rolling, this is Take 68.” The musicians were recording “Tournament Galop,” a Romantic piano piece that was written by Louis Moreau Gottschalk, who was born in New Orleans in 1829. Take 67 had been Brahms’s Hungarian Dance No. 6, also written for the piano but arranged in this case for piano and brass. Both pieces will accompany a new silent film, “Louis,” a fictionalized account of the childhood of Louis Armstrong. When “Louis” is shown, in five cities over seven days at the end of August, Marsalis and the others will perform the score live. They were recording the soundtrack for a CD.   Keep reading »

  • “Louis” a Silent Movie with Live Accompaniment by Wynton and Jazz Ensemble to Premiere in August

    Posted on May 21st, 2010 in Concerts | 3

    “Louis”, a silent film directed by Dan Pritzker and starring Jackie Earle Haley, Shanti Lowry and Anthony Coleman, will premiere in US cities in late August with live musical accompaniment by Wynton Marsalis, renowned pianist Cecile Licad and a 10-piece all-star jazz ensemble, including Sherman Irby, Victor Goines, Marcus Printup, Ted Nash, Kurt Bacher, Vincent Gardner, Wycliffe Gordon, Dan Nimmer, Carlos Henriquez, Ali Jackson, and conductor Andy Farber. Marsalis will play a score comprised primarily of his own compositions. Licad will play the music of 19th century American composer L.M. Gottschalk.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton and Stanley Crouch speaking about Louis Armstrong

    Posted on November 15th, 2008 in Video | 2

    Apple’s iTunes U is offering a lengthy in-depth account of the life of the great Louis Armstrong – and a huge show (a 1.5 hour video) is available now for free from iTunes U. (open directly in iTunes) The show comes from The Center for Jazz Studies at Columbia University. It featured presenters Wynton Marsalis and Stanley Crouch alongside host Robert O’Meally, and is a video recording of a lecture given at the University, on February 1, 2000. The lecture formed part of the Jazz and American Culture lecture series, featuring live performances from Wynton playing trumpet and piano, and in-depth question…   Keep reading »