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  • 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 »

  • Kings of the Crescent City at JALC

    Posted on December 28th, 2007 in Concerts | 4

    On January 11 & 12, 2008, 8pm, at Rose Theater - Jazz at Lincoln Center, “Kings of the Crescent City” will celebrate the music of Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, Joe “King” Oliver and Sidney Bechet. Led by Victor Goines (clarinet, soprano saxophone), the ensemble comprised predominately of New Orleans natives will consist of Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews (trumpet), Marcus Printup (trumpet), Wycliffe Gordon (trombone), Don Vappie (guitar), Jonathan Batiste (piano), Reginald Veal (bass) and Herlin Riley (drums). Kings of the Crescent City is one of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame concert series. The show will be hosted and narrated by actor Wendell Pierce.   Keep reading »

  • All About Jazz reviews Wynton and Armstrong’s Hot Fives concert

    Posted on October 25th, 2006 in Jazz at Lincoln Center, Louis Armstrong, Review | 0

    All about Jazz has just published a review about the Wynton and Louis Armstrong’s Hot Fives concert, held on September 28-30 at Rose Theater in New York City   Keep reading »

  • Wynton wrote the foreword for the new Louis Armstrong DVD

    Posted on October 23rd, 2006 in DVD, Louis Armstrong, Video | 1

    This month saw the release of the Jazz Icons series by San Diego’s Reelin’ In The Years. Available on nine DVDs that will be released in a boxed set, the series features previously unreleased European performances by such legends as Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie and Thelonious Monk. Wynton wrote the foreword for the Louis Armstrong DVD   Keep reading »

  • Wynton and Louis Armstrong’s Hot Fives reviewed by New York Times

    Posted on September 30th, 2006 in Louis Armstrong, New Orleans, New York Times, Review | 7

    The New York Times has just published a review about Wynton’s recent concert at JALC on Louis Armstrong’s Hot Fives. (free registration required)   Keep reading »

  • Wynton interviewed about Louis Armstrong by WYNC

    Posted on September 29th, 2006 in Interview, Louis Armstrong, Radio | 2

    Wynton has been interviewed by New York Public Radio about his concert on Louis Armstrong and Hot Fives. A lovely discussion about Louis’s way of playing and expressing his feelings. The complete interview is available as mp3 file (right-click the link to save the MP3 on your hard disk)   Keep reading »

  • Wynton playing Portrait of Louis Armstrong

    Posted on May 26th, 2006 in Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Louis Armstrong, Video | 6

    In this wonderful video, Wynton is with the JLCO in Netherlands (2002) playing an excitign Duke Ellington song entitled: Portrait of Louis Armstrong. Enjoy it !   Keep reading »

  • Wynton will appear tonight in a PBS homage to Louis Armstrong

    Posted on July 6th, 2005 in Louis Armstrong, Tribute, TV show | 2

    Tonight’s PBS “American Masters” encore will show: “Satchmo: The Life of Louis Armstrong”. Wynton will appear in the program on PBS to explain the difference between technique and nuance – and why Armstrong was so amazing at both.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis and Stanley Crouch Discuss ‘Louis Armstrong at 100’ in Miller Theatre

    Posted on January 20th, 2000 in News | 0

    Opening its inaugural “Jazz and American Culture” series for 2000 with a celebration of Louis Armstrong in his centennial year, the newly established Center for Jazz Studies will present a conversation about the jazz great’s legacy with acclaimed trumpeter Wynton Marsalis and critic Stanley Crouch on Tuesday, Feb. 1 at Miller Theatre. The program, “The Artistry of ‘Pops’: Louis Armstrong at 100,” will be moderated by Professor Robert O’Meally, a leading interpreter of the dynamics of jazz in American culture, editor of a seminal textbook for jazz studies and founder and director of The Center for Jazz Studies at Columbia.   Keep reading »