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  • “Wynton Marsalis: A Youngarts Masterclass” nominated for 66Th Annual Emmy® Award

    Posted on July 12th, 2014 in News | 0

    _Wynton Marsalis: A YoungArts MasterClass_, an HBO Family Documentary Special, has been nominated for a 66th Annual Emmy Award in the Outstanding Children’s Program category. This is the third season the YoungArts MasterClass series has received an Emmy-nomination. The program features some of the work of the “National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts)”:http://www.youngarts.org, the non-profit that contributes to the cultural vitality of the nation by supporting the artistic development of talented young artists.   Keep reading »

  • Listen up, says Marsalis - Master class at the Boston Arts Academy

    Posted on April 18th, 2013 in Review | 0

    As many parents can attest, rousing a child from sleep to make it to the bus stop can be a difficult task. Doing so during a vacation week would seem near impossible. But on Thursday, a group of students from Boston and Cambridge happily rose from bed and made it to class. The reason? Wynton Marsalis was in the house. For an hour and a half the famous trumpeter conducted a master class at the Boston Arts Academy, the city’s only public high school for the visual and performing arts.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Visits Providence St. Mel School

    Posted on December 8th, 2011 in News | 1

    It’s not every day that someone can say they got musical advice from a jazz great. But that’s exactly what Providence St. Mel freshman Jessica Bailey got when Wynton Marsalis visited the West Garfield Park school on Tuesday. Marsalis spoke to students during a morning assembly, peppering his speech with colorful anecdotes about life and music. “Practice, practice, practice” is what Bailey, an aspiring soprano singer, gleaned from his hour-long speech.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton’s new composition for Michigan reviewed

    Posted on September 30th, 2008 in Review | 1

    Last week, in East Lansing and Detroit (MI), Wynton premiered his new composition: “Two in Three”, commissioned by Michigan State University College of Music and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra . The concerts were reviewed by Detroit Free Press and by East Lansing City Pulse.   Keep reading »

  • Marciac 2008: photos from Master Class and Septet’s concert

    Posted on August 10th, 2008 in Photo | 8

    On August 8, the Wynton Marsalis Septet performed for the concert at Marciac Jazz Festival, starting at 11 pm. Wynton, Wes Anderson, Marcus Roberts, Wycliffe Gordon, Reginald Veal and Victor Goines performed wonderfully on that night. The setlist was: Majesty of the Blues, Free to Be, And the Band Played On, Son, Spiritual Awakening, Green Chimneys, Superb Starling, Altar Call, Sunflowers. Encore: The Death of Jazz, Knozz-Moe-King, Happy Feet Blues. On August 7, Wynton also gave a master class for the new kids at Marciac’s College.   Keep reading »

  • Video: Wynton giving Masterclass in Marciac 2007

    Posted on January 6th, 2008 in Video | 11

    On August 3 - 4, 2007, Wynton gave Master Classes for kids in Marciac. The following video-clips will take you behind the scenes during the lessons, to appreciate how Wynton, with the precious help of Victor Goines, taught the fundamentals of Jazz music to young kids of Marciac College. Starting today, we will publish one new clip every day, for the full week. Stay tuned…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton to play and record with Marcus Roberts

    Posted on September 22nd, 2007 in Concerts | 19

    On October 6, Wynton will be with his great friend and former pianist Marcus Robert, the J Master, and his trio, for a recording session. Wynton is to perform on 3 numbers. No major record label set to release. (more info to come…) Marcus Roberts trio members include Roland Guerin (bass) and Jason Marsalis (drums).   Keep reading »

  • Photo: Wynton’s masterclass in Marciac

    Posted on August 4th, 2007 in Photo | 3

    Yesterday and today, Wynton gave some masterclass for the guys in Marciac. On August 3, 2007, at 4 pm, the first masterclass was for the kids at Marciac’s College, while the second one, today, was for kids that still do not play an instrument at Marciac’s school.   Keep reading »

  • One more lesson from Marsalis: masterclass at Onondaga Community College

    Posted on March 28th, 2007 in Review | 3

    Wynton Marsalis shared so many insights during his visit to OCC on Tuesday morning that even after yesterday’s Listen Up item and today’s story in The Post-Standard, I have one more observation jumping out of my notebook.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis puts Seattle jazz kids to the test

    Posted on October 23rd, 2006 in Review | 0

    “When I tell you something,” said jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, wearing a suit and tie Saturday afternoon at the Paramount Theatre, “it’s with love, like you were my own son or daughter. Don’t take it as negative, but I am going to tell you something.”   Keep reading »