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  • Wynton Marsalis to address Tulane University graduates

    Posted on April 23rd, 2014 in News | 1

    New Orleans native and Pulitzer Prize winner Wynton Marsalis will receive an honorary doctorate of humane letters and deliver the keynote address to graduates at Tulane University’s Commencement 2014, which will be held at 9 a.m., May 17 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis To Host The Broadcast Premiere Of “48 Hours Presents: The Whole Gritty City”

    Posted on February 15th, 2014 in News | 4

    CBS News Cultural Correspondent and jazz legend Wynton Marsalis will host the premiere of 48 HOURS PRESENTS: “The Whole Gritty City,”  a poignant, feature-length documentary about the power of music and how it can transform -  and even save - young lives to be broadcast Feb. 15, 2014 (9:00 PM ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.   Keep reading »

  • Trumpet and coffee in hand: Marsalis visiting Phillips Brooks House

    Posted on February 4th, 2014 in Articles | 0

    Marsalis, others sketch New Orleans during morning at Phillips Brooks House   Keep reading »

  • The music that didn’t stop: Harvard Lecture #6

    Posted on January 31st, 2014 in Articles | 0

    In final lecture of his series, Marsalis outlines the rise of jazz against backdrop of repression   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis to conclude lecture-performance series at Harvard University

    Posted on January 28th, 2014 in News | 7

    Wynton Marsalis will conclude his six-lecture series at Sanders Theater on January 30 with a lecture performance focusing on New Orleans and the birth of Jazz. Currently the Managing and Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center, Marsalis is an acclaimed musician, composer, bandleader, educator, and advocate for the arts. Marsalis’ lecture, “New Orleans: The Birth of Jazz” will cover a significant portion of the wide cross-section of musical styles that constitute the roots of Jazz. Marsalis will illuminate the music’s identity by examining its repertoire, functions, venues and most significant musical figures, chief amongst them, Buddy Bolden, the legendary “First Man of Jazz.” Joining Marsalis are: Lucien Barbarin (trombone), Jonathan Batiste (piano), Troy Davis (drums), Vince Giordano (tuba/bass), Victor Goines (reeds), Ricky Gordon (percussion), Marcus Printup (cornet), Don Vappie (banjo/guitar), and Dr. Michael White (clarinet)   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis: An ode to gumbo on CBS Sunday Morning

    Posted on February 3rd, 2013 in TV show | 0

    (CBS News) On New Orleans’ Super Bowl Sunday, Wynton Marsalis brings us an essay about his home town’s signature dish, as much a cultural symbol of New Orleans as the bayou or jazz:   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis to host CBS’ Super Bowl pregame spotlight on New Orleans

    Posted on January 31st, 2013 in TV show | 9

    This Sunday, February 3rd, at 12pm EST on CBS, Wynton will be hosting a show celebrating the city for this year’s Super Bowl and my hometown: *“New Orleans: Let the Good Times Roll”.*   Keep reading »

  • Wall Street Journal: Jazzy Wynton Marsalis

    Posted on January 12th, 2013 in Interview | 0

    ACCORDING TO WYNTON Marsalis, jazz “places a premium on originality and individuality.” Personal style has always has been a key element to the genre, to the music itself and beyond. “When people dress well, they play well,” said Mr. Marsalis, 51, in an interview at the gleaming new offices of Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York (JALC). He added with a laugh, “My thing is if we don’t sound good, at least we look good.” To ensure the latter, he’s got a wardrobe of natty suits, and wore a Brooks Brothers gray pinstripe three-piece to our interview (Brooks is the official clothier of JALC).   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis’ CBS Super Bowl pregame special to explore the city’s culture, history

    Posted on January 10th, 2013 in TV show | 1

    The roots of CBS’ Super Bowl pregame hour dedicated to New Orleans – hosted by Wynton Marsalis, *“New Orleans: Let the Good Times Roll”* will air at 11 a.m. game day, Feb. 3, as part of the network’s seven-hour pre-kickoff package – reach back to a recorded piece Marsalis did for the network a few hours before the New Orleans Saints’ victory in Super Bowl XLIV.   Keep reading »

  • An Unforgettable Evening With Wynton Marsalis, Family And Friends

    Posted on October 23rd, 2012 in Review | 0

    It was obvious when Mr. Ellis Marsalis took a seat in the center of a sold-out audience last night at Loyola’s Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall that the evening would be a special one. No one could have guessed that the performance by his son, Wynton, would turn into the once-in-a-lifetime event it became. The younger Marsalis, 51, performing as part of Loyola University’s Presidential Centennial Guest Series, opened the set with his composition “Free to Be.” Accompanying the nine-time Grammy-winning trumpeter and Managing and Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center was a world-class ensemble featuring Loyola alum Victor Goines (clarinet and saxophone), Carlos Henriquez (bass), Ali Jackson (drums), and Dan Nimmer (piano), who traded solos to resounding applause. Marsalis was thoughtful and gracious, grabbing a towel at stage left for Jackson, and musing at length on the importance of his upbringing, and the basic values of integrity and equality instilled in him by his father.   Keep reading »