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  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • On Martin Luther King’s Legacy

    Posted on January 16th, 2012 in TV show | 11

    On Monday January 16, 2012 Wynton appeared on CBS This Morning to premiere his remembrance piece on Martin Luther King Jr.   Keep reading »

  • Restaurants and Radio Stations Celebrate Wynton All Over the World

    Posted on October 18th, 2011 in News | 1

    A great meal should be part of every special celebration. Wynton Marsalis fans are invited to enjoy a New Orleans inspired meal and help Share Our Strength eradicate childhood hunger in America.  Participating restaurants across the country are serving New Orleans inspired “specials” on their menus this week and will donate a portion of the proceeds to Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry program.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis returns to Harvard University for second lecture in series

    Posted on September 6th, 2011 in Lecture | 0

    Marsalis’ second lecture, “The Double Crossing of a Pair of Heels: The Dynamics of Social Dance and American Popular Musics,” will be accompanied by live performances by acclaimed dance professionals, including Jared Grimes, Nelida Tirado, Eddie Torres Jr., Heather Gehring, and Lou Brockman. “In this lecture, I will address the dynamic relationship between American music and social dance in our culture,” Marsalis said. “It will focus on what our dancing and music tells us about our traditions, our sense of community, and our rituals of courtship.”   Keep reading »

  • As Seen on 60 Minutes

    Posted on June 26th, 2011 in TV show | 4

    Free download of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis performing Wynton’s composition “Sanctified Blues” from Congo Square during their Cuban tour, a sneak preview from the JLCO’s upcoming CD “Five Nights In Havana“, coming out in 2012.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton’s “Spirit of New Orleans” piece for Super Bowl XLIV Wins Emmy

    Posted on May 3rd, 2011 in Award | 3

    The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) announced the winners of the 32nd Annual Sports Emmy® Awards at a special ceremony at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City. Winners in 33 categories including outstanding live sports special, live series, sports documentary, studio show, promotional announcements, play-by-play personality and studio analyst were honored. Included in the winners was Wynton Marsalis’ “The Spirit of New Orleans“ for Super Bowl XLIV Outstanding SHORT FEATURE NFL on CBS “‘ Super Bowl XLIV – CBS Wynton Marsalis “‘ ’43 Years’ Executive Producers Harold Bryant, Sean McManus Coordinating Producer Stephen Karasik …   Keep reading »

  • Now Available The Caboose (Big Train) - Full Score + Parts

    Posted on March 24th, 2011 in Sheet Music | 0

    The first piece from the Wynton Marsalis Big Band collection is now available for purchase and instant download. The Caboose is the final song from the larger work called Big Train. It’s a traditional big band instrumentation of 2 Alto Sax, 2 Tenor Sax, 1 Baritone Sax, 4 Trumpets, 3 Trombones, Piano, Bass and Drums.   Keep reading »

  • “Life’s Work: Wynton Marsalis” An Interview for the Harvard Business Review

    Posted on January 18th, 2011 in Interview | 1

    Life’s Work: Wynton Marsalis An Interview with Wynton Marsalis by Katherine Bell Wynton Marsalis grew up in a family of New Orleans jazz musicians and received his first trumpet as a sixth birthday present from bandleader Al Hirt. At 14 he debuted with the Louisiana Philharmonic; at 17 he moved to New York, where he attended Juilliard, joined Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, assembled his own band, and began a prolific composing and recording career. In 1987, Marsalis founded Jazz at Lincoln Center, which has grown into the world’s biggest arts organization dedicated to Jazz. Why did you pick the trumpet?…   Keep reading »

  • Speech for The Century Association’s Monthly Meeting of Members

    Posted on December 13th, 2010 in Speech | 1

    December 2nd 2010 New York City My great uncle was born in 1890. He was an artisan who cut the names and last statements of the deceased into their resting stones. I lived with him for the entirety of my 6th year and visited on many weekends. He taught me so many valuable lessons passed down from ‘old folks sometime long ago’ in stories, songs and folkways. My experiences with him saved me from falling into the generation gap. I return in my mind always to his shotgun house on Gov. Nicholls St. in New Orleans with its lack of hot water, 1930’…   Keep reading »