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  • 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 »

  • “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 »

  • Video: The Spirit of New Orleans

    Posted on February 17th, 2010 in Video | 3

    Click below to watch Wynton’s video tribute to the New Orleans Saints and the Crescent City… “The Spirit of New Orleans”. The video was originally broadcast on CBS during the Super Bowl pre-game show. The video is also available on Wynton’s channels on: Facebook YouTube Vimeo   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis streams video of his tribute to the New Orleans Saints and the Crescent City

    Posted on February 11th, 2010 in Streaming | 0

    Jazz impresario Wynton Marsalis created a special tribute with music and words to The New Orleans Saints and his beloved city of New Orleans. The video will be streamed on Friday, February 12, 2010 at 1pm EST live on his Facebook page and Ustream channel. Wynton Marsalis will be online at 1pm interacting with fans prior to the release. The tribute was coordinated by Harold Bryant, Vice President of Production for CBS Sports, produced by Sarah Rinaldi and was featured by CBS on THE SUPER BOWL TODAY, the Network’s pre-game studio show for Super Bowl XLIV. Marsalis’ recitation was recorded in…   Keep reading »

  • The Spirit of New Orleans

    Posted on February 7th, 2010 in Video | 66

    Down on the Bayou where the mighty Mississippi kisses Lake Pontchartrain and spills into the Gulf of Mexico. There sits that jewel of the Southland. What the French lost to the British who gave it to the Spanish who lost it back to the French who sold it to America for….. Well, some folks say Jefferson conned Napoleon in a card game and won it for some jambalaya and a chicory coffee.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton’s comments about his week in New Orleans

    Posted on April 27th, 2009 in Concerts | 4

    Wynton is coming back from his tour with JLCO in New Orleans. He commented live on his Facebook and Twitter profile, from the Big Easy. Read his live report from his weekend in NOLA. Leaving for NOLA (April 22, 2009) Master photographer Frank Stewart and I have just hit the road on our 63rd trip around the U.S. We are excited because our destination is New Orleans. The home of soul. We are performing “Congo Square” with Yacub Addy and Odadaa! My homefolks are calling talking about gumbo parties and jam sessions. The band is ready. Its gon’ be one of…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton to perform at New Orleans Jazz Festival on April 24-25

    Posted on April 23rd, 2009 in Concerts | 4

    Wynton is now in New Orleans, to perform at Jazz & Heritage Festival. The first concert will take place tomorrow April 24, at 4:40 PM at Congo Square – “My Louisiana Stage”. He will perform “Congo Square” with Yacub Addy and Odadaa! and the JLCO. On Saturday, April 25, Wynton will perform with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra at 5:30 PM at WWOZ Jazz Tent. The concert will be broadcast by WWOZ 90.7 FM and some highlights from the concert will be broadcast on May 2-3 by AT&T Music. You can follow Wynton blogging in real time through his Facebook and Twitter public…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton playing for Timothy Dwight College

    Posted on February 6th, 2009 in Video | 1

    On February 5, Wynton was at Yale University for a musical “Q&A” at the United Church on the Green. The Chubb Fellowship also sponsored a delicious lunch and a special guest event exclusively for the students of Timothy Dwight College at the Union League Cafe. Wynton was the guest and he spoke of the attitude of jazz, his philosophy of music, New Orleans, and many other things. Click “Read more” to watch a video clip from the event… Wynton at Union League Cafe for the Timothy Dwight College   Keep reading »