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  • Wynton to play with Dr. John at “Jazz at Lincoln Center”

    Posted on April 6th, 2007 in Concerts | 0

    On April 10, the Wynton Marsalis Quintet will play at Frederick P. Rose Hall with Dr. John and The Lower 911 for the “Now that’s HIP Concert” sponsored by HIP Health Plan of New York. In conjunction with the concert, HIP Health Plan will donate $100,000 to Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Higher Ground Hurricane Relief Fund administered by the Baton Rouge Area Foundation, established in 2005 in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis: Wynton Throws Down the Gauntlet

    Posted on March 19th, 2007 in Profiles & Interviews | 1

    Like Howard Beale in Network, Wynton Marsalis is mad as hell and he’s not gonna take it anymore. Of course, the 45-year-old trumpeter-bandleader and celebrated jazz ambassador has always been riled and outraged, ever since he was an audacious, outspoken kid back in New Orleans. And over the course of the past 20 years, he has always spoken his mind in interviews or in casual conversation. Like his equally unguarded brother Branford, you know where Wynton stands. He pulls no punches, never attempts to obfuscate. Like him or not, he’s painfully direct, unwavering in his convictions.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton played and spoke live for NBC Nightly News

    Posted on February 21st, 2007 in Jazz at Lincoln Center, New Orleans, TV show, Video | 1

    Yesterday night, Wynton played live from Allen Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center. He spoke with anchor Brian Williams for NBC Nightly News about the state of his hometown and the birthplace of jazz, New Orleans, on this, the second Mardi Gras since Hurricane Katrina. He closed the segment playing with Wycliffe Gordon on the trombone, Victor Goines on the clarinet, Carlos Henriquez on the bass, Ali Kackson on the drums. Here is a video-clip about the live event (Windows Media Player required)   Keep reading »

  • Music and Food in New Orleans: Wynton on NY1.com

    Posted on October 14th, 2006 in Interview, New Orleans, Video | 0

    Last August, to commemorate the one year anniversary of Katrina, Wynton led a three day musical celebration in his hometown of New Orleans: concerts, talent shows, interviews, etc… The web TV NY1.com show us a nice video about it (Real Player required)   Keep reading »

  • Channeling the Granddaddy of Skid-Dat-De-Dat

    Posted on September 30th, 2006 in Review | 7

    In the recorded literature of jazz — and of American music, really — there is no greater document than the stack of three-minute sides made by Louis Armstrong for the OKeh label in the mid- to late 1920’s. Leading two successive bands billed as his Hot Five (and, briefly, a Hot Seven), Armstrong delivered a series of performances bursting with bravura and invention, in the process introducing a heroic new language of improvisation.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton interviewed about Louis Armstrong by WYNC Radio

    Posted on September 29th, 2006 in Profiles & Interviews | 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.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton and Louis Armstrong’s Hot Fives

    Posted on September 26th, 2006 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, New Orleans | 5

    Wynton and guest musicians will perform in Wynton and Louis Armstrong’s Hot Fives on September 28, 29 & 30 at 8pm in Frederick P. Rose Hall to present the groundbreaking and historic works by the Hot Five, Louis Armstrong’s first jazz recording band with him as a leader. Wynton Marsalis, Jonathan Batiste, Carlos Henriquez, Vincent Gardner, Victor Goines, Wycliffe Gordon, Ali Jackson, Don Vappie and others will perform these recordings that pioneered a new era of jazz, bringing the concept of the soloist into the spotlight. Wynton will world-premiere new compositions and perform Louis Armstrong’s Hot Five masterpieces including “West…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton hosts “Jazz and Juice” in New Orleans

    Posted on August 28th, 2006 in New Orleans | 0

    Tonight, Wynton hosts “jazz and Juice,” the opening of Kunflma Gallery’s bar featuring drinks, hors d’oeuvres and a raffle. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Kunflama Boutique & Gallery 1920 Magazine St., 586-1606   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis on “Rebuild the Soul of America”

    Posted on August 16th, 2006 in Concerts, New Orleans | 7

    Wynton returns to New Orleans to commemorate Hurricane Katrina and help support the cultural infrastructure of a city devastated one year ago. “Celebrate Jazz Trio: Rebuild the Soul of America” is a three-day commemorative event sponsored by Harrah’s Casino that includes a concert; a talent search contest featuring performances by Wynton and the hottest local talent in the Mississippi Delta; and a free jazz and culinary event featuring Emeril Lagasse with Marsalis welcoming back the school children of New Orleans.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton about the three-day Katrina observance

    Posted on July 22nd, 2006 in News, Tribute | 2

    New Orleans will observe the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina as only America’s most musical city can, with a jazz funeral. Wynton Marsalis and Mayor Ray Nagin announced Friday afternoon the three-day observance, set for Aug. 27-29, promising details later. Wynton and the city’s musicians will lead the procession from the Convention Center to the Superdome in the tradition of a jazz funeral. The grand marshal will be Lt. Gen. Russell Honore, who arrived the Thursday after the Aug. 29 storm to lead the federal troops who followed.   Keep reading »