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  • Kings of the Crescent City at JALC

    Posted on December 28th, 2007 in Concerts | 4

    On January 11 & 12, 2008, 8pm, at Rose Theater - Jazz at Lincoln Center, “Kings of the Crescent City” will celebrate the music of Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, Joe “King” Oliver and Sidney Bechet. Led by Victor Goines (clarinet, soprano saxophone), the ensemble comprised predominately of New Orleans natives will consist of Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews (trumpet), Marcus Printup (trumpet), Wycliffe Gordon (trombone), Don Vappie (guitar), Jonathan Batiste (piano), Reginald Veal (bass) and Herlin Riley (drums). Kings of the Crescent City is one of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame concert series. The show will be hosted and narrated by actor Wendell Pierce.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton featured in the Tootie’s Last Suit

    Posted on April 28th, 2007 in News | 2

    Wynton Marsalis and Dr. John are among the subjects interviewed in “Tootie’s Last Suit: A Portrait of New Orleans’ Mardi Gras Indian Culture,” which screens Thursday through May 6 as part of the TriBeCa Film Festival in New York.   Keep reading »

  • 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 News, Video | 1

    Last night, Wynton performed live from the 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.   Keep reading »

  • The Herald of Our Swinging Heritage

    Posted on October 23rd, 2006 in Profiles & Interviews | 1

    It sounds like a scene from the sitcom Everybody Hates Chris. The teenage Wynton Marsalis is walking home from school in New Orleans, carrying his books and papers in a blue American Tourister suitcase. Neighborhood kids hoot, because, really-a teenager carrying his books in a suitcase?   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 | 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.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton hosts “Jazz and Juice” in New Orleans

    Posted on August 28th, 2006 in News | 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 »