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  • 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 Concerts, New Orleans, 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. “These three days will be one of rebirth, remembrance and renewal,”…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton on hurricane Katrina’s anniversary

    Posted on June 2nd, 2006 in New Orleans, TV show | 1

    Wynton Marsalis will return to New Orleans to produce a television special marking the hurricane’s anniversary. Wynton and his production partner Lisa Marie Hoggs will team with producers John Cossette and Don Mischer to helm “New Orleans: Rebuilding the Soul of America One Year Later,” a live television special taking place at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center. Wynton is expected to announce the venture during a June 6 taping of the Food Network’s “Emeril Live”, where he will also perform with the show’s house band. He is also planning a three-day tribute to New Orleans, from August 27…   Keep reading »

  • Congo Square’s behind the scenes on The Times Picayune

    Posted on April 27th, 2006 in Articles, Concerts, Congo Square, New Orleans, Review | 0

    A nice article about behind the scenes, and Wynton directing Congo Square in New Orleans is now on line on The Times Picayune.   Keep reading »

  • Photos from Congo Square parade in New Orleans

    Posted on April 27th, 2006 in Congo Square, New Orleans, Photo | 5

    Thanks to our friend Debra, we received new and exciting photos about Wynton at Congo Square parade in New Orleans. Enjoy the images in our gallery ! More images on flickr   Keep reading »

  • Photos and video from the world premiere of Wynton’s Congo Square

    Posted on April 24th, 2006 in Articles, Concerts, Congo Square, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, New Orleans, Review | 13

    Yesterday, joined by members of numerous brass bands from throughout the city, the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton and the Capital Region-based percussion ensemble Odadaa! marched into historic Congo Square in classic New Orleans parade style Sunday as hundreds of concertgoers danced along behind them. Here you have some photos from the Congo Square rehearsal, and an article on TimesUnion about the world premiere (yesterday) Plus there are also three videos regarding: pre-parade | parade | concert (Quicktime player needed) In the concert video, Wynton sings duetting with Herlin Riley at the tamburine. Tonight, they are going to perform Congo Square…   Keep reading »

  • List of special events for Wynton and JLCO in New Orleans

    Posted on April 21st, 2006 in Concerts, Congo Square, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Jazz for young people, New Orleans | 2

    Throughout the week, Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra will conduct a number of special ‘all-ages’ events around the city aimed at increasing awareness of jazz. Below is the list of events: Wednesday: Victor Goines at the Jazz National Park, 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Thursday: Herlin Riley at McDonough 35, 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Thursday: Jacub Addy and Odadaa!, James Singleton Charter Middle School, 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Friday: Wynton Marsalis’ ‘Jazz for Young People’, ‘What is New Orleans Jazz’, at The Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Sunday: Second Line starting at The Backstreet Cultural…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton with Yacub Addy at the news conference in New Orleans

    Posted on April 19th, 2006 in Articles, Congo Square, Interview, New Orleans | 4

    With a press conference at Basin Street Station, Wynton Marsalis has opened a weeklong residency in New Orleans. The visit, part of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s efforts to help New Orleans recover after Hurricane Katrina, will include master classes, clinics, workshops, and performances. On April 23, the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and Ghana’s Odadaa! will present the world premiere of Congo Square, a new work by Marsalis and Yacub Addy, the leader of Odadaa! The 80-minute cross-cultural work was inspired by the public square in New Orleans where Africans gathered to play the music of their homeland in the 1…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton and JALC celebrate New Orleans

    Posted on March 21st, 2006 in Concerts, Congo Square, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, New Orleans | 2

    Jazz at Lincoln Center announced a full-scale celebration of New Orleans from the Big Easy to the Big Apple. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO) with Wynton Marsalis will perform free events for people of all ages, including concerts, master classes, clinics, and workshops during a weeklong residency in New Orleans from April 17-23. The residency is in conjunction with the state of Louisiana and in partnership with the French Quarter Festival in New Orleans. The LCJO in collaboration with Odadaa! will perform a world premiere composition called “Congo Square“ co-written by Wynton and Yacub Addy who leads Odadaa!…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton and the new Louisiana Tourism Campaign

    Posted on March 10th, 2006 in New Orleans | 7

    The Louisiana state rolled out a star-studded, $7 million advertising campaign Tuesday to lure tourists back to Louisiana and boost the sluggish economy along the hurricane-ravaged coast. Called “Fall in Love with Louisiana All Over Again,” the campaign consists of a commercial and half-dozen print ads. Chef Emeril Lagasse, professional golfer David Toms, actor John Goodman and Wynton Marsalis and Allen Toussaint are among the celebrities with Louisiana connections appearing in a TV commercial that thanks Americans for their hurricane recovery efforts and asks that they return to enjoy the state’s art, food and music. Check out Wynton in the…   Keep reading »