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  • 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 »

  • Wynton’s article about New Orleans on U.S.News

    Posted on February 22nd, 2006 in Articles, New Orleans | 0

    On the U.S.News web site ther’s a new article about New Orleans, written by Wynton.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton and Yacub Addy rehearsing Congo Square

    Posted on February 11th, 2006 in Articles, New Orleans | 3

    Wynton Marsalis and Yacub Addy, who lives in Latham, are collaborating on “Congo Square,” a new composition that pays tribute to the historic site on Rampart Street in New Orleans where African slaves gathered to perform their own music during the 1700s and 1800s. Commissioned by Jazz at Lincoln Center, “Congo Square“ will attempt to reunite traditional African rhythms with New Orleans’ specific brand of American jazz. Combining the talents of Odadaa! and Marsalis’ Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, the new work will have its world premiere in Congo Square in New Orleans on April 23, despite the ravages of Hurricane Katrina. …   Keep reading »

  • Video about Wynton and the New Orleans Cultural Committee

    Posted on February 4th, 2006 in New Orleans, Video | 0

    Recently Wynton spoke for the “Bring Back New Orleans Cultural Committe”. In this video, he speaks about education, and teaches a young jazz musician. Watch to the video (Real Player needed)   Keep reading »

  • Video from Wynton’s speech at Tulane University

    Posted on January 21st, 2006 in Speech, Video | 3

    Tulane University - This video captures the absolute brilliance on the night of January 16, 2006.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton’s speech at Tulane University in New Orleans

    Posted on January 17th, 2006 in Speech, Transcript | 3

    Most of you have returned at a time when many would have stayed away,” Wynton said monday night at an event on Tulane’s campus welcoming back the city’s students, before playing a set with a band that included his pianist father, Ellis. Today, he and the rest of the Cultural Subcommittee of Mayor Nagin’s Bring New Orleans Back committee will present their work to the Mayor and the City of New Orleans.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton to perform at Tulane University

    Posted on January 12th, 2006 in Concerts, Speech | 3

    Wynton will appear on the Tulane University campus on Martin Luther King Day to help celebrate the reopening of Tulane, Xavier, Dillard and Loyola universities, all forced to forgo their fall semesters due to damage inflicted by Hurricane Katrina.   Keep reading »

  • Higher Ground CD reviewed by Washington Post

    Posted on December 7th, 2005 in CD, New Orleans, Review, Tribute | 2

    The Washington Post has published an article about the album recorded live at JALC: Higher Ground: Hurricane Relief Benefit Concert.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton and Dr. Ken Mask look to build libraries in the homes of hurricane Katrina victims

    Posted on October 6th, 2005 in New Orleans | 3

    After Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, Dr. Ken Mask who runs the non-profit “Books To You“ in New Orleans, turned to close friends and supporters, one being Wynton Marsalis to help restore the precious books that washed away in the Hurricane’s flood. Dr. Mask would like to do more than just restore books. He and close friend and board member, Wynton, would like to see each home have a library of entertaining, educational and healing books which will uplift the spirits of the children, young adults, adults and elderly affected by this devastating event. Dr. Mask states, “Two million…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton playing live at Jazz at Lincoln Center tonight

    Posted on September 17th, 2005 in Concerts | 8

    Tonight Live From Lincoln Center will put on a special nationwide broadcast of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Higher Ground Hurricane Relief Benefit Concert. The show will be live from the Rose Theater in Frederick P. Rose Hall.
 The broadcast is a presentation of Thirteen/WNET New York and will be shown on PBS stations from 8:00-11:00 p.m. ET, and continue until 12 midnight on WNET and on other participating stations around the country (check local listings).
 Lincoln Center will make the broadcast feed available to other networks including BET, BET Jazz, VH1 Soul/Classics, and Link TV. Higher Ground…   Keep reading »