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  • Wynton is visiting New Orleans now !

    Posted on September 12th, 2005 in News | 2

    Wynton is spending the day touring the devastation in New Orleans. 
He went down there after his gig in Maryland so that he could see the destruction that has reigned down on his beloved city. He is assessing what is currently being done to help as well as what needs to be done in terms of coming up with a plan to preserve the many cultural landmarks in the Crescent City.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton at BET Relief Telethon tonight !

    Posted on September 9th, 2005 in TV show | 1

    The BET Relief Telethon is set to air from 7:30 to 10 pm ET/PT on BET and will raise money for the storm relief efforts. Those that will either appear or perform are established artists and entertainers such as Alicia Keys, Al and Star Jones Reynolds, Avant, Baby, Brandy, Chris Rock, Ciara, David Banner, Diddy, Erykah Badu, Gerald Levert, Jay-Z, Juvenile, Keyshia Cole, Lil’ Wayne, Ludacris, Lyfe, Master P, Nick Cannon, Omarion, Pharrell Williams, Russell Simmons, Stevie Wonder, Twista, Wyclef, and Wynton Marsalis.   Keep reading »

  • Update about Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Higher Ground Hurricane Relief Benefit Concert

    Posted on September 9th, 2005 in Concerts | 1

    Jazz at Lincoln Center announced the Higher Ground Hurricane Relief Benefit Concert and auction on Saturday, September 17 at 7pm. The benefit will be held at the Rose Theater located inside the Frederick P. Rose Hall on Broadway and 60th Street, New York City.
 The concert, hosted by Laurence Fishburne, will feature Wynton Marsalis, Terence Blanchard, Ken Burns, Cyrus Chestnut, Peter Cincotti, Elvis Costello, Bill Cosby, Robert De Niro, Paquito D’Rivera, Jon Hendricks, Norah Jones, Diana Krall, Abbey Lincoln, Bette Midler, Dianne Reeves, Marcus Roberts, Paul Simon, Meryl Streep, James Taylor, McCoy Tyner, Cassandra Wilson, Buckwheat Zydeco and many more…   Keep reading »

  • Jazz at Lincoln Center hosts the Higher Ground Hurricane Relief Concert

    Posted on September 3rd, 2005 in Concerts | 5

    Jazz at Lincoln Center announced plans to produce the Higher Ground Hurricane Relief Benefit Concert. Premiering on Saturday, September 17 at 7pm, the event will be held in the Rose Theater on 60th street and Broadway. The concert will seek to raise funds for Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. Bill Cosby will host the concert with Wynton Marsalis, Peter Cincotti, Elvis Costello, Paquito D’Rivera, Abbey Lincoln, Diana Krall, Jon Hendricks and more to be announced. XM Satellite Radio will carry this concert live on their network from coast to coast on the Real Jazz channel (channel 70). Higher Ground will also broadcast…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton played a tribute for victims of Katrina on CBS

    Posted on September 3rd, 2005 in Tribute, TV show | 6

    Yesterday morning, Wynton played a tribute for the victims of hurricane Katrina on CBS’ The Early Show. Here is an excerpt of the interview he gave: 
“It’s too much to describe – not just for me, but for New Orleaners all over the world. I think I’ve gotten over 400-something calls in the last two days,” he says. The calls come from friends who have been in New Orleans and describe a desperate situation; other calls are from friends around the world offering to help in any way they can. 
Marsalis says his parents are fine, but no one…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton speaks to the devastation brought by hurricane Katrina

    Posted on September 2nd, 2005 in Speech | 6

    Below is Wynton’s statement on the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in his hometown, New Orleans: “New Orleans is the most unique of American cities because it is the only city in the world that has created its own culture. With architecture, music and festive ceremonies, it’s of singular importance to the United States of America. Moreover, with a mixture of Spanish, French, British, West African and American people living in the same city, New Orleans can be depicted as the original melting pot. The collision of these cultures created jazz, the only art form that embodies the fundamental…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton at the Concert For Hurricane Katrina Relief on NBC

    Posted on September 1st, 2005 in Concerts, TV show | 8

    In response to the hurricane tragedy NBC Universal Television Group will air A Concert For Hurricane Relief, a live benefit special in high-definition on NBC, MSNBC and CNBC. The hour-long, music and celebrity driven broadcast will air live to the East Coast on Friday, September 2, 2005 at 8:00pm (ET). The telethon hosted by NBC’s Matt Lauer will broadcast from New York studios on NBC. The special will feature performances by artists with ties to the affected areas. These artists include Tim McGraw, Harry Connick, Jr. and Wynton Marsalis as well as a guest appearance by Leonardo DiCaprio, among others. All…   Keep reading »

  • A New Orleans style holiday bash with Wynton on the radio

    Posted on December 12th, 2004 in Jazz at Lincoln Center, New Orleans, Radio | 9

    Red Hot Holiday Stomp is the holiday radio program on Jazz at Lincoln Center Radio. A New Orleans style holiday bash with Wynton Marsalis and friends. Spanish tinged marches, blues and ragtime spice up the holiday tradition. Listen to it (requires Real Player)   Keep reading »