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  • Free class on Wynton’s compositions in NYC

    Posted on August 24th, 2009 in News | 3

    Tuesday, August 25, 2009 JAZZ FOR CURIOUS LISTENERS Wynton Marsalis: Chamber Music 7:00 – 8:30pm Location: NJMH Visitors Center (104 E. 126th Street, Suite 2C) FREE Small ensemble jazz is comparable to chamber classical music in the intimate settings in which they are often performed and the conversational nature of the interaction among the musicians. Wynton Marsalis has innovated a unique compositional style for small jazz ensembles that makes for an intriguing study of comparison to his writings for the classical chamber ensemble. Join Ethan Iverson of The Bad Plus fame for an in-depth look and listen to some challenging and innovative music. 04 E. 126th…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis featured in The Guardian

    Posted on July 21st, 2009 in Articles | 4

    On inauguration day in Washington earlier this year, the Wynton Marsalis Quintet played a private party at the White House in honour of President Obama. The two men are the same age, but long before Obama came to prominence, Marsalis had been a national figure and so while he says “as a liberal and a Democrat I, of course, feel that things are better in America”, he is experienced enough to know that change, particularly in the areas he cares about most, might not come as quickly as he would like. As well as being the best known figure in…   Keep reading »

  • JALC Announces Winners of 14Th Annual Essentially Ellington

    Posted on May 13th, 2009 in Jazz at Lincoln Center | 3

    Three high school jazz bands took top honors on Sunday Night, May 10, in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 14th Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival. Each band was chosen by a panel of judges composed of distinguished jazz musicians and historians — WYNTON MARSALIS, Jazz at Lincoln Center Artistic Director; composer, conductor and Ellington authority DAVID BERGER; educator, clinician and pianist, REGINALD THOMAS; and legendary jazz trumpeter and composer/arranger, GERALD WILSON— from among the 15 finalist bands from the U.S. and Canada that came to the Competition & Festival in New York City…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton to perform for Brooks Brothers

    Posted on November 30th, 2008 in Concerts | 5

    On Thursday, December 4, 2008, Wynton and his Quintet will perform at Brooks Brothers Store. The event will take place at 7:30 p.m. at Brooks Brothers Store, 346 Madison Ave, New York City. As you know, on 2003, Wynton also wrote the music and recorded a special album for Brooks Brothers, entitled Cast of Cats   Keep reading »

  • Wynton’s video clip for “Just ask the Locals ” campaign

    Posted on November 25th, 2008 in Video | 3

    NYC & Company – the City’s marketing, tourism and partnership organization – launched the third phase of the Just Ask The Locals tourist appreciation campaign. The campaign, which features local New York City celebrities and experts offering insider tips and suggestions on what to see and do around the five boroughs, has expanded its online presence to include real-time mobile events updates and enhanced content. Following you can watch Wynton’s video clip for this campaign and on the Nycgo.com web site you can read his recommendations about great places to have great jazz and food around NY City… Other…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton to sign his new book at Hue-Man Bookstore

    Posted on November 21st, 2008 in Books | 1

    On Tuesday, November 25, 2008 Wynton will be at Hue-Man Bookstore and Café in New York City, to discuss and sign his new book: “Moving to Higher Ground: How Jazz Can Change Your Life”. The event is free and open to public and will take place at 6:00pm. Hue-Man Bookstore and Café. 2319 Frederick Douglass Blvd. (Btw. 124th and 125th Sts.) New York, NY 10027. Tel: 212-665-7400   Keep reading »

  • Wynton and Stanley Crouch speaking about Louis Armstrong

    Posted on November 15th, 2008 in Video | 2

    Apple’s iTunes U is offering a lengthy in-depth account of the life of the great Louis Armstrong – and a huge show (a 1.5 hour video) is available now for free from iTunes U. (open directly in iTunes) The show comes from The Center for Jazz Studies at Columbia University. It featured presenters Wynton Marsalis and Stanley Crouch alongside host Robert O’Meally, and is a video recording of a lecture given at the University, on February 1, 2000. The lecture formed part of the Jazz and American Culture lecture series, featuring live performances from Wynton playing trumpet and piano, and in-depth question…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton to play Nursery Song Swing at Jazz at Lincoln Center

    Posted on November 1st, 2008 in Concerts | 9

    On November 6-7-8, 2009, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton and guest artists will transform traditional children’s songs and nursery rhymes with a big band twist. Performed at Jazz at Lincoln Center for the first time, Nursery Song Swing features new arrangements by members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Young guest artists Grace Kelly (age 16) on saxophone, Carl Majeau (age 17) on saxophone and Jonathan Russell (age 13) on violin, join the orchestra for this unique concert event. More info about tickets on www.jalc.org   Keep reading »

  • “Live From Jazz At Lincoln Center New York City” DVD available in stores!

    Posted on October 28th, 2008 in DVD | 2

    The new DVD by Wynton Marsalis and Willie Nelson: “Live From Jazz At Lincoln Center New York City”, is now available in stores. You can order it directly from Amazon.com. Released by Eagle Entertainment, the DVD features the live concert recorded at JALC on January 2007. Tracks are inter cut with interviews of both men where they expound articulately about the material and the presentation. Following you can also give a look to the DVD trailers. The two American icons will also perform in Rose Theater at 8 p.m. next February 9 and February 10, 2009. Norah Jones will be special guest. More…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton tells about Jazz and the night on NY1.com

    Posted on October 20th, 2008 in Video | 3

    As part of NY1’s Jazz Lives Here coverage, Arts Reporter Stephanie Simon took a day-long tour of the world of jazz in New York City. In the early morning she interviewed Wynton at home, and he improvised at the piano and with the trumpet and told some funny anecdotes. Check the video on NY1.com   Keep reading »