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  • PBS NewsHour: Wynton Marsalis Pays Homage to Jazz’s Past by Investing in Its Future

    Posted on June 1st, 2011 in Profiles & Interviews | 0

    Part-competition, part-celebration, 110 high school bands entered this year’s Essentially Ellington Jazz Competition, submitting recorded performances for the judges. Just 15 were chosen. Jeffrey Brown sits down with the man behind it all: jazz great Wynton Marsalis.   Keep reading »

  • U.S. Premiere of Swing Symphony to be Broadcast Live on PBS

    Posted on September 22nd, 2010 in Concerts | 1

    Wednesday evening, September 22, will be a very special occasion. On that occasion Live From Lincoln Center will inaugurate its 35th anniversary season of presenting the arts from the stages of America’s premier Performing Arts center. It is now a longstanding tradition of Live From Lincoln Center to begin a new season with the Gala Opening Concert by the New York Philharmonic. Alan Gilbert begins his second season as the Philharmonic’s Music Director with music from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. From the 19th, the Tone Poem Don Juan by Richard Strauss; from the 20th, a work with…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton to perform on Live from Lincoln Center on PBS

    Posted on March 7th, 2009 in Concerts | 28

    Tune in to PBS on Thursday, March 26 at 8:00 p.m.* for Live From Lincoln Center featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis at Frederick P. Rose Hall and hosted by 60 Minutes, CBS News Correspondent Lesley Stahl. Specially selected by Wynton, the band will perform music they’ve played through the ages and the world over: favorite tunes from the band’s expansive repertoire including original compositions by members of the band. Check Local Listings to see when it’s airing on your local PBS station. Continue reading to watch Wynton explaining Jazz insipiration and improvisation and the…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton’s soundtrack for The War is out

    Posted on September 19th, 2007 in Music | 15

    On September 23, 2007, PBS will air “THE WAR”, a new seven-part documentary series directed and produced by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. The new film explores the history and horror of the Second World War from an American perspective by following the fortunes of so-called ordinary men and women who become caught up in one of the greatest cataclysms in human history.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton appearing tonight in a PBS homage to Louis Armstrong

    Posted on July 6th, 2005 in News | 2

    Tonight’s PBS “American Masters” encore will show: “Satchmo: The Life of Louis Armstrong”. Wynton will appear in the program on PBS to explain the difference between technique and nuance - and why Armstrong was so amazing at both.   Keep reading »