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  • New book: Squeak, Rumble, Whomp! Whomp! Whomp!

    Posted on October 15th, 2012 in Books | 1

    The creators of Jazz ABZ are back for an encore. With infectious rhythm and rhyme, musical master Wynton Marsalis opens kids’ ears to the sounds around us. On sale now!   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Interviewed by Poet Gene Myers

    Posted on January 14th, 2011 in Interview | 3

    Wynton Marsalis grew up in a family that is considered to be New Orleans royalty (Pianist Ellis Marsalis is his father; sax player Branford Marsalis is his brother.). He has recorded over 40 albums; made trumpeting cool again, revived acoustic jazz and is one of the loudest advocates for traditional jazz. Myers: In an interview about your book, “Moving to Higher Ground: How Jazz Can Change Your Life,” you said, “Jazz allows people to find their creativity and focus it.” Would you expand on that? Marsalis: If we all have a thing that defines us; we have preferences and likes, tastes,…   Keep reading »

  • Watch an exclusive video of Wynton reading his poem, He and She

    Posted on March 13th, 2009 in CD, Video | 10

    Wynton would like to invite you to view an exclusive video of him reading his poem “He and She” from his upcoming album releasing on March 24th. Just sign up for his monthly e-newsletter and a link to the video will be emailed to you. If you are already a subscriber, the link to the video will be provided in the newsletter this month.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton to appear at Poetry and the Creative Mind

    Posted on March 12th, 2009 in News | 1

    On April 1, 2009, the Academy of American Poets will present its seventh annual benefit, Poetry & The Creative Mind, at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center. Call 212-721-6500 or visit the Alice Tully Hall box office to buy tickets. Wynton along with some of America’s leading artists, scholars, and public figures will participate in this extraordinary evening celebrating the role of contemporary poetry in American culture. Each year, Poetry & The Creative Mind kicks off National Poetry Month, which was established by the Academy in 1996 and is now the largest literary celebration in the world. Wynton is anticipated to read…   Keep reading »

  • Video: Wynton reading The Wild Old Wicked Man

    Posted on April 21st, 2008 in Video | 3

    On December 18, 2007, PBS taped Wynton at Rose Hall reading William Butler Yeats’ The Wild Old Wicked Man. PBS web site has just published the video from that reading. The Poetry Foundation, undertook this project in order to expose a diverse audience to a broad spectrum of poetic voices, build an appreciation and an audience for poetry, and increase the presence of poets and poetry within the two most ubiquitous media in American popular culture–the Web and TV. In addition to presentation on this Web site, the videos will appear on local public television stations at unexpected moments during their…   Keep reading »

  • Jazz ABZ reviewed on the New York Times

    Posted on November 17th, 2005 in Books, Review | 0

    The New York Times has just published a review on the new book Jazz ABZ written by Wynton and illustrated by Paul Rogers.   Keep reading »

  • Jazz ABZ is now available in bookstores

    Posted on November 9th, 2005 in Books | 0

    Wynton has collaborated with illustrator Paul Rogers and jazz historian Phil Schaap to create a children’s book…while Rogers developed the concept for the book, he sought the help of Wynton to bring it to fruition.   Keep reading »