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  • Wynton talking to Tavis Smiley about his new album: “The Magic Hour”

    Posted on April 18th, 2004 in Profiles & Interviews | 0

    On March 29 2004, Tavis Smiley, (who has a talk show on PBS) interviewed Wynton for his NPR radio broadcast.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis on ‘The Magic Hour’ for CNN

    Posted on March 18th, 2004 in Profiles & Interviews | 0

    Before he’d finished high school, Wynton Marsalis was already a legend in his hometown of New Orleans, Louisiana. In the years since, he’s become internationally known, leading the New York-based Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and releasing more than 25 albums. His 1997 work, “Blood on the Fields,” won the Pulitzer Prize.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis’ The Magic Hour is in stores !

    Posted on March 9th, 2004 in Music | 0

    Wynton Marsalis makes his Blue Note debut today with The Magic Hour. On the new album, Marsalis taps vocalists Diane Reeves and Bobby McFerrin, as well as a trio of up-and-coming musicians—pianist Eric Lewis, bassist Carlos Henriquez and drummer Ali Jackson.   Keep reading »

  • A preview of Wynton Marsalis’ The Magic Hour

    Posted on February 2nd, 2004 in Music | 0

    As you know, Wynton will make his label debut with “The Magic Hour”:http://wyntonmarsalis.org/discography/title/the-magic-hour, an upbeat, lyrical eight-song outing featuring his remarkable quartet - pianist Eric Lewis, bassist Carlos Henriquez and drummer Ali Jackson - and two special guests, Blue Note label mates Dianne Reeves and Bobby McFerrin.   Keep reading »

  • The Magic Hour will be in stores on March 9

    Posted on December 31st, 2003 in Music | 0

    Wynton’ new album, The Magic Hour, will hits stores March 9. The eight-song set follows his acclaimed 200-performer orchestral work, All Rise. Wynton is joined by pianist Eric Lewis, bassist Carlos Henriquez and drummer Ali Jackson, plus guest vocalists Dianne Reeves and Bobby McFerrin.   Keep reading »

  • Marsalis, Clinton and Others Dissect Jazz at Symposium

    Posted on December 11th, 2003 in Review | 3

    Wynton Marsalis, the artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center, has talked for some years about his desire to gather an intellectual community around jazz. Last night at the Walter Reade Theater at the center, Mr. Marsalis and his organization scored a coup in the name of intellectualism and publicity: a symposium, with an invitation-only audience of about 200, on the subject of jazz and American democracy, including the former president and part-time saxophonist Bill Clinton.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton’s upcoming album on Blue Note

    Posted on October 24th, 2003 in Music | 0

    The new Wynton’s album with Blue Note Records will be called The Magic Hour and will be out in March of 2004.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton plays for a tribute to Katherine Dunham

    Posted on September 16th, 2003 in Concerts | 0

    At Peter Norton Symphony Space, in a Friday, 12 night program that began a three-day series devoted to Ms. Dunham and Haitian culture, the Haitian-American novelist Edwidge Danticat and two former Dunham dancers, Glory Van Scott and Julie Robinson Belafonte, spoke of Ms. Dunham’s humanitarianism and social activism.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton plays with his new quartet

    Posted on June 5th, 2003 in Concerts | 0

    On June 3 and 4, Wynton led a quartet at the Iron Horse for four packed shows Tuesday and Wednesday nights. He brought along pianist Eric Lewis, drummer Ali Jackson Jr., and bassist Carlos Henriquez, and the quartet performed a seven-tune set, followed by a single song encore. Most of the compositions played at the first Tuesday show were so new that Wynton hadn’t named them yet, and they included a sprightly New Orleans shuffle, a playful swing largely built around a one-note melody, and even one speedy “out”.   Keep reading »