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  • Wynton Marsalis & Eric Clapton Played The Blues

    Posted on April 12th, 2011 in Review | 8

    Wynton Marsalis and Eric Clapton collaborated forces this past weekend at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater, to explore the shared musical ground between New Orleans, the Delta and Chicago. Joined by eight other stellar musicians, including members of Marsalis’ quintet, Marsalis and Clapton performed the works of W.C. Handy, Louis Armstrong, Howlin’ Wolf, Big Maceo and more. The songs were selected by Clapton, while Marsalis’ arrangements embodied the authentic New Orleans sound of King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis to kick off lecture series at Harvard University

    Posted on April 4th, 2011 in Lecture | 3

    Will teach a master class at Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School Harvard University announced today that Wynton Marsalis will launch a two-year performance and lecture series on April 28, with an appearance at Sanders Theater. Currently the Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center, Marsalis is an accomplished musician, composer, bandleader and educator who has made the promotion of jazz and cultural literacy his hallmark causes. “Wynton Marsalis is both an internationally acclaimed musician and a leader in educating people about the importance of arts and culture,“ Harvard President Drew Faust said. “We are fortunate to have an artist and…   Keep reading »

  • Exclusive Fan Offers for Newport Jazz Festival

    Posted on April 4th, 2011 in Concerts | 0

    SPECIAL OFFERS FOR WYNTON FANS: FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERT PRE-SALE EVENT On Monday, April 4, get first crack at the best seats by using promo code WYNTON to purchase tickets before they go on sale to the general public. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, April 5. USE PROMO CODE: WYNTON Pre-sale starts Monday, April 4 at 10:00am & ends Tuesday, April 5 at 9:00am. “EARLY BIRD” DISCOUNTS FOR FORT ADAMS STATE PARK $10 off general admission tickets by buying on-line with promo code WYNTON by Friday, April 9 Single-Day Tickets: $59* for either August 6 or 7 (regularly $69) Two-Day Packages: $118* for August 6 & 7 (regularly $125) *Service…   Keep reading »

  • Love for Japan: A Fundraising Event with Wynton Marsalis and Martha Stewart

    Posted on March 18th, 2011 in Benefit | 3

    On Wednesday, March 23rd the Quintet will perform at EN Japanese Brasserie’s fundraiser in support of the Japanese Society’s Earthquake Relief Fund & the Japanese Red Cross in New York City.   Keep reading »

  • Jazz Jam: Wynton Marsalis Small Groups

    Posted on January 26th, 2011 in Concerts | 1

    Wynton Marsalis is a man who wears many hats: trumpeter, composer, Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center, and music director of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. But it’s too often forgotten that he first came to fame with small bands: after getting started with Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, he then made musical history with his own original groundbreaking quintet. Whether he’s leading bands of any size, Marsalis’ music is always breathtakingly innovative and swinging. March 31, 2011 – 8:00 PM April 1, 2011 – 8:00 PM April 2, 2011 – 8:00 PM buy tickets on jalc.org   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis To Stream Live Worldwide From Jazz In Marciac Festival

    Posted on August 3rd, 2010 in Streaming | 0

    On August 5th The Wynton Marsalis Quintet plus guests will perform “Modern New Orleans Music” featuring compositions from New Orleans natives within the last 30 years at the renowned Jazz in Marciac Festival. An annual favorite of the festival, Wynton celebrates his 20th annual appearance performing at Marciac, France, a town that is nearest to his heart next to his native New Orleans. For those who can’t make the pilgrimage to Marciac in the south of France to witness this renowned trumpeter’s performance you can experience it LIVE via Wynton’s page on Facebook and Ustream. What: Live concert…   Keep reading »

  • Dave Brubeck Celebrates 90th Birthday As Special Guest with Wynton Marsalis Quintet at CareFusion Ne

    Posted on July 16th, 2010 in Concerts | 0

    Dave Brubeck has been thrilling fans in Newport for more than half his life, and George Wein is proud to announce that the legendary pianist is returning to the CareFusion Newport Jazz Festival to celebrate his 90th birthday as a special guest with his friend Wynton Marsalis on Sunday, August 8. Making a unique appearance with the Wynton Marsalis Quintet, Brubeck comes to Newport fresh from a performance at the Litchfield Jazz Festival, where the festival’s 15th anniversary is dedicated in his honor. “I am pleased to welcome Dave back to Newport once again. He performed at the first Newport…   Keep reading »

  • New Album Released Today in the US with Special One Day Offer from Amazon.com

    Posted on June 22nd, 2010 in CD, DVD | 0

    From Billie Holiday to Edith Piaf: Live in Marciac, is in stores now. The 9-song album, recorded in the summer of 2008 when Wynton Marsalis and his quintet teamed-up with French accordionist Richard Galliano at the annual Jazz in Marciac festival in Southern France to pay tribute to the late legends Billie Holiday and Edith Piaf, is available in two formats, a deluxe CD/DVD edition and a standard audio CD. Both versions are currently available both digitally and physically with the digital audio only version of the album featured at the discounted price of $2.99 today only as Amazon’s Deal…   Keep reading »

  • Watch exclusive clips from Wynton’s new album with Richard Galliano

    Posted on June 1st, 2010 in Video | 0

    Wynton’s new album with Richard Galliano, “Live in Marciac: From Billie Holiday to Edith Piaf” will be released in the USA June 22nd. Starting today, four exclusive clips will be released weekly on Wynton’s Facebook page. Check out the clips, La Foule; Them There Eyes; What A Little Moonlight Can Do; L’Homme à La Moto.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis Quintet Plus Special Guests to Perform at Jazz in Marciac 2010

    Posted on April 23rd, 2010 in Concerts | 1

    This summer, on August 1st and 5th Wynton will travel back to Marciac with his quintet and special guests to perform two concerts. August 1, 2010: Classics of the Hot Club of France Wynton Marsalis, trumpet; Dan Nimmer, piano; Carlos Henriquez, bass; Ali Jackson, drums; Walter Blanding, reeds; Frank Vignola, guitar; Mark O’Connor, violin. August 5, 2010: Modern New Orleans Music Wynton Marsalis, trumpet; Dan Nimmer, piano; Carlos Henriquez, bass; Ali Jackson, drums; Walter Blanding, reeds; Victor Goines, reeds; Chris Crenshaw, trombone.   Keep reading »