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  • Garth Fagan and Wynton Marsalis reunite for the world premiere of Lighthouse/Lightning Rod

    Posted on September 1st, 2012 in Concerts | 0

    Brooklyn, NY/August 28, 2012—For the first time since their BAM debut more than 20 years ago, Garth Fagan and Wynton Marsalis return to premiere their new piece, Lighthouse/Lightning Rod along with excerpts from their first work, the beloved Griot New York. Lighthouse/Lightning Rod is set to an original score by Wynton Marsalis, is performed live by the Wynton Marsalis Septet, and features scenic design by celebrated visual artist and Guggenheim fellow Alison Saar. The Wynton Marsalis Septet is comprised of Dan Nimmer, Piano; Reginald Veal, Bass; Ali Jackson, Drums; Victor Goines, Saxophone, Clarinet; Wess “Warmdaddy” Anderson, Alto Saxophone; and Eliot Mason, Trombone in addition to Marsalis.   Keep reading »

  • Released today: The Music of America: Wynton Marsalis

    Posted on January 25th, 2012 in Music | 1

    From “Hellbound Highball” to “Happy Feet Blues,” this collection of works is the greatest retrospective of Wynton as a composer. For the first time, Wynton Marsalis brings you this self-curated 2-CD set featuring ONLY his compositions. Performed by a diverse group of artists including musicians from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Orion String Quartet, Mark O’Connor, members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, and Danny Barker.   Keep reading »

  • Free Download from Christmas Jazz Jam

    Posted on December 21st, 2011 in News | 18

    Enjoy this free track from Christmas Jazz Jam: “Good King Wenceslas” Happy Holidays! Love, Wynton.   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 »

  • From the Archives: 1990 Concert for Amnesty International in Chile

    Posted on January 20th, 2011 in Video | 5

    I remember playing a concert with Art Blakey in Chicago for a crowd that wanted to hear rock and roll. When we played they started throwing things on the stage. I remember telling cats before we walked out on the stage in Chile, if they start throwing things on the stage be cool walking off. We started with a song everyone knew “Gracias a La Vida” I had arranged it the night before.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Picks Five Albums for New Listeners

    Posted on January 2nd, 2011 in Music | 2

    Out of his own discography, Wynton has selected five albums for those who are just learning about his music.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Offers Free Download from His Album “Christmas Jazz Jam”

    Posted on December 8th, 2010 in Music | 2

    In the honor of the Christmas spirit, follow this link for a free download of “O Christmas Tree.”   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis Septet Middle East Debut at Abu Dhabi Festival 2010 Review

    Posted on April 13th, 2010 in Review | 1

    One of the greatest living jazz musicians in the world, legendary trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, made his Middle East debut last night in front of an enthralled Emirates Palace Auditorium audience. Wynton Marsalis has been hailed by critics worldwide as the outstanding trumpet player of his generation. Last night, this accolade was vindicated to a stunned Abu Dhabi audience, who were treated to the power of his unique musical vision as Marsalis and his ensemble demonstrated the very essence of jazz, in his inimitable, signature style.   Keep reading »

  • Abu Dhabi Festival 2010 to feature Middle East debut of Wynton Marsalis

    Posted on February 27th, 2010 in Concerts | 6

    The Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Foundation (ADMAF) today announced that Wynton Marsalis will make his debut in the Arab World as part of the Abu Dhabi Festival 2010. The nine time Grammy Award winner will join one of the strongest line ups the festival has ever offered when he performs on 5th April at Emirates Palace, adding a new flavor to this two week manifestation of world class performances in traditional and classical music, drama, fine arts, and ballet. Held under the patronage of His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy…   Keep reading »

  • “Rebuilding The Soul Of America” to replay on HDNet

    Posted on November 11th, 2008 in News | 4

    HDNet will be airing a replay of Wynton’s concert: “Rebuilding The Soul of America”, this coming Sunday, November 16 at 12 pm ET. Wynton performed in his hometown of New Orleans at the Harrah’s Casino Theater. See the performance that Wynton and his Septet played to commemorate hurricane Katrina and support the cultural infrastructure of New Orleans, in high definition   Keep reading »