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  • Wynton will play for Oscar Peterson at Carnegie Hall

    Posted on June 6th, 2007 in Concerts, Tribute | 6

    Wynton will be one of the great jazz musicians at “The Master of Swing” Tribute to Oscar Peterson, this June 8th at Carnegie Hall, New York City. This all-star program will pay homage to the man and his music. Oscar Peterson is thrilled about this historic event and wants to thank everyone involved for their participation in his honor. Mrs. Oscar Peterson and Celine Peterson, their daughter, will be present in his place as he is not strong enough at this time to make the trip. The tribute will be even more meaningful as it is long overdue and will…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton played at Ahmet Ertegun memorial tribute

    Posted on April 22nd, 2007 in Tribute | 1

    On Tuesday 17 April 2007, a memorial tribute was held in New York City for Ahmet Ertegun. The founder of Atlantic Records and co-founder of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame died on 14 December 2006 at age 83 from injuries suffered in a fall at a Rolling Stones’ concert at New York City’s Beacon Theater in October. A large part of the evening was given over to musical performances. Wynton opened the tribute with the standard, “Didn’t He Ramble”. Eric Clapton was part of a band that included Dr. John. They performed Stick Mc Gee’s “Drinkin’ Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee” (Atlantic’s…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton’s concert in Savannah reviewed

    Posted on March 26th, 2007 in Articles, Interview, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Review, Tribute | 2

    On March 24, Wynton was in Savannah with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra to play as Savannah Music Festival. Here is an article about the concert by Savanna Morning News Before the concert, Wynton made a brief appearance at 514 West, a restaurant on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. to say a few words about King Oliver. The event culminated in the unveiling of a plaque in Oliver’s honor. The plaque was affixed to the exterior of the restaurant’s historic brick wall. Here is a small video about Wynton’s tribute for King Oliver. You can also take a…   Keep reading »

  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Radio remembers Ed Bradley

    Posted on December 20th, 2006 in Jazz at Lincoln Center, Radio, Tribute | 0

    The nationally syndicated Jazz at Lincoln Center Radio will offer a one-hour tribute program in remembrance of its longtime host, the late Ed Bradley. For radio stations, “Jazz at Lincoln Center, Remembering Ed Bradley” will be available on the Content Depot after December 26th and will uplink on Thursday, December 28th at 5:00pm ET. The program will be heard by listeners of more than 240 stations across the country between December 28th and January 11th. Wynton hosts the tribute program which includes reminiscences from Ed Bradley’s close friends and colleagues: Mr. Bradley’s sister-in-law Natacha Blanchet, musician Jimmy Buffett, President…   Keep reading »

  • Photos and review about George Gershwin celebration at JALC

    Posted on November 23rd, 2006 in Articles, Photo, Review, Tribute | 0

    On November 13, 2006, Jazz at Lincoln Center celebrated the music of the great American composer George Gershwin at the organization’s fall gala entitled Manhattan Rhapsody: A Celebration of George Gershwin. Here you have some high-res photos (by Frank Stewart) about the concert and the gala. The New York Times has reviewed the November 17 concert at Rose Theater.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton will play a tribute for Ed Bradley

    Posted on November 11th, 2006 in Tribute | 2

    Tomorrow, on CBS, the full hour of “60 Minutes” will be dedicated to the memory of Ed Bradley, who passed away on Thursday. The special memorial edition, in which close friends, his best work and the story of his remarkable life will be featured, will be broadcast this Sunday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. ET/PT. Among those speaking about the other Bradley, affectionately known as “Teddy,” are close friends Jimmy Buffett, the musician, journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault and Wynton Marsalis. Wynton will pay tribute to his friend with a trumpet solo at the end of the hour.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton on Ed Bradley

    Posted on November 10th, 2006 in Tribute | 8

    “Ed Bradley was a great American, one of our definitive cultural figures, a man of unsurpassed curiosity, intelligence, dignity and heart. We of course are shocked and experiencing that unspeakable grief that always attends the finality of the death of a loved one. We have lost a trusted friend and mentor. Our nation has lost a voice of integrity and wisdom. We love him and miss him and it will always be that way.” Wynton Marsalis   Keep reading »

  • Wynton and JALC celebrate George Gershwin

    Posted on November 7th, 2006 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Tribute | 0

    On November 13, 2006 at 7pm, Jazz at Lincoln Center will celebrate the music of the great American composer George Gershwin at the organization’s fall gala entitled Manhattan Rhapsody: A Celebration of George Gershwin. Hosted by CBS News Correspondent and Jazz at Lincoln Center Board member Ed Bradley, the concert will feature the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, the American Composers Orchestra, Patti Austin, Kitty Carlisle Hart, Michael Feinstein, Angela Lansbury, Marcus Roberts, Brian Stokes Mitchell and other special guests. The concert will be followed by a festive dinner held throughout the Frederick P. Rose Hall.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis and JLCO play Coltrane

    Posted on September 13th, 2006 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Tribute | 0

    Jazz at Lincoln Center celebrates John Coltrane’s 80th Birthday with performance and education events September 14, 15, 16 & 20, throughout Frederick P. Rose Hall Ecstatic and somber, secular and sacred, John Coltrane’s musical sermons transform Rose Theater into a place of healing and celebration with orchestrations of his small group masterpieces “My Favorite Things,” “Giant Steps,” “Naima” and more. The LCJO with Wynton marks the 80th year since the birth of one of the most admired, influential and adventurous artists in the history of jazz. More info about tickets on JALC web site   Keep reading »

  • Wynton about the three-day Katrina observance

    Posted on July 22nd, 2006 in Concerts, New Orleans, Tribute | 2

    New Orleans will observe the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina as only America’s most musical city can, with a jazz funeral. Wynton Marsalis and Mayor Ray Nagin announced Friday afternoon the three-day observance, set for Aug. 27-29, promising details later. Wynton and the city’s musicians will lead the procession from the Convention Center to the Superdome in the tradition of a jazz funeral. The grand marshal will be Lt. Gen. Russell Honore, who arrived the Thursday after the Aug. 29 storm to lead the federal troops who followed. “These three days will be one of rebirth, remembrance and renewal,”…   Keep reading »