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  • Wynton Marsalis and Paco de Lucia in Vitoria-Gasteiz

    Posted on July 13th, 2006 in Articles, Concerts, Photo, Review, Tour, Tribute | 5

    On Tuesday 11, Wynton played with Paco de Lucia in Vitoria-Gasteiz. It has been a wonderful concert, with Wynton playing perfectly with the guitar of Paco de Lucia. A perfect and elegant mix between flamenco and jazz. Check out some article about the event on El Pais, ABC.es Yesterday Wynton also played in Vitoria with the JLCO. He composed a new suite just for Vitoria. And the city dedicated him a bronze statue in the Parque de la Florida ! Check out some articles about it on TeleCinco, Noticias de Navarra, El Correo Digital, Noticias de Alava. P.S.: all the…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton playing with Gerald Wilson and Plas Johnson next week

    Posted on February 17th, 2006 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Tribute | 4

    Jazz at Lincoln Center continues to celebrate the jazz cities of America with a special concert series entitled Los Angeles: Central Avenue Breakdown featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis on February 23-25 at 8pm at Frederick P. Rose Hall on Broadway at 60th St. in New York City. Gerald Wilson, who arranged music for Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie and Count Basie, leads the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra in this celebration, joined by fellow Los Angeles natives Plas Johnson, the sultry tenor sax voice of Mancini’s “Pink Panther” theme. Tickets are $30, $50, $75, $100, $130 and available at the Jazz…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton celebrates the Jazz Tradition and Culture of “Steeltown”

    Posted on February 9th, 2006 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Tribute | 0

    Jazz at Lincoln Center continues to celebrate the tributary cities of jazz with the From The Heart of Steeltown: Pittsburgh Festival on February 16, 17 & 18 at Frederick P. Rose Hall at Broadway at 60th St. in New York City. This festival focuses on Pittsburgh’s long history in jazz and the many famous names that have come from Steeltown including Billy Strayhorn, songwriter Billy Eckstine, Mary Lou Williams and percussionist Art Blakey, with whom Wynton spent his early days. In Rose Theater at 8pm, the JLCO with Wynton Marsalis welcomes special guest artists Jeff “Tain” Watts and Steve Nelson to perform…   Keep reading »

  • Higher Ground CD reviewed by Washington Post

    Posted on December 7th, 2005 in CD, New Orleans, Review, Tribute | 2

    The Washington Post has published an article about the album recorded live at JALC: Higher Ground: Hurricane Relief Benefit Concert.   Keep reading »

  • JALC celebrates Wynton’s 25 Years on the music scene

    Posted on November 13th, 2005 in Jazz at Lincoln Center, Tribute | 0

    Jazz at Lincoln Center commemorates Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis’ 25 years of musical achievement with Wynton with Strings on November 17, 18 and 19 at 8pm at Rose Theater at Frederick P. Rose Hall on Broadway at 60th St. This special series of concert performances feature a retrospect of jazz by the musician, educator and author. The Wynton Marsalis Quartet will perform a repertoire of Wynton’s music from the past 25 years, including new arrangements of music from his celebrated albums The Midnight Blues and Hot House Flowers. A string orchestra and Robert Sadin, conductor, will accompany the band for the celebration. Tickets for…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton celebrates Kansas City and Count Basie

    Posted on September 20th, 2005 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Tribute | 0

    Saturday, September 22, 23 & 24, 2005, at Rose Theater, 8 pm The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis performs the music of influential Kansas City jazz musicians, particularly the legendary Count Basie and his spare signature piano style. Saxophonist Frank Wess, who played in Count Basie’s big band, joins the orchestra to play some of the best of Kansas City’s boogie-woogie jazz. This special Kansas City show integrates new talent inspired by rich tradition. K.C. and The Count featuring the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra will be broadcast live on September 24 via radio partners WBGO Jazz88.3FM in the New York…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton played at Peter Jenning’s memorial service

    Posted on September 20th, 2005 in Tribute | 0

    Friends and colleagues of Canadian-born news anchor Peter Jennings mourned his death and celebrated his life at a memorial service located at New York City’s Carnegie Hall on Tuesday. In honor of Jennings’ love for music, the service featured performances from first-class musicians such as cellist Yo Yo Ma; Celtic fiddler Natalie MacMaster; and legendary jazz trumpeters Clark Terry, Wynton Marsalis and John Faddis, who played “A Fanfare for Peter”.   Keep reading »

  • Download the mp3 of Wynton’s tribute for victims of Katrina

    Posted on September 4th, 2005 in MP3 sample, Tribute | 4

    The solo that Wynton played on CBS for the victims of hurricane Katrina, was so touching that we decided to share it with all the fans. Download the audio version as mp3 file (192 kbs – 3.9 MB – right-click the link to save the file on your hard disk)   Keep reading »

  • Wynton will play at BET’s telethon for hurricane relief

    Posted on September 3rd, 2005 in Tribute, TV show | 0

    BET is the latest network to announce a telethon to benefit victims of Hurricane Katrina, airing as a two-part, four-hour broadcast on Friday, Sept. 9. From 6 to 7:30 p.m. EDT, the network will present a special edition of “106 & Park: BET’s Top 10 Live,” followed by the telethon, which continues until 10 p.m. Russell Simmons, Chris Rock, Wynton Marsalis and rappers Master P, Juvenile and David Banner are among those scheduled to appear.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton played a tribute for victims of Katrina on CBS

    Posted on September 3rd, 2005 in Tribute, TV show | 6

    Yesterday morning, Wynton played a tribute for the victims of hurricane Katrina on CBS’ The Early Show. Here is an excerpt of the interview he gave: 
“It’s too much to describe – not just for me, but for New Orleaners all over the world. I think I’ve gotten over 400-something calls in the last two days,” he says. The calls come from friends who have been in New Orleans and describe a desperate situation; other calls are from friends around the world offering to help in any way they can. 
Marsalis says his parents are fine, but no one…   Keep reading »