Wynton Marsalis to perform fan appreciation concert in New York City

Wynton Marsalis will give back to his fans as he opens the doors of Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center on November 29th, 2009. More than 100 fans will be invited to join Marsalis and his quintet as they take the stage for this once-in-a-lifetime performance. Free tickets will be distributed randomly to Wynton Marsalis e-newsletter subscribers.

“My fans have stuck with me through many styles of music – from modern burnout to standards to New Orleans music to baroque and beyond. They have embraced all of my bands – from small groups of various sizes to the big band, and they have celebrated the diverse personalities of those ensembles. My fans are of all nations and kinds, ages and beliefs. Every day, I recommit to creating a better music for their enjoyment. I strive to justify, through my work, the unwavering faith and trust they have shown through these years. At every performance and sometimes just in the streets, someone gives me the inspiration and confidence to become a better musician and person. It is a blessing.”

One lucky Grand Prize winner will receive two night’s stay at the elegant Mandarin Oriental, New York. Additional winners will receive invitations to the quintet’s sound check, gift certificates to Gabriel’s Bar & Restaurant, tours of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s House of Swing and more!

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This contest continues Marsalis’s efforts to find new ways to connect with his fans and give them an intimate look into his life and artistic process. He blogs regularly on Facebook about his experiences as a composer, educator and performer on the road. He will also launch a new website later this year with exclusive content and opportunities for his fans.

About Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola
Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, one of the three main performance venues located in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s home, Frederick P. Rose Hall, produces world-class jazz performances nightly and welcomes locals and visitors alike to enjoy the city’s best music, food and libations. The intimate 140-seat jazz club provides a hip environment for performance, education and other special events. Set against a glittering backdrop with spectacular views of Central Park, shows are featured nightly.

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  1. I am a high school student. I am doing a documentary for the national history day fair on the invention of jazz. I would love to talk with Mr. Marsalis. Can you tell me how I can reach him? Thanks.

    Joe on Oct 31st, 2009 at 8:22am

  2. One of my favorite performer of music ….Wynton Marsalis !

    Al Johnson on Oct 27th, 2009 at 10:55am

  3. Did I win tickets, to the fan appreciation concert?

    Terri Gadson on Oct 23rd, 2009 at 5:58pm

  4. I came out just this past Saturday to Branford’s Concert in Virginia Beach @ the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts. Right now, I am writing an article concerning what I saw, heard and felt about the performance. I did not know how to spell your name and ended up on your site.
    Hope to attend one of your performances, when I get the chance.
    Please say hi to my Basketball Idol for all of ‘US’ who follow the Greatest Round Ball Player of My Generation, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

    J. Morocco MisterBoy on Oct 13th, 2009 at 2:21am