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  • Wynton Marsalis Lets the Orchestra Shine in His Violin Concerto

    Posted on August 16th, 2019 in Review

    A new recording captures this 2015 work, which doesn’t depend on the presence of him or his jazz colleagues. At the turn of the 21st century, Wynton Marsalis was busy.   Keep reading »

  • Marsalis gets Double H kids in the groove

    Posted on August 15th, 2019 in Review

    Jazz great trumpeter Wynton Marsalis brought five members of his Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, which debuts tonight at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center with the Philadelphia Orchestra in Marsalis’ “Swing Symphony,” to play and do a bit of music education for the 137 youngsters at the ranch. The band’s appearance was the first time jazz musicians had come to the venue as well as representing a new partnership for SPAC.   Keep reading »

  • As a Classical Composer, Wynton Marsalis Contains Multitudes

    Posted on August 13th, 2019 in Review

    Some people claim that all music is just music, regardless of what kind it is. Wynton Marsalis knows better. As a renowned jazz trumpeter, bandleader, and educator who’s also been involved with classical music since performing the Haydn trumpet concerto at the age of 14, he’s well aware of the differences in idiom between the genres, and the differing constraints on and characteristic habits of their performers.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis Imagines Buddy Bolden

    Posted on May 2nd, 2019 in Review

    Nearly 120 years after his heyday in New Orleans, Charles “Buddy” Bolden, the cornet player and bandleader widely credited with inventing jazz at the dawn of the 20th century, may finally be about to get the attention he deserves.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis and his brothers salute their pop at Jazz Fest

    Posted on April 28th, 2019 in Review

    Ellis Marsalis, the 84-year-old jazz pianist extraordinaire, was honored at the 50th Anniversary New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival with a concert commemorating his contribution to the crescent City music scene as both a musician and teacher.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis’ spectacular ode to the urban jungle of New York

    Posted on March 1st, 2019 in Review

    It’s been 21 years since Wynton Marsalis last brought the Jazz at Lincoln Centre Orchestra to Melbourne. The ensemble’s line-up has changed significantly since then but the JLCO’s unwavering focus on both the legacy and future of jazz remains unchanged.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis takes audience on a classic journey through jazz history

    Posted on February 27th, 2019 in Review

    In 2016, when the New York Philharmonic Orchestra premiered Wynton Marsalis’s fourth symphony, The Jungle, the orchestra’s short rehearsal schedule, combined with the score’s length and intricacy, meant it performed only five of the six movements.   Keep reading »

  • Marsalis and the SSO unleash New York’s manic energy

    Posted on February 25th, 2019 in Review

    Two visions of New York about 100 years apart provided the springboards for music of unbounded energy in this joint program by the SSO and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra directed and managed by legendary jazz and classical trumpeter Wynton Marsalis.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis takes us on a Jungle prowl

    Posted on February 22nd, 2019 in Review

    New York is a helluva town and it features strongly in Sydney’s arts and entertainment scene at the moment with trumpet superstar Wynton Marsalis here leading his Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra for a series of concerts with the Sydney Symphony, and operagoers preparing for the open-air production of West Side Story in March.   Keep reading »

  • Jazz Congress and Winter Jazzfest draw international crowds to New York

    Posted on January 27th, 2019 in Review

    The increasingly broad world of jazz seemed broader than ever at the 2019 editions of Jazz Congress and Winter Jazzfest in New York earlier this month.   Keep reading »