Portraits of America: A Jazz Story features the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
Jazz at Lincoln Center, in co-production with Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas, announces a unique concert event entitled Portraits of America: A Jazz Story at which the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis will premiere a new suite, Of Thee I Sing. Keep reading »
IdeaFestival: Wynton Marsalis’ key to success — ‘Don’t have anything to fall back on’
James White, head of Louisville Collegiate School, once was asked who he would change places with for one day if he had the option.Keep reading »
His answer: Acclaimed jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis.
“To be able to play like you one day would be the story of my life,” White told a visibly humbled Marsalis during a session at IdeaFestival in downtown Louisville Wednesday afternoon.
Faust/Marsalis: The art of learning
Anxiety abounds concerning the demands of our rapidly changing and ever more complicated world and about the ability of our educational system to respond. Yet the education we are fashioning for our children and their children seems ill-suited for the lives they will lead. We hear widespread calls for “outcomes” we can measure and for education geared to specific employment needs, but many of today’s students will hold jobs that have not yet been invented, deploying skills not yet defined.Keep reading »
Just One Bishop at High Church of Jazz Purity
LAST spring, after Wynton Marsalis took over the reins of Jazz at Lincoln Center on a temporary basis because the executive director had resigned, he hinted, as he shook hands with donors at a gala fund-raiser, that he was unhappy with the way the institution had been managed. He likened it to an orchestra without a leader or a musical score.Keep reading »
Wynton in studio to record Portrait in Seven Shades
Today, Wynton is in a New York City studio with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO), to record saxophonist Ted Nash’s musical composition entitled: Portrait in Seven Shades.Keep reading »
Wynton to be featured at NYU’s 175th Commencement
Wynton is going to be featured at New York University’s 175th Commencement Exercises, which will be held Thursday, May 10th, in Washington Square Park.Keep reading »
He will offer the “Response on Behalf of the Honorary Degree Recipients,” an NYU tradition. Wynton will receive a Doctor of Fine Arts degree, honoris causa, at the ceremony.
Video: Wynton and Drue Kataoka at JALC
On December 14, 2006, Wynton hosted a spectacular event for Around the World New York at Dizzy’s Jazz Club at JALC.Keep reading »
Making Degas and Picasso Into Jazz Stars
Music is like a painting that exists in time; painting is like music that exists in space. Bringing them together was the worthy goal of “Jazz and Art,” a weekend concert series inspired by the collection at the Modern Museum of Art and presented this weekend at the Rose Theater by Jazz at Lincoln Center. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra was heard under the direction of multireed player — here called “guest conductor” — Ted Nash, who normally plays alto saxophone and flute with the band.Keep reading »
Wynton Marsalis is the first jazz musician to win the Pulitzer Prize in music. He’s got a basketful of Grammys. And he’s become the music director of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, which lands in Chicago for two gigs this weekend.Keep reading »
So is there anything he can’t do? You bet. He can’t get his kids to stay awake during a symphony concert.
Wynton Marsalis to speak at National Press Club 2003
Wynton will speak, on September 22, at a National Press Club luncheon. He will be delivering a speech entitled “Cultural Bankruptcy: Investing in Arts Education”.Keep reading »