Eric Clapton and Wynton Marsalis at Lincoln Center - Review
Eric Clapton chose the songs and Wynton Marsalis laid out the musical territory for “Wynton Marsalis and Eric Clapton Play the Blues,” the Jazz at Lincoln Center concert at Rose Theater on Friday night, the first of two shows. It was a concert so fixated on elegant details that its blues were bloodless. Keep reading »
Willie Nelson, Wynton Marsalis & Norah Jones celebrate Ray Charles with Here We Go Again
The first meeting of these kindred spirits took place at The Allen Room at New York’s Jazz at Lincoln Center for two nights in 2007; their encore appearance was also staged at the heralded jazz house—this time for two sold-out nights at Rose Theater in February 2009 with special guest Norah Jones. Rather than rehash the previous material Nelson and Marsalis had first presented, the threesome paid homage to the music of the late Ray Charles, the iconic star of soul, r&b, country, jazz and pop.Keep reading »
Wynton Marsalis & Eric Clapton to perform at JALC’s 2011 Gala
Jazz at Lincoln Center announces Wynton Marsalis and Eric Clapton will perform together in Wynton Marsalis and Eric Clapton Play the Blues in Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center. The special concert events have been added to the season schedule as the organization’s 2011 Annual Gala on April 7 and as ticketed concerts open to the public on April 8 and 9. As the preferred card of Jazz at Lincoln Center and Lead Sponsor for the three concerts, MasterCard will run an exclusive advance ticket sale beginning January 28.Keep reading »
From the Archives: 1990 Concert for Amnesty International in Chile
I remember playing a concert with Art Blakey in Chicago for a crowd that wanted to hear rock and roll. When we played they started throwing things on the stage.Keep reading »
I remember telling cats before we walked out on the stage in Chile, if they start throwing things on the stage be cool walking off. We started with a song everyone knew “Gracias a La Vida” I had arranged it the night before.
Spotlight of the Month – Moving to Higher Ground: How Jazz Can Change Your Life
Published by Random House and released in September 2009, Wynton Marsalis collaborated with historian and writer Geoffery C. Ward to explore jazz and how an understanding of it can lead to a deeper, more original ways of living.Keep reading »
Review: Wynton Marsalis and Willie Nelson: Live from Jazz at Lincoln Center New York City
The video record of the January 2007 concerts combining Wynton Marsalis and Willie Nelson is simply beautiful. Taking place in the Allen Room of Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s palace to the great American art form, these concerts overlook the nighttime traffic of midtown Manhattan. Keep reading »
Wynton to sign his new book at Hue-Man Bookstore
On Tuesday, November 25, 2008 Wynton will be at Hue-Man Bookstore and Café in New York City, to discuss and sign his new book: “Moving to Higher Ground: How Jazz Can Change Your Life”.Keep reading »
The event is free and open to public and will take place at 6:00pm.
“Live From Jazz At Lincoln Center New York City” DVD available in stores!
The new DVD by Wynton Marsalis and Willie Nelson: “Live From Jazz At Lincoln Center New York City”, is now available in stores.Keep reading »
Pre-order the new DVD: Live From Jazz At Lincoln Center New York City
On October 28, 2008, Eagle Eye Media will release “Live From Jazz At Lincoln Center New York City” on DVD by Wynton Marsalis and Willie Nelson.Keep reading »
Wynton and Geoffrey Ward interviewed by GOOGLE
On September 5, 2008, The [email protected] program welcomed Wynton and Geoffrey Ward to Google’s New York office to discuss their new book “Moving to Higher Ground: How Jazz Can Change Your Life,”.Keep reading »
The event was moderated by with Google’s own Jim Lecinski. Here you have a video clip of the interview (43 minutes) where Wynton speaks about jazz, taps to explain the rhythm and plays the trumpet to explain the blues.