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  • “Moving to Higher Ground” available in stores

    Posted on September 2nd, 2008 in Books | 34

    Wynton’s new book: Moving to Higher Ground: How Jazz Can Change Your Life, is now available in stores. Today, at 7:30 PM, Wynton is going to discuss and sign the book with Geoffrey C. Ward (doors open at 7:15 pm) at Barnes & Noble at Lincoln Triangle, 1972 Broadway @ 66th Street. The event is open to the public. If you need more info, please call 212.595.6859.

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  • Wynton to discuss and sign his new book

    Posted on August 29th, 2008 in Books

    Next week, Wynton is going to discuss and sign his new book: Moving to Higher Ground: How can Jazz ch

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  • Download the first chapter of Wynton’s new book

    Posted on August 26th, 2008 in Books | 11

    Wynton’s new book, entitled “Moving to Higher Ground: How can Jazz change your life” will be in stores on September 2, 2008.
    Feel free to download the first chapter of the book (PDF - 78 kb) as free sample.

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  • Wynton and Willie: An Unlikely Musical Pair

    Posted on July 17th, 2008 in Profiles & Interviews

    Wynton wears crisp suits, reads sheet music and is the musical director of New York’s Jazz at Lincoln Center. Willie wears crumpled jeans, wings it onstage and runs his concert venue, Willie’s Place, out of a truck stop in Abbott, Texas. So what exactly do these music legends have in common? The blues, of course. Wynton Marsalis, 46, and Willie Nelson, 75, are the two men on the new CD “Two Men With the Blues,” a live recording culled from two concerts they played at Lincoln Center last year.   Keep reading »

  • NPR interview - Wynton And Willie: Two Men Playing The Blues

    Posted on July 12th, 2008 in Profiles & Interviews

    On the surface, country music legend Willie Nelson and jazz trumpet icon Wynton Marsalis might seem like an unlikely combination. But when the two came together in January 2007 to perform live at Lincoln Center, they discovered a connection far beyond their admiration for each other’s music. Finding common ground and a mutual love of jazz standards and the blues, they later turned the performances into the newly released album Two Men with the Blues. All Things Considered host Andrea Seabrook spoke to the two musicians about their first-ever collaboration as the two sat on Nelson’s tour bus before an appearance on The Tonight Show.   Keep reading »

  • Preview tracks from Two Men with the Blues

    Posted on May 5th, 2008 in Music | 3

    We have just updated our discography page for the upcoming album entitled Willie Nelson & Wynton Marsalis: Two Men with the Blues. You can listen to a preview for all the tracks. Enjoy it!

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  • Willie Nelson & Wynton Marsalis: Two Men With The Blues

    Posted on April 9th, 2008 in Music | 18

    On July 8, 2008, Blue Note Records will release the album: Willie Nelson & Wynton Marsalis: Two Men With The Blues.

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  • Wynton’s concert with Willie Nelson on JALC radio

    Posted on September 5th, 2007 in Music | 3

    On Jazz at Lincoln Center Radio, the currently featured show is: Willie Nelson Sings the Blues with Wynton Marsalis.
    The soulful concert, performed by the legendary singer-songwriter-musician Willie Nelson and the Wynton Marsalis Quintet in January 2007, featured songs by well-known American composers such as Hoagy Carmichael, Duke Ellington, and Merle Travis, as well as songs written by less prominent blues men Harry Warren, Spencer Williams, and Jimmy Reed.

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  • Wynton’s concert with Willie Nelson on XM Radio

    Posted on March 19th, 2007 in Music | 19

    Jazz at Lincoln Center and XM Radio announced, that “Willie Sings the Blues, ” a concert performed by the legendary singer-songwriter-musician Willie Nelson and the Wynton Marsalis Quintet in January 2007 will be broadcast exclusively on XM Friday, April 6th at 7p.m. ET in celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month.
    The concert will be broadcast simultaneously on XM’s traditional country channel, “Willie’s Place” (XM 13), and XM’s traditional jazz channel, “Real Jazz” (XM 70), with additional encores airing throughout the weekend.

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  • Just a Couple of Guys Dressed in the Blues

    Posted on January 15th, 2007 in Review | 8

    Willie Nelson was halfway through a flinty and casually gripping guitar solo on “Rainy Day Blues” when everything clicked into place. It was his fifth song at the Allen Room on Friday night, and the bright young rhythm section onstage was finally locking in. At Mr. Nelson’s right elbow Wynton Marsalis shot the saxophonist Walter Blanding Jr. a knowing glance, one eyebrow appreciatively raised. After a somewhat tentative start, the concert hit its groove.

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