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  • Zero to Sixty: A Visual Exhibition Celebrating Excellence

    Posted on October 18th, 2021 in News

    Today marks Wynton Marsalis’s 60th turn around the sun. In celebration of this milestone, Wynton Marsalis Enterprises, Inc. is partnering with Google Arts & Culture to launch Zero to Sixty: A Visual Exhibition Celebrating Excellence. Zero to Sixty is a sophisticated and hands-on learning tool that explores the many branches of Wynton’s life and career.   Keep reading »

  • The 10 Best Wynton Marsalis Albums

    Posted on February 9th, 2021 in Review

    Trumpeter and composer : love him or resent him. But Marsalis is one of the most prolific instrumentalists of the last 40 years. A virtuoso in both jazz and Western classical music, he has recorded as many as 75 times as a leader, including his long discography leading the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis: Interdependent Leadership

    Posted on December 8th, 2019 in

    Wynton Marsalis, since the early 1980s the most acclaimed jazz artist of his generation, apprenticed with Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers after hitting the music scene as a double threat trumpeter of American jazz and European concert music.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis going strong at 50

    Posted on October 7th, 2011 in Profiles & Interviews

    By jazz standards, 50 is young — at least when you consider that pioneers such as saxophonist Benny Carter and trumpeter Doc Cheatham were playing beautifully into their 90s.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis, the sage of jazz

    Posted on November 7th, 2004 in Profiles & Interviews

    As Jazz at Lincoln Center moves into its new digs _ three theaters in the Time Warner Center on Columbus Circle _ Wynton Marsalis, its trumpet-playing star and artistic director, is behaving in an increasingly statesmanlike manner.   Keep reading »

  • Blowing up a storm

    Posted on January 25th, 2003 in Profiles & Interviews

    Born into America’s ‘first family of jazz’, Wynton Marsalis has achieved global success in both traditional and contemporary music as a trumpeter, composer and artistic director. But his purist line and trenchant views on what has been described as ‘black classical music’ have provoked controversy. Maya Jaggi reports   Keep reading »

  • Review - Popular Songs: the Best of Wynton Marsalis

    Posted on July 30th, 2001 in Review

    Popular Songs: The Best of Wynton Marsalis celebrates Wynton Marsalis’s 40th birthday, which is also, coincidentally, the 40th anniversary of the death of jazz. Wynton Marsalis was born in ‘61, just when Ornette Coleman, Don Cherry and Cecil Taylor were “fucking up everybody” (Miles Davis) on the NY scene.   Keep reading »

  • For immediate release - Popular Songs: The Best of Wynton Marsalis

    Posted on May 3rd, 2001 in Music

    The first ‘Best Of’ compilation of his career — with over 73 minutes of originals and standards spanning 1987 to 1999 — is set for June 26th in-store date on Columbia/Legacy   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis interviewed (2000): Once more, back to the future

    Posted on February 21st, 2000 in Profiles & Interviews

    To refer to Wynton Marsalis as a jazz musician is to unintentionally diminish him. Certainly he plays jazz trumpet, has released a couple of dozen albums in the idiom, was the catalyst for and focal point of a renaissance of jazz in the 80s and is musical director for the prestigious Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra in New York.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis: Reclaiming the Jazz Tradition

    Posted on June 28th, 1991 in Profiles & Interviews

    Since his emergence as a leader in 1982, trumpeter Wynton Marsalis has been widely considered to have the most promise of any jazz musician of his generation. But in the tenth year of his solo career, as he approaches the age of 30, it is perhaps time to stop talking about Marsalis’s potential and start talking about his very real accomplishments.   Keep reading »