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  • Wynton Marsalis’ Violin Concerto: Beyond Category

    Posted on November 28th, 2019 in Review

    DIGITAL REVIEW – It was Gunther Schuller who coined the term “Third Stream” in 1957 to denote a fusion of jazz and classical music. When he became head of the New England Conservatory, he even created a Third Stream department.   Keep reading »

  • Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen: The Classical Side of Wynton Marsalis

    Posted on November 26th, 2019 in Profiles & Interviews

    Wynton Marsalis is a jazz icon—a renowned trumpet player and composer, he is also the music director of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. But since the very beginning, classical music has been a part of his musical makeup.   Keep reading »

  • Violin Concerto By Wynton Marsalis Blends Jazz And Classical Music

    Posted on October 8th, 2019 in Review

    Wynton Marsalis’ rare musical versatility has long been a beacon in the worlds of jazz and classical music. Now the Grammy Award-winning trumpeter and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer brings those worlds together in two new works for violin written for one of today’s foremost violinists.   Keep reading »

  • Primo Artists signs Wynton Marsalis for Symphonic Composition Representation

    Posted on May 31st, 2019 in News

    Primo Artists announces the signing of Wynton Marsalis to its roster for Symphonic Composition Representation effective immediately. Representation will be handled by Charlotte Lee, President and Founder of Primo Artists. Marsalis joins a distinguished roster that comprises violinist/conductor Itzhak Perlman, violinists Joshua Bell and Nicola Benedetti, pianists Beatrice Rana and Seong-Jin Cho, and conductors Cristian Măcelaru, Christian Reif and Gemma New.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis: Bending to the Music

    Posted on September 16th, 2016 in Profiles & Interviews

    “He’s a bad cat, man,” saxophonist Branford Marsalis once commented to me about his trumpet-playing younger brother, Wynton. The adjective was, of course, complimentary. “But I don’t want to be as disciplined as him,” the saxophonist sibling continued. “That just ain’t fun.”   Keep reading »

  • 10 Questions to Wynton Marsalis by Sinfini Music

    Posted on October 29th, 2015 in Profiles & Interviews

    Wynton Marsalis is the Grammy Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning trumpeter-composer behind some of the 21st century’s greatest jazz works. A seasoned classical performer and composer, too, he will next week oversee the world premiere of his new violin concerto, written for Nicola Benedetti. So what makes him tick?   Keep reading »

  • Wynton @ 50 - Downbeat

    Posted on January 17th, 2012 in Profiles & Interviews

    All eyes have turned to a special birthday taking place in the jazz community: Wynton Marsalis turned 50 on Oct. 18. In celebration of Marsalis’ birthday, a number of people in the music shared their thoughts on Wynton and his professional and/or personal impact.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Picks Five Albums for New Listeners

    Posted on January 2nd, 2011 in Music | 2

    Out of his own discography, Wynton has selected five albums for those who are just learning about his music.

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  • Imaginary Jazz Encounters The Real Thing

    Posted on May 11th, 1998 in Review

    Stravinsky’s ‘‘Histoire du Soldat’’ is not the modest theater piece it first appears to be. Its newness, or better its anti-oldness, encapsulates more or less everything 20th-century composers have ever tried to do.   Keep reading »

  • The Classical Wynton Marsalis Turns Up Again

    Posted on May 3rd, 1998 in Profiles & Interviews

    ‘MAN, that’s hard to play,’’ the trumpet virtuoso Wynton Marsalis said recently. ‘‘That’s what goes through the minds of trumpet players when they hear it.’’ Mr. Marsalis, the artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center, was speaking of a piece outside his usual domain, Stravinsky’s 1918 masterpiece ‘‘L’Histoire du Soldat’’ (’‘The Soldier’s Tale’‘).   Keep reading »