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  • FirstWorks: Creative Conversation with Jazz Legend Wynton Marsalis

    Posted on January 11th, 2021 in News

    Jazz musician, trumpeter, composer, bandleader, advocate for the arts, and educator Wynton Marsalis has helped propel jazz to the forefront of American culture.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis on “Ailey Forward” Virtual Season

    Posted on December 3rd, 2020 in News

    In the words of Artistic Director Robert Battle, “this season we look forward to joining with you on a journey of reinvention and reimagination that takes Ailey’s artistry to new heights with excellence, beauty, strength, hope, and love.”   Keep reading »

  • The Ever Fonky Lowdown: A Conversation with Wynton Marsalis

    Posted on September 15th, 2020 in News

    FOLCS is excited to bring to its stage Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Managing and Artistic Director and legendary musician, Wynton Marsalis, for a Conversation on his new masterpiece, The Ever Fonky Lowdown, on Tuesday, September 22 at 7:30pm ET.   Keep reading »

  • Skain’s Domain: An Intimate Weekly Conversation with Wynton Marsalis

    Posted on March 23rd, 2020 in News

    Tonight, at 9PM EDT, join Wynton on Zoom for “Skain’s Domain,” a conversation about how to stay connected, optimistic, and creative at this crazy moment in time.Everyone is invited. Please fill out the form linked here no later than 8pm EDT. You will be emailed the Zoom link and password by 8:45pm.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis & Ethan Iverson: A Conversation on Jazz & Race

    Posted on May 14th, 2018 in Profiles & Interviews

    At the inaugural Jazz Congress, co-produced by Jazz at Lincoln Center and JazzTimes in New York City on Jan. 11-12, among the most anticipated events was a conversation on jazz and race featuring JALC managing and artistic director Wynton Marsalis and Ethan Iverson, a founding member of the Bad Plus, an important jazz blogger and a pianist with a deep reverence for jazz history. Moderated by artist manager/consultant Andre Guess, the hour-long conversation in JALC’s the Appel Room moved swiftly through ideas and anecdotes while never losing its feeling of diplomacy and mutual respect. Here are some highlights.   Keep reading »

  • New York Live Arts presents Bill Chats with Bill T. Jones and Wynton Marsalis In Conversation

    Posted on May 2nd, 2018 in Speech

    Legendary choreographer Bill T. Jones and renowned jazz master Wynton Marsalis are celebrated throughout the world, honored with numerous awards including the National Medal of Arts (2013 Jones, 2005 Marsalis), Pulitzer Prize (1997, Marsalis), and MacArthur “Genius” Award (1994, Jones). In addition to their artistic contributions, both are heading important cultural institutions: Marsalis leads Jazz at Lincoln Center and Jones is the artistic director of New York Live Arts.   Keep reading »

  • Music and meaning, the Marsalis way

    Posted on October 31st, 2017 in Review

    “In a few minutes, we are going to talk about improvisation. You are about to see it,” Harvard President Drew Faust told the crowd at Sanders Theatre on Monday evening as jazz great Wynton Marsalis took up his trumpet.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis at Webster: ‘Be Real for Real’

    Posted on October 21st, 2013 in Review

    Jazz legend Wynton Marsalis shared stories from his music career, his views on jazz and his philosophy on life with a full house at Webster University’s Community Music School Friday, Oct. 18.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis to perform at The Greene Space

    Posted on May 27th, 2012 in Concerts

    On June 5th 2012, at 12:00pm, Wynton Marsalis will appear for the first time at The Greene Space for a conversation with WQXR’s Elliott Forrest. This special mid-day event will also include a performance by Wynton and members of the Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra (Walter Blanding, sax; Dan Nimmer, piano; Carlos Henriquez, bass; WIllie Jones III, drums)

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