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  • Marsalis’ new work snappy, satisfying

    Posted on September 26th, 2008 in Review

    Even Wynton Marsalis would admit that brevity has never been his strong suit as a composer. His Pulitzer Prize-winning jazz oratorio “Blood on the Fields” ran three hours, and his previous classically oriented works include the 45-minute string quartet “Octoroon Balls” and the 100-minute oratorio “All Rise” for orchestra, jazz band and chorus.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton to perform new piece for MSU and Detroit Symphony

    Posted on September 15th, 2008 in Concerts | 8

    Wynton has been commissioned by the Michigan State University College of Music, MSU’s Wharton Center for Performing Arts and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra to create a new piece of music that celebrates Michigan.
    The world premiere of the piece will be performed by Wynton with the MSU Symphony Orchestra and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra

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  • “Detroit Motor City Jazz” broadcasted on WBGO

    Posted on January 13th, 2006 in Music | 3

    Tomorrow January 14 at 8pm WBGO will live broadcast (Real Player required) the last evening of the concert series Detroit Motor City Jazz from Jazz at Lincoln Center.
    The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis features Ron Carter, Marcus Belgrave, Curtis Fuller, Charles McPherson and Yusef Lateef.

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  • Wynton and the JLCO presents: “Detroit Motor City Jazz”

    Posted on January 9th, 2006 in Concerts

    Jazz at Lincoln Center continues to celebrate the jazz cities of America during the 2005-06 season themed Jazz From Coast to Coast with the week-long Detroit: Motor City Jazz Festival from January 10-15 at Frederick P. Rose Hall on Broadway at 60th St. in New York City and throughout Michigan with performances by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis in East Lansing on January 25 and Jazz at Lincoln Center presents the Music of Miles Davis in Detroit on January 27.

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  • Marsalis adds blues to his music

    Posted on October 1st, 1989 in Profiles & Interviews

    Dressed casually in a T-shirt and sweats, trumpeter Wynton Marsalis opened the door to his Seattle hotel room during a recent stop on a concert tour that brings him to Detroit’s Orchestra Hall tonight.   Keep reading »

  • Marsalis displays his warm side at jam session

    Posted on September 7th, 1987 in Review

    A piece of Montreux-Detroit Jazz Festival history went down in the wee hours of Sunday morning when trumpeter Wynton Marsalis and his band showed up to play at the New Rapa House Jam sessions in the Hotel Pont-chartriin. The moment revealed a rarely seen side of Marsalis and confirmed his dedication to these disintegrating proving grounds of traditional jazz.   Keep reading »