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  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Performs Night of Gershwin

    Posted on February 1st, 2016 in Review | 1

    The rhythm was absolutely fascinating at the Rose Theater over this past weekend as the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, led by its virtuoso artistic director Wynton Marsalis—the Pied-Piper trumpeter of America’s signature musical art form—reinvigorated the George Gershwin songbook with all its ragtime and stride-piano splendor.   Keep reading »

  • Five City “LOUIS” Tour Reviewed

    Posted on September 5th, 2010 in Review | 1

    From August 25th through August 31st Wynton, Cecile Licad and a 10-piece jazz ensemble premiered Louis, a silent film directed by Dan Pritzker. The sold out tour reached five cities and was reviewed by press from around the world.

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  • Wynton Marsalis Awarded French Legion of Honor in NYC

    Posted on March 18th, 2010 in Profiles & Interviews

    Wynton Marsalis received France’s highest distinction last week in New York – the insignia of chevalier of the Legion of Honor, an honor that was first awarded by Napoleon Bonaparte.   Keep reading »

  • Third Screen: An Interview with Wynton Marsalis

    Posted on January 19th, 2009 in Profiles & Interviews

    Al Hirt may have given Wynton Marsalis his first trumpet. His dad may have stressed the value of meaningful education. New Orleans may have inspired him and surrounded him with the power of music growing up. His “Blood in the Fields” oratorio may have given him the Pulitzer Prize. And Brooklyn, he tells me, may have been the place where he first put together his world view. But no one village could have raised this child. For one thing, he doesn’t stand still. For another—trust me on this—if you think he’s a virtuoso on the trumpet, wait till you hear the virtuosity of the concert he’s doing for Martin Luther King and the Inauguration Monday night at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. It has jazz greats. It has dance legends. It has Jessye Norman, Angela Bassett, and Courtney Vance. And it has as its centerpiece a live conversation on jazz and democracy between Marsalis and retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor who, according to Marsalis, “is just a country girl at heart who loves Bob Wells and the Texas Playboys.” I caught up with Marsalis by phone while he was on the road this weekend, somewhere between New York and Charleston, and we, too, talked jazz and democracy ...   Keep reading »