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  • Video: Wynton Marsalis Septet rehearsing in Marciac 2007

    Posted on November 29th, 2007 in Video | 12

    On August 5 - 6, 2007, Wynton was in rehearsals with his Septet for the August 7, 2007, concert in Marciac. The following video-clips will take you behind the scenes, during the rehearsals, to appreciate the musicians discussing and playing the beautiful music of the Marciac Suite

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  • Unforgivable Blackness is now available on DVD

    Posted on January 14th, 2005 in Music | 1

    Unforgivable Blackness, the Ken Burns’ documentary about iconic black heavyweight champion Jack Johnson is now available on DVD.
    Combining photographs and film footage with music provided by Wynton Marsalis, Burns’ portrait of Johnson clicks on at least three levels: as a biography, as a piece of sports history, and, most important, as a lesson on race relations in the early 20th century.

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  • Wynton Marsalis’s Glancing Blow

    Posted on December 1st, 2004 in Review

    Back in 1970 Miles Davis provided music for a documentary on Jack Johnson, the African American boxer who reigned during the first two decades of the past century. The result sounded like Miles Davis music circa 1970—funky, brashly electric and defiantly anachronistic.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton’s new album will be out on November 30, 2004

    Posted on November 18th, 2004 in Music

    Wynton Marsalis has lent his compositional and performing talents to the creation of the original score for the new PBS Ken Burns documentary Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise And Fall Of Jack Johnson, a detailed portrait of the first African-American Heavyweight Champion of the World.

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  • Wynton Marsalis and Ken Burns honor the life of Jack Johnson

    Posted on November 9th, 2004 in Concerts | 1

    Jazz at Lincoln Center proudly commemorates the Jack Johnson Festival in its new home, Frederick P. Rose Hall, for two special evenings of jazz and film on Friday, November 12 and Saturday, November 13 at 8:00pm.

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