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  • Audio and transcript about Wynton’s speaking at National Press Club

    Posted on September 26th, 2003 in Speech

    As you know, on Monday, September 22, Wynton was in Washington D.C. to speak at the National Press Club.

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  • Wynton Marsalis and Igor Butman play at Lincoln Center

    Posted on September 14th, 2003 in Concerts

    On September 18 and 20, 2003, Jazz at Lincoln Center opens this season by welcoming the Igor Butman Big Band, direct from Russia, to stomp alongside the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis.

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  • Photos from the “Blow the Blues away” concert

    Posted on June 4th, 2003 in Photo

    More than 830 people in attendance at the concert and dinner, including Sen. Charles Schumer, Glenn Close, Ellen Barkin, Al Roker, Deborah Roberts, Bobby Short, Courtney B. Vance, Walt “Clyde” Frasier, City Council Speaker Gifford Miller and the Reverend and Mrs. Calvin Butts, the gala raised more than $1.17 million.
    The proceeds will benefit the hundreds of performances and educational programs produced by Jazz at Lincoln Center each year.

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  • Wynton with B.B. King and Eric Clapton to Blow the Blues away

    Posted on June 1st, 2003 in Concerts | 3

    B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Wynton Marsalis, Ray Charles, and Willie Nelson are among the artists who will play the Blowin’ the Blues Away, a concert to benefit Jazz at Lincoln Center.
    To be held tomorrow, June 2, at New York’s famed Apollo Theater, the event will celebrate the U.S. Congress-declared Year of the Blues and will articulate the development of the blues in jazz through narrative and song.

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  • Wynton and the winners of Essentially Ellington Competition 2003

    Posted on May 21st, 2003 in News | 1

    Congratulations to Seattle’s Garfield High School Jazz Ensemble, which took top honors Monday night in the finale of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s eighth annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition. The New World School of the Arts High School Jazz Ensemble from Miami finished second. Third place went to the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts Orchestra.

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  • Wynton and Ellis Marsalis with Tony Bennet on Jazzradio.org

    Posted on May 19th, 2003 in Music

    He’s the vocalist that seems to please just about every audience; from jazz clubs to MTV.
    Tony Bennett has built a career on choosing the best from the great American songbook and performing songs with elegance and style.
    Join the classic popular vocalist, Tony Bennett, with guest Wynton Marsalis, and a special appearance by Ellis Marsalis. Written by Greg Fitzgerald.

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  • Wynton plays with the Lincoln Center Latin-Jazz Orchestra

    Posted on May 7th, 2003 in Concerts

    Wynton will be guest soloist for the Lincoln Center debut of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s own Latin jazz big band. The dynamic Arturo O’Farrill, son of the late composer/bandleader Chico O’Farrill, leads this all-star ensemble. On May 9 & 10, 2003, 8 pm at Alice Tully Hall, New York.

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  • Wynton plays with Joe Lovano

    Posted on April 23rd, 2003 in Concerts

    The Michael Brecker Quartet, Dave Holland Quintet, and the Wynton Marsalis Septet with special guest tenor saxophonist Joe Lovano, will perform in a variety of different combinations at Avery Fisher Hall (Lincoln Center, New York). On April 25, 2003.

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  • Wynton and LCJO play: Evolution of the Groove

    Posted on March 19th, 2003 in Concerts

    Legendary drummer Joe Chambers performs and composes a new commission for the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra that illustrates the dynamic role of the drum in jazz. Augmented by a script written by celebrated writer Stanley Crouch, LCJO drummer Herlin Riley also leads the orchestra in a historical journey of the groove, from the talking drum of Africa to its place as the heartbeat of modern jazz.

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  • Wynton’s Blues - The Atlantic (March 2003)

    Posted on March 1st, 2003 in Profiles & Interviews

    Manhattan is empty during the last week of August, and the kind of emptiness it achieves is like that of the mind during meditation—a temporary, unnatural purity. On a Tuesday evening in late August of 2001 I was wandering around Greenwich Village and ended up at the Village Vanguard.

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