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  • “Louis” a Silent Movie with Live Accompaniment by Wynton and Jazz Ensemble to Premiere in August

    Posted on May 21st, 2010 in Concerts | 3

    “Louis”, a silent film directed by Dan Pritzker and starring Jackie Earle Haley, Shanti Lowry and Anthony Coleman, will premiere in US cities in late August with live musical accompaniment by Wynton Marsalis, renowned pianist Cecile Licad and a 10-piece all-star jazz ensemble, including Sherman Irby, Victor Goines, Marcus Printup, Ted Nash, Kurt Bacher, Vincent Gardner, Wycliffe Gordon, Dan Nimmer, Carlos Henriquez, Ali Jackson, and conductor Andy Farber. Marsalis will play a score comprised primarily of his own compositions. Licad will play the music of 19th century American composer L.M. Gottschalk.

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  • Let’s treasure the old along with the new

    Posted on January 19th, 2009 in Profiles & Interviews | 2

    (CNN)—On the dawn of the most historic inauguration of our time, we nervously await “change we can believe in.”
    Politicians and pundits analyze every pre-presidential utterance and come to quick conclusions about what will happen under the new administration.

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  • Wynton and Stanley Crouch tallking about Louis Armstrong

    Posted on November 15th, 2008 in Video | 2

    Apple’s iTunes U is offering a lengthy in-depth account of the life of the great Louis Armstrong - and a huge show (a 1.5 hour video) is available now for free from iTunes U.

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  • Kings of the Crescent City at JALC

    Posted on December 28th, 2007 in Concerts | 4

    On January 11 & 12, 2008, 8pm, at Rose Theater - Jazz at Lincoln Center, “Kings of the Crescent City” will celebrate the music of Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, Joe “King” Oliver and Sidney Bechet. Led by Victor Goines (clarinet, soprano saxophone), the ensemble comprised predominately of New Orleans natives will consist of Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews (trumpet), Marcus Printup (trumpet), Wycliffe Gordon (trombone), Don Vappie (guitar), Jonathan Batiste (piano), Reginald Veal (bass) and Herlin Riley (drums). Kings of the Crescent City is one of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame concert series. The show will be hosted and narrated by actor Wendell Pierce.

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  • Review: Wynton Marsalis And Louis Armstrong’s Hot Fives, Jazz At Lincoln Center

    Posted on October 25th, 2006 in Review

    Arguably the most influential recordings in the history of jazz, Louis Armstrong’s Hot Fives and Hot Sevens were the occasion for three Jazz at Lincoln Center concerts in the Rose Theater, Sept. 28-30, featuring Wynton Marsalis and eight other musicians. As my first visit to New York in several years and my first chance to see the new digs of Jazz at Lincoln Center, I made a point of catching the Saturday night performance which, like the other two, bore the title: “Wynton and Louis Armstrong’s Hot Fives.”

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  • Wynton wrote the foreword for the new Louis Armstrong DVD

    Posted on October 23rd, 2006 in News | 1

    This month saw the release of the Jazz Icons series by San Diego’s Reelin’ In The Years.
    Available on nine DVDs that will be released in a boxed set, the series features previously unreleased European performances by such legends as Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie and Thelonious Monk.

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  • Channeling the Granddaddy of Skid-Dat-De-Dat

    Posted on September 30th, 2006 in Review | 7

    In the recorded literature of jazz — and of American music, really — there is no greater document than the stack of three-minute sides made by Louis Armstrong for the OKeh label in the mid- to late 1920’s. Leading two successive bands billed as his Hot Five (and, briefly, a Hot Seven), Armstrong delivered a series of performances bursting with bravura and invention, in the process introducing a heroic new language of improvisation.

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  • Wynton interviewed about Louis Armstrong by WYNC Radio

    Posted on September 29th, 2006 in Profiles & Interviews | 2

    Wynton has been interviewed by New York Public Radio about his concert on Louis Armstrong and Hot Fives.
    A lovely discussion about Louis’s way of playing and expressing his feelings.

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  • Wynton and Louis Armstrong’s Hot Fives

    Posted on September 26th, 2006 in Concerts | 5

    Wynton and guest musicians will perform in Wynton and Louis Armstrong’s Hot Fives on September 28, 29 & 30 at 8pm in Frederick P. Rose Hall to present the groundbreaking and historic works by the Hot Five, Louis Armstrong’s first jazz recording band with him as a leader.

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  • Wynton appearing tonight in a PBS homage to Louis Armstrong

    Posted on July 6th, 2005 in News | 2

    Tonight’s PBS “American Masters” encore will show: “Satchmo: The Life of Louis Armstrong”.
    Wynton will appear in the program on PBS to explain the difference between technique and nuance - and why Armstrong was so amazing at both.

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