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  • Wynton Marsalis To Stream Live Worldwide From Jazz In Marciac Festival

    Posted on August 3rd, 2010 in Concerts

    On August 5th The Wynton Marsalis Quintet plus guests will perform “Modern New Orleans Music” featuring compositions from New Orleans natives within the last 30 years at the renowned Jazz in Marciac Festival. An annual favorite of the festival, Wynton celebrates his 20th annual appearance performing at Marciac, France, a town that is nearest to his heart next to his native New Orleans.

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  • New Album Released Today in the US with Special One Day Offer from Amazon.com

    Posted on June 22nd, 2010 in Music

    From Billie Holiday to Edith Piaf: Live in Marciac, is in stores now. The 9-song album, recorded in the summer of 2008 when Wynton Marsalis and his quintet teamed-up with French accordionist Richard Galliano at the annual Jazz in Marciac festival in Southern France to pay tribute to the late legends Billie Holiday and Edith Piaf, is available in two formats, a deluxe CD/DVD edition and a standard audio CD.

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  • Watch exclusive clips from Wynton’s new album with Richard Galliano

    Posted on June 1st, 2010 in Video

    Wynton’s new album with Richard Galliano, “Live in Marciac: From Billie Holiday to Edith Piaf” will be released in the USA June 22nd. Starting today, four exclusive clips will be released weekly on Wynton’s Facebook page.

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  • Wynton Marsalis to release New Live Recording Featuring Richard Galliano

    Posted on May 26th, 2010 in Music | 8

    Those fans who gathered in large numbers under Marciac’s great jazz tent in France last summer came to hear celebrated trumpeter Wynton Marsalis and the much-loved accordionist Richard Galliano unveil their collaboration on the music of Billie Holiday and Edith Piaf. Recorded live at the 2008 Marciac Jazz Festival, the music was contemporary yet timeless, with each song exploring the travails of living.

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  • Wynton Marsalis releases Live In Marciac CD and DVD

    Posted on May 25th, 2010 in Music | 1

    In the summer of 2008 multiple Grammy award winning jazz artist Wynton Marsalis and his quintet teamed-up with French accordionist Richard Galliano at the annual Jazz in Marciac festival in Southern France to pay tribute to the late jazz legends Billie Holiday and Edith Piaf.
    Richard Galliano, a renowned French-born accordionist who has collaborated with musicians including Chet Baker, Ron Carter and Charlie Haden. Hailed as an extremely versatile musician who is able to masterfully navigate many musical contexts and genres, Galliano is the recipient of the prestigious Academie du Jazz Django Reinhardt Prize awarded annually to the best French musician.

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  • Wynton Marsalis Quintet Plus Special Guests to Perform at Jazz in Marciac 2010

    Posted on April 23rd, 2010 in Concerts | 1

    This summer, on August 1st and 5th Wynton will travel back to Marciac with his quintet and special guests to perform two concerts. August 1, 2010: Classics of the Hot Club of France Wynton Marsalis, t…   Keep reading »

  • 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 »

  • Wynton To Be Awarded Legion of Honor

    Posted on October 23rd, 2009 in News | 7

    On November 6, French Ambassador Pierre Vimont will confer upon Wynton Marsalis the insignia of chevalier of the Legion of Honor. The ceremony, which will take place at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, will be co-hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Philippe Camus (partner of Lagardère, Evercore, and chairman of Alcatel-Lucent). A performance by the Wynton Marsalis Quintet will follow the ceremony.

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  • Wynton live on Facebook from Marciac Jazz Festival

    Posted on August 6th, 2009 in Concerts | 6

    Hey all, at 5pm ET (11pm in France) I’ll be broadcasting my concert live on FACEBOOK from the Marciac Jazz Festival in the south of France. Just follow this link http://apps.facebook.com/wmeilive/.

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  • Wynton plays Marciac Jazz Festival – Live Webcast August 6th at 10am ET

    Posted on August 4th, 2009 in Concerts | 3

    Wynton has returned to the Marciac Jazz Festival for the 20th straight year. You can join him at the festival via live webcast as he and his musicians sound check for their upcoming concert celebrating the music of Sidney Bechet on Thursday, August 6th at 10am ET. Check some pictures from the rehearsals.

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