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  • Wynton Marsalis teaches Loyola jazz students lessons in music, life

    Posted on October 24th, 2012 in Review

    Lost in concentration, Wynton Marsalis prowled the stage of Loyola University’s Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall, dissecting a student big band’s rendition of the jazz standard “Take the ‘A’ Train.” The New Orleans-born, Pulitzer Prize-winning jazz trumpeter did not necessarily like all that he heard.   Keep reading »

  • From Marsalis, a Master Class in ‘That Swing’ and an Ellington Exhortation

    Posted on April 19th, 2007 in Review

    It was pressure enough when the Springbrook High School jazz ensemble was asked to play the Duke Ellington standard “It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)” for perhaps the most prominent Ellington fan in contemporary jazz, Wynton Marsalis, who visited the Silver Spring school last week.   Keep reading »

  • A legend offers lessons in jazz and life

    Posted on April 18th, 2007 in Review

    For 90 minutes, Marsalis, a Grammy- and Pulitzer Prize-winning classical and jazz trumpet player, taught the students on stage and entertained the 100 people in the audience, including band members from Springbrook and Briggs Chaney and White Oak middle schools.   Keep reading »

  • Marsalis Shows Um Jazz Band A Lighter Touch

    Posted on September 30th, 1997 in Review

    Wynton Marsalis walked onstage unannounced Saturday, at the end of a performance by the University of Miami faculty quintet. The music had been very good up to that point, and the sold-out audience at Gusman Hall on the university campus appreciated what it was hearing.   Keep reading »