In the following video-clip, Maya Angelou and Wynton Marsalis discuss their collaboration on the piece “Music, Deep Rivers in My Soul” and the history of African-American music. The video comes from the Live From Lincoln Center broadcast on December 10, 2007, hosted by Glenn Close.Keep reading »
On August 1, 2007, Wynton was in rehearsal with his Quintet for his August 2, 2007, concert at Jazz in Marciac. The following video-clip will take you behind the scenes to appreciate how the musicians played and interacted together. Master tap dancer: *Jared Grimes* was special guest.Keep reading »
Quintet personnel was: Wynton Marsalis (trumpet); Walter Blanding (sax); Dan Nimmer (piano); Carlos Henriquez (bass); Ali Jackson (drums).
Wynton Marsalis is rarely predictable. When it was announced that his concert on Tuesday would feature the same edition of the Marsalis Sextet that’s on his new album, “From the Plantation to the Penitentiary,” as well as the singer Jennifer Sanon, who is extensively featured on the album, it was a logical conclusion that Mr. Marsalis would be performing music from the new release.Keep reading »