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  • Wynton Marsalis To Host The Broadcast Premiere Of “48 Hours Presents: The Whole Gritty City”

    Posted on February 15th, 2014 in News | 4

    CBS News Cultural Correspondent and jazz legend Wynton Marsalis will host the premiere of 48 HOURS PRESENTS: “The Whole Gritty City,”  a poignant, feature-length documentary about the power of music and how it can transform -  and even save - young lives to be broadcast Feb. 15, 2014 (9:00 PM ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

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  • Trumpet and coffee in hand: Marsalis visiting Phillips Brooks House

    Posted on February 4th, 2014 in Profiles & Interviews

    Marsalis, others sketch New Orleans during morning at Phillips Brooks House

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  • The music that didn’t stop: Harvard Lecture #6

    Posted on January 31st, 2014 in Review

    In final lecture of his series, Marsalis outlines the rise of jazz against backdrop of repression

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  • Wynton Marsalis on the Soul of Jazz

    Posted on January 31st, 2014 in Review

    In the city of New Orleans, after the Civil War and into the first decade of the twentieth century, brass bands could be heard playing at baseball games, churches, political rallies—and even in homes, to call children to dinner.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis to conclude lecture-performance series at Harvard University

    Posted on January 28th, 2014 in News | 7

    Wynton Marsalis will conclude his six-lecture series at Sanders Theater on January 30 with a lecture performance focusing on New Orleans and the birth of Jazz. Currently the Managing and Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center, Marsalis is an acclaimed musician, composer, bandleader, educator, and advocate for the arts.
    Marsalis’ lecture, “New Orleans: The Birth of Jazz” will cover a significant portion of the wide cross-section of musical styles that constitute the roots of Jazz. Marsalis will illuminate the music’s identity by examining its repertoire, functions, venues and most significant musical figures, chief amongst them, Buddy Bolden, the legendary “First Man of Jazz.” Joining Marsalis are: Lucien Barbarin (trombone), Jonathan Batiste (piano), Troy Davis (drums), Vince Giordano (tuba/bass), Victor Goines (reeds), Ricky Gordon (percussion), Marcus Printup (cornet), Don Vappie (banjo/guitar), and Dr. Michael White (clarinet)

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  • Between Takes with Wynton Marsalis

    Posted on December 20th, 2013 in

    In the Spring of 2010 when NFL Films produced The Top-100 Players of All-Time series, the goal was to interview artists and other non-football folks about the best players in football history. To discuss Barry Sanders, the show runner wanted to interview jazz trumpeter and composer Wynton Marsalis. Being a big music fan, and something of a jazz nut, I asked if I could conduct the interview, then produce the Barry Sanders segment. I was notified that Marsalis would indeed be available to take a break from his duties as the Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center to sit-down with us.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis: An ode to gumbo on CBS Sunday Morning

    Posted on February 3rd, 2013 in Video

    (CBS News) On New Orleans’ Super Bowl Sunday, Wynton Marsalis brings us an essay about his home town’s signature dish, as much a cultural symbol of New Orleans as the bayou or jazz

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  • Wynton Marsalis to host CBS’ Super Bowl pregame spotlight on New Orleans

    Posted on January 31st, 2013 in Video | 9

    This Sunday, February 3rd, at 12pm EST on CBS, Wynton will be hosting a show celebrating the city for this year’s Super Bowl and my hometown: *“New Orleans: Let the Good Times Roll”.*

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  • Wall Street Journal: Jazzy Wynton Marsalis

    Posted on January 12th, 2013 in Profiles & Interviews

    ACCORDING TO WYNTON Marsalis, jazz “places a premium on originality and individuality.” Personal style has always has been a key element to the genre, to the music itself and beyond. “When people dress well, they play well,” said Mr. Marsalis, 51, in an interview at the gleaming new offices of Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York (JALC). He added with a laugh, “My thing is if we don’t sound good, at least we look good.” To ensure the latter, he’s got a wardrobe of natty suits, and wore a Brooks Brothers gray pinstripe three-piece to our interview (Brooks is the official clothier of JALC).

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  • Wynton Marsalis’ CBS Super Bowl pregame special to explore the city’s culture, history

    Posted on January 10th, 2013 in Video | 1

    The roots of CBS’ Super Bowl pregame hour dedicated to New Orleans – hosted by Wynton Marsalis, *“New Orleans: Let the Good Times Roll”* will air at 11 a.m. game day, Feb. 3, as part of the network’s seven-hour pre-kickoff package – reach back to a recorded piece Marsalis did for the network a few hours before the New Orleans Saints’ victory in Super Bowl XLIV.

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