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 »
What do Tom Brady (quarterback of the New England Patriots) and Alan Gilbert (conductor of the NY Philharmonic) have in common?Keep reading »
Check out Wynton on *CBS This Morning* as he discovers the similarities in these seemingly opposite professions.
Monday, November 4, 2013 at 8:30am EST
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.Keep reading »
NFL Films, responsible for 46 years of award-winning television and film productions, debuts its latest highly-anticipated series on NFL Network entitled The Top 100: NFL’s Greatest Players
The question of ‘Who is the greatest player in NFL history?’ is a topic that links generations and resonates with all NFL fans. The series, rolling out over 10 one-hour episodes this fall, looks to tackle the timeless topic through a reveal of the top individuals counting down from 100 to 1, as determined by a blue-ribbon panel of knowledgeable football minds.Keep reading »