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  • Wynton Marsalis’ Swing Symphony in Perth

    Posted on March 7th, 2016 in Review

    Wynton Marsalis’ tribute to the history and players of this great music tradition is evident in his playing, choice of work, and his humble sharing of the stage. He is an internationally respected teacher and spokesperson for music education and was appointed Messenger of Peace by Kofi Annan in 2001.   Keep reading »

  • Marsalis brings golden jazz to town

    Posted on March 4th, 2016 in Review

    The last time I heard a sound this golden was when the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra was in town. On Thursday night there was the same rarefied atmosphere as the sound of the iconic Jazz at Lincoln Centre Orchestra blazed through the Perth Concert Hall.   Keep reading »

  • Jazz master stays back of the pack

    Posted on March 3rd, 2016 in Profiles & Interviews

    Nine-time Grammy Award winning jazz legend Wynton Marsalis is happy sitting three rows back as the fourth trumpeter while young Perth conductor Christopher Dragon puts the ensemble through its paces.   Keep reading »

  • Master of jazz cool

    Posted on February 23rd, 2016 in Profiles & Interviews

    Way back in 1999 Wynton Marsalis pulled in the biggest crowd for a jazz evening at the Perth Concert Hall. The choir stalls were filled to bursting, there was not a seat to be had even in the upper galleries and chairs were put on the stage next to the musicians, with audience members literally in their faces.   Keep reading »