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  • Pulitzer centennial celebration brings past winners to Cambridge

    Posted on September 6th, 2016 in Profiles & Interviews

    For many journalists, novelists, playwrights, poets, and composers over the past century, winning the Pulitzer Prize has been a career-capping honor. For many more who have been nominated but have not won, the Pulitzer has floated just beyond reach, an elusive dream that has given rise to that most nagging of all questions: “What if?’’   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis performing at The Pulitzer Centennial

    Posted on August 30th, 2016 in Concerts

    Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust will open the weekend with an introduction of Pulitzer Prize winner Wynton Marsalis. Marsalis will reflect on the themes raised by “Blood on the Fields,” his epic oratorio of one couple’s journey from slavery to freedom-the first jazz composition to win the Pulitzer.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis Gave an American Music History Lesson, Complete with Song

    Posted on August 22nd, 2016 in Review | 1

    Since America’s founding in 1776, the arts have been representative of American culture. The tempo of music runs through the United States, connecting it in a way nothing else can, Wynton Marsalis said. A nation torn apart by politics and race and identity can be restored through the freedom the arts bring — a freedom that teaches the American people who they are.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis at Jazz in Marciac 2016

    Posted on August 4th, 2016 in Concerts

    Wynton Marsalis returns to France, bringing a “who’s who” of the emerging jazz scene in New York City to Marciac. Wynton has dedicated over thirty years to educating and mentoring young musicians and this exciting lineup represents some of the finest he has ever encountered.  Youthful energy combined with the magic of Duke Ellington’s classic repertoire heralds a bright future for the music.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis coming in November for Pittsburgh Promise gala

    Posted on February 25th, 2016 in Concerts

    Grammy-winning jazz legend Wynton Marsalis will visit Pittsburgh on Nov. 10 for a special performance at the Wyndham Grand Hotel as part of the gala event “A Night of a Million Possibilities.” Presented by advocacy group Keepers of the Promise, the concert will celebrate the success of The Pittsburgh Promise and is expected to raise $1 million for The Pittsburgh Promise Scholarship Fund, which is working to raise $68 million to sustain scholarships at least through the class of 2028.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis Takes Concertgoers Through a Symphony of Blues

    Posted on February 8th, 2015 in Review

    Taking their seats, the symphony orchestra begins with a wave of the conductor’s baton, led by the cheerful sound of the piccolo and the rhythm of the drums—which the program notes is supposed to signify the American Revolution and the birth of the possibility of the blues.
    On Wednesday night, the Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda, Md., played host to Wynton Marsalis’ Blues Symphony for hundreds who turned out—filling the expansive hall all the way to the balconies—to witness the premiere of the award-winning musician’s ambitious journey to chart the history of the blues throughout America.

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  • Wynton Marsalis’ ‘Blues Symphony’ at Washington Performing Arts at Strathmore

    Posted on February 5th, 2015 in Review | 1

    Last night, thanks to the generosity of Washington Performing Arts, DC audiences had the rare opportunity to see Wynton Marsalis in the fullest sense – as consummate performer, as bandleader, and as composer of a new symphony that premiered at The Music Center in Strathmore.
    Under the more than capable direction of conductor Jan Wagner, Marsalis debuted his Blues Symphony last night in a performance with the Shenandoah Conservatory Symphony Orchestra, the culmination of his semester long residency at Shenandoah University as part of Washington Performing Arts’ “The Art of the Orchestra Series.”

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  • World Premiere of Wynton Marsalis’s newly revised, complete Blues Symphony

    Posted on January 29th, 2015 in Concerts

    Washington Performing Arts presents World Premiere of Wynton Marsalis’s newly revised, complete Blues Symphony for 100-piece symphony orchestra at The Music Center at Strathmore on February 4th at 8pm
    With Special appearance of The Wynton Marsalis Quintet in solo set
    Performance is the culmination of a robust semester-long residency with the Shenandoah Conservatory Symphony Orchestra as part of Washington Performing Arts’ The Art of the Orchestra Series

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  • New Year’s Eve 2014 at Jazz at Lincoln Center

    Posted on December 15th, 2014 in Concerts | 4

    Wynton Marsalis Quintet with special guests Jared Grimes and Kate Davis in a one-night only performance at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, December 31, Sets at 7 and 11pm

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  • Wynton Marsalis Quintet with Richard Galliano live at Jazz in Marciac 2014

    Posted on July 28th, 2014 in Concerts

    What is Jazz in Marciac, but the marriage of swing and Gascony; a brief testimony to the eternal love story between France and Jazz?
    This is the story that Wynton Marsalis began to tell in partnering with another frequent JIM visitor, Richard Galliano.vThe union was a tribute to two emblematic figures: Billie Holiday and Edith Piaf. Two extraordinary women, born in the same year (1915), in the same misery, both with grand and tragic fates, and most especially, with two ways of singing this blue soul that African Americans call the blues.

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