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  • Released today: The Music of America: Wynton Marsalis

    Posted on January 25th, 2012 in Music | 1

    From “Hellbound Highball” to “Happy Feet Blues,” this collection of works is the greatest retrospective of Wynton as a composer.
    For the first time, Wynton Marsalis brings you this self-curated 2-CD set featuring ONLY his compositions.
    Performed by a diverse group of artists including musicians from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Orion String Quartet, Mark O’Connor, members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, and Danny Barker.

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  • Wynton Marsalis strikes a mellow note

    Posted on August 26th, 2011 in Profiles & Interviews

    As a guest of the Market Theatre’s 6/12 Conversation series on Tuesday, he was a model of self-effacing modesty: a man who’s still learning (“Art Blakey told me I sounded ‘sad’—and he was right”), who’s made more than his share of mistakes, who owes what he is to generations of trumpet-players as well as to his family and community. It was impossible not to warm to his humanity and humour.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis & Eric Clapton Played The Blues at Jazz at Lincoln Center

    Posted on April 12th, 2011 in Review | 8

    Wynton Marsalis and Eric Clapton collaborated forces this past weekend at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater, to explore the shared musical ground between New Orleans, the Delta and Chicago. Joined by eight other stellar musicians, including members of Marsalis’ quintet, Marsalis and Clapton performed the works of W.C. Handy, Louis Armstrong, Howlin’ Wolf, Big Maceo and more. The songs were selected by Clapton, while Marsalis’ arrangements embodied the authentic New Orleans sound of King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band.

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  • Wynton Marsalis to kick off lecture series at Harvard University

    Posted on April 4th, 2011 in Education | 3

    Harvard University announced today that Wynton Marsalis will launch a two-year performance and lecture series on April 28, with an appearance at Sanders Theater. Currently the Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center, Marsalis is an accomplished musician, composer, bandleader and educator who has made the promotion of jazz and cultural literacy his hallmark causes.

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  • Exclusive Fan Offers for Newport Jazz Festival

    Posted on April 4th, 2011 in Concerts

    SPECIAL OFFERS FOR WYNTON FANS: FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERT PRE-SALE EVENT On Monday, April 4, get first crack at the best seats by using promo code WYNTON to purchase tickets before they go on sale to the g…   Keep reading »

  • Away From His Desk, Up on the Bandstand

    Posted on April 1st, 2011 in Review

    Wynton Marsalis has been making albums for the last 30 years, since the release of his self-titled Columbia debut. Through all but the first six of those years, he has been not only a celebrated trumpeter and composer but also the public face of Jazz at Lincoln Center, an organization built around his vision, and in many ways still propelled by it.   Keep reading »

  • Love for Japan: A Fundraising Event with Wynton Marsalis and Martha Stewart

    Posted on March 18th, 2011 in Concerts | 3

    On Wednesday, March 23rd the Quintet will perform at EN Japanese Brasserie’s fundraiser in support of the Japanese Society’s Earthquake Relief Fund & the Japanese Red Cross in New York City.

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  • Jazz Jam: Wynton Marsalis Small Groups

    Posted on January 26th, 2011 in Concerts | 1

    Wynton Marsalis is a man who wears many hats: trumpeter, composer, Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center, and music director of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. But it's too often forgotten…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis To Stream Live Worldwide From Jazz In Marciac Festival

    Posted on August 3rd, 2010 in Concerts

    On August 5th The Wynton Marsalis Quintet plus guests will perform “Modern New Orleans Music” featuring compositions from New Orleans natives within the last 30 years at the renowned Jazz in Marciac Festival. An annual favorite of the festival, Wynton celebrates his 20th annual appearance performing at Marciac, France, a town that is nearest to his heart next to his native New Orleans.

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  • Dave Brubeck Celebrates 90th Birthday As Special Guest with Wynton Marsalis Quintet at CareFusion Ne

    Posted on July 16th, 2010 in Concerts

    Dave Brubeck has been thrilling fans in Newport for more than half his life, and George Wein is proud to announce that the legendary pianist is returning to the CareFusion Newport Jazz Festival to celebrate his 90th birthday as a special guest with his friend Wynton Marsalis on Sunday, August 8.

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