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  • Review | Wynton Marsalis Septet, a Horn of Plenty

    Posted on April 11th, 2023 in Review

    Masterful trumpeter and band leader Wynton Marsalis made good on his tradition of an annual visit to Santa Barbara, again hosted by UCSB Arts & Lectures at the Granada Theatre last week.   Keep reading »

  • Seven Steps to Wynton, at Santa Barbara’s Granada Theatre

    Posted on March 27th, 2023 in Profiles & Interviews

    For many years now, Santa Barbara’s concert calendar of world-class touring artists has featured famed Wynton Marsalis, as a premier trumpeter and fearless leader of his Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.   Keep reading »

  • After-Party with Wynton Marsalis Is Fun Opening Night

    Posted on October 6th, 2018 in Profiles & Interviews

    On September 29, UCSB Arts & Lectures (A&L) donors celebrated the start of its 60th season at a party in the Granada Theatre’s McCune Founders Room following a performance by Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. Producers Circle members were joined by Marsalis, band members, and dance stars Charles Lil Buck Riley, Jared Grimes, and Myles Yachts.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis Conjures a Musical Incantation

    Posted on October 4th, 2018 in Review

    Totem. Nahual. Daemon. Cultures the world over have often described in great terms the spiritual implication of everyday animals, and on Saturday night at The Granada Theatre, one modern-day musical shaman took it upon himself to exemplify their mythical significance through the language of rhythm and melody.   Keep reading »

  • An Interview with Wynton Marsalis

    Posted on September 27th, 2018 in Profiles & Interviews

    Everything old is new again. From the 1920s through the 1940s, the art of jazz revolved around the music of the great big bands. Led by men like Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Earl Hines, Fletcher Henderson, and Benny Goodman, these large ensembles typically divided 10 or more musicians into four sections: trumpets, trombones, saxophones, and rhythm.   Keep reading »