Video: The Spirit of New Orleans
Click below to watch Wynton’s video tribute to the New Orleans Saints and the Crescent City… “The Spirit of New Orleans”. The video was originally broadcast on CBS during the Super Bowl pre-game show.Keep reading »
The Spirit of New Orleans
Down on the Bayou where the mighty Mississippi kisses Lake Pontchartrain and spills into the Gulf of Mexico. There sits that jewel of the Southland. What the French lost to the British who gave it to the Spanish who lost it back to the French who sold it to America for….. Well, some folks say Jefferson conned Napoleon in a card game and won it for some jambalaya and a chicory coffee.Keep reading »
Wynton at the Dizzy Gillespie tribute in 1988
In the following video clip, a young Wynton plays and improvises at the the Dizzy Gillespie tribute in 1988, with Jon Faddis, Jimmy Owens, Freddie Hubbard, and Vaughn Nark. Enjoy it !Keep reading »
Wynton to play for Oscar Peterson at Carnegie Hall
Wynton will be one of the great jazz musicians at “The Master of Swing” Tribute to Oscar Peterson, this June 8th at Carnegie Hall, New York City.Keep reading »
Wynton played at Ahmet Ertegun memorial tribute
On Tuesday 17 April 2007, a memorial tribute was held in New York City for Ahmet Ertegun. The founder of Atlantic Records and co-founder of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame died on 14 December 2006 at age 83 from injuries suffered in a fall at a Rolling Stones’ concert at New York City’s Beacon Theater in October.Keep reading »
Jazz at Lincoln Center Radio remembers Ed Bradley
The nationally syndicated Jazz at Lincoln Center Radio will offer a one-hour tribute program in remembrance of its longtime host, the late Ed Bradley. For radio stations, “Jazz at Lincoln Center, Remembering Ed Bradley” will be available on the Content Depot after December 26th and will uplink on Thursday, December 28th at 5:00pm ET.Keep reading »
The program will be heard by listeners of more than 240 stations across the country between December 28th and January 11th.
Wynton on Ed Bradley - Interview for CBS
The day after Ed Bradley passed away, 60 Minutes correspondent Steve Kroft interviewed jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis in New York City. Marsalis, a friend of Ed’s, is artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center.Keep reading »
Wynton to play a tribute for Ed Bradley
Tomorrow, on CBS, the full hour of “60 Minutes” will be dedicated to the memory of Ed Bradley, who passed away on Thursday. The special memorial edition, in which close friends, his best work and the story of his remarkable life will be featured, will be broadcast this Sunday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. ET/PT.Keep reading »
Wynton Marsalis on “Rebuild the Soul of America”
Wynton returns to New Orleans to commemorate Hurricane Katrina and help support the cultural infrastructure of a city devastated one year ago.Keep reading »
“Celebrate Jazz Trio: Rebuild the Soul of America” is a three-day commemorative event sponsored by Harrah’s Casino that includes a concert; a talent search contest featuring performances by Wynton and the hottest local talent in the Mississippi Delta; and a free jazz and culinary event featuring Emeril Lagasse with Marsalis welcoming back the school children of New Orleans.
Higher Ground CD reviewed by Washington Post
Hitting Katrina From Two DirectionsKeep reading »
There are nearly 10 benefit albums with Hurricane Katrina on their minds, and doubtless more are coming. Bring ‘em on. In theory, at least, when it comes to raising relief funds through music, everyone wins.