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  • Watch the exclusive first trailer for ‘Bolden,’ a jazzy movie from Wynton Marsalis

    Posted on February 6th, 2019 in

    Cornet player Charles “Buddy” Bolden was a father of jazz, the first king of New Orleans music and largely a mystery of a man. Now a new film from another icon, Wynton Marsalis, is paying tribute to the legend.   Keep reading »

  • Marsalis offers his take on Trump’s tune

    Posted on September 9th, 2015 in Profiles & Interviews

    When the tycoon-turned-presidential candidate’s name comes up in conversation, the jazz veteran, who as an artist and advocate has long championed great American traditions, is both pointed and nonchalant in his response.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton’s 10 great places to get jazzed about great jazz

    Posted on February 16th, 2007 in Profiles & Interviews | 2

    Swing your way through Black History Month with jazz. Rooted in African folk music traditions and the American soil, jazz was invented in the USA. Trumpeter/composer Wynton Marsalis shares his picks of top jazz clubs with Kathy Baruffi for USA TODAY. Marsalis is artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York, the first complex ever built specifically for this indigenous music form. The state-of-the-art spaces include the cozy Dizzy Club Coca-Cola (jalc.org), where top talent is served together with great food and knockout views of the skyline.

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  • Hot corporations know how to swing

    Posted on January 14th, 2007 in Profiles & Interviews | 2

    Leading a company is often compared to conducting an orchestra. But organizing a jazz band may be a more appropriate analogy. That’s because business leaders increasingly want to set free the creative juices of individuality while maintaining the discipline to make music, not noise. USA TODAY’s Del Jones went to Wynton Marsalis, 45, artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center, who was named one of America’s Best Leaders in 2006 by Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and U.S. News & World Report.

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  • Bill Clinton touts musical greats

    Posted on December 15th, 2003 in Review

    While his former second banana, Al Gore, was stumping for Howard Dean last week, Bill Clinton was busy endorsing John Coltrane, Miles Davis and Billie Holiday. Those are just a few of the late jazz legends whose names came up Wednesday night at a symposium that paired the former president and sometime saxophone player with the rather more accomplished trumpeter Wynton Marsalis. Presented by Jazz at Lincoln Center, where Marsalis is artistic director, the panel discussion addressed the relationship between jazz, a native American art form, and our politics and culture.   Keep reading »