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Wynton Marsalis brings you this self-curated collection for The Music of America series. This 2-CD set blends the diverse musical languages that personify this unique American artist and composer. The compositions are performed by a diverse group of musicians including the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orion String Quartet, musicians from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and members of The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra in various configurations. Speaking through the voice of a bluesman, parishioner, sophisticate, slave, griot or philosopher, Marsalis brings an eye of a musical historian as he takes us through a musical journey of some of his most outstanding works. This collection truly personifies Marsalis as the formidable trumpet-player, the world-class composer and an extraordinary contributor to The Invention of Jazz and the Music of America.
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Birdland will fly. Saved by 'GoFundMe' campaign / 88.3WBGO
88.3WBGO'S JANICE KIRKEL WRITES......It is off the endangered jazz club list which included Jazz Standard in Manhattan, and in Los Angeles, Blue Whale. Those clubs have closed. But after a GoFundMe campaign that shattered its $250,000 goal, with $100,000 more raised from a virtual benefit concert on Jan. 24 featuring Wynton Marsalis, John Pizzarelli, Ron Carter, and Chita Rivera, things are looking g...
Wynton Marsalis rambunctious, high-traffic blues symphony is an aerobic workout / The Philadelphia Inquirer
"Everything about Wynton is epic." Such was the terse introduction by guest conductor Cristian Macelaru at the Philadelphia Orchestra's Saturday outing with Wynton Marsalis' Blues Symphony. More couldn't credibly be said prior to the rambunctious, seven-movement, hour-long, high-traffic, multi-genre, multi-everything monster of a symphony that could well have devoured the Kimmel Center and the rest o...
Exploring american history with musician/composer Wynton Marsalis / metro
See what happens when jazz and blues meet classical composition during the Philadelphia Orchestra's limited run of Pulitzer Prize and Grammy Award winner Wynton Marsalis's symphony. The seven movements paint scenes from important points throughout American history with evolving sounds and rhythm. Marsalis and the Philadelphia Orchestra recently celebrated a significant collaborative milestone. Th...
Wynton Marsalis celebrates the musical nature of 10 animals at UA's Centennial Hall / tucson.com
The legendary trumpeter Wynton Marsalis wants to expand Tucson's jazz family. On Friday in Centennial Hall, Marsalis will bring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra to present "Spaces," his complete 90-minute suite celebrating the musical nature of 10 animals. Accompanying the orchestra are tap dancer Jared Grimes and "jook" dancer Li'l Buck. "Everybody likes animals," said Marsalis, on the phone from Lo...
Father and son Marsalis, showcase taste and chops at Tanglewood / Berkshire edge
When your dad is your band's opening act, you should expect the unexpected. Grammy Award-winning jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis probably didn't expect his 83-year-old father to upstage him on September 1 at Tanglewood, but there were times on Saturday evening when New Orleans jazz legend Ellis Marsalis seemed to eclipse his son - like every time he entered or exited the Shed stage. That's right: Simply s...
What's 'Jazz In Marciac' without a great trumpet player? Wynton Marsalis & Ibrahim Maalouf
Was there an edition of Jazz In Marciac without a great trumpet player? No. Except for the noticeable cases of Miles Davis and Chet Baker , almost all the masters of the instrument came to the Gers: Bill Coleman (since 1979), Dizzy Gillespie, Jon Faddis, Clark Terry, Roy Hargrove , Nicholas Payton , non-exhaustive list . The trumpet will be in the spotlight of this 41st edition, but there will also be pi...
Wynton Marsalis & Ethan Iverson discuss jazz and race / JazzTimes
At the inaugural Jazz Congress, co-produced by Jazz at Lincoln Center and JazzTimes in New York City on Jan. 11-12, among the most anticipated events was a conversation on jazz and race featuring JALC managing and artistic director Wynton Marsalis and Ethan Iverson, a founding member of the Bad Plus, an important jazz blogger and a pianist with a deep reverence for jazz history. Moderated by artist manag...
Bill T. Jones and Wynton Marsalis come together to discuss intriguing questions facing artists and arts administrators / BroadwayWorld
Legendary choreographer Bill T. Jones and renowned jazz master Wynton Marsalis are celebrated throughout the world, honored with numerous awards including the National Medal of Arts (2013 Jones, 2005 Marsalis), Pulitzer Prize (1997, Marsalis), and MacArthur "Genius" Award (1994, Jones). In addition to their artistic contributions, both are heading important cultural institutions: Marsalis leads Jazz at L...
Wynton Marsalis will address graduates at Juilliard School's 113th commencement ceremony / BroadwayWorld
The Juilliard School today announced that alumnus Wynton Marsalis, trumpeter, director of Juilliard Jazz Studies, and artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center, will address the graduates at the school's 113th commencement ceremony, which takes place Friday, May 18, 2018, at 11am in Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center. Mr. Marsalis received an honorary doctor of music degree from Juilliard in 2006. Th...
JLCO'S centennial celebration at Barbican, captured the compassionate generosity of Bernstein / Financial Times
Leonard Bernstein's optimistic modernism united showtune, symphony and jazz into a single, outward-looking musical vision. This concert, part of the Barbican's celebration of Bernstein's centennial year, captured the compassionate generosity of Bernstein's work through the opulent reeds, luxurious brass and rhythmic spring of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO). The evening opened with the fa...
WKAR: Kalamazoo features - A tribute to Tony Bennett
This tribute to Tony Bennett features Chris Botti, Michael Bublé, Michael Feinstein, Savion Glover, Josh Groban, Wé McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Vanessa Williams, Wynton Marsalis and host Bruce Willis. Bennett is an artist for all ages whose interpretations and re-interpretations have introduced new generations to the Great American Songbook. He is one of a handful of artists to have ne...
Wynton Marsalis - Violin Concerto sounds like America / WRTI Radio
Born in 1961 in New Orleans, jazz and classical trumpet player, and composer, Wynton Marsalis grew up playing in churches, jazz bands, and orchestras. As WRTI: Philadelphia, Susan Lewis reports, his 2015 violin concerto reflects the varied musical landscape of America. Listen to WRTI 90.1 on Sunday December 17th to hear Cristian Măcelaru lead The Philadelphia Orchestra in a performance of Marsalis' ...
Nicola Benedetti set to play concerto, written for her by Wynton Marsalis / The San Diego Union-Tribune
Violin star Acclaimed violinist Nicola Benedetti relishes playing challenging music, so much so that she asked Wynton Marsalis to make the concerto he wrote for her more difficult. As one of the world's most acclaimed young violinists, Nicola Benedetti has earned a stellar reputation for her ability to perform some of the most challenging works in classical music with flawless technical mastery and d...
Wynton Marsalis & JLCO to open 2017 Music Worcester season / Worcester Telegram
Renowned jazz trumpeter and composer Wynton Marsalis, performing with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, will open the 2017-18 season for Music Worcester Inc. in a concert at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4 in Mechanics Hall. Marsalis is a multiple Grammy Award winner and has also won a Pulitzer Prize for music. He is music director of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, which performs a vast repertoire, from rare...
Wynton Marsalis writes Violin Concerto for Nicola Benedetti / NPR
The jazz great Wynton Marsalis is a Pulitzer Prize-winning composer. He's a virtuoso trumpet player. And he has now written - wait for it - a violin concerto. LISTEN TO Nina Totenberg's NPR INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT - (SOUNDBITE OF NICOLA BENEDETTI AND THE NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PERFORMANCE OF WYNTON MARSALIS' "CONCERTO IN D") GREENE: This piece was commissioned by a group of ma...
Wynton Marsalis named finalist for 2014 Jazz Journalists Association Award
Wynton Marsalis is a finalist nominees for the 2014 JJA Jazz Awards.
Nominees in most categories were chosen by the votes of the Professional Journalist Members of the Jazz Journalists Association. Nominations were made on the basis of work done in calendar year 2013, with the exception of Lifetime Achievement Awards categories, in which nominations are for a lifetim...
The Many Voices of Wynton Marsalis
Wynton Marsalis brings you this self-curated collection for The Music of America series, performed by a diverse group of musicians including the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orion String Quartet, musicians from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and members of The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra in various configurations. This 2-CD set blends the diverse musical languages tha...
Blue Note Records releases Wynton Marsalis' moving new album 'From the Plantation to the Penitentiary'
Blue Note Records releases Wynton Marsalis' moving new album From the Plantation to the Penitentiary, a clear-eyed and uncompromising look at the cracks in America's facade of prosperity and happiness. By turns soothing, urgent, playful, and angry, From the Plantation to the Penitentiary distills Marsalis' recent observations on our modern American way of life as he's t...