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Wynton Marsalis

SAMAA Dedicated to Keeping Indian Classical Music Alive

Jim Luce | Posted 09.28.2013 | Arts
Jim Luce

Preserving the classics is a noble endeavor. Jazz, for example, is an original American music art form that once dominated the airwaves, dance halls,...

What the 'N-Word' Means to Me

Molly Alexander Darden | Posted 09.01.2013 | Media
Molly Alexander Darden

As I watched Don Lemon's program, "The N-Word," Monday evening, I was tremendously moved, and so glad I watched.

The Joy That Is Allen Toussaint

Marshall Fine | Posted 08.25.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Seeing Allen Toussaint perform twice in the space of about 60 days -- in drastically different circumstances each time -- reminded me of why a love for musical roots can seemingly never run out of ways to discover and rediscover the beginnings of American popular music.

Marsalis' JLCO Swings Full Out in Philly

Lew Whittington | Posted 08.24.2013 | Arts
Lew Whittington

This month, Marsalis, was back with the full 15-piece Lincoln Center Orchestra, and it was all about the music, he gave a few brief song intros, but otherwise cued two hours of protean big-band artistry.

Improvising a Heroic Life: Whoever You Are, and Whatever You Do

Tom Morris | Posted 07.10.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Tom Morris

At the core of wisdom as a practice is the skill to create, discern, and improvise. How then do you become a great improviser in the jazz of life?

YoungArts Wows LA

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 04.14.2013 | Arts
Hoyt Hilsman

If you ever had any doubts about the incredible young talent in America today, just check out the next generation of visual, literary and performing artists who have been recognized by YoungArts, the national organization devoted to mentoring and supporting emerging artists.

50 Years of A&M Records: An Interview With Herb Alpert

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.13.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"If you're prepared for what you'd like to do with the rest of your life and you're putting in the time and are passionate about what you're doing, you have to just stay with it. There's no magic formula for how to get through the maze."

WATCH: Paul Simon And Wynton Marsalis Talk Music

Posted 06.01.2012 | Fifty

"Musicians that have played with him love him and respect him in a way...[that] you can't buy," jazz musician Wynton Marsalis says of fellow artist Pa...

Jazz Fest 2012 Will Feature Legend-Filled Lineup

Posted 04.18.2012 | Detroit

This Labor Day weekend, the 33rd annual Detroit Jazz Festival will sound off on Detroit's riverfront with an all-star line up. The roster for the free...

CBS Names New Cultural Correspondent

Posted 12.15.2011 | Media

Famed musician, composer and Pulitzer Prize winner Wynton Marsalis was named CBS News cultural correspondent on Thursday. The network announced tha...

Chess, Jazz and Hockey Legends in Prague

Lubomir Kavalek | Posted 09.02.2011 | Sports
Lubomir Kavalek

2011-07-03-Screenshot20110703at4.55.19PM.jpg World chess champion Vishy Anand visited Prague shortly before Czech president Vaclav Klaus celebrated his 70th birthday with a jazz concert at the Prague castle.

Jazz Takes a Back Seat at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

Brian Ross | Posted 07.07.2011 | Entertainment
Brian Ross

Jazz needs a spark. It needs a new direction. Respect the history, but for it to thrive, it needs to be cool again. It needs to be counter-culture. It needs to piss off more parents.

New Orleans: Ground Zero in the Cultural War

Brian Ross | Posted 07.05.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

The Founding Fathers defined the boundaries of liberty and freedom. New Orleans lives them. The birthplace of jazz. The true birthplace of Rock-and-Ro...

Wynton Marsalis And Eric Clapton Play The Blues

Ralph A. Miriello | Posted 06.10.2011 | New York
Ralph A. Miriello

Eric Clapton's foray into the roots of early jazz and its undeniable linkage to the blues was a rousing success and further affirms Mr. Clapton as a truly versatile musician.

The Brand of Jazz

Joseph Vella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Joseph Vella

The issue of branding has increasingly become a driving force in everything we do both personally and professionally.  Just think of Facebook and how...

Stars To Headline Japan Fundraiser In West Village

NBC New York | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Jazz musician Wynton Marsalis and his quintet will join domestic diva Martha Stewart to headline a local fundraiser to benefit the victims of Japan’...

Stage Door: Ute Lemper -- The Music of Kurt Weill

Fern Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Fern Siegel

If Kurt Weill were alive, he'd worship Ute Lemper. The songs of pre-war German composers, especially Weill, forged her musical identity -- and the se...

Wynton Marsalis, "60 minutes" and the Case for People-to-People Travel to Cuba

Anya Landau French | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Anya Landau French

For those who missed it, 60 Minutes aired a segment on last October's visit to Havana by Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra earl...

From D.C.'s Kennedy Center to East of Angel Town: Conversations with Branford Marsalis and Peter Cincotti

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Legendary jazz pianist Ellis Marsalis has been accumulating a series of honors, with the upcoming NEA's Jazz Masters Award being one of the most prestigious yet.

WATCH: JAZZ ON FILM: Wynton Marsalis Scores 'Louis," Plus Five Great Jazz Scores

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Can't say he didn't focus on the music... Filmmaker Dan Pritzker's latest effort, Louis, is loosely based on the childhood of jazz legend Louis Armstr...

Wynton Marsalis Performing Live At Louis Armstrong Biopic Premiere

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

While Chicago native Dan Pritzker was working on a film about pioneering jazz trumpeter Buddy Bolden, he took his mother to see Charlie Chaplin's "Cit...

French Contemporary Artist and Legend CharlElie Couture in New York City

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

We first met French Contemporary Artist CharlElie Couture at the French Embassy in New York for the Wynton Marsalis ceremony in the fall of 2009. He ...

Calling All Lincoln Square, Upper West Side Celebs

Marta Hallowell | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Marta Hallowell

We need affordable housing so that the actors, musicians, singers and ballerinas who work all along Broadway, and who delight our eyes and ears and hearts, can live near where they work.

HuffPost Reviews: Jack Johnson, Icons Among Us, and Gotan Project, Plus STP News, and a Conversation With Greg Laswell

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Come on. Didn't you think this guy was over after that nutty Curious George soundtrack? Well, weren't we wrong, oh Jack Johnson judges that we were.

The Brooklyn Steppers March Forward, Giving to the Community and Gaining in the Process

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

In high school I had been manager of our marching band in Ohio. It was a grueling task, but rewarding to see my friends play and march so well. The ...