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Marsalis, JLCO Pay Tribute to Jelly Roll Morton

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Pianists Sullivan Fortner (above), Aaron Diehl, Dan Nimmer, and two excellent student pianists from Julliard (Micah Thomas and Joel Wenhardt) rocked the “House of Swing” in “The Fantastic Mr. Jelly Lord,” the JLCO season opener at Jazz at Lincoln Center last weekend.  My review in DownBeat.

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Coming soon – my profile of Wynton Marsalis

Photographer: Luigi Beverelli

Today I had the privilege of sitting down with Wynton Marsalis in his dressing room at Jazz at Lincoln Center for a DownBeat interview, five years after our first meeting. We talked about his career, his evolution as a musician and a human being, his hopes for the future.  Article coming soon.

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Jazz at Lincoln Center, Sony Launch “Blue Engine” Label (DownBeat)

Wynton at the launch party, chatting with trumpeter Bria Skonberg. On the left is legendary bari saxophonist Joe Temperley; on the right is pianist Monty Alexander.

Wynton Marsalis at the Blue Engine Records launch party chatting with trumpeter Bria Skonberg. On the left is legendary bari saxophonist Joe Temperley; on the right, pianist Monty Alexander. (photo: Frank Stewart, JALC)

Here’s my report in DownBeat on the launch of Jazz@Lincoln Center’s new record label, Blue Engine. The first release will be the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra w/Wynton Marsalis – Live in Cuba, coming in August.

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My review of Newport Jazz Festival in DownBeat – Part 2

Dee Dee Bridgewater & band at Newport, August 1, 2014

Here’s the second installment of my two-part review of the 2014 Newport Jazz Festival for DownBeat. It’s my take on the special Friday night concert by Wynton Marsalis, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and Dee Dee Bridgewater.

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Jazz Education for Everybody – Free!

Ted Nash and Joe Temperley - two of the instructors whose videos you can watch for free at JALC's online Jazz Academy.

Ted Nash and Joe Temperley – two of the instructors whose videos you can watch for free at JALC’s online Jazz Academy.

Saxophonists Ted Nash and Joe Temperley are two of the instructors in Wynton Marsalis’ latest venture to make jazz more comprehensible to musicians and fans alike: Jazz at Lincoln Center’s new — and free — online Jazz Academy. You can read about it in my article from the January 2014 DownBeat.

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My profile/interview with Wynton Marsalis from the Dec. 2012 DownBeat

My dinner with Wynton. OK, it was lunch.  Great sushi and even better conversation.  Here’s my interview/profile of him, as published in the December 2012 issue of DownBeat:  “Wynton Marsalis – Profoundly Grateful” (DownBeat, Dec. 2012)

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