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Wynton Marsalis


Wynton Marsalis is an internationally acclaimed musician, composer, bandleader, educator and a leading advocate of American culture. He is the world’s first jazz artist to perform and compose across the full jazz spectrum from its New Orleans roots to bebop to modern jazz. By creating and performing an expansive range of brilliant new music for quartets to big bands, chamber music ensembles to symphony orchestras, tap dance to ballet, Wynton has expanded the vocabulary for jazz and created a vital body of work that places him among the world’s finest musicians and composers.


Article: Profile

Starting Over with Dee Dee Bridgewater

Read "Starting Over with Dee Dee Bridgewater" reviewed by Mathew Bahl

In jazz, as in life, the most interesting path between two points is rarely a straight line. Consider the acclaimed jazz vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater For much of the 1990s, Bridgewater engaged in what was arguably the decade's most dynamic, comprehensive and witty exploration of the idea of the human voice as an instrument. Along the ...


Article: Live Review

Rene Marie at the new Dazzle

Read "Rene Marie at the new Dazzle" reviewed by Geoff Anderson

Rene Marie Dazzle Denver, Colorado August 4, 2023 It's always a joy when singer Rene Marie comes to town. Friday night was special because she opened the new Dazzle nightclub with two sets and two more on Saturday night. Marie lived in Denver for several years and, as one ...


News: Festival

Detroit Jazz Festival 2023: A Celebration of Home

Detroit Jazz Festival 2023: A Celebration of Home

The 2023 Detroit Jazz Festival is almost upon us, taking place in its annual Labor Day weekend slot on the yearly jazz festival calendar. The largest free jazz festival in the world brings the music to the people of Detroit, and the world, on September 1-4 in downtown Detroit and in Hart Plaza along the Detroit ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Steven Watts (Dotsero) and Mike Mauer, Plus Vice Jazz

Read "Steven Watts (Dotsero) and Mike Mauer, Plus Vice Jazz" reviewed by Steven Roby

Musician interviews on this episode include Steven Watts (Dotsero) and Mike Mauer (Mike Maurer Band.) Plus, we'll explore the vice jazz genre. On Backstage Jazz, you'll hear a blend of contemporary and classic jazz and a touch of soul, funk, and world music, all selected by music journalist and host Steven Roby.Playlist Billy Stewart ...


Article: Album Review

Mark Lewandowski: A Bouquet (for Lady Day)

Read "A Bouquet (for Lady Day)" reviewed by Ian Patterson

A regular in the Mingus Big Band and Wynton Marsalis' quartet, New York-based Mark Lewandowski has won numerous awards for his sonorous double bass playing, which can be appreciated in settings as diverse as John Zorn's The Book of Beri'ah (Tzadik Records, 2018) and Joe Chamber's Dance Kobina (Blue Note Records, 2022). As a leader, Lewandowski ...


Article: Interview

A Conversation with Don Braden

Read "A Conversation with Don Braden" reviewed by AAJ Staff

This interview was first published in two parts at All About Jazz on May 1999. In this interview, we chat with Don Braden about his views on MP3 files, his relationship with Bill Cosby, the impact Kenny Kirkland had on his latest album for RCA Victor, Fire Within, and a host of other related ...


Article: Interview

A Conversation with Joe Chambers

Read "A Conversation with Joe Chambers" reviewed by AAJ Staff

This interview was first published at All About Jazz on February 1999. We have always been quite puzzled as to why a musician that has worked alongside Eric Dolphy, Freddie Hubbard, Andrew Hill, Bobby Hutcherson, Joe Henderson, Sam Rivers, Wayne Shorter, Max Roach, Sonny Rollins, Tommy Flanagan, Charles Mingus, and Chick Corea would only ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Releases Plus Summer Birthday Shoutouts To Lyricist Dorothy Fields, Mavis Staples, Akua Dixon, Hey Rim Jeon & More

Read "New Releases Plus Summer Birthday Shoutouts To Lyricist Dorothy Fields, Mavis Staples, Akua Dixon, Hey Rim Jeon & More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

This broadcast includes new releases from Benny Benack III, Nanny Assis, Daryll Dobson and Heidi Martin, plus birthday shoutouts to lyricist Dorothy Fields, ((Hey Rim Jeon}}, Lauren Sevian, Akua Dixon, Gayelynn McKinney, Lauren Lee, Mavis Staples and Carol Morgan, among others. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you hear by seeing them live and ...


Article: Interview

A Fireside Chat With Tony Bennett

Read "A Fireside Chat With Tony Bennett" reviewed by AAJ Staff

This interview was first published on All About Jazz in September 2001. Tony Bennett hails from a period in Americana where style loomed larger than sustenance and men were less than men without a martini or scotch in one hand and a cigar or cigarette burning from the other. Those were the days. And ...


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