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Wynton Marsalis

 
Bio:
Wynton Marsalis's exploration of socio-cultural and political issues has yielded some of his most inspired and provocative work over the last four decades including the GRAMMYⓇ Award-winning Black Codes (From the Underground) in 1985, Blood on the Fields ─ the first jazz composition ever to win ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Wynton Marsalis's exploration of socio-cultural and political issues has yielded some of his most inspired and provocative work over the last four decades including the GRAMMYⓇ Award-winning Black Codes (From the Underground) in 1985, Blood on the Fields ─ the first jazz composition ever to win ... (read complete bio)

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[Broadway, 2013]
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Wynton Marsalis Biography

Wynton Marsalis's exploration of socio-cultural and political issues has yielded some of his most inspired and provocative work over the last four decades including the GRAMMYⓇ Award-winning Black Codes (From the Underground) in 1985, Blood on the Fields ─ the first jazz composition ever to win a Pulitzer Prize─ in 1996, All Rise in 2002 (performed by Symphonic Orchestras the world over to great acclaim), and From the Plantation to the Penitentiary in 2007, which according to one reviewer, "reveals some important truth about this country with a lot of anger and heart."

On August 21, 2020, Blue Engine Records will release The Ever Fonky Lowdown, the latest Marsalis composition to directly address the irresistible cocktail of deception, racism, greed, and gullibility that subverts the global fight for human rights and corrupts the possibilities and promise of democracy in America and around the world.

Wynton Marsalis Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 2014 - Best Musical
Wynton Marsalis, After Midnight

Wynton Marsalis News

Broadway & Opera Star N'Kenge Headlines With Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra For Holida Photo Broadway & Opera Star N'Kenge Headlines With Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra For Holiday Concerts
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 18, 2022

This holiday season Broadway and Opera star, N'Kenge will make her highly-anticipated debut with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra to headline Home for the Holidays, a special three-day holiday concert series. The performances will take place on November 25th, 26th and 27th, 2022 at Bass Performance Hall.

The Apollo to Present World Premiere of THE BLUES AND ITS PEOPLE By Trumpeter Russell Photo The Apollo to Present World Premiere of THE BLUES AND ITS PEOPLE By Trumpeter Russell Gunn
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 16, 2022

The Apollo will continue its 2022–23 season theme of The Next Movement with The Blues and Its People, a new commissioned work composed by Grammy-nominated trumpeter Russell Gunn, in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the acclaimed book Blues People: Negro Music in White America written by writer, poet, and political activist Amiri Baraka. 

Christmas at the Lied Kicks Off with TENTHING BRASS: A HOLIDAY CELEBRATION! Photo Christmas at the Lied Kicks Off with TENTHING BRASS: A HOLIDAY CELEBRATION!
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 15, 2022

The sounds of Christmas brass are back at the Lied Center! Norwegian brass ensemble tenThing takes audiences on a musical journey through Europe and America with their vibrant celebration of classic Christmas music.

Larry Owens' SONDHEIMIA, Bernadette Peters & More Announced for Pasadena Playhouse's  Photo Larry Owens' SONDHEIMIA, Bernadette Peters & More Announced for Pasadena Playhouse's Sondheim Celebration
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 15, 2022

Pasadena Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Danny Feldman announced the latest news for the theater’s upcoming six-month-long celebration of the works and impact of Stephen Sondheim January 26 through June 11, 2023. 

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Announces Endea Owens As Its 2023 MAC Music Innovator Photo Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Announces Endea Owens As Its 2023 MAC Music Innovator
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 10, 2022

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) announced Endea Owens as its 2023 MAC Music Innovator. Owens is an award-winning bassist known for her vibrancy and  international array of musical projects and collaborations.

The Flynn Announces Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orc Photo The Flynn Announces Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis
by Stephi Wild - Nov 10, 2022

The Flynn has added two incredible shows to the season lineup this spring. On April 22 at 3 pm, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, featuring some of the greatest jazz musicians working today, comes to the Flynn. And on May 2 at 7:30 pm, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, one of the most celebrated dance companies in the country, brings their vast repertoire to the Main Stage.

Jazz At Lincoln Center Presents ALWAYS IRVING BERLIN Photo Jazz At Lincoln Center Presents ALWAYS IRVING BERLIN
by Stephi Wild - Nov 8, 2022

 Songbook Sundays, created and hosted by Deborah Grace Winer celebrating the American Songbook will continue at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Dizzy's with ALWAYS IRVING BERLIN on Sunday, November 20th at 5 PM and 7:30 PM at Dizzy's Club.  

Anna Deavere Smith to be Honored With 2022 Louis Auchincloss Prize by the Museum of t Photo Anna Deavere Smith to be Honored With 2022 Louis Auchincloss Prize by the Museum of the City of New York
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 7, 2022

On November 14, 2022, the Museum of the City of New York will present its 2022 Louis Auchincloss Prize to Anna Deavere Smith, actor, playwright, author, and professor, for her contributions to the cultural and performing arts landscape in New York City and beyond. 

Ann Hampton Callaway and Tito Puente, Jr. Debut at The Dennis C. Moss Cultural Arts C Photo Ann Hampton Callaway and Tito Puente, Jr. Debut at The Dennis C. Moss Cultural Arts Center This Month
by Stephi Wild - Nov 7, 2022

Ann Hampton Callaway and Tito Puente, Jr. both come to the Dennis C. Moss Cultural Arts Center this month. Learn more about both shows here!

New Streaming Platform Will Feature Cleveland Orchestra's Performance Of Mahler's 2nd Photo New Streaming Platform Will Feature Cleveland Orchestra's Performance Of Mahler's 2nd With Special Manuscript
by Stephi Wild - Nov 3, 2022

The Cleveland Orchestra is the first American orchestra to join Symphony's concert streaming series, 'Symphony Night Live.' Symphony brings together music from the best orchestras in the world and delivers a rich and contextual look into symphonic music, through 'Symphony Night Live.'

Wynton Marsalis Videos

VIDEO: How FUNNY GIRL's Jared Grimes Tapped His Way to a Tony Nomination Videoplay
VIDEO: How FUNNY GIRL's Jared Grimes Tapped His Way to a Tony Nomination

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 8, 2022

Nick Arnstein might get all of Fanny's love, but this Broadway season, the Tony Awards are all about Eddie Ryan. Jared Grimes makes his Broadway musical debut in the hit revival of Funny Girl- a performance for which he was nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical.

Meet the 2022 Tony Nominees: FUNNY GIRL's Jared Grimes Videoplay
Meet the 2022 Tony Nominees: FUNNY GIRL's Jared Grimes

by BroadwayWorld TV - May 23, 2022

Today we're studying up on Jared Grimes, nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical for FUNNY GIRL.

VIDEO: Watch Jon Batiste Perform 'Freedom' on the GRAMMYs Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Jon Batiste Perform 'Freedom' on the GRAMMYs

by Michael Major - Apr 3, 2022

Jon Batiste took to the stage at the GRAMMYs to perform his hit single, 'Freedom.' This year, Batiste is nominated for 11 GRAMMY Awards, notably winning the trophy for Album of the Year. Batiste has been developing a Broadway musical about the life of famed painter Jean-Michel Basquiat. Watch the performance now!

VIDEO: Jessica Vosk Hosts New York Philharmonic at Bryant Park Videoplay
VIDEO: Jessica Vosk Hosts New York Philharmonic at Bryant Park

by Alan Henry - Jun 10, 2021

Watch below the festive and varied kick-off of Bryant Park’s Picnic Performances treats New Yorkers to music by past masters — including the Classical era’s Mozart and Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges — and American sounds, including an uplifting piece by Philharmonic Very Young Composer Ilana Rahim-Braden. Lina González-Granados conducts in her Philharmonic debut.

VIDEO: Watch The NY Philharmonic Live From Bryant Park Tonight At 7 PM Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch The NY Philharmonic Live From Bryant Park Tonight At 7 PM

by Alan Henry - Jun 7, 2021

Tune in tonight at 7 PM ET for the festive and varied kick-off of Bryant Park’s Picnic Performances treats New Yorkers to music by past masters — including the Classical era’s Mozart and Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges — and American sounds, including an uplifting piece by Philharmonic Very Young Composer Ilana Rahim-Braden. Lina González-Granados conducts in her Philharmonic debut.

VIDEO: ICYMI- Watch Broadway Unite for the SAVE BIRDLAND Fundraiser! Videoplay
VIDEO: ICYMI- Watch Broadway Unite for the SAVE BIRDLAND Fundraiser!

by Stage Tube - Jan 25, 2021

Notables from President Bill Clinton and Whoopi Goldberg to musicians Wynton Marsalis and Sting joined together on Sunday, Jan 24th to 'Save Birdland'.

BWW Exclusive: Listen to 'Never Coming Back' from Cassondra James' New EP Videoplay
BWW Exclusive: Listen to 'Never Coming Back' from Cassondra James' New EP

by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 21, 2020

Once on This Island star, Cassondra James debuted her new EP of original music “Pieces” on Friday, October 16th, 2020.

VIDEO: Vanessa Williams Leads Lincoln Center's 10th #MemorialForUsAll Videoplay
VIDEO: Vanessa Williams Leads Lincoln Center's 10th #MemorialForUsAll

by Stage Tube - Jul 6, 2020

Vanessa Williams led the 10th Memorial For Us All tribute to honor those we lost due to COVID-19.

VIDEO: Gaby Moreno Leads #MemorialForUsAll to Honor Those We Lost to COVID-19 Videoplay
VIDEO: Gaby Moreno Leads #MemorialForUsAll to Honor Those We Lost to COVID-19

by Stage Tube - Jun 22, 2020

Gaby Moreno led the seventh Memorial For Us All tribute to honor those we lost due to COVID-19.

VIDEO: Brian Stokes Mitchell Leads #MemorialForUsAll to Honor Those We Lost to COVID- Videoplay
VIDEO: Brian Stokes Mitchell Leads #MemorialForUsAll to Honor Those We Lost to COVID-19

by Stage Tube - Jun 14, 2020

Brian Stokes Mitchell led the seventh Memorial For Us All tribute to honor those we lost due to COVID-19.


Wynton Marsalis Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Wynton Marsalis been nominated for?
Best Musical (Tony Awards) for After Midnight .


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@wyntonmarsalis - 11/22/22 12:26pm Tribute for Iñaki Añua, live now from Vitoria-Gasteiz https://t.co/eygxYfFo2Q


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@wyntonmarsalis - 11/16/22 10:31am In the third episode of @BBCSounds “Composer of the Week”, @DonaldMacleod01 and I discover how the poetry of Langst… https://t.co/s8FVI5g69I


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@wyntonmarsalis - 11/15/22 11:01am Next Tuesday I will be in Vitoria-Gasteiz (Spain) to pay homage to the great Iñaki Añua, director of @Jazzvitoria


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