Tuesday, October 13, 2009

'Wynton Marsalis To Perform Free Concert For Fans In New York City', Jazz at Lincoln Center, Nov. 29

(Bottom: President Barack Obama With Wynton Marsalis at White House, Jan. 20, 2009. Top: "Haydn, L. Mozart, Hummel: Trumpet Concertos"; National Philharmonic Orchestra; Raymond Leppard, conductor; Wynton Marsalis, trumpet. “Wynton’s 1983 Grammys for this recording and THINK OF ONE…made him the first and only artist to win classical and jazz Grammy Awards in the same year.” From WyntonMarsalis.org)

Trumpeter Wynton Marsalis has made more than 70 recordings. The Discography at his website classifies 18 of the releases as classical. We received this press release today:
October 8, 2009
"My fans have stuck with me through many styles of music - from modern burnout to standards to New Orleans music to baroque and beyond. They have embraced all of my bands - from small groups of various sizes to the big band, and they have celebrated the diverse personalities of those ensembles. My fans are of all nations and kinds, ages and beliefs. Every day, I recommit to creating a better music for their enjoyment. I strive to justify, through my work, the unwavering faith and trust they have shown through these years. At every performance and sometimes just in the streets, someone gives me the inspiration and confidence to become a better musician and person. It is a blessing."

“Wynton Marsalis will give back to his fans as he opens the doors of Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center on November 29th, 2009. More than 100 fans will be invited to join Marsalis and his quintet as they take the stage for this once-in-a-lifetime performance. Free tickets will be distributed randomly to Wynton Marsalis e-newsletter subscribers.” “Fans can sign up for free and view full details and rules at http://www.wyntonmarsalis.com/.”

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