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Wynton Marsalis and The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra in Concert at Chicago's Symphony Center

The John Howell Show Podcast

This Friday and Saturday, January 27-28, The Jazz and Lincoln Center Orchestra will play at Chicago's Symphony Center. Jazz legend and trumpeter Wynton Marsalis talks with John Howell about these upcoming shows, playing the trumpet, and music and culture.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


23 Jan 2023

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126. Wynton Marsalis – Internationally Acclaimed Jazz Musician, Composer, Trumpeter / Leading Advocate of American culture – Rising Above Your Limitations

Behind Greatness by Inspire North

We sit with Wynton in Toronto for a delightful conversation shortly after a show at Massey Hall. Wynton, a Trumpeter, is originally from New Orleans and is widely regarded as one of Jazz’s all time greats, having also won multiple Grammies for his classical and jazz work. He also co-founded Jazz at the Lincoln Center and acts as the Center’s Managing and Artistic Director. We discuss music as core human expression, the responsibility of teaching music, antagonistic cooperation and modern American culture, the latter of which is also something profoundly important to Wynton. He shares with us his thoughts on some types of modern music and the machine of commercialization that has corrupted the real message of music – and how this imbalance has informed our present society. And that’s just the start. We dive deep and learn about the allegorical qualities of sounds (and stories), music as the art of the invisible and being still enough to understand. He talks to us about the “halls of music” and how the vibration comes at him (and all of us) “whole” and how we are all interconnected on the board. To boot, Wynton has an interesting answer to previous guest John Kapelos’ musing about what’s beyond the river’s edge. A melodic conversation. “The ability to rise above your limitations”. To DONATE to the Behind Greatness podcast, please visit here: https://behindgreatness.org. As a charity, tax receipts are issued to donors. Behind Greatness IG: @behindgreatnesspodcast & @inspire_north Wynton, Website: https://wyntonmarsalis.org TW: @wyntonmarsalis IG: @wyntonmarsalis FB: @wyntonmarsalis Marsiac Jazz Festival (France): https://www.jazzinmarciac.com/en

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19 Oct 2022

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Big Band Serenade-Music of Wynton Marsalis

Big Band Serenade

Big Band Serenade-Music of Wynton Marsalis http://oldtimeradiodvd.com  or Nostalgia USA PRIME Roku Channel


27 Aug 2022

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EP. 58 - Majid Khaliq is a violinist and composer cut from a different cloth. He has been described by legendary musician Wynton Marsalis as having “a unique blend of improvisation, groove and technical sophistication.”

March5Music Podcast

EP. 58 - Majid Khaliq is a violinist and composer cut from a different cloth. He has been described by legendary musician Wynton Marsalis as having “a unique blend of improvisation, groove and technical sophistication.” Although classically trained, Mr. Khaliq’s passion and musical palette ranges from the roots of American jazz music to the greats of the Progressive jazz scene.


27 Aug 2022

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Wynton Marsalis and Manfred Honeck

@ the Symphony

This Friday at 8pm and Sunday afternoon at 2:30pm, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra plays the Pittsburgh premiere of "Herald, Holler and Hallelujah" by Wynton Marsalis.  WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham spoke to Mr. Marsalis and Music Director Manfred Honeck about the piece; how it came to be; and much more in this conversation.

29 Mar 2022

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How to Make the Impossible Effortless, Nerves v. Confidence, Recording Carnaval with Wynton Marsalis and Much More with Phil Snedecor

Trumpet Dynamics

I was going to wait a couple of weeks to publish this episode with Phil Snedecor, but I thought I just played his episode from five years ago last week on the feed, why not just put it up this week?So here we go. In this episode, we dove deep into a lot of really interesting topics, including a continuation on what it means to be nervous versus confident, and how the two intersect in an ideal world. We also talked about how to teach students how to teach themselves to be the best player that they can be, how to know when is enough air to say what we want to communicate with our horn, how to make the difficult things effortless, and much more.We were also treated to my wife Sana being on the call with Phil and myself, and she asked some very poignant questions as well. So enjoy it!In this conversation with Phil Snedecor, you will hear:-Phil gets us up to speed on his whereabouts trumpet wise...-What does it mean when we get nervous?...-When to teach, and when to teach how to teach...-Arnold Jacobs and "singing air"...-More vibration, not more air...-How to make the difficult things easy...-What personalities are naturally attracted to trumpet?...-What it was like to record the Carnaval album with Wynton Marsalis...-And much more!Resources mentioned:Video: "Gone but Not Forgotten"New releases on PAS PressPhil's YouTube playlistHere are the pics Phil mentioned of the recording session w/ Wynton:Attachments-Snedecor linksAbout the guest:Phil Snedecor is Associate Professor of Trumpet at the Hartt School (of the University of Hartford) in Hartford, CT, and a former faculty member at The Peabody Conservatory, George Mason University and at Towson University. He has written a series of brass etude books that are required repertoire at many colleges and conservatories. His arrangements and compositions have been performed throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia.Phil attended the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, where he received the prestigious Performers Certificate and was a member of the premiere brass quintet, the Canterbury Brass. While earning his degrees in trumpet performance and literature, he also studied arranging and composition with Professor Rayburn Wright, formerly arranger for Radio City Music Hall. Mr. Snedecor is a former member of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and has held one-year positions with the National Symphony, the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra and the Baltimore Opera. He is Principal Trumpet in the Harrisburg (PA) Symphony Orchestra and former Co-Principal Trumpet in the Concert Artists of Baltimore. Mr. Snedecor has performed and toured throughout the United States, Europe and Asia.In 1993 Mr. Snedecor and National Symphony Principal Trombonist Milton Stevens co-founded The Washington Symphonic Brass, a 17-piece professional brass ensemble. They perform regularly for the Washington National Cathedral, St. Matthew’s Cathedral, the Basilica at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, and with the Washington Choral Arts Society at the Kennedy Center. They were the official instrumental ensemble for the Papal visit of 2008 in Washington DC and are heard regularly in their own concert series in DC, Maryland and Virginia. Their critically acclaimed CDs are available on the Summit and Warner Classics labels. Phil’s innovative programming and arranging for the WSB has led to several guest conductor appearances, most recently with the River City Brass Band (Pittsburgh) and the Breckenridge (CO) Brass.As a show player, he has performed in the touring productions of Guys & Dolls, Phantom of the Opera, Beauty and the Beast, Peter Pan, Evita and West Side Story. He has recorded under the RCA, CBS, Gothic, Koss, and Summit labels. Phil’s solo CDs, The Lyrical Trumpet I and II are also available on the Summit Label.In 2012, Mr. Snedecor founded the DC Pops Orchestra, a 30-piece ensemble featuring some of the best Jazz and crossover artists in the region. This group has provided music for the elite of Washington in prestigious venues such at the National Building Museum and Mellon Auditorium.Audio production and show notes provided by the GSD Network.Mentioned in this episode:GSD NetworkThis episode is brought to you by the GSD network. Short for “Getting Stuff Done”, the GSD Network offers full service podcast production, audiobook production, copy writing and email marketing, and much more. If it has anything to do with hitting a button that says "publish, "we probably do it. To check out what we have to offer, type in G.S.D. dot network into your browser and you're off to the races. That's G.S.D. dot network


28 Mar 2022

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A Special Classical Roots Chat with Wynton Marsalis

Between 2 Stands

The guys share a special bonus chat with former DSO Erb Jazz Chair Wynton Marsalis before he and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra return to Orchestra Hall Friday, March 4-5 2022 during our Classical Roots Celebration


1 Mar 2022

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Wynton Marsalis on Jazz as a Tool for Understanding Life

Time Sensitive

Trumpeter and composer Wynton Marsalis, the managing and artistic director of New York’s Jazz at Lincoln Center (JALC), is a man bursting with endless energy. Throughout his four-decade career, he has never seemed to run out of steam. He signed his first recording contract at 22, and has gone on to release more than 100 jazz and classical recordings, win nine Grammy Awards, author six books, and earn more than 40 honorary degrees. In 1987, Marsalis co-founded a jazz program at Lincoln Center, which, following the initiative’s success, made it a formal part of the performing arts institution in 1996. The following year, his album Blood on the Fields, an oratorio about slavery, won a Pulitzer Prize. Not even the pandemic could stop Marsalis from using music as a vessel for knowledge and expression. As New York went into lockdown last March, he accelerated JALC’s digital programming with initiatives including a weekly YouTube conversation series and a virtual edition of JALC’s high school jazz band competition. In August 2020, he released The Ever Fonky Lowdown, a horn-powered survey of the forces that divide people and a vision of how we might rise above them. Through it all, Marsalis has remained passionate about the power of his work. “Music is important,” he says, “because music, and all art, is reenactment. The reenactments exist to let you understand the meaning of things across time.”On this episode, Marsalis speaks with Andrew about jazz as a metaphor for democracy, communicating through instruments, and how understanding music lends itself to understanding life.Show notes:Full Transcript[03:55] Ellis Marsalis[04:48] Jazz at Lincoln Center[05:24] Skain’s Domain[09:08] The Ever Fonky Lowdown[09:25] Ellis Louis Marsalis III [11:30] “That Dance We Do” [11:57] The Democracy! Suite  [13:38] Blood on the Fields [14:29] “Sloganize, Patronize, Realize, Revolutionize (Black Lives Matters)”[29:03] “Deeper Than Dreams”[32:36] Branford Marsalis


15 Dec 2021

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Big Band Holidays - JLCO with Wynton Marsalis | Christmas Concert | Xmas 2021

UNPLUGGED Live Concerts | Listen to Justin Bieber, Ed sheeran, Dua Lipa, Shawn Mendes, Billie Eilish, Coldplay, Martin Garrix, Maneskin, Madison Beer, Will Smith

00:00 Jingle Bells 02:17 Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (feat. Cécile Mclorin Salvant) 08:44 White Christmas 13:57 Zat You, Santa Clause? (feat. René Marie) 20:10 A Cradle in Bethlehem (feat. Gregory Porter) 25:45 We Three Kings 32:02 What Child Is This? (feat. Cécile Mclorin Salvant) 40:02 Merry Christmas Baby (feat. Gregory Porter) 44:55 It's Easy to Blame the Weather (feat. Cécile Mclorin Salvant) 49:36 I'll Be Home for Christmas (feat. René Marie) Team UNPLUGGED.

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14 Dec 2021

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Music, Listening, and Human Flourishing with Wynton Marsalis

Stories of Impact

In today’s episode, we delve into how humans flourish through music and listening with internationally acclaimed musician, composer, and bandleader Wynton Marsalis. At the age of 60, after a long, international career, Marsalis identifies not only as a solo artist and a group leader, but as an educator and a leading advocate of American culture. Learn more: Wynton Marsalis Subscribe to Stories of Impact wherever you listen to podcasts More about this episode Read the transcript of this episode Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube Comments, questions and suggestions info@storiesofimpact.org Supported by Templeton World Charity Foundation


2 Nov 2021