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JIMMY COBB NAMED NEA JAZZ MASTER, AND OTHER HONORS

Date: 11.03.2008
Publication: MM Newsletter
Author: Marsalis Music Read more »

Submitted by Ben on November 3rd, 2008 — 12:00am

This Old House New Orleans Project

The THIS OLD HOUSE New Orleans Project, a ten episode series which premiered on WGBH on February 28, will tell in-depth stories about the road to recovery in New Orleans. Read more »

Submitted by admin on March 5th, 2008 — 12:00am

Musicians appreciate effort of fellow entertainer Brad Pitt

Date: 12.14.2007
Publication: The Times-Picayune
Author: Harry Connick Jr. and Branford Marsalis

We wanted to express our appreciation for the very important home-building project that Brad Pitt and his Make It Right Foundation have launched in New Orleans’ Lower 9th Ward.

As native New Orleanians who retain deep ties through family and friends, we know that our gratitude mirrors that of countless residents, both those who have already returned and those still hoping to return to this beautiful and unique city.
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Submitted by Ben on December 14th, 2007 — 12:00am

Doug Wamble To Explore The World Of William Faulkner Thanks To Composition Grant

Publication: Jazz Times
Author: Marsalis Music


Congratulations are in order to Marsalis Music artist Doug Wamble, who recently learned that he had been awarded a New Works grant from Chamber Music America. The grant program, which supports the creation of new music by established ensembles with a history of performing original music featuring jazz improvisation, will allow Wamble to compose an extended piece for his working quartet plus horns that provides a sound portrait of the fictional world of William Faulkner.
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Submitted by Ben on June 30th, 2007 — 11:00pm

The Honors Series Continues…2007

Date: 06.04.2007
Publication: Marsalis Music Read more »

Submitted by Ben on June 3rd, 2007 — 11:00pm

The Honors Series Continues…2007

Date: 06.04.2007
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Submitted by Ben on June 3rd, 2007 — 11:00pm

The Marsalis Family: A Jazz Celebration

Liner Notes
02.04.2003

Many have tried, but prior to the evening of August 4, 2001, none had succeeded in bringing Ellis Marsalis and all four of his music-playing sons together on the same bandstand.   Dovetailing schedules is no simple matter for the members of the most prominent and active family in jazz.  It was not until the University of New Orleans scheduled a tribute concert to mark Ellis’ retirement from its music faculty and the establishment of a chair in his honor that the much-anticipated conjunction took place.  The event was guaranteed to be memorable, but could it live up to the expectations that had been building for the better part of two decades?
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Marsalis Family Program Notes

Marsalis Music
02.04.2003

Multi-generational jazz families were once the rule in New Orleans.  The music’s early history is filled with such storied names as brass band leader Henry Allen, Sr. and his son, trumpet great Henry “Red” Allen, Jr.; drum pioneer Louis Cottrell, Sr. and his clarinet-playing offspring Louis, Jr.; Onward Brass Band cornetist Edward Hall and his sons, clarinetists Edmond, Herb and Robert; and the celebrated Humphrey clan that included Jim, son Willie Eli, and grandsons Earl, Percy and Willie James.
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Submitted by Ben on February 4th, 2003 — 12:00am

Marsalis Family Q&A

Marsalis Music
02.04.2003

ELLIS MARSALIS

• During your formative years, how did radio serve as an influence?

 I learned a lot about listening as a result of the radio.  From the popular standard fare such as Tommy Dorsey, Helen O’Connell and Glenn Miller to the mystery shows such as Lights Out, The Shadow, Superman and the Lone Ranger, whose theme song came from Rossini.  Later, I heard a modern show that was programming the music of Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker and I said Wow! What is THAT?  That experience caused me to move into the direction that I would ultimately pursue.
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