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Wynton Marsalis in Conversation

Friday, August 17, 9pm on 93.9 FM. Saturday, August 18, 6am on 93.9 FM and 2pm on AM 820. Sunday, August 19, 8pm on AM 820.

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Friday, August 17, 2012

This season, Wynton Marsalis marks 25 years at the helm of Jazz at Lincoln Center. To celebrate this milestone, Marsalis sat down with Elliott Forrest, the Peabody Award-winning radio host of WQXR and WNYC.

They talked about the early days of JALC, how the trumpet found Marsalis, the very different roles his parents played in his life, the history of Jazz, music education and in a rare demonstration, Marsalis recreated the playing styles of other trumpeters, including Clark Terry and Miles Davis.

The event from which this special was created was held on June 5, 2012 in The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space and included two performances by Marsalis and members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra playing “Comes Love (Nothing Can Be Done)” and “Free To Be."

Performers include:

Wynton Marsalis, trumpet; Walter Blanding, saxophone; Dan Nimmer, piano; Carlos Henriquez, bass; Willy Jones, III, drums

Wyntom Marsalis and Elliott Forrest

Wynton Marsalis being interviewed by Elliott Forrest in The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, June 5, 2012.

Hosted by:

Elliott Forrest

Comments [5]

Shadeed Ahmad from New York City

Wynton Marsalis in conversation is a life force that nearly rivals his transcendent music, in all its glory. Wynton Marsalis is truly a national treasure...

Aug. 20 2012 08:42 PM
clive betters

wonderful.......what else is there to say..........

Aug. 20 2012 08:09 AM
Amy Armstrong from Long Island, NY

I listened to this in the car on the way home from work last night and couldn't help but be completely drawn in. It was such an intimate portrait of Wynton Marsalis's life and work. I found it incredibly moving and beautiful.

Aug. 19 2012 12:14 AM
Kenneth S. Bannerman from Montclair, NJ

Dear Mr. Forrest,
Today I had the privilege of listening to your interview with Wynton Marsalis on WNYC. It was simply fantastic. I enjoyed Mr. Marsalis' frankness in discussing his family, himself, the brief history of jazz, and the society in which he lived and the society which he discovered. Your questioning allowed him to open up with a freshness and frankness which I did not expect, but which I certainly appreciated. As an aside, I also had the privilege of studying with Chuck Israels one summer, one of the teachers mentioned by Mr. Marsalis when he discussed Julliard.

As a former listener of WNCN and a former member of the WNCN listener's Guild I would like to let you know that I am always happy to hear your voice on the radio.

Aug. 18 2012 10:13 PM

Let me know what you think of the radio special? Elliott

Aug. 14 2012 10:38 PM

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