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  Wynton Marsalis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Marsalis was born in New Orleans, the second of six sons of jazz pianist, composer and teacher Ellis Marsalis and his wife Dolores.
Marsalis, by producing both classical and jazz albums, pointed out the importance of the connection of the two genres; some fl classical composers of the 1980s–90s, like Marsalis, were jazz musicians during their careers.
Marsalis has been awarded the Grand Prix du Disque of France and the Edison Award of the Netherlands, and was elected an honorary member of the Royal Academy of Music in Britain.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Wynton_Marsalis   (1216 words)

 MSN Encarta - Wynton Marsalis
Marsalis, Wynton, born in 1961, American trumpet player and composer whose compositions, like those of Duke Ellington, combine elements of classical music with original jazz improvisations.
Marsalis was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, and reared in nearby Kenner.
Ellis was influential in Wynton's musical development and encouraged his son to respect the tradition of jazz.
encarta.msn.com /encnet/refpages/RefArticle.aspx?refid=761570510   (575 words)

 Encyclopedia: Ellis Marsalis, Sr.
Marsalis was a former poultry farmer and jazz musician turned hotelier and civil rights activist.
Marsalis was the patriarch of a renowned musical family that includes his son, Ellis Marsalis, Jr.
Wynton Marsalis (born October 18, 1961) is an American trumpeter and composer who has become one of the most prominent jazz musicians of the modern era, as well as a well known African American instrumentalist in classical music.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Ellis-Marsalis,-Sr.   (503 words)

 arborweb reviews - review: Ellis Marsalis and Danilo Pérez
Ellis Marsalis and Danilo Pérez are both regarded as modern jazz players, in the broadest sense of the term, and yet they offer musical contrasts as well as complements.
The patriarch of the Marsalis family is well schooled and has spent most of his adult life as a music professor, but he is clearly a modernist, whose roots definitely lie in bebop.
Marsalis also has it, and it will be interesting to hear the differences between the more overt Latin fusion of Pérez and the more subtle underlying southern elements in the music of the great New Orleans pianist.
www.arborweb.com /reviews/0406.marsalisperez-review.html   (448 words)

 Ellis Marsalis discusses jazz at IUP - PittsburghLIVE.com
Marsalis said the genius of Ellington still is in the process of unfolding.
Marsalis' visit is the result of a longtime friendship with Dr. Lorraine Wilson, the chairwoman of the IUP music department.
Marsalis' roots are in New Orleans, where he graduated from Dillard University with a degree in music education and performed in several clubs before becoming an adjunct professor at Xavier University.
www.pittsburghlive.com /x/search/s_277654.html   (456 words)

 Ellis Marsalis Bio and Discography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Ellis Marsalis is regarded by many as the premier modern jazz pianist in New Orleans.
Marsalis enrolled in the graduate program at Loyola University and graduated with a Masters of Music Education.
Marsalis continues to occupy the Coca Cola Jazz Chair as Director of the Jazz Studies Division at the University of New Orleans.
www.louisianamusic.org /ELMBioandDiscog.html   (398 words)

 Jazz at Lincoln Center - Guest Artist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Ellis Marsalis is the premier modern jazz pianist of New Orleans.
Marsalis was born on November 14, 1934 and began playing music professionally as a tenor saxophonist while in high school before he switched to piano.
Marsalis and bandmates Ed Blackwell and Harold Battiste decided to test the waters on the West Coast.
www.jazzatlincolncenter.org /jazz/arti/gues/guest.asp?PersonID=190&Submit=Biography   (221 words)

 Newhouse B1
Ellis Marsalis emphasizes a point during a class at the University of New Orleans in 1990.
In the mid-'70s Marsalis was put to his own test when he was hired to play in the atrium of the Hyatt Regency hotel, even before the upper floors of the hotel were complete.
Marsalis has always viewed the clubs as extensions of the classroom; he expected his students to venture out and find gigs, practicing what he preached.
www.newhousenews.com /archive/story1b080301.html   (1811 words)

 Live & On Record | ELLIS MARSALIS & SONS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Marsalis was responding to a big audience "Awww!" after he’d said, "I love to play with my brother," and he was talking about a specific piece, Wynton’s "Hesitation," which the two first recorded more than 20 years ago in a session with Herbie Hancock for Wynton’s Columbia Records debut.
Billed as "Ellis Marsalis and Sons," this was the apotheosis of Marsalis-hood.
Ellis, 68, led from the piano, with Branford, 42, Wynton, 41, and trombonist Delfeayo, 37, making up the front line while Jason, who turned 26 on March 4, held down the beat with Veal, the only non-Marsalis on the stage.
www.bostonphoenix.com /boston/music/live/documents/02750019.htm   (252 words)

 Marsalis, Wynton on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Articulate and outspoken, Wynton Marsalis emerged as a leading spokesman for jazz as well as one of the leading jazz musicians of the 1980s and 90s.
Marsalis won the 1997 Pulitzer Prize for music for his jazz oratorio Blood on the Fields ; he was the first jazz musician to receive the award.
And the trumpet shall sound Wynton Marsalis is a man with a mission to spread the gospel of jazz.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/m/marsalis.asp   (1169 words)

 Welcome to the Best of New Orleans! Cover Story 07 31 01
Marsalis recalls that, at the end of the school year, Braud had thought his evaluative work was done.
Marsalis adds that he sees little difference between public and private schools when it comes to an overall emphasis on music -- except that private schools might have greater means to incorporate a desired program.
Marsalis remembers participating on a panel discussion in which someone asked how the kids playing music on the streets could be brought into universities.
www.bestofneworleans.com /dispatch/2001-07-31/cover_story.html   (2602 words)

 Ellis Marsalis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Before the name "Marsalis" became a pop-culture buzz word, only a scattering of jazz fans beyond New Orleans were aware of Ellis Marsalis.
Having heard Marsalis at Snug Harbor a few years ago, I can attest that hearing him live in his hometown is hearing him at his zenith.
Ellis Marsalis, with no family members in sight, finds himself in the fine company of some hot players.
www.bostonphoenix.com /alt1/archive/music/reviews/11-23-95/ELLIS_MARSALIS.html   (621 words)

 Vancouver Jazz Forum - Ellis Marsalis has died
Marsalis, who took an active role in the civil rights movement, died at an area hospital Sunday, the funeral home said.
Marsalis was a poultry farmer who in 1943 converted a barn into a motel along the Mississippi River.
When I first saw the subject, I thought that the jazz pianist Ellis Marsalis had died; as noted within the copied article this is actually Ellis Marsalis' father, an important figure in the civil rights community but (other than his parentage) not otherwise known in the jazz community.
vancouverjazz.com /forums/showthread.php?t=872   (460 words)

 NPR : Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz: Ellis Marsalis
Pianist and educator Ellis Marsalis is the patriarch of one of America's most talented jazz families and one of today's premiere pianists.
Marsalis has spent most of his life in New Orleans, where he was born in 1934.
Marsalis influenced the course of jazz in general, as well as the conservative jazz scene in New Orleans with his teaching and playing.
www.npr.org /programs/pianojazz/previousguests/summer2003/marsalis_e.html   (322 words)

 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Ellis Louis Marsalis III cooks bacon and biscuits for his 13-year-old son Django's breakfast in their house on the north end of the Belair-Edison neighborhood.
Granddad Ellis L. Marsalis Jr., is the premier modern jazz pianist in New Orleans - and the patriarch of the Marsalis family.
Marsalis' pictures challenge the classical form of older fl photographers such as DeCarava, James Van Der Zee and Gordon Parks with more edgy contemporary composition and an insistence on showing life exactly as it is lived, jagged edges and all.
www.greenmountschool.com /ellisM.html   (1757 words)

 Wynton Marsalis Marciac Suite
According to Marsalis, jazz critics celebrate new forms, which are not based on the foundations of jazz, as innovations.
In the lengthy discussion with a teenager, Wynton Marsalis also says that he does not play Dixieland, but New Orleans music, which makes use of the idiomatic means of jazz: riffs, breaks, vamp and response, solos, grooves, polyphonic improvisation as well as the chorus format.
Marsalis is a re-release of the concert given by Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers at Art Blakey's 61st birthday party at Bubba's Jazz Restaurant in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on October 11, 1980.
www.cosmopolis.ch /english/cosmo10/wynton.htm   (972 words)

 Patriarch of Marsalis musical family dies at 96 | ajc.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
NEW ORLEANS — Ellis L. Marsalis Sr., the patriarch of a family of world famous jazz musicians, including his grandson trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, has died.
Marsalis' son, Ellis Jr., is a prominent New Orleans pianist and music professor who mentored crooner Harry Connick Jr.
Marsalis opened the Marsalis Motel near the Mississippi River in 1943, a converted barn that featured a restaurant, lounge and swimming pool.
www.ajc.com /news/content/news/0904/22marsalis.html   (262 words)

 Juilliard | The Juilliard Journal Online
Marsalis began his music studies as an aspiring clarinet and tenor saxophone player who studied piano as a secondary instrument.
Marsalis has had a tremendous influence on the lives and careers of virtually every serious musician coming up through New Orleans—and many others throughout the world--for more than three generations.
Marsalis has been a frequent panelist for music programs of the National Endowment for the Arts and the New Orleans Arts Council's Mayoralty Forum, and has served as chairman of the Louisiana Music Commission and vice president of the International Association of Jazz Educators.
www.juilliard.edu /update/journal/1109journal_substory_0305.asp   (638 words)

 Ellis Marsalis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Ellis is, literally and figuratively, the father of a generation of contemporary jazz musicians who are considered the international leaders of the current scene.
Ellis accepted an invitation in 1986 to become the coordinator of Jazz Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond.
Showcasing thoughtful interviews with those he’s mentored, the film affirms Marsalis' message of musical and personal integrity, and it provides evidence that a life lived to the fullest is one that combines a personal struggle for excellence with a commitment to younger generations.
www.softek.net /glenn.martin/Marsalis.htm   (598 words)

 The Marsalis Family
When the children in a family are as successful as the Marsalis kids are, one often has to give their parents a lot of credit.
Ellis Marsalis received another honor: The jazz studies program at the University of New Orleans, where he has taught since 1989, is named after him.
This is a biography of Wynton Marsalis for readers aged nine to twelve.
www.sbgmusic.com /html/teacher/reference/performers/marsalis.html   (980 words)

 Exhibitions : Ellis Marsalis: thaBloc
Ellis Marsalis III walks a different path from his musical family — not just in his choice of poetry and photography, but in the ferocity with which he speaks truth to power.
Marsalis’ celebrated book of words and images, thaBloc, chronicles his neighborhood in Belair-Edison, and offers a stark, yet compassionate view of a community starved for opportunity.
After the reception, Marsalis gathers kindred spirits from the poetry club circuit for an evening where ideas guarantee to fire like pops in the night.
www.creativealliance.org /events/eventItem572.html   (83 words)

 Ellis Marsalis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Ellis Marsalis Jr was born in New Orleans on November 14, 1934.
Marsalis graduated from Dilliard University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in music education.
Marsalis took teaching jobs at Virginia Commonwealth University, and the University of New Orleans where he retired in 2001.
www.geocities.com /phimualphauncp/spotlightmarsalis.html   (324 words)

 Otterbein College Presents an Evening of Jazz with Branford Marsalis Featuring Guest Soloist Ellis Marsalis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Guest soloist Ellis Marsalis is the patriarch of the famed musical family.
Ellis' successes at NOCCA led him to become the coordinator of Jazz Studies at the Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond in 1986.
Ellis has won a variety of awards through his successful career in jazz.
www.otterbein.edu /Calendar/Press_releases/01-18-02_Marsalis.asp   (961 words)

 Branford Marsalis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Branford Marsalis (born August 26, 1960) is an American jazz saxophonist.
He is the oldest of the four Marsalis brothers, who are all jazz musicians, as is their father Ellis Marsalis.
He is most prominently known as a tenor saxophonist and a brilliant musical innovator, though he seems to appear in the public eye somewhat less frequently than others.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Branford_Marsalis   (485 words)

 Harriet & Charles Luckman
Ellis Marsalis appears together with his son Branford Marsalis in a rare jazz performance featuring music from their duet album Loved Ones at Cal State L.A.'s Luckman Theatre on Wednesday, March 20, 1996, at 8 p.m.
Together with another of Ellis' sons -- Delfeayo Marsalis as producer -- Ellis and Branford have created an album of indescribable elegance and subtlety which is the inspiration for the Luckman performance.
As patriarch of the entire Marsalis clan, Ellis Marsalis is without a doubt one of today's premiere modern jazz pianists.
www.calstatela.edu /univ/ppa/newsrel/jazzduo.htm   (487 words)

 Ellis & Branford Marsalis
He seems to delight in the criss-crossing overtones that emanate from the piano without removing himself far from a song's melody throughout his six solo performances on the disc.
Subsequent releases by Wynton, Branford, Ellis and trombonist-composer-producer Delfeayo are littered with cameo appearances by other members of New Orleans' first family of jazz.
Ellis and Branford Marsalis at the Keswick Theater, 291 Keswick Ave., Glenside, on Sat., Mar. 30 at 8 p.m.
www.citypaper.net /articles/032896/article054.shtml   (377 words)

 Ellis Marsalis Added to Hilton Walk of Fame   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Marsalis is being awarded for his major contributions to the music legacy of New Orleans.
"Ellis Marsalis is not only the father of great musicians, his sons, but he is also the father of music...as we enter into the new millennium," said Paul Buckley, General Manager of the New Orleans Riverside Hilton.
"Many great people are recognized posthumously for their achievements and success; however, Ellis Marsalis and his contributions and achievements in the music industry demand exception to that rule," said Bernie Cyrus, Executive Director of the Louisiana Music Commission, who refers to Marsalis as his mentor.
www.louisianamusic.org /ELMHiltonWalk.html   (217 words)

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