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A lesson with clapping:

Wynton Marsalis on all of American music… Go 11 minutes and 40 seconds in and enjoy Wynton’s lesson on life, the universe and everything! If clicking on “American music” doesn’t work, here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qsVApXwCqA&eurl=http://www.wyntonmarsalis.org/2008/09/22/wynton-and-geoffrey-ward-interviewed-by-google/

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Interview with jazz trumpeter Chris Botti

Jazz trumpeter Chris Botti has been in the business for a long time. During that time, he’s made a lot of friends and has played with just about anybody who’s anybody. But it was his collaborations with pop icon Sting … Continue reading

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What is it about Willie Nelson’s singing?

About Willie Nelson, Ray Charles says, “When he sings one note –one note, not two–you know it’s Willie Nelson!” What makes Willie’s voice unique? One aspect of singing is rhythm. Back phrasing is what comes to Waylon Jennings’ mind when … Continue reading

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Interview with Wynton Marsalis

Wynton Marsalis grew up in a family that is considered to be New Orleans royalty (Pianist Ellis Marsalis is his father; sax player Branford Marsalis is his brother.). He has recorded over 40 albums; made trumpeting cool again, revived acoustic … Continue reading

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Wynton Marsalis on heading toward happiness…

Wynton Marsalis talking about his book, “Moving to Higher Ground: How can Jazz change your life:” “The blues is many things–a musical form, a distinctive sound, a universal feeling–but above all, the blues is survival music. It’s message is simple: … Continue reading

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