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Wynton Marsalis
Internationally acclaimed musician, composer, educator and a leading advocate of American culture. Managing and Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center
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Wynton Marsalis Sep 20
“Your last prize is freedom from thought and constructive engagement. Wasting time is the greatest drug in the world. You don’t ever have to do a single damned thing about anything that DOES NOT DIRECTLY BENEFIT YOU! Survival of the fittest...That’s as Fonky as it gets, baby.”
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Wynton Marsalis Sep 19
“Mr. Game here. I’m a player, a soothsayer and dragon slayer; a night trader and a soul raider. I don’t recognize any “us” or “them”, him, her or you. When I come through, ain’t but one thing I’m gon’ do. GET PAID. And y’all gon’ get played, (that’s just how my money is made).”
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Wynton Marsalis Sep 18
"Stanley Crouch was a writer and a poet of uncommon depth and feeling. Don’t listen to what is said about what he was saying. Read him if you want to know him."
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Flynn Center Sep 18
Added Shows: Wynton Marsalis and The Queen's Cartoonists at Tickets go on sale Tuesday, October 22 at 10 am. More info:
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Wynton Marsalis Sep 18
"This is an international hustle, flavored to people’s taste, but it always ends up in the same old place. I’m your host, name of Game, MISTER Game. I steps with lightning, walks with thunder, climbs the wall, puts the dead on the wonder, following me was your biggest blunder."
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Channel 4 News Sep 17
‘I don’t pin it all on Donald Trump, we have to participate in our way of life, we have to show up, we have to write letters, we have to vote, we have to protest, we have to be engaged’ - Jazz musician Wynton Marsalis on the US election.
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Encore! – France 24 Sep 17
Today's guest on is Trumpeter, Composer, Educator and the artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Centre in New York. told France 24 how he came to create this character.
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Wynton Marsalis Sep 17
“Yeah...you only want games, games!! That’s why you REPEATEDLY choose those who jam the human soul into the cold cold ground, drag it around like a jagged plough, pull it up and thrust it even further down, and up and down again even deeper if it make a single solitary sound.”
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Wynton Marsalis Sep 16
On September 18 & 19 join me and Bill Charlap performing at Village Vanguard in NYC. Live webcast at 9pm ET on
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Wynton Marsalis Sep 16
“These freedom fighters are wrong. You don’t actually WANT more than two choices. You don’t WANT to sacrifice for your fellow citizen. Yeah, you hate freedom because, if unloosed, it might show up anywhere. Why should your freedom be given to ‘others’? We are winners. THEY LOST!”
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Wynton Marsalis Sep 15
I talked with about Beethoven and jazz in the DW documentary "A World without Beethoven". To be available on Amazon from September 16
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Wynton Marsalis Sep 15
“700,000 people died in the American Civil War “Us and Them”, still we keep fighting it. Haha. Ok. Leave everything up to us. You’ll never have to do anything except pay. As you fight a never-ending “them”, we will remain us. Who is us? YOU (when you get the opportunity to be).”
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E/S Collab. Sep 14
joins FOLCS next week for a conversation on his new masterpiece, The Ever Fonky Lowdown. A funky jazz parable for 2020, it will make you dance and sing and it will make you think and reconsider. Register here:
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Wynton Marsalis Sep 14
“Yeah...you really just want to be be entertained by games, games! This IS a game, gotdammit! The game of games. You think a football stadium cost you? Well, winning the Ever Fonky cost you your humanity, but everyday, millions are dying for a place IN LINE to pay the admission.”
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Wynton Marsalis Sep 13
“Indifferent government wasting and stealing piles of money that you can’t and don’t even want to trace, swallowing the fake binary narratives of Democrat vs Republican, white vs black, man vs woman, young vs old in violation of your self interest. Fools! Games, games, games!”
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Wynton Marsalis Sep 12
“O can’t you see? One hustle after another to bind and blind you. Corrupt laws, endless litigation over trivia, incompetent bureaucracy; pay to live, pay to die, pay to marry-to divorce, pay for school, pay when you’re sick-IN CASE you get sick, even in death. Ha! pay pay pay.”
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Last Row Music Sep 11
. Septet Set To Perform Special Show Dedicated to Freedom and Democracy at Yarmouth Drive-in on Cape Cod
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Wynton Marsalis Sep 11
“Glorious Ones! This game has always been about you, not “them”. About what you’ve been fed since birth. George Clinton said,“Free your mind and your behind will follow.” This is about your mind behind that daily monkey when the air turns foul and you don’t even know it’s Fonky.”
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Carolina Performing Arts Sep 10
😍😍😍 Registration for our first three events is live! Join us for , Pedja Mužijević, and w/JLCO's Carlos Henriquez this fall, all in conversation with .
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Wynton Marsalis Sep 10
“This last prize is the best one. We ‘bout to have some fun. When you shame yourself attacking a powerless enemy, celebrate winning without getting a single spoil, and are honored for the achievement of staying home, Congratulations!You’ve won one game of the Ever Fonky Low Down”
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