Episode 47

On Mythology and Humanity's "Ever Fonky Lowdown" with Wynton Marsalis


November 10th, 2020

45 mins 49 secs

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About this Episode

Greetings Glocal Citizens! This week I had the great treat of meeting the Maestro Wynton Marsalis, managing and artistic director of Jazz @ Lincoln Center which he co-founded in 1987. He's produced more than 100 recordings, he's a nine-time Grammy Award winner, he's an internationally acclaimed musician, composer and bandleader, an educator and a leading advocate of American culture. Wynton has created and performed an expansive range of music from quartets to big bands, chamber music ensembles to symphony orchestras and tap dance to ballet, expanding the vocabulary for jazz and classical music with a vital body of work that places him among the world’s finest musicians and composers. He is a native of the birthplace of jazz, the New Orleans, Louisiana, which he left in 1979 to attend The Julliard School in New York City. He continues to call New York home but his reach is indeed global!

Where to find Wynton?
The Jazz @ Lincoln Center Orchestra
On YouTube
Wednesdays with Wynton and Skain's Domain On Facebook
On Instagram
On Twitter
On Spotify

What’s Wynton reading?
American Founders: How People of African Descent Established Freedom in the New World by Christina Proenza-Coles
Barracoon: The Story of the Last "Black Cargo" by Zora Neale Hurston

Other topics of interest—
Congo Square
Congo Square the Album
Yacub Abby and Odadaa!
The Ever Fonky Lowdown
Fannie Lou Hammer
From Plantation to Penitentiary
All Rise
Blood on the Fields
Thandi Ntuli
Nduduzo Makhathini
The Essentially Ellington Jazz Academy
The Tanglewood Music Center