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If you run into a second line procession winding through Harvard Square in the months to come, you might check to see if trumpeter Wynton Marsalis is leading the way. The jazz great and New Orleans native will become a recurring presence on the Harvard University campus, as part of Harvard president Drew Faust’s initiative to better integrate the arts into education there. By Joel Brown for THE BOSTON GLOBE
Following great critical acclaim and sold-out concerts across the globe, Pat Metheny and his Orchestrion will be the subject of a profile on CBS Sunday Morning this weekend. Video courtesy of CBS.
Despite her modesty, Schneider definitely has done some pioneering, inspired by her parentage and the panoramic possibilities presented by her formative years in southwest Minnesota. She's won two Grammys and been nominated nine times. Article by Tony Sauro for RECORDNET.COM
Like a child TV star that you get to see grow up, guitarist Julian Lage's artistic growth has been in full public view. He has been featured on some prominent recordings since his early teens, principally as a protégé of Anderson-born vibraphonist Gary Burton. Article by Jay Harvey for INDYSTAR.COM
Bela Fleck and Marcus Roberts have been spoiling Savannah Musical Festival audiences for years now, though never together. The big question was how often do musicians take risks like this, trying to meld instruments and styles in such daring ways? Not many can pull it off. Concert review from BILLDAWERS.COM
Istanbul is getting ready for a remarkable jazz duet. Pianist-composer Chick Corea and vibraphonist Gary Burton are carrying their long-lasting musical partnership onto the Cemal Reşit Rey (CRR) stage tomorrow night for their fans in İstanbul. Article by Hatice Ahsen Utku for TODAY'S ZAMAN
"When I heard the banjo it struck a chord in me—cheesy as that sounds. Eventually my grandfather put one in my hands when I was 15 and obsessive compulsion did the rest!" Interview by Jordan Wannemacher for SCAD District
At first glance, pianists Fred Hersch and Jason Moran might seem like a musical odd couple: Hersch is given to rapturous lyrical flights, while Moran tends toward off-kilter lines and knotty chordal clusters. Feature by Andrew Gilbert for BOSTON.COM
Delfeayo Marsalis has released his first album in years, a re-imagining of Duke's, “Such Sweet Thunder.” Delf talks about pairing literature with music, stepping back into the limelight and why he wants to give his brothers some real competition. Interview by Brian Stimson for THE SKANNER NEWS
One thing though that can never be in doubt, is Wynton's sincerity and honesty to the music, and he’ll prove that when he puts the trumpet to his lips and plays the best damn trumpet playing you have ever heard in South Africa. Feature by Don Albert for THE INDEPENDENT [South Africa].