Wynton Marsalis joins forces with Michigan Marching Band

Oct 13, 2022, 11:01 PM | Updated: Oct 14, 2022, 11:04 am
In this image made from video, Wynton Marsalis plays the trumpet during a rehearsal with the Michig...

In this image made from video, Wynton Marsalis plays the trumpet during a rehearsal with the Michigan Marching Band on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022, in Ann Arbor, Mich. The Grammy and Pulitzer winner is taking part in a week-long residency at the University of Michigan. (AP Photo/Mike Householder)

(AP Photo/Mike Householder)

              In this image made from video, Wynton Marsalis listens to another speaker during a lecture/discussion at the Michigan Theater on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022, in Ann Arbor, Mich. The Grammy and Pulitzer winner is taking part in a week-long residency at the University of Michigan. (AP Photo/Mike Householder)
            
              In this image made from video, Wynton Marsalis plays the trumpet during a rehearsal with the Michigan Marching Band on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022, in Ann Arbor, Mich. The Grammy and Pulitzer winner is taking part in a week-long residency at the University of Michigan. (AP Photo/Mike Householder)

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Wynton Marsalis has done just about everything in the world of music.

One thing he hasn’t, however, is team up his Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with a college marching band — until now.

“I’ve never seen a jazz band like ours play with a marching band, where the actual music we’re playing is integrated into the music the band is playing,” Marsalis said during one of his many stops this week in Ann Arbor, where the Grammy and Pulitzer winner is taking part in a weeklong residency at the University of Michigan.

On Thursday, the 60-year-old Marsalis and members of the JLCO strode onto the Michigan Marching Band’s practice field to rehearse for Saturday’s show. They’ll play during the Michigan football team’s game against Penn State at the 107,000-seat Michigan Stadium.

The legendary trumpeter opened the rehearsal with a solo that was met with raucous applause from those who packed the field. Afterward, Marsalis was surrounded by band members and others who waited patiently to pose for a picture with him.

The University Musical Society, a nonprofit affiliated with the University of Michigan and one of the oldest performing arts presenters in the country, brought Marsalis and his orchestra to southeast Michigan for the residency. It includes a pair of concerts at the school’s Hill Auditorium as well as masterclasses and workshops, plus a performance for K-12 students and a visit to a federal prison.

And, of course, the halftime show at the Big House.

“Hopefully, you are going to win the game. We know the music is going to be good,” Marsalis jabbed at Michigan athletic director Warde Manuel during a lecture and discussion earlier in the week at the Michigan Theater.

“That’s the plan,” Manuel said.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

AP

Brazil's forward Richarlison, left, scores the second goal for his team during the World Cup group ...
Associated Press

Without Neymar, Brazil takes on Switzerland at World Cup

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — There’s no Neymar facing Switzerland at the World Cup on Monday. Just Richarlison. And Vinicius Junior. And Raphinha. And Rodrygo. And all the rest of the star-laden options in a deep and talented Brazilian squad lacking its most famous player. “Each and every one is super skilled, even the center backs […]
1 day ago
Belgium's Kevin De Bruyne gestures during the World Cup group F soccer match between Belgium and Mo...
Associated Press

Morocco pulls off another World Cup upset, beats Belgium 2-0

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Morocco pulled off yet another World Cup shock, and it was Belgium’s aging “Golden Generation” that took the hit this time. The 2-0 upset left Kevin de Bruyne and the 2018 semifinalists in peril of a group-stage exit at what is likely the final World Cup for numerous players on a […]
1 day ago
An inflatable depicting the World Cup trophy is seen during pregame celebrations prior to the World...
Associated Press

Saudi viewers angry over apparent ban on World Cup streaming

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — World Cup viewers in Saudi Arabia say the government has blocked a Qatari-owned streaming service that was supposed to broadcast matches in the kingdom. The suspension has stunned and outraged customers of TOD TV, which holds the rights to show the World Cup in Saudi Arabia. TOD TV is owned by […]
1 day ago
Players of Morococo celebrate defeating Belgium 2-0 in a World Cup group F soccer match at the Al T...
Associated Press

Where’d he go? Morocco goalie disappears at World Cup game

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Morocco goalkeeper Yassine Bounou mysteriously disappeared before kickoff of his team’s shocking 2-0 World Cup win over Belgium on Sunday. Bounou lined up with the Morocco team for the national anthems then went to speak to coach Walid Regragui, who embraced him and turned to speak to his reserve keeper. Munir […]
1 day ago
Brazil's Neymar, left, his fouled by Serbia's Nemanja Gudelj during the World Cup group G soccer ma...
Associated Press

Neymar working ’24 hours a day’ to return at World Cup

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Neymar is working “24 hours a day” to try to recover from his ankle injury and play again at the World Cup, Brazil teammate Marquinhos said Sunday. Neymar damaged ligaments in his right ankle in the team’s 2-0 opening win over Serbia on Thursday and will miss the match against Switzerland […]
1 day ago
A plane flies over the Crescent Tower Lusail during sunrise in Lusail, Qatar, Thursday, Nov. 24, 20...
Associated Press

AP PHOTOS: Qatar bustles with traditional and tourist stops

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The winding cobbled alleys of Souq Waqif create a labyrinthine bazaar stuffed with dozens of small stores hawking spices and perfumes, scented oils, silk scarves, shimmering crystal chandeliers and glittering jewelry. The Qatari capital’s oldest souq also features shisha lounges, antique stores, art galleries, restaurants and a stop where shoppers can […]
1 day ago
Wynton Marsalis joins forces with Michigan Marching Band