Monday, April 21, 2008

Wynton Marsalis signs with Boosey & Hawkes

Wynton Marsalis signed with the renowned publisher Boosey & Hawkes, as the company announced in a press release (Boosey & Hawkes). Boosey & Hawkes will represent Marsalis's compositions on a worldwide basis. The publisher's general manager says: "The music of Wynton Marsalis should live alongside the masterworks of Bartók, Bernstein, Copland, Stravinsky, as well as those of Andrew Hill and Charles Mingus." Marsalis says he feels honored "to be in the company of such distinguished classical and jazz composers". Boosey & Hawkes only launched its jazz initiative in 2006 representing musicians such as David Benoit, Chick Corea, Andrew Hill and Charles Mingus along with their new catch Marsalis, and they plan to expand further in that field.

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