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  • Wynton’s “Spirit of New Orleans” piece for Super Bowl XLIV Wins Emmy

    Posted on May 3rd, 2011 in Award | 3

    The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) announced the winners of the 32nd Annual Sports Emmy® Awards at a special ceremony at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City. Winners in 33 categories including outstanding live sports special, live series, sports documentary, studio show, promotional announcements, play-by-play personality and studio analyst were honored. Included in the winners was Wynton Marsalis’ “The Spirit of New Orleans“ for Super Bowl XLIV Outstanding SHORT FEATURE NFL on CBS “‘ Super Bowl XLIV – CBS Wynton Marsalis “‘ ’43 Years’ Executive Producers Harold Bryant, Sean McManus Coordinating Producer Stephen Karasik …   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis wins NAACP Image Award for outstanding jazz album

    Posted on March 4th, 2010 in Award | 5

    Wynton Marsalis’ celebrated 2009 Blue Note Records release, He and She, was awarded the NAACP’s Image Award for Outstanding Jazz Album during their February 26th ceremonies at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Released in March 2009, He and She is about that eternally compelling and most elemental of subjects – the relationship between a man and a woman. The Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, trumpeter, and bandleader’s fifth Blue Note release is a unique and ambitious effort, combining spoken word and music. Marsalis notes, “On He and She, it’s a man talking, but the person who delivers the universal truth of…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton To Be Awarded Legion of Honor

    Posted on October 23rd, 2009 in Award | 7

    On November 6, French Ambassador Pierre Vimont will confer upon Wynton Marsalis the insignia of chevalier of the Legion of Honor. The ceremony, which will take place at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, will be co-hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Philippe Camus (partner of Lagardère, Evercore, and chairman of Alcatel-Lucent). A performance by the Wynton Marsalis Quintet will follow the ceremony. Wynton Marsalis, one of the most acclaimed jazz musicians of his generation, is also a celebrated composer of both jazz and classical music, an inspiring educator and a tireless advocate for many charitable and humanitarian causes. He…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton named “Best Jazz Artist” at the First Annual BET J Virtual Awards!

    Posted on November 27th, 2008 in Award | 4

    BET J bridged the worlds of music and virtual reality to bring viewers its first ever awards show, the BET J VIRTUAL AWARDS, premiered on BET J on Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. ET, followed by an encore online broadcast at 10:00 p.m. ET on BET.com Congratulations to Wynton for being named “Best Jazz Artist” at this First Annual BET J Virtual Awards!. The nominees in his category were: Chris Botti, Harry Connick Jr., Patti Austin, Stanley Clarke, Tony Bennett and Wynton Marsalis.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton wins Downbeat’s 73rd Annual Readers Poll as Trumpeter of the Year

    Posted on November 19th, 2008 in Award | 10

    Downbeat Magazine has just released its 73rd Annual Readers Poll and Wynton won for Trumpeter of The Year with 326 votes. The results of the readers’ poll are published in the December issue with a two pages interview to Wynton. Below you can find a screen shot of December Issue with the poll and the interview.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton nominated for MOBO Awards 2007

    Posted on September 10th, 2007 in Award | 3

    Wynton has been nominated for Best Jazz Artist for the 2007 Music of Black Origin Awards (MOBO). The awards will be held in London England on September 19th. If you want to vote for him as the Best Jazz Artist for 2007! please go to MOBO web site, click on Nominations and then scroll down to Best Jazz to choose Wynton. The MOBO Awards were launched in 1996 as the 1st black awards show in Europe. MOBO has grown throughout its successful 11 year history, not only exhibiting the finest UK and international talent to its audience but also creating a platform for established…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton will present award to Agnes Varis

    Posted on May 16th, 2007 in Award | 0

    On May 17, Wynton is presenting award to Agnes Varis for the 6th annual Jazz Foundation Gala at Apollo Theatre. The benefit concert will raise money to assist the countless elder jazz and blues artists in crisis across America, who have spent their lives making ours rich with their music. In addition, to save hundreds of displaced New Orleans musicians who are still suffering without work, without homes and facing the threat of losing their very way of life, as well as the city that grew the garden of jazz. This year’s concert (live webcast on AllAboutJazz.com) features a…   Keep reading »

  • Photos from 2006 Drum Major for Justice Award

    Posted on July 19th, 2006 in Award, Photo | 0

    On June 22, Wynton has been honored with the 2006 Drum Major for Justice Award. The event was organized by the Drum Major Institute for Public Policy and took place in New York, on June 22, at Lotus (409 West 14th Street). Here’s a complete photo-set from the event.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton to receive the National Medal of Arts

    Posted on November 9th, 2005 in Award, Honors | 0

    U.S. President George Bush plans to present the 2005 National Humanities Medals and National Medals of Arts in Oval Office ceremonies Thursday. Wynton is among those who will receive a National Medal of Arts. In addition to Wynton, this year’s Medal of Arts honorees are author Louis Auchincloss; conductor James DePriest; musician Paquito D’Rivera; arts advocate Leonard Garment; artist Ollie Johnston; musician Wynton Marsalis; singer Dolly Parton; the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; and dancer Tina Ramirez.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton honored as State Department’s Culture Connect Ambassador

    Posted on December 17th, 2004 in Award | 0

    At a special U.S. Department of State ceremony December 13, Secretary of State Colin Powell honored 13 celebrities in the arts and sports who serve as the Department’s CultureConnect ambassadors, reaching out to young people around the world. The CultureConnect program, created by Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Patricia S. Harrison, recruits men and women acclaimed in their fields who are willing to contribute their time and talent on behalf of youth. Those honored at the ceremony include: dancer and choreographer Debbie Allen; opera singer Denyce Graves; architect Daniel Libeskind, designer of the new World Trade…   Keep reading »