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  • Wynton nominated for: Montblanc de la Culture Award

    Posted on March 27th, 2007 in Award | 1

    The Tribeca Film Festival announced the sponsors for the 2007 Festival, which includes the addition of marquee brands AARP, Axium Entertainment, Montblanc, Target and Yahoo!, as well as the continued support of numerous returning sponsors, including Founding Sponsor American Express. Montblanc will present the 15th Annual International Montblanc de la Culture Award at an exclusive gala during the Festival. The nominees for the award, which supports the arts in ten countries, are Wynton Marsalis, Quincy Jones and Martha Richards. The Tribeca Film Festival, now in its sixth year, will take place April 25 – May 6, 2007.   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 »

  • Jazz ABZ wins the 2006 Bologna Ragazzi Special Award

    Posted on March 24th, 2006 in Award, Books | 3

    Jazz ABZ, written by Wynton Marsalis and illustratred by Paul Rogers, is the Winner of the 2006 Bologna Ragazzi Special Award: Words and Music. This is a special section for books on music to mark the 250th anniversary of the birth of W. A. Mozart, who lived in Bologna while studying at the Conservatoire.   Keep reading »

  • Live at The House of Tribes nominated for a Grammy

    Posted on December 9th, 2005 in Award, CD, House of Tribes | 8

    Wynton’s latest album: Live at House of Tribes has been nominated for a Grammy in “Best Jazz Instrumental Album” category.   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 makes the difference

    Posted on November 7th, 2005 in Articles, Award | 0

    In occasion of Smithsonian’s 35th anniversary, the Smithsonian Magazine wrote a list of 35 individuals who made a difference. Wynton is one of them.   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 »

  • Wynton will be honored with the IAJE President’s Award

    Posted on November 26th, 2003 in Award | 0

    The 4th Annual International Assosiation for Jazz Education Gala Dinner, scheduled for Wednesday, January 21, at the New York Sheraton Hotel, will honor Jazz at Lincoln Center Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis with the IAJE President’s Award. The Gala will be hosted by Nancy Wilson, and all proceeds will benefit the IAJE Global Outreach Fund. The IAJE Presidents Award, which honors an individual for their extraordinary contributions to the field of jazz education, was presented to Dr. Oscar Peterson in 2003, Quincy Jones in 2002 and Ken Burns in 2001.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis to receive the congressional Horizon Award

    Posted on June 25th, 2002 in Award | 0

    Wynton Marsalis will be presented with the Congressional “Horizon Award” by Hon. Tom Daschle, Hon. Trent Lott, Hon. Dennis Hastert and Hon. Richard Gephardt at a benefit gala on Tuesday, June 25. The Horizon Award is presented to individuals from the private sector who have contributed to expanding opportunities for all American through their own personal contributions, and who have set examples for young people through their success in life. The gala will be held at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC at 7pm. Other recipients include Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jerry Blavat. In other news, Marsalis’ ‘All Rise’ is scheduled…   Keep reading »