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  • Wynton playing at memorial service for Ed Bradley

    Posted on November 21st, 2006 in Commemoration, Speech, Transcript, Video | 2

    A long list of entertainers, journalists, politicians and musicians from across the country packed New York’s Riverside Church for the memorial service, reflecting Bradley’s achievements and diverse interests. Wynton played played the trumpet during the ceremony. He played Just a Closer Step to Thee. Watch to some moment from the memorial service. This is a transcript about what Wynton said at that moment: “Oh, man. You know, they say that soul is when you have the ability to make other people feel better about being alive, regardless of their condition, and he projected that in such abundance. The…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton to perform for Ed Bradley

    Posted on November 21st, 2006 in Commemoration | 5

    Legendary New York journalist Ed Bradley will be laid to rest Tuesday morning. Many of Bradley’s closest friends are expected to attend the service at Riverside Church in Morningside Heights, including 60 Minutes creator Don Hewitt. Wynton Marsalis, Jimmy Buffett and R-and-B singer Aaron Neville will perform tributes to honor the late jazz lover.   Keep reading »

  • Transcript and video about Wynton’s tribute to Ed Bradley

    Posted on November 13th, 2006 in Commemoration, Interview, Transcript, Video | 1

    CBS web site has just published the complete transcript to Steve Kroft’s interview to Wynton, and the video tribute that Wynton played for Ed Bradley.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton played at September 11th Commemoration Ceremony

    Posted on September 11th, 2006 in Commemoration, Photo | 5

    The New Yorl City’s September 11th commemoration ceremony officially beginned at 8:40 AM this morning. At 10:29 AM Wynton performed “Down by the Riverside” and “Just a closer walk with Thee”, after a moment of silence (observance of time of fall of the North Tower). Watch it on TheBostonchannel.com (Windows Media Player required) (REUTERS/Shaun Best) (AP Photo/Stan Honda, pool) (AP Photo/John O’Boyle, Pool) Wynton plays during a ceremony to mark the fifth anniversary of the September 11th attacks on World Trade Center at the site of the buildings in New York September 11, 2006   Keep reading »

  • Wynton played at August Wilson funeral

    Posted on October 10th, 2005 in Commemoration | 0

    Last Saturday, October 8, Wynton played at August Wilson funeral in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. During the funeral service, Wynton played “Danny Boy”, moving the audience to tears. Minutes later, he broke into a jazzier, upbeat number, bringing people to their feet to dance, clap and tap their shoes to the beat. August Wilson, who twice won the Pulitzer Prize for his plays, died Sunday after a battle with liver cancer. He wrote movingly of the African-American experience.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra remember September/11

    Posted on September 11th, 2002 in Commemoration, Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra | 2

    Jazz at Lincoln Center will join the City of New York and the nation in remembering the heroes and victims of September 11th. The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra (LCJO) with J@LC Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis will perform in a special concert on September 11, 2002 at 7pm on the Great Lawn of Central Park as part of the City of New York’s official events commemorating this tragedy. The LCJO will present the Duke Ellington classic “A Tone Parallel to Harlem” in the concert also featuring the Orchestra of St. Luke’s and the Stuyvesant High School Choir.   Keep reading »