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  • SUNY, Crane School of Music Recognize Jazz Legend Wynton Marsalis with Honorary Doctor of Music Degr

    Posted on December 3rd, 2010 in Honors | 0

    The State University of New York, through SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music, is proud to announce that SUNY officials will award jazz legend Wynton Marsalis with an Honorary Doctor of Music degree in an upcoming New York City ceremony. SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher, who oversees all 64 campuses in the nation’s largest comprehensive system of public higher education, will confer the honorary doctorate alongside SUNY Board of Trustees Chairman Carl T. Hayden on Dec. 10. Professor of Music Bret Zvacek will join five Jazz Studies program students to perform along with Marsalis after SUNY Potsdam President Dr. John…   Keep reading »

  • Honorary doctorate at Harvard University

    Posted on June 5th, 2009 in Honors | 6

    With nine extraordinary candidates whose diversity of achievement extend from an original vision of life expressed in film to the expression of law as a primary manifestation of integrity to a diverse and poignant literary style which highlights integrity through the expiration of moral and cultural decline to the engineering of human organs to insightful interpretations of our collective human mythology to what it actually means to mother. I felt out of place. There were a lot of heavyweights up there. It was a beautiful day made more vibrant by the diversity of colors that always attends tradition, pageantry and…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton will be Northwestern’s 151st commencement speaker

    Posted on March 6th, 2009 in Honors, Speech | 5

    On June 19, 2009, Wynton will speak at Northwestern University‘s 151st commencement and receive an honorary doctor of arts degree. He also will address graduates at the Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music convocation June 20.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton and JALC honor Albert Murray

    Posted on June 2nd, 2007 in Honors | 0

    On June 3, 2007, Wynton with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Jazz at Lincoln Center will be hosting a reception for Albert Murray and honoring him with the 2007 W.E.B. Du Bois Medal, for outstanding contributions to African and African American culture awarded annually by the faculty of the Department of African and African American Studies at Harvard University.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton will be receiving the Lewis Rudin Medal

    Posted on May 18th, 2007 in Honors | 0

    On May 23, Wynton will be honered with the Lewis Rudin Medal for Public Service at the 25th Anniversary Award Dinner of Coro New York Leadership Center. Since 2002, the Coro New York Leadership Center has bestowed the Lewis Rudin Medal for Civic Leadership on individuals who share Coro’s commitment to promoting civic participation and who have made outstanding contributions to civic life in the five boroughs. The event will take place at 6:00 pm at Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers at Pier 61 (23rd Street and West Side Highway).   Keep reading »

  • Wynton received an honorary doctorate at NYU Commencement

    Posted on May 14th, 2007 in Honors, Photo, Video | 1

    On May 10, Wynton received an honorary doctorate during 2007 New York University commencement ceremonies in Washington Square Park, in New York City. The event was NYU’s 175th commencement celebrating the graduation of approximately 15,000 members of the Class of 2007. Photo by: Wendelling (high res available) Photo by: Chen Yang (high res available) Here is a video shot by a fan at NYU:   Keep reading »

  • Wynton to be featured at NYU’s 175th Commencement

    Posted on April 17th, 2007 in Honors | 0

    Updated: Wynton is going to be featured at New York University’s 175th Commencement Exercises, which will be held Thursday, May 10th, in Washington Square Park. He will offer the “Response on Behalf of the Honorary Degree Recipients,” an NYU tradition. Wynton will receive a Doctor of Fine Arts degree, honoris causa, at the ceremony.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton receives The Jim Henson Community Honor

    Posted on December 24th, 2006 in Honors | 1

    The Jim Henson Company has selected the honorees for the 2006 Jim Henson Honors, the annual program established in 2005 that acknowledges organizations, individuals or products that reflect the core values and philosophy of Jim Henson and the company he founded. The four recipients were announced today by Brian Henson and Lisa Henson, co-CEOs of The Jim Henson Company. The 2006 Jim Henson Honorees: The Jim Henson Celebration Honor – Al Gore, Former Vice President; The Jim Henson Community Honor – Wynton Marsalis, Jazz Musician; The Jim Henson Creativity Honor – Hayao Miyazaki, Writer and Director of Animation; The Jim Henson Technology Honor – Google Earth, Internet…   Keep reading »

  • Drum Major Institute to honor Wynton Marsalis

    Posted on June 17th, 2006 in Honors | 0

    On June 22, Wynton will be honored with the 2006 Drum Major for Justice Award. The event is organized by the Drum Major Institute for Public Policy and will take place in New York, on June 22, at Lotus (409 West 14th Street). At the benefit DMI is auctioning some “experiences” like this one: MUSIC WITH A MASTER You and one guest will enjoy a rehearsal with Wynton Marsalis, music director of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and 2006 Drum Major for Justice. Then use your two “prime” tickets to the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Mr. Marsalis concert, “Coltrane”. You and your guest…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton to Receive Honorary Juilliard Doctorates

    Posted on May 15th, 2006 in Honors | 4

    Seven honorary doctorates will be presented at Juilliard’s 101st commencement ceremony, which officially ends the School’s centennial season, on Friday, May 26, in Alice Tully Hall. Receiving the degrees will be composer Milton Babbitt; dancer/choreographer Pina Bausch; theater director and outgoing Richard Rodgers Director of the Drama Division, Michael Kahn; violinist Robert Mann; Wynton Marsalis, who will be the commencement speaker; Juilliard trustee Elizabeth McCormack; and philanthropist Martin E. Segal.   Keep reading »