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  • President Obama Talks About Jazz

    Posted on June 23rd, 2009 in Video | 1

    Check out this clip of President Obama talking about jazz around the 2:35 mark. It features my recent trip to the White House.   Keep reading »

  • Video: Nancy Hanks Lecture at Kennedy Center

    Posted on April 10th, 2009 in Video | 10

    On March 30, 2009, Wynton Marsalis dazzled and inspired his audience with a moving lecture mixed with performance titled The Ballad of the American Arts. The 22nd Annual Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts & Public Policy was presented to a capacity crowd at the Kennedy Center on the eve of Arts Advocacy Day. Wynton’s lecture addressed the essential value of culture in the recalibration of American identity. After two standing ovations Marsalis wrapped up the evening with a lively performance with members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (Chris Crenshaw, trombone; Victor Goines, saxophone; Carlos Henriquez, bass; Ali Jackson, drums; and Dan Nimmer, piano).   Keep reading »

  • Wynton speaks before a Congressional Committee

    Posted on March 31st, 2009 in Video | 0

    On March 31, 2009, Arts Advocacy Day, Americans for the Arts gathered a panel of acclaimed artists and experts to call on Congress for continuing and additional support and funding for the arts and arts education in America. This hearing, entitled “The Arts = Jobs,” focused on congressional support of strong public policies for the arts, appropriating increased public funding for the arts and supporting arts workers. Josh Groban and Wynton Marsalis were among the artists who testified before a Congressional Committee to champion the benefits of arts and arts education.   Keep reading »

  • Watch an exclusive video of Wynton reading his poem, He and She

    Posted on March 13th, 2009 in CD, Video | 10

    Wynton would like to invite you to view an exclusive video of him reading his poem “He and She” from his upcoming album releasing on March 24th. Just sign up for his monthly e-newsletter and a link to the video will be emailed to you. If you are already a subscriber, the link to the video will be provided in the newsletter this month.   Keep reading »

  • Video: Wynton and Sandra Day O’Connor discuss jazz music and government

    Posted on February 9th, 2009 in Video | 5

    Last January, at JALC, Wynton and The Honorable Sandra Day O’Connor filmed short clips discussing the relationship between the U.S. government and jazz music. The result was broadcast on Martin Luther King Day during Jazz at Lincoln Center’s “Let Freedom Swing!” concert in Washington D.C., on January 19, 2009. Following you can watch the clips, entitled: Democracy, Unity and American Art… Democracy Unity American Art   Keep reading »

  • Wynton playing for Timothy Dwight College

    Posted on February 6th, 2009 in Video | 1

    On February 5, Wynton was at Yale University for a musical “Q&A” at the United Church on the Green. The Chubb Fellowship also sponsored a delicious lunch and a special guest event exclusively for the students of Timothy Dwight College at the Union League Cafe. Wynton was the guest and he spoke of the attitude of jazz, his philosophy of music, New Orleans, and many other things. Click “Read more” to watch a video clip from the event… Wynton at Union League Cafe for the Timothy Dwight College   Keep reading »

  • Wynton was a guest on the Kenny Burns Show

    Posted on February 4th, 2009 in Video | 1

    On January 30, 2009, Wynton was in Atlanta with JLCO to play at Atlanta Symphony Hall. Following the performance, the Collective Renaissance Guild (CRG) privy guests assembled in the Woodruff Arts Center for an exclusive cocktail reception with Wynton and other members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Celebrity personality Kenny Burns moderated a Q&A session about the power of jazz music and its impact on the Hip Hop culture. . Click “Read more” to watch the video from the event… Tune in as Kenny interviews Pulitzer Prize recipient 9 time Grammy award winner Wynton Marsalis   Keep reading »

  • Wynton played for President Obama at White House

    Posted on January 21st, 2009 in Photo, Video | 27

    On Tuesday, January 20, 2009, the Wynton Marsalis Quintet played at the White House for President Barack Obama and 100 of his guests during a private party celebrating his inauguration. Click “Read more” to see pictures of Wynton with President Obama and others from the party.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton featured on Wall Street Journal’s campaign

    Posted on December 9th, 2008 in Video | 1

    Last year, the Wall Street Journal launched a new campaign, “Every Journey Needs a Journal”, that showed the paths celebrities lives have taken, and how people you might not consider to be WSJ reader value it to guide them on that journey. The campaign featured the personal “stories”, bios and behind-the-scene video of some notable folks such as Wynton, Jake Burton, Cheryl Crow, Kenneth Cole, Steven Levitt, Alice Waters, Paul Teutul Sr.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton’s video clip for “Just ask the Locals ” campaign

    Posted on November 25th, 2008 in Video | 3

    NYC & Company – the City’s marketing, tourism and partnership organization – launched the third phase of the Just Ask The Locals tourist appreciation campaign. The campaign, which features local New York City celebrities and experts offering insider tips and suggestions on what to see and do around the five boroughs, has expanded its online presence to include real-time mobile events updates and enhanced content. Following you can watch Wynton’s video clip for this campaign and on the Nycgo.com web site you can read his recommendations about great places to have great jazz and food around NY City… Other…   Keep reading »