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

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…



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  1. We applaud Wynton for his staunch support for the arts.
    I have been comparing the jazz ensemble and the way in which it produces some of the most adventurous music through it’s “give and take” approach to a perfect example of true democracy for a number of years. Listening and then responding to what is going on around you is one of the first things that we teach our students, one cannot emphasis this point enough………

    Larry Jones on Feb 24th, 2009 at 2:14pm

  2. Wynton is simply an icon. Not just a jazz icon or an American icon but a world icon. Swing on!!!

    King casey on Feb 14th, 2009 at 8:25pm

  3. Who is on keys?

    Karen on Feb 13th, 2009 at 1:40am

  4. i love winton i am studente trumpet brasileiro !

    franz on Feb 11th, 2009 at 6:03pm

  5. So cool!!!! I’m so glad to be alive at the same time as Wynton Marsalis!!! The history of music would be so incomplete without the contributions of this giant of a man!!!

    Phillip Adcock on Feb 9th, 2009 at 10:01pm