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  • Wynton Marsalis accepts ITG Honorary Award

    Posted on December 16th, 2017 in News

    ITG President Cathy Leach presented Wynton Marsalis with the ITG Honorary Award December 16, 2017, at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City, just prior to Marsalis’s 8 pm concert.   Keep reading »

  • Tribute to Ken Burns by Wynton Marsalis

    Posted on September 26th, 2016 in Speech

    Monk, in answering the question “What’s happening Thelonious?” replied, “Everything is happening all the time, man.” Funny, but true.  In our country alone, we swim a brimming sea of over 320 million people and roughly 200 billion points of view per second, but in the bowels of this cacophony there is startling commonality in our individuality.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis awarded the National Humanities Medal by the National Endowment of the Humanities

    Posted on September 14th, 2016 in News

    President Barack Obama today announced the distinguished recipients of the 2015 National Humanities Medal. The awardees include authors, a poet, physician, historian, chef, and a higher education program. President Obama will award the 2015 National Humanities Medals in conjunction with the National Medal of Arts during a White House ceremony on September 22. First Lady Michelle Obama will attend. The ceremony will stream live at WH.gov/live.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis’ Acceptance Speech at Marian Anderson Award 2015

    Posted on November 10th, 2015 in Speech | 1

    I would like to thank the Board of Directors and Chair Nina Tinari for selecting me as recipient of this year’s Marian Anderson Award. Thank you Mayor Nutter. And thanks to young Max Chambers who was accompanied by the great Farid Baron, to Miss Misty Copeland, to Lalah Hathaway, to Kim Burrell, to Bill Jolly and his band, and to my brothers for life, the seven.   Keep reading »

  • 2015 Marian Anderson Award Gala Concert To Feature Wynton Marsalis’ Original Septet

    Posted on September 10th, 2015 in News

    November 10th Event Honoring Marsalis also to include Ballet, Gospel, and Jazz Performances by World-renowned Artists   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis awarded 2015 Marian Anderson Award

    Posted on June 16th, 2015 in News | 3

    Mayor Nutter announced Monday that Wynton Marsalis, the jazz and classical musician, composer, and arts advocate, is the recipient of the 2015 Marian Anderson Award.   Keep reading »

  • 48 HOURS: THE WHOLE GRITTY CITY has been honored with the Christopher Award

    Posted on April 17th, 2015 in News

    Hosted by Wynton Marsalis, this poignant, feature length documentary is about the transformative power of music. It goes behind the scenes with three dedicated New Orleans marching band directors working to prepare students to march in Mardi Gras parades.  But they accomplish much more as their students experience significant personal growth from being required to exhibit camaraderie, discipline, and endurance.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis wins Best Traditional Jazz Performance At The Soul Train Awards 2014

    Posted on December 1st, 2014 in News | 1

    The Soul Train Awards 2014 – hosted by Wendy Williams - celebrate and honor R&B legends and soul music’s brightest new stars. Showcasing the evolution of Soul Train’s impact on musical history from the 70s, 80s, 90s, and today, the new Soul Train Awards are about the marriage of music and dance. Fellow nominees in the Best Traditional Jazz Performance category include: Gregory Porter “Hey Laura”; Audra McDonald “What a Little Moonlight Can Do”; Kenny Garret “Pushing the World Away”; and Monty Alexander “Concierto de Aranjuez”.   Keep reading »

  • Live Webcast of 2014 NEA Jazz Masters Awards Ceremony and Concert

    Posted on January 6th, 2014 in Concerts

    The global influence of jazz will be complemented by global access to live jazz music when the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), in partnership with Jazz at Lincoln Center (JALC), presents a live webcast of the annual NEA Jazz Masters Awards Ceremony and Concert on January 13, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. ET. The event takes place in The Allen Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton’s “Spirit of New Orleans” piece for Super Bowl XLIV Wins Emmy

    Posted on May 3rd, 2011 in News | 3

    The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) announced the winners of the 32nd Annual Sports Emmy® Awards at a special ceremony at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City. Winners in 33 categories including outstanding live sports special, live series, sports documentary, studio show, promotional announcements, play-by-play personality and studio analyst were honored.   Keep reading »