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

    Posted on April 17th, 2015 in News | 1

    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 »

  • Wynton Marsalis wins NAACP Image Award for outstanding jazz album

    Posted on March 4th, 2010 in Award | 5

    Wynton Marsalis’ celebrated 2009 Blue Note Records release, He and She, was awarded the NAACP’s Image Award for Outstanding Jazz Album during their February 26th ceremonies at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Released in March 2009, He and She is about that eternally compelling and most elemental of subjects – the relationship between a man and a woman. The Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, trumpeter, and bandleader’s fifth Blue Note release is a unique and ambitious effort, combining spoken word and music. Marsalis notes, “On He and She, it’s a man talking, but the person who delivers the universal truth of…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton To Be Awarded Legion of Honor

    Posted on October 23rd, 2009 in Award | 7

    On November 6, French Ambassador Pierre Vimont will confer upon Wynton Marsalis the insignia of chevalier of the Legion of Honor. The ceremony, which will take place at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, will be co-hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Philippe Camus (partner of Lagardère, Evercore, and chairman of Alcatel-Lucent). A performance by the Wynton Marsalis Quintet will follow the ceremony. Wynton Marsalis, one of the most acclaimed jazz musicians of his generation, is also a celebrated composer of both jazz and classical music, an inspiring educator and a tireless advocate for many charitable and humanitarian causes. He…   Keep reading »

  • The Gold Medal of Vitoria

    Posted on July 23rd, 2009 in News | 2

    Address delivered by Francisco Javier Lazcoz Baigorri, Mayor of Vitoria, on July 19th, 2009, in awarding Wynton Marsalis the gold medal of Vitoria.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton named “Best Jazz Artist” at the First Annual BET J Virtual Awards!

    Posted on November 27th, 2008 in Award | 4

    BET J bridged the worlds of music and virtual reality to bring viewers its first ever awards show, the BET J VIRTUAL AWARDS, premiered on BET J on Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. ET, followed by an encore online broadcast at 10:00 p.m. ET on BET.com Congratulations to Wynton for being named “Best Jazz Artist” at this First Annual BET J Virtual Awards!. The nominees in his category were: Chris Botti, Harry Connick Jr., Patti Austin, Stanley Clarke, Tony Bennett and Wynton Marsalis.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton wins Downbeat’s 73rd Annual Readers Poll as Trumpeter of the Year

    Posted on November 19th, 2008 in Award | 10

    Downbeat Magazine has just released its 73rd Annual Readers Poll and Wynton won for Trumpeter of The Year with 326 votes. The results of the readers’ poll are published in the December issue with a two pages interview to Wynton. Below you can find a screen shot of December Issue with the poll and the interview.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton nominated for MOBO Awards 2007

    Posted on September 10th, 2007 in Award | 3

    Wynton has been nominated for Best Jazz Artist for the 2007 Music of Black Origin Awards (MOBO). The awards will be held in London England on September 19th. If you want to vote for him as the Best Jazz Artist for 2007! please go to MOBO web site, click on Nominations and then scroll down to Best Jazz to choose Wynton. The MOBO Awards were launched in 1996 as the 1st black awards show in Europe. MOBO has grown throughout its successful 11 year history, not only exhibiting the finest UK and international talent to its audience but also creating a platform for established…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton will present award to Agnes Varis

    Posted on May 16th, 2007 in Award | 0

    On May 17, Wynton is presenting award to Agnes Varis for the 6th annual Jazz Foundation Gala at Apollo Theatre. The benefit concert will raise money to assist the countless elder jazz and blues artists in crisis across America, who have spent their lives making ours rich with their music. In addition, to save hundreds of displaced New Orleans musicians who are still suffering without work, without homes and facing the threat of losing their very way of life, as well as the city that grew the garden of jazz. This year’s concert (live webcast on AllAboutJazz.com) features a…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton nominated for: Montblanc de la Culture Award

    Posted on March 27th, 2007 in News | 1

    The Tribeca Film Festival announced the sponsors for the 2007 Festival, which includes the addition of marquee brands AARP, Axium Entertainment, Montblanc, Target and Yahoo!, as well as the continued support of numerous returning sponsors, including Founding Sponsor American Express.   Keep reading »