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  • Wynton Marsalis featured in The Guardian

    Posted on July 21st, 2009 in Articles | 4

    On inauguration day in Washington earlier this year, the Wynton Marsalis Quintet played a private party at the White House in honour of President Obama. The two men are the same age, but long before Obama came to prominence, Marsalis had been a national figure and so while he says “as a liberal and a Democrat I, of course, feel that things are better in America”, he is experienced enough to know that change, particularly in the areas he cares about most, might not come as quickly as he would like. As well as being the best known figure in…   Keep reading »

  • 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 »

  • 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 interviewed by BBC for “Notes to President Obama”

    Posted on January 12th, 2009 in Interview | 1

    BBC World News America is asking personalities from various walks of life to tell president-elect Barack Obama what they think he should do when he takes up his new job on 20 January. Tuesday, January 13, 7pm and 10pm ET (check your cable listings for channel), Wynton is interviewed on “Notes to President Obama” on BBC WORLD NEWS. Check the video   Keep reading »