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  • Jazz Mogul Wynton Marsalis: Sing Your Own Song, But Don’t Forget About That Swing

    Posted on September 12th, 2016 in Profiles & Interviews

    After finishing his lecture-performance at the Pulitzer Centennial Celebration at Harvard University on Saturday, jazz musician and educator Wynton Marsalis imparted a piece of wisdom to me: the Internet is not shortening our attention spans.   Keep reading »

  • Star Studded Cast of Journalists, Artists, Celebrate Pulitzer Centennial

    Posted on September 12th, 2016 in Profiles & Interviews

    Some of journalism’s biggest names commanding the nation’s most pressing news stories, along with dozens of renowned writers and artists, flocked Sanders Theatre this weekend for a star studded celebration of the Pulitzer Prize’s 100-year anniversary.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis to be honored at 2016 Global Citizen Awards

    Posted on September 11th, 2016 in News

    The Atlantic Council will honor three recipients at its annual Global Citizen Awards, to be presented on the evening of September 19 in New York, NY: Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe; Prime Minister of Italy Matteo Renzi; and American musician, composer, educator, and Managing and Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center Wynton Marsalis.   Keep reading »

  • Pulitzer centennial celebration brings past winners to Cambridge

    Posted on September 6th, 2016 in Profiles & Interviews

    For many journalists, novelists, playwrights, poets, and composers over the past century, winning the Pulitzer Prize has been a career-capping honor. For many more who have been nominated but have not won, the Pulitzer has floated just beyond reach, an elusive dream that has given rise to that most nagging of all questions: “What if?’’   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis performing at The Pulitzer Centennial

    Posted on August 30th, 2016 in Concerts

    Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust will open the weekend with an introduction of Pulitzer Prize winner Wynton Marsalis. Marsalis will reflect on the themes raised by “Blood on the Fields,” his epic oratorio of one couple’s journey from slavery to freedom-the first jazz composition to win the Pulitzer.   Keep reading »

  • Marsalis and Ward Join Becker for Final Morning Lecture

    Posted on August 26th, 2016 in Review | 1

    Longtime friends Geoffrey C. Ward and Wynton Marsalis joined in conversation reflecting on the events of the week and discussing the significance of jazz to American culture and the work they’ve done. President Tom Becker acted as moderator during the 10:45 a.m. Friday morning lecture in the Amphitheater. The lecture closed the season and this week’s theme “America’s Music with Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Center.”   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis and Geoffrey Ward to Conclude Season’s Morning Lecture Series

    Posted on August 25th, 2016 in Profiles & Interviews

    Each Sunday, Wynton Marsalis and Geoffrey and Diane Raines Ward meet for breakfast at the Wards’ home. Over coffee and homemade biscuits, they talk about everything from politics to the weather, but the most important topic is jazz.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis Gave an American Music History Lesson, Complete with Song

    Posted on August 22nd, 2016 in Review | 1

    Since America’s founding in 1776, the arts have been representative of American culture. The tempo of music runs through the United States, connecting it in a way nothing else can, Wynton Marsalis said. A nation torn apart by politics and race and identity can be restored through the freedom the arts bring — a freedom that teaches the American people who they are.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis at Jazz in Marciac 2016

    Posted on August 4th, 2016 in Concerts

    Wynton Marsalis returns to France, bringing a “who’s who” of the emerging jazz scene in New York City to Marciac. Wynton has dedicated over thirty years to educating and mentoring young musicians and this exciting lineup represents some of the finest he has ever encountered.  Youthful energy combined with the magic of Duke Ellington’s classic repertoire heralds a bright future for the music.   Keep reading »

  • Juilliard Jazz Announces 2016-17 Season

    Posted on August 2nd, 2016 in Concerts

    NEW YORK –– Juilliard Jazz, under the leadership of Juilliard alums Wynton Marsalis, director,  and Aaron Flagg, chair and associate director, announces its 2016-17 season featuring the Juilliard Jazz Orchestra in five concerts, Juilliard Jazz Ensembles in nine concerts, and the Juilliard Jazz Artist Diploma Ensemble, comprised of Juilliard Jazz’s most advanced musicians, in two concerts. Guest conductors and coaches this season include Bill Charlap, alumnus Etienne Charles, Dave Douglas, Jon Faddis, Vince Giordano, Sherman Irby, Eric Reed, Frank Vignola, Dr. Michael White, Juilliard Jazz Director and alumnus Wynton Marsalis, and Juilliard Jazz faculty members James Burton III, Andy Farber, Carlos Henriquez, and Dan Nimmer.   Keep reading »