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  • Video: Nancy Hanks Lecture at Kennedy Center

    Posted on April 10th, 2009 in Video | 10

    On March 30, 2009, Wynton Marsalis dazzled and inspired his audience with a moving lecture mixed with performance titled The Ballad of the American Arts. The 22nd Annual Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts & Public Policy was presented to a capacity crowd at the Kennedy Center on the eve of Arts Advocacy Day. Wynton’s lecture addressed the essential value of culture in the recalibration of American identity. After two standing ovations Marsalis wrapped up the evening with a lively performance with members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (Chris Crenshaw, trombone; Victor Goines, saxophone; Carlos Henriquez, bass; Ali Jackson, drums; and Dan Nimmer, piano).   Keep reading »

  • Wynton speaks before a Congressional Committee

    Posted on March 31st, 2009 in Video | 0

    On March 31, 2009, Arts Advocacy Day, Americans for the Arts gathered a panel of acclaimed artists and experts to call on Congress for continuing and additional support and funding for the arts and arts education in America. This hearing, entitled “The Arts = Jobs,” focused on congressional support of strong public policies for the arts, appropriating increased public funding for the arts and supporting arts workers. Josh Groban and Wynton Marsalis were among the artists who testified before a Congressional Committee to champion the benefits of arts and arts education.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton playing for Timothy Dwight College

    Posted on February 6th, 2009 in Video | 1

    On February 5, Wynton was at Yale University for a musical “Q&A” at the United Church on the Green. The Chubb Fellowship also sponsored a delicious lunch and a special guest event exclusively for the students of Timothy Dwight College at the Union League Cafe. Wynton was the guest and he spoke of the attitude of jazz, his philosophy of music, New Orleans, and many other things. Click “Read more” to watch a video clip from the event… Wynton at Union League Cafe for the Timothy Dwight College   Keep reading »

  • Wynton to give a musical Q&A at Yale University

    Posted on January 26th, 2009 in Interview | 6

    Wynton will hold a “musical Q&A” with Yale History of Art Professor Robert Farris Thompson on February 5 at 4:30 p.m. at Yale University, in the United Church on the Green (Corner of Temple & Elm Streets New Haven, CT). The event is free and open to the public. Wynton is visiting Yale University as a Chubb Fellow.   Keep reading »

  • CNN Heroes featuring Wynton and Davey Yarborough

    Posted on November 6th, 2008 in TV show | 2

    CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute,” launched last year to spotlight ordinary citizens accomplishing extraordinary deeds. Celebrities who have participated in this year’s initiative through interviews about their own heroes include: Mark Cuban, Dana Delany, Cyndi Lauper, John Legend, Wynton Marsalis, Shaquille O’Neal, Susan Sarandon and Gretchen Wilson. Wynton nominated performer and educator Davey Yarborough as his hero! Below you can check to broadcast schedule and watch the video to be aired with Wynton and Davey… Embedded video from CNN Video The segment was scheduled to premiere yesterday evening on Larry King Live, but was preempted due to breaking…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton featured on Teaching Music Magazine

    Posted on May 7th, 2008 in Interview | 0

    Wynton is on the cover of Teaching Music Magazine (April 2008). The magazine features an interview to him and story on JALC education programs. You can give a look to table of contents for this number and download a pdf of the Q&A with him.   Keep reading »