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  • SUNY, Crane School of Music Recognize Jazz Legend Wynton Marsalis with Honorary Doctor of Music Degr

    Posted on December 3rd, 2010 in Honors | 0

    The State University of New York, through SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music, is proud to announce that SUNY officials will award jazz legend Wynton Marsalis with an Honorary Doctor of Music degree in an upcoming New York City ceremony. SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher, who oversees all 64 campuses in the nation’s largest comprehensive system of public higher education, will confer the honorary doctorate alongside SUNY Board of Trustees Chairman Carl T. Hayden on Dec. 10. Professor of Music Bret Zvacek will join five Jazz Studies program students to perform along with Marsalis after SUNY Potsdam President Dr. John…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton will be Northwestern’s 151st commencement speaker

    Posted on March 6th, 2009 in Speech | 5

    On June 19, 2009, Wynton will speak at Northwestern University’s 151st commencement and receive an honorary doctor of arts degree. He also will address graduates at the Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music convocation June 20.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton and JALC honor Albert Murray

    Posted on June 2nd, 2007 in News | 0

    On June 3, 2007, Wynton with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Jazz at Lincoln Center will be hosting a reception for Albert Murray and honoring him with the 2007 W.E.B. Du Bois Medal, for outstanding contributions to African and African American culture awarded annually by the faculty of the Department of African and African American Studies at Harvard University.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton received an honorary doctorate at NYU Commencement

    Posted on May 14th, 2007 in Photo | 1

    On May 10, Wynton received an honorary doctorate during 2007 New York University commencement ceremonies in Washington Square Park, in New York City. The event was NYU’s 175th commencement celebrating the graduation of approximately 15,000 members of the Class of 2007.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton to be featured at NYU’s 175th Commencement

    Posted on April 17th, 2007 in News | 0

    Wynton is going to be featured at New York University’s 175th Commencement Exercises, which will be held Thursday, May 10th, in Washington Square Park. He will offer the “Response on Behalf of the Honorary Degree Recipients,” an NYU tradition. Wynton will receive a Doctor of Fine Arts degree, honoris causa, at the ceremony.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton receives The Jim Henson Community Honor

    Posted on December 24th, 2006 in News | 1

    The Jim Henson Company has selected the honorees for the 2006 Jim Henson Honors, the annual program established in 2005 that acknowledges organizations, individuals or products that reflect the core values and philosophy of Jim Henson and the company he founded. The four recipients were announced today by Brian Henson and Lisa Henson, co-CEOs of The Jim Henson Company.   Keep reading »

  • Drum Major Institute to honor Wynton Marsalis

    Posted on June 17th, 2006 in News | 0

    On June 22, Wynton will be honored with the 2006 Drum Major for Justice Award. The event is organized by the Drum Major Institute for Public Policy and will take place in New York, on June 22, at Lotus (409 West 14th Street).   Keep reading »

  • Wynton to Receive Honorary Juilliard Doctorates

    Posted on May 15th, 2006 in Honors | 4

    Seven honorary doctorates will be presented at Juilliard’s 101st commencement ceremony, which officially ends the School’s centennial season, on Friday, May 26, in Alice Tully Hall. Receiving the degrees will be composer Milton Babbitt; dancer/choreographer Pina Bausch; theater director and outgoing Richard Rodgers Director of the Drama Division, Michael Kahn; violinist Robert Mann; Wynton Marsalis, who will be the commencement speaker; Juilliard trustee Elizabeth McCormack; and philanthropist Martin E. Segal.   Keep reading »

  • Photoreport about Wynton at White House

    Posted on November 11th, 2005 in Honors, Photo | 0

    Yesterday, President George W. Bush honored Wynton and other authors, musicians and historians from New York and elsewhere, with the National Medal of Arts and the National Humanities Medal. Here are some photos from the event. President Bush, center, stands with National Medal of Arts recipients (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) Wynton Marsalis with James DePreist (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) President Bush stands with (from left to right): James DePreist, actor Robert Duvall, Tina Ramirez and Wynton Marsalis (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)   Keep reading »

  • Wynton to receive the National Medal of Arts

    Posted on November 9th, 2005 in Award, Honors | 0

    U.S. President George Bush plans to present the 2005 National Humanities Medals and National Medals of Arts in Oval Office ceremonies Thursday. Wynton is among those who will receive a National Medal of Arts. In addition to Wynton, this year’s Medal of Arts honorees are author Louis Auchincloss; conductor James DePriest; musician Paquito D’Rivera; arts advocate Leonard Garment; artist Ollie Johnston; musician Wynton Marsalis; singer Dolly Parton; the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; and dancer Tina Ramirez.   Keep reading »