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  • Decades-old Louis Armstrong recording unearthed

    Posted on April 27th, 2012 in Video | 1

    In 1971, not long before his death at age 69, the great Louis Armstrong—“Pops,” to his friends—played at the National Press Club in Washington. It was his last public trumpet performance, and it was recorded by CBS. A few hundred copies were made—then it was pretty much forgotten. Now the recording has been re-discovered and it’s being released. CBS News cultural correspondent and jazz great Wynton Marsalis gave it a listen.   Keep reading »

  • Listen to Wynton speaking at National Press Club 2005

    Posted on October 21st, 2005 in Speech | 2

    Wynton spoke at a National Press Luncheon titled “Higher Ground: Hurricane Relief and Rebuilding in New Orleans.” He said that less should be focused on what “they” didn’t do, but what “we” could do to help the hurricane ravaged city. Mr. Marsalis also talked about the influence of jazz musicians and its roots in New Orleans on the social consciousness of Americans. Following his speech, Mr. Marsalis responded to questions and comments submitted by members of the audience.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton to speak at National Press Club luncheon 2005

    Posted on October 6th, 2005 in Speech | 0

    Wynton will speak October 20 at a National Press Club luncheon. The NPC luncheon will begin promptly at 12:30 p.m., with Wynton’s address starting just after 1 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session. Advance reservations should be made by telephoning 202-662-7501. Cost of the luncheon is $16 for NPC members, $28 for their guests and $35 for general admission.   Keep reading »

  • Audio and transcript about Wynton’s speaking at National Press Club

    Posted on September 26th, 2003 in Speech | 0

    As you know, on Monday, September 22, Wynton was in Washington D.C. to speak at the National Press Club.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis to speak at National Press Club 2003

    Posted on September 19th, 2003 in Speech | 0

    Wynton will speak, on September 22, at a National Press Club luncheon. He will be delivering a speech entitled “Cultural Bankruptcy: Investing in Arts Education”.   Keep reading »