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  • Wynton Marsalis on MLK speech 50th Anniversary: We must walk together

    Posted on August 28th, 2013 in Video | 2

    CBS News cultural correspondent Wynton Marsalis shares his deeply personal commentary on race relations and our progress on social issues across the U.S., 50 years after Martin Luther King Jr.‘s “I Have a Dream” speech and the March on Washington.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton to perform at The Greene Space

    Posted on May 27th, 2012 in Concerts | 0

    On June 5th 2012, at 12:00pm, Wynton Marsalis will appear for the first time at The Greene Space for a conversation with WQXR’s Elliott Forrest. This special mid-day event will also include a performance by Wynton and members of the Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra (Walter Blanding, sax; Dan Nimmer, piano; Carlos Henriquez, bass; WIllie Jones III, drums)   Keep reading »

  • Speech for The Century Association’s Monthly Meeting of Members

    Posted on December 13th, 2010 in Speech | 1

    December 2nd 2010 New York City My great uncle was born in 1890. He was an artisan who cut the names and last statements of the deceased into their resting stones. I lived with him for the entirety of my 6th year and visited on many weekends. He taught me so many valuable lessons passed down from ‘old folks sometime long ago’ in stories, songs and folkways. My experiences with him saved me from falling into the generation gap. I return in my mind always to his shotgun house on Gov. Nicholls St. in New Orleans with its lack of hot water, 1930’…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton to be featured as a High-Impact speaker at the 2010 National School Board Association Confere

    Posted on April 1st, 2010 in Speech | 7

    Wynton Marsalis will be a featured High-Impact speaker at the 70th Annual National School Board Association (NSBA) Conference in Chicago on Sunday, April 11, 2010. The Pulitzer Prize-winning, Arts education advocate will speak to Board Members, Superintendents and other school official representing over 1,500 of the nation’s largest school districts accounting for over 18 million school children. Other speakers include Charlie Rose, and Steve Wozniak.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis Goes to Washington

    Posted on April 3rd, 2009 in Profiles & Interviews | 0

    Even a day later, Wynton Marsalis couldn’t explain why he was crying so hard during the speech he gave last Monday night at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. “Man, I don’t know,” he told me. “I’m not really a person that’s effusive. I’m a quiet type of person. Dick Vermeil”—the notoriously teary ex-NFL coach—“that’s not me.”   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis Goes to Washington

    Posted on April 3rd, 2009 in Profiles & Interviews | 0

    Even a day later, Wynton Marsalis couldn’t explain why he was crying so hard during the speech he gave last Monday night at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. “Man, I don’t know,” he told me. “I’m not really a person that’s effusive. I’m a quiet type of person. Dick Vermeil”—the notoriously teary ex-NFL coach—“that’s not me.”   Keep reading »

  • Wynton to play and speak in Atlanta

    Posted on July 17th, 2008 in Concerts, Speech | 5

    Wynton now is in Atlanta to rehearse with his quintet and members of Atlanta Simphony Orchestra. On Saturday, July 19, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. at the Woodruff Arts Center – Symphony Hall, they will perform music from the CDs “The Midnight Blues” and “Hot House Flowers”, featuring Wynton, Walter Blanding on saxophone, Dan Nimmer on piano, Carlos Henriquez on bass, and Ali Jackson on drums. On July 20, Princeton professor Cornel West and Wynton sit down to discuss artists and the Civil Rights continuum with Carrie Mae Weems.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton to speak at VHA Leadership Conference

    Posted on April 21st, 2008 in Speech | 3

    On Tuesday, May 06, 2008, Wynton will speak at VHA Leadership Conference 2008 in Philadelphia. The speech title will be: Innovation and Jazz: A Talk with Music by Wynton Marsalis. VHA is a national cooperative of leading not-for-profit health care organizations across the nation. VHA serves more than 1,400 hospitals and more than 21,000 non-acute care organizations, assisting these health care organizations with supply chain management and clinical improvement   Keep reading »

  • Wynton to speak for Health Achieve 2007 in Toronto

    Posted on November 1st, 2007 in Speech | 11

    On November 6, 2007 Wynton will speak in Toronto (Canada) for the Health Achieve 2007, an event organized by the Ontario Hospital Association. At OHA HealthAchieve2007, he will share his creative insights with those who aim to sharpen their leadership skills, strengthen their competitive position, and achieve performance excellence. The keynote is entitled: “Innovation and All that Jazz” Hot Corporations Know How to Swing. 10:15 – 11:45 a.m., Rooms 105, 106 & 107, Constitution Hall, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front Street West Schedule: 10:30-11:45AM: Speech presentation to include music plus 5 – 15 minutes of Q&A Room name: Rooms 105, 106, 107 Constitution Hall (North Building) Set list: – Lil Liza Jane –…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton will speak at Sixth & I History Synagogue

    Posted on June 3rd, 2007 in Speech | 4

    On Monday, June 4, Wynton will participate in a conversation hosted by the Sixth & I History Synagogue in Washington DC. Wynton and Leon Wieseltier, literary editor of the New Republic, will discuss “Where Y’all At?: Jazz, Race and Culture” at 7:00 pm. Cost of ticket is $6. The Sixth & I History Synagogue is located at 600 I Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20001.   Keep reading »