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  • 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 »

  • Transcript of Wynton’s speech at Jazz in Marciac opening

    Posted on July 31st, 2007 in Photo, Special report, Speech, Transcript | 3

    Yesterday afternoon, Wynton spoke in Marciac for the official opening of the Jazz Festival. He was introduced by the producer Jean-Louis Guilhaumon. Here is the transcript of his speech: Jazz music was born in New Orleans and really comes from the french part of New Orleans. Because musicians…people who was slave, who played drums in Congo Square, and after the Louisiana purchase in 1804, there was always an attempt the keep them from playing. But musicians continued to play and create music that celebrates freedom of the human spirit and many of the great early New Orleans musicians had french…   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 »

  • Wynton is going to speak at the Tribeca Film Festival

    Posted on April 19th, 2007 in Speech | 0

    Jazz at Lincoln Center is proudly associated with the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival premiere of Chops, a documentary film directed by Bruce Broder that follows a Florida high school jazz band’s journey to Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival. Special press screenings will take place on: Thursday, April 26th at 10am, Clearview Chelsea West, theatre 1. Following this screening, Wynton will participate in a Q&A session with the filmmakers.   Keep reading »

  • Audio podcast of Wynton’s speech at Arts Advocacy Day

    Posted on March 20th, 2007 in Speech | 4

    Arts Advocacy Day was officially kicked off at a Congressional Arts Breakfast on Capitol Hill, organized by Americans for the Arts in conjunction with the Congressional Arts Caucus. Now is possible to listen to Wynton’s speech for Arts Advocay Day. (Right click the link to download the MP3 file from the event – 18:37 min. – 17 mb)   Keep reading »

  • Wynton to speak at Arts Advocacy Day

    Posted on February 26th, 2007 in Speech | 5

    National Arts Advocacy Day 2007 will be held March 12-13 in Washington, DC, at the Omni Shoreham Hotel. The breakfast will feature a keynote presentation by Wynton; special remarks by members of Congress and other celebrity artists; and a special performance by Melody Gardot, singer-songwriter and recipient of the 2007 VSA arts International Young Soloists Award. The event is strategically timed to give grassroots advocates the opportunity to shape federal arts policy and educate members of Congress. Arts Advocacy Day is held in conjunction with the Congressional Arts Caucus, and many members of Congress will be involved in the day’s events.…   Keep reading »

  • Photo and video: Wynton playing at memorial service for Ed Bradley

    Posted on November 21st, 2006 in Photo, Video | 2

    A long list of entertainers, journalists, politicians and musicians from across the country packed New York’s Riverside Church for the memorial service, reflecting Bradley’s achievements and diverse interests. Wynton played “Just a Closer Step to Thee.”   Keep reading »

  • Wynton’s speech to the Juilliard’s 2006 Graduating Class

    Posted on November 3rd, 2006 in Speech, Transcript | 3

    On Friday, May 26, in Alice Tully Hall, Wynton Marsalis spoke for the Juilliard’s 101st commencement ceremony. Here you have the transcription of his speech: “I’m going to provide you all with very few practical words, the fruits of many happy years of varied experiences in the arts. First, congratulations. No one is ever going to ask you to see your grades. Take all jobs. If somebody says, “Can you …?” say, “Yes, I can.” Leave jobs that you hate immediately. If you find a job that doesn’t feel like a job, don’t let others for whom it…   Keep reading »

  • Transcript from Wynton’s speech at World Business Forum

    Posted on September 14th, 2006 in Speech, Transcript | 9

    Yesterday night, Wynton was with former President Bill Clinton, Jack Welch, and others between the headliners who spoke to an audience of over 4,000 top business executives during the World Business Forum New York taking place at Radio City Music Hall. Here is the transcript of his speech (PDF file – 280 kb)   Keep reading »