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  • 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 »

  • Wynton will speak at World Business Forum

    Posted on June 26th, 2006 in Speech | 9

    Former President Bill Clinton, Jack Welch, and Wynton Marsalis are just a few of the headliners who will speak to an audience of over 4,000 top business executives during the World Business Forum New York taking place at Radio City Music Hall September 12-13, 2006. Wynton’s talking point will be: Innovation & Jazz: Going Beyond Fundamentals to Create Value - What leaders and managers can learn from jazz – Creativity: Improvisation has its rules – Leadership, generosity, character, inspiration: Which are the traits of creators and innovators – How to optimize your ROI on innovation – Why innovation can be an antidote to strategic “fatigue” …   Keep reading »

  • Wynton to perform at Tulane University

    Posted on January 12th, 2006 in Concerts, Speech | 3

    Wynton will appear on the Tulane University campus on Martin Luther King Day to help celebrate the reopening of Tulane, Xavier, Dillard and Loyola universities, all forced to forgo their fall semesters due to damage inflicted by Hurricane Katrina.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton at Norwich Free Academy

    Posted on November 4th, 2005 in Speech | 0

    Yesterday, Wynton visited the Norwich Free Academy as part of the school’s Sesquicentennial Anniversary Music Celebration. Wynton spoke to students and presented a critique of the student jazz band. Here are two reviews of the event from Norwich Bullettin and The Day.com You can also visit the Norwich Free Academyy web site, to enjoy more photos from the event.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton speaks to the devastation brought by hurricane Katrina

    Posted on September 2nd, 2005 in Speech | 6

    Below is Wynton’s statement on the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in his hometown, New Orleans: “New Orleans is the most unique of American cities because it is the only city in the world that has created its own culture. With architecture, music and festive ceremonies, it’s of singular importance to the United States of America. Moreover, with a mixture of Spanish, French, British, West African and American people living in the same city, New Orleans can be depicted as the original melting pot. The collision of these cultures created jazz, the only art form that embodies the fundamental…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis as Keynote Speaker at Frank Sinatra School of the Arts

    Posted on June 8th, 2005 in Speech | 1

    Wynton will address the senior class of Frank Sinatra School of the Arts (FSSA) at graduation ceremonies to be held on Monday, June 27 at 3 p.m. Welcoming Wynton Marsalis to the event will be singer Tony Bennett, who was the guiding force behind establishing the school, which opened in 2001. The graduation ceremonies will be held at the Main Stage Theatre of La Guardia Community College (Building E) in Long Island City, NY.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis delivering the keynote at Martin Luther King tribute

    Posted on January 16th, 2004 in Speech | 0

    Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), hosts the eighteenth annual Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Come Share the Dream on Monday, January 19, 2004 at 10:30 am in the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House (30 Lafayette Avenue). The celebratory event, the largest public performance honoring Dr. King in New York City, will feature a keynote address by Wynton Marsalis. The internationally renowned ensemble, The Boys Choir of Harlem, and legendary a cappella group, The Persuasions, will headline the musical portion of the celebration. Opening up the festivities will be The Lafayette Inspirational Ensemble.   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 »