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  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • Video from Wynton’s speech at Tulane University

    Posted on January 21st, 2006 in Speech, Video | 3

    Tulane University - This video captures the absolute brilliance on the night of January 16, 2006.   Keep reading »