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  • Wynton’s speech at Tulane University in New Orleans

    Posted on January 17th, 2006 in Speech, Transcript | 3

    Most of you have returned at a time when many would have stayed away,” Wynton said monday night at an event on Tulane’s campus welcoming back the city’s students, before playing a set with a band that included his pianist father, Ellis. Today, he and the rest of the Cultural Subcommittee of Mayor Nagin’s Bring New Orleans Back committee will present their work to the Mayor and the City of New Orleans.   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 »

  • Listen to Wynton speaking at National Press Club

    Posted on October 21st, 2005 in Speech | 2

    “Our history is the thing who can save us…” Listen to the touching words that Wynton told yesterday October 20, speaking in Washington at National Press Club luncheon. Thank you Wynton ! (Real Player required – 56:10 min.)   Keep reading »

  • Wynton will 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 »

  • 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 speaks about jazz in the Allen Room

    Posted on June 7th, 2005 in Jazz at Lincoln Center, Speech | 0

    Here is the report that the blogger Betsy Devine does about a recent evening (June 5, 2005) at Jazz at Lincoln Center.   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 »

  • Wynton teaches the meaning behind the music

    Posted on December 13th, 2003 in Articles, Speech, Transcript | 0

    Wynton Marsalis is at his best playing the trumpet, but he’s hardly at his second best when he is talking to young people. Relaxed as he ambles around the stage, he addresses them without notes, using meaningful language, speaking without condescension, and rising to genuine inspiration. A week ago, before the morning dress rehearsal of his blues oratorio “All Rise,” Marsalis talked to a diverse audience of teenagers from 26 high schools, assembled in Symphony Hall from all across the state. He had everyone hanging on every word, even though his remarks lasted longer than an Easter sermon. If he…   Keep reading »