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  • 60 Minutes Profiles Wynton Marsalis and the JLCO

    Posted on January 10th, 2011 in Transcript, TV show | 1

    CBS’ 60 Minutes – Part I CBS’ 60 Minutes – Part II 60 Minutes Extra: The Universal Language of Music 60 Minutes Extra: Different Countries, Different Audiences 60 Minutes Extra: Marsalis on Havana & New Orleans 60 Minutes Extra: Marsalis’ Musical “Insanity” 60 Minutes Overtime: Edward R. Murrow and Louis Armstrong Wynton Marsalis, America’s Musical Ambassador (transcription) (CBS) As we bring in the New Year, we thought we’d bring you some great music. He is an American master – Wynton Marsalis – at age 49, arguably the best known living jazz artist and leader of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, probably the best big band at work today. They’…   Keep reading »

  • The Spirit of New Orleans

    Posted on February 7th, 2010 in Video | 66

    Down on the Bayou where the mighty Mississippi kisses Lake Pontchartrain and spills into the Gulf of Mexico. There sits that jewel of the Southland. What the French lost to the British who gave it to the Spanish who lost it back to the French who sold it to America for….. Well, some folks say Jefferson conned Napoleon in a card game and won it for some jambalaya and a chicory coffee.   Keep reading »

  • Transcript and audio recording of Wynton giving entire Northwestern Commencement speech

    Posted on June 26th, 2009 in Speech, Transcript | 2

    Even though the rain kept me from giving the entire speech I had prepared at Northwestern’s commencement, I wanted to make the full transcript and the audio available to you all.   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 »

  • Transcript from Wynton’s speech at Arts Advocacy Day

    Posted on March 13th, 2007 in Speech | 3

    On March 13 Wynton was in Washington for the National Arts Advocacy Day 2007. He spoke at House Appropriations subcommittee hearing on the importance of investing in the arts.   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’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 »

  • Transcripts from Wynton’s interview for Ken Burns’ series: JAZZ

    Posted on August 28th, 2005 in Transcript | 0

    The transcript of Wynton’s interview for the series entitled: JAZZ, a film by Ken Burns, is available on PBS web site. The 33 pages interview is dated June 12, 1999 and is availble as a PDF file. Download it now !   Keep reading »