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  • Wynton’s Keynote Address at Tulane University’s Commencement 2014

    Posted on May 20th, 2014 in Transcript, Video | 2

    Here at home in New Orleans, we have a tradition of starting important gigs by calling out the names of legendary musicians from the past. In evoking the memory of legendary artists, this roll call inspires a higher level of performance. In 2007, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra went on tour with Odaadaa!, a group from Ghana led by master drummer Yacub Addy. Each concert started with a long roll call of distinguished ancestors chanted and spoken in Ga, their native tongue. At the end of the chant, Mr. Addy would say “Trah trah o manyaba.” Whereupon we would say Yow!   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis to address Tulane University graduates

    Posted on April 23rd, 2014 in News | 2

    New Orleans native and Pulitzer Prize winner Wynton Marsalis will receive an honorary doctorate of humane letters and deliver the keynote address to graduates at Tulane University‚Äôs Commencement 2014, which will be held at 9 a.m., May 17 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.   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 »

  • 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 »