Transcript and audio recording of Wynton giving entire Northwestern Commencement speech

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.
Click here to download a PDF of the speech

Click here to listen to the complete audio MP3 of the speech: Play

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  1. I have been a fan of Mr Marsalis since I first purchased his Trumpet Concertos album when I was in elementary school and listening to this speech reminds me why…a great performer and a better historian. Wonderful stuff for sure. Thanks

    Jason on Jul 9th, 2009 at 2:35pm

  2. Just downloaded wynton’s northwestern speech.And what a fantastic speech it is, i found it very inspirational and powerful.I will be sharing this with my friends!!

    Thank you wynton for your dedication to jazz music.

    peter b on Jul 8th, 2009 at 1:08pm

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