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  • UN Secretary-General salutes Wynton Marsalis, as he designates him ‘Messenger of Peace’

    Posted on March 23rd, 2001 in News

    I am delighted to join you in this great hall—which Wynton Marsalis has made the new home of jazz—to designate him as a United Nations Messenger of Peace. Wynton is recognized and respected the world over for his genius, his passion for excellence, his generosity of spirit and, of course, his wicked sense of humour. In a word, Wynton swings.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis and Stanley Crouch Discuss ‘Louis Armstrong at 100’ in Miller Theatre

    Posted on January 20th, 2000 in News

    Opening its inaugural “Jazz and American Culture” series for 2000 with a celebration of Louis Armstrong in his centennial year, the newly established Center for Jazz Studies will present a conversation about the jazz great’s legacy with acclaimed trumpeter Wynton Marsalis and critic Stanley Crouch on Tuesday, Feb. 1 at Miller Theatre.
    The program, “The Artistry of ‘Pops’: Louis Armstrong at 100,” will be moderated by Professor Robert O’Meally, a leading interpreter of the dynamics of jazz in American culture, editor of a seminal textbook for jazz studies and founder and director of The Center for Jazz Studies at Columbia.

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  • N.Y. Gets Marsalis To Trumpet The Arts

    Posted on August 4th, 1997 in News

    Wynton Marsalis, the first jazz composer to win a Pulitzer Prize for music, is taking a seat on the New York State Council on the Arts in Albany.   Keep reading »

  • Jazz at the White House

    Posted on June 12th, 1993 in News

    To judge by the historic television program to be broadcast Sunday, America’s recently rekindled love affair with its own music, jazz, is going strong.   Keep reading »