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  • Wynton Marsalis to be honored at NCAFP 45TH Anniversary Gala

    Posted on October 1st, 2019 in News

    The National Committee on American Foreign Policy is pleased to announce that its 45th Anniversary Gala Awards Dinner will be held on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at the Metropolitan Club in New York City.   Keep reading »

  • Music Institute of Chicago Gala to Honor Wynton Marsalis

    Posted on February 8th, 2019 in News

    The Music Institute of Chicago hosts its 2019 Anniversary Gala on Monday, May 20 at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago, 120 E. Delaware Street, celebrating its history as one of the largest and most respected community music schools in the nation. The festive evening will be highlighted by the presentation of the Dushkin Award to acclaimed jazz trumpet player, bandleader, composer, and educator Wynton Marsalis.   Keep reading »

  • American Academy of Arts And Letters: 2019 Music Award Winners

    Posted on January 22nd, 2019 in News

    The American Academy of Arts and Letters announced today the sixteen recipients of this year’s awards in music, which total $195,000. The winners were selected by a committee of Academy members: Samuel Adler (chairman), Robert Beaser, Martin Bresnick, Sebastian Currier, David Rakowski, Melinda Wagner, and Ellen Taaffe Zwilich.   Keep reading »

  • Jazz Diplomacy with Famed Musicians Wynton Marsalis and Igor Butman

    Posted on December 4th, 2018 in Review

    The Sustained Dialogue Institute has been committed to transforming diplomatic relationships through thoughtful and honest dialogue since 2002. SDI works around the globe with governments, campuses, and communities to help people overcome their differences and reform relationships.   Keep reading »

  • Russian, US Jazz Legends Honored With Global Peacemaker Awards At Event In Washington

    Posted on November 2nd, 2018 in Review

    WASHINGTON (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 02nd November, 2018) Russian saxophone virtuoso Igor Butman and US nine-time Grammy winner Wynton Marsalis were honored with Global Peacemaker Awards by The Sustained Dialogue Institute (SDI) at an event in Washington.   Keep reading »

  • An Evening of Cultural and Diplomatic Dialogue at the US Institute of Peace

    Posted on November 2nd, 2018 in Review

    The United States Institute of Peace—the soaring glass and limestone building near the National Mall designed to reflect America’s commitment to ending global conflict—is perhaps not the first venue that comes to mind for a swinging session by two legendary jazzmen.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis accepts ITG Honorary Award

    Posted on December 16th, 2017 in News

    ITG President Cathy Leach presented Wynton Marsalis with the ITG Honorary Award December 16, 2017, at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City, just prior to Marsalis’s 8 pm concert.   Keep reading »

  • Tribute to Ken Burns by Wynton Marsalis

    Posted on September 26th, 2016 in Speech

    Monk, in answering the question “What’s happening Thelonious?” replied, “Everything is happening all the time, man.” Funny, but true.  In our country alone, we swim a brimming sea of over 320 million people and roughly 200 billion points of view per second, but in the bowels of this cacophony there is startling commonality in our individuality.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis awarded the National Humanities Medal by the National Endowment of the Humanities

    Posted on September 14th, 2016 in News

    President Barack Obama today announced the distinguished recipients of the 2015 National Humanities Medal. The awardees include authors, a poet, physician, historian, chef, and a higher education program. President Obama will award the 2015 National Humanities Medals in conjunction with the National Medal of Arts during a White House ceremony on September 22. First Lady Michelle Obama will attend. The ceremony will stream live at WH.gov/live.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis’ Acceptance Speech at Marian Anderson Award 2015

    Posted on November 10th, 2015 in Speech | 1

    I would like to thank the Board of Directors and Chair Nina Tinari for selecting me as recipient of this year’s Marian Anderson Award. Thank you Mayor Nutter. And thanks to young Max Chambers who was accompanied by the great Farid Baron, to Miss Misty Copeland, to Lalah Hathaway, to Kim Burrell, to Bill Jolly and his band, and to my brothers for life, the seven.   Keep reading »