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  • Wynton Marsalis: How Jazz Explains Democracy - Why Am I Telling You This? with Bill Clinton

    Posted on February 4th, 2021 in News

    In the premier episode of his podcast, *President Clinton* sits downs with one of the world’s most influential jazz artists, Wynton Marsalis, to hear powerful stories about Wynton’s life   Keep reading »

  • Transcript from Wynton’s speech at World Business Forum

    Posted on September 14th, 2006 in Speech | 9

    Last 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.

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  • Wynton will speak at World Business Forum 2006

    Posted on June 26th, 2006 in Speech | 9

    Former President Bill Clinton, Jack Welch, and Wynton Marsalis are just a few of the headliners who will speak to an audience of over 4,000 top business executives during the World Business Forum New York, taking place at Radio City Music Hall September 12-13, 2006.

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  • Bill Clinton touts musical greats

    Posted on December 15th, 2003 in Review

    While his former second banana, Al Gore, was stumping for Howard Dean last week, Bill Clinton was busy endorsing John Coltrane, Miles Davis and Billie Holiday. Those are just a few of the late jazz legends whose names came up Wednesday night at a symposium that paired the former president and sometime saxophone player with the rather more accomplished trumpeter Wynton Marsalis. Presented by Jazz at Lincoln Center, where Marsalis is artistic director, the panel discussion addressed the relationship between jazz, a native American art form, and our politics and culture.   Keep reading »

  • Marsalis, Clinton and Others Dissect Jazz at Symposium

    Posted on December 11th, 2003 in Review | 3

    Wynton Marsalis, the artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center, has talked for some years about his desire to gather an intellectual community around jazz.

    Last night at the Walter Reade Theater at the center, Mr. Marsalis and his organization scored a coup in the name of intellectualism and publicity: a symposium, with an invitation-only audience of about 200, on the subject of jazz and American democracy, including the former president and part-time saxophonist Bill Clinton.

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