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  • Wynton Marsalis to deliver the Nexus Lecture 2023

    Posted on July 7th, 2023 in News

    Music has the power to elevate our quality of life, to connect people and broaden our consciousness’, says world-renowned jazz trumpeter, bandleader, composer and educator Wynton Marsalis.   Keep reading »

  • Fourth Distinguished Lectureship at University of Colorado features Wynton Marsalis

    Posted on December 17th, 2020 in News

    Despite distancing and thanks to virtual conferencing, one of the College of Music’s most important annual events will go on this winter. The fourth annual Distinguished Lectureship in Music, Diversity and Inclusion will feature a conversation between the College of Music’s Diversity and Outreach Coordinator Alma Ramos and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Managing and Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis.   Keep reading »

  • World-Renowned Trumpeter Wynton Marsalis to Lecture on Society, Culture and History

    Posted on August 18th, 2019 in News

    During most performances with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, trombonist Chris Crenshaw sits right in front of the organization’s managing and artistic director, nine-time Grammy Award-winning trumpeter and composer Wynton Marsalis.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis on Why Jazz is Good for Your Soul

    Posted on January 18th, 2018 in Review

    One of the magical things about living in NYC is that on an ordinary Wednesday night you can sit in an audience and hear one of contemporary jazz’s great musicians. Not play his instrument – no, that you can experience any place the musician may be touring.   Keep reading »

  • Music and meaning, the Marsalis way

    Posted on October 31st, 2017 in Review

    “In a few minutes, we are going to talk about improvisation. You are about to see it,” Harvard President Drew Faust told the crowd at Sanders Theatre on Monday evening as jazz great Wynton Marsalis took up his trumpet.   Keep reading »

  • With Faust, Wynton Marsalis Reflects on Power of Music

    Posted on October 31st, 2017 in Review

    Trumpeter and composer Wynton L. Marsalis improvised some blues with the Harvard Jazz Band before reflecting on the value of education for both the arts and society with University President Drew G. Faust in a crowded Sanders Theatre Monday night.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis makes a return engagement

    Posted on October 16th, 2017 in Profiles & Interviews

    Wynton Marsalis returns to campus Oct. 30 for an evening celebrating the video release of “Music as Metaphor,” the lecture and performance that launched his Harvard lecture series in 2011. The event, “A Conversation with Wynton Marsalis and Drew Faust,” will explore the importance of the arts and cultural literacy in education, jazz, and society.   Keep reading »

  • Star Studded Cast of Journalists, Artists, Celebrate Pulitzer Centennial

    Posted on September 12th, 2016 in Profiles & Interviews

    Some of journalism’s biggest names commanding the nation’s most pressing news stories, along with dozens of renowned writers and artists, flocked Sanders Theatre this weekend for a star studded celebration of the Pulitzer Prize’s 100-year anniversary.   Keep reading »

  • Pulitzer centennial celebration brings past winners to Cambridge

    Posted on September 6th, 2016 in Profiles & Interviews

    For many journalists, novelists, playwrights, poets, and composers over the past century, winning the Pulitzer Prize has been a career-capping honor. For many more who have been nominated but have not won, the Pulitzer has floated just beyond reach, an elusive dream that has given rise to that most nagging of all questions: “What if?’’   Keep reading »

  • Marsalis and Ward Join Becker for Final Morning Lecture

    Posted on August 26th, 2016 in Review | 1

    Longtime friends Geoffrey C. Ward and Wynton Marsalis joined in conversation reflecting on the events of the week and discussing the significance of jazz to American culture and the work they’ve done. President Tom Becker acted as moderator during the 10:45 a.m. Friday morning lecture in the Amphitheater. The lecture closed the season and this week’s theme “America’s Music with Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Center.”   Keep reading »