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  • Wynton played at Peter Jenning’s memorial service

    Posted on September 20th, 2005 in News

    Friends and colleagues of Canadian-born news anchor Peter Jennings mourned his death and celebrated his life at a memorial service located at New York City’s Carnegie Hall on Tuesday.

    In honor of Jennings’ love for music, the service featured performances from first-class musicians such as cellist Yo Yo Ma; Celtic fiddler Natalie MacMaster; and legendary jazz trumpeters Clark Terry, Wynton Marsalis and John Faddis, who played “A Fanfare for Peter”.

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  • Wynton played at Ossie Davis’ funeral

    Posted on February 13th, 2005 in News | 1

    The actor Ossie Davis was remembered yesterday with rousing eulogies by Harry Belafonte and Bill Clinton and a musical tribute by Wynton Marsalis in a service that lasted almost four hours and was described by several speakers as a state funeral for black America.

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  • Wynton played at Ray Charles funeral

    Posted on June 23rd, 2004 in News | 1

    Friends of Ray Charles sent the late singer off on a high note.
    Wynton Marsalis, B.B. King, Glen Campbell, and Stevie Wonder performed musical tributes to Charles, who died last week at 73, during a joyous funeral service at the First African Methodist Episcopal Church (Los Angeles).

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  • Wynton and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra remember September 11

    Posted on September 11th, 2002 in Concerts | 2

    Jazz at Lincoln Center will join the City of New York and the nation in remembering the heroes and victims of September 11th. The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra (LCJO) with [email protected] Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis will perform in a special concert on September 11, 2002 at 7pm on the Great Lawn of Central Park as part of the City of New York’s official events commemorating this tragedy.

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  • Ellison Recalled as an Artist of Great Range

    Posted on May 27th, 1994 in Profiles & Interviews

    Hundreds of people who cared about the novelist Ralph Ellison traveled to Washington Heights yesterday to pay their respects to his life and art. They received in return glimpses, small and affectionate, of the man’s expansive soul.   Keep reading »