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  • Celebrating the life and career of Phoebe Jacobs

    Posted on May 22nd, 2012 in Concerts

    A memorial concert celebrating the life of longtime jazz advocate Phoebe Jacobs—who died April 9 at age 93—will take place at 1 p.m. on May 24 at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York.

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  • Remembering Walter Cronkite and What He Stood For

    Posted on September 9th, 2009 in News

    Before a hall filled with his friends, protégés and occasional competitors, the late CBS anchorman Walter Cronkite was remembered at a memorial service on Wednesday for upholding a journalistic standard that is, President Obama said, “a little bit harder to find today.”   Keep reading »

  • Wynton played at Ahmet Ertegun memorial tribute

    Posted on April 22nd, 2007 in News | 1

    On Tuesday 17 April 2007, a memorial tribute was held in New York City for Ahmet Ertegun. The founder of Atlantic Records and co-founder of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame died on 14 December 2006 at age 83 from injuries suffered in a fall at a Rolling Stones’ concert at New York City’s Beacon Theater in October.

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  • Photo and video: Wynton playing at memorial service for Ed Bradley

    Posted on November 21st, 2006 in Photo, Video | 2

    A long list of entertainers, journalists, politicians and musicians from across the country packed New York’s Riverside Church for the memorial service, reflecting Bradley’s achievements and diverse interests.
    Wynton played “Just a Closer Step to Thee.”

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  • Wynton to perform for Ed Bradley at Riverside Church in Morningside Heights

    Posted on November 21st, 2006 in News | 5

    Legendary New York journalist Ed Bradley will be laid to rest Tuesday morning.
    Many of Bradley’s closest friends are expected to attend the service at Riverside Church in Morningside Heights, including 60 Minutes creator Don Hewitt.
    Wynton Marsalis, Jimmy Buffett and R-and-B singer Aaron Neville will perform tributes to honor the late jazz lover.

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  • Wynton played at September 11th Commemoration Ceremony

    Posted on September 11th, 2006 in Photo | 5

    The New Yorl City’s September 11th commemoration ceremony officially started at 8:40 AM this morning.
    At 10:29 AM Wynton performed “Down by the Riverside” and “Just a closer walk with Thee”, after a moment of silence (observance of time of fall of the North Tower).

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  • Wynton about the three-day Katrina observance

    Posted on July 22nd, 2006 in News | 2

    New Orleans will observe the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina as only America’s most musical city can, with a jazz funeral.
    Wynton Marsalis and Mayor Ray Nagin announced Friday afternoon the three-day observance, set for Aug. 27-29, promising details later.
    Wynton and the city’s musicians will lead the procession from the Convention Center to the Superdome in the tradition of a jazz funeral. The grand marshal will be Lt. Gen. Russell Honore, who arrived the Thursday after the Aug. 29 storm to lead the federal troops who followed.

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  • Wynton played at August Wilson funeral

    Posted on October 10th, 2005 in News

    Last Saturday, October 8, Wynton played at August Wilson funeral in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
    During the funeral service, Wynton played “Danny Boy”, moving the audience to tears.
    Minutes later, he broke into a jazzier, upbeat number, bringing people to their feet to dance, clap and tap their shoes to the beat.

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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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