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  • Colgate University 2023 Commencement Address by Wynton Marsalis

    Posted on May 21st, 2023 in Speech

    Thank you, Marietta Cheng for the humbling introduction. Thank you, President Casey, Dean Cushing, Colgate Trustees, and the faculty and staff of Colgate for having me with you today. My fellow honorees, it’s a pleasure to be up here with you.   Keep reading »

  • University of Michigan’s 2023 Spring Commencement Speech

    Posted on April 29th, 2023 in Speech

    Class of 23. You have finally made it to the finish line, congratulations. As you congregate here to the rightful chorus of kudos from family, friends, mentors, professors and others, please take in the size, the grandeur, and the pomp of this - your graduation from the mighty University of Michigan.   Keep reading »

  • Kenyon College 191st Commencement Speech

    Posted on May 18th, 2019 in Speech

    The following is the prepared text of the address delivered on the occasion of Kenyon’s 191st Commencement. He spoke to the Class of 2019 assembled on Samuel Mather Lawn. (Video of Marsalis’s speech will be posted soon.)   Keep reading »

  • Six Questions With Wynton Marsalis

    Posted on May 16th, 2019 in Profiles & Interviews

    On Saturday, May 18, musician, composer and all-around jazz legend Wynton Marsalis will address the Class of 2019 at Kenyon’s 191st Commencement. Before his arrival in Gambier, we talked to Marsalis about his career, the importance of music education, and how a life full of music can have a positive impact for individuals and communities.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis to join Bethany Baptist, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Celebration

    Posted on January 10th, 2019 in News

    Noted, life long social activist, Dr. Obery Hendricks, Jr. will deliver the keynote address at the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. day celebration at Bethany Baptist Church, 275 West Market Street, Newark, NJ on January 20, 2019 at 2:30PM   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis to speak at Kenyon spring commencement

    Posted on November 14th, 2018 in Speech

    Internationally acclaimed musician and educator Wynton Marsalis, winner of nine Grammy Awards and the first jazz musician to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music, will be the featured speaker at Kenyon’s 191st Commencement on May 18, 2019.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis on MLK speech 50th Anniversary: We must walk together

    Posted on August 28th, 2013 in Video | 2

    CBS News cultural correspondent Wynton Marsalis shares his deeply personal commentary on race relations and our progress on social issues across the U.S., 50 years after Martin Luther King Jr.‘s “I Have a Dream” speech and the March on Washington.

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  • Wynton Marsalis to perform at The Greene Space

    Posted on May 27th, 2012 in Concerts

    On June 5th 2012, at 12:00pm, Wynton Marsalis will appear for the first time at The Greene Space for a conversation with WQXR’s Elliott Forrest. This special mid-day event will also include a performance by Wynton and members of the Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra (Walter Blanding, sax; Dan Nimmer, piano; Carlos Henriquez, bass; WIllie Jones III, drums)

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  • Wynton to be featured as a High-Impact speaker at the 2010 NSBA Conference

    Posted on April 1st, 2010 in Education | 7

    Wynton Marsalis will be a featured High-Impact speaker at the 70th Annual *National School Board Association (NSBA)* Conference in Chicago on Sunday, April 11, 2010.
    The Pulitzer Prize-winning, Arts education advocate will speak to Board Members, Superintendents and other school official representing over 1,500 of the nation’s largest school districts accounting for over 18 million school children. Other speakers include Charlie Rose, and Steve Wozniak.

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  • Wynton Marsalis Goes to Washington

    Posted on April 3rd, 2009 in Profiles & Interviews

    Even a day later, Wynton Marsalis couldn’t explain why he was crying so hard during the speech he gave last Monday night at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. “Man, I don’t know,” he told me. “I’m not really a person that’s effusive. I’m a quiet type of person. Dick Vermeil”—the notoriously teary ex-NFL coach—“that’s not me.”   Keep reading »