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  • Jazz Diplomacy with Famed Musicians Wynton Marsalis and Igor Butman

    Posted on December 4th, 2018 in Review

    The Sustained Dialogue Institute has been committed to transforming diplomatic relationships through thoughtful and honest dialogue since 2002. SDI works around the globe with governments, campuses, and communities to help people overcome their differences and reform relationships.   Keep reading »

  • Inclusion of wyntonmarsalis.org in the Library of Congress Web Archives

    Posted on November 12th, 2018 in News

    United States Library of Congress has selected your website for inclusion in the Library’s historic collection of Internet materials related to the LC Commissioned Composers Web Archive. We consider your website to be an important part of this collection and the historical record.   Keep reading »

  • Russian, US Jazz Legends Honored With Global Peacemaker Awards At Event In Washington

    Posted on November 2nd, 2018 in Review

    WASHINGTON (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 02nd November, 2018) Russian saxophone virtuoso Igor Butman and US nine-time Grammy winner Wynton Marsalis were honored with Global Peacemaker Awards by The Sustained Dialogue Institute (SDI) at an event in Washington.   Keep reading »

  • An Evening of Cultural and Diplomatic Dialogue at the US Institute of Peace

    Posted on November 2nd, 2018 in Review

    The United States Institute of Peace—the soaring glass and limestone building near the National Mall designed to reflect America’s commitment to ending global conflict—is perhaps not the first venue that comes to mind for a swinging session by two legendary jazzmen.   Keep reading »

  • PBS to honor Tony Bennett in music special with star-studded performances

    Posted on November 2nd, 2017 in News

    Sharon Percy Rockefeller, president and CEO of WETA Washington, D.C., today announced the talent and broadcast plans for “Tony Bennett: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song,” a PBS music special honoring Tony Bennett’s receipt of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. The program will premiere Friday, January 12, 2018 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS stations nationwide (check local listings).   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis & Igor Butman Perform for Carmel Institute

    Posted on October 28th, 2016 in Review

    Renowned jazz musicians Igor Butman and Wynton Marsalis took center stage at DC’s historic Lincoln Theatre to celebrate the fifth anniversary of AU’s groundbreaking Carmel Institute of Russian Culture and History, which was established to promote cultural diplomacy and educational exchange between the United States and Russia.   Keep reading »

  • World Premiere of Wynton Marsalis’s newly revised, complete Blues Symphony

    Posted on January 29th, 2015 in Concerts

    Washington Performing Arts presents World Premiere of Wynton Marsalis’s newly revised, complete Blues Symphony for 100-piece symphony orchestra at The Music Center at Strathmore on February 4th at 8pm
    With Special appearance of The Wynton Marsalis Quintet in solo set
    Performance is the culmination of a robust semester-long residency with the Shenandoah Conservatory Symphony Orchestra as part of Washington Performing Arts’ The Art of the Orchestra Series

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  • Decades-old Louis Armstrong recording unearthed

    Posted on April 27th, 2012 in Video | 1

    In 1971, not long before his death at age 69, the great Louis Armstrong—“Pops,” to his friends—played at the National Press Club in Washington. It was his last public trumpet performance, and it was recorded by CBS. A few hundred copies were made—then it was pretty much forgotten. Now the recording has been re-discovered and it’s being released. CBS News cultural correspondent and jazz great Wynton Marsalis gave it a listen.

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  • At the White House, a Blend of Jazz Greats and Hopefuls

    Posted on June 15th, 2009 in Review

    It was not the full-force, let-a-thousand-saxophones-bloom, this-is-our-music festival that some might have wished from a White House where the language of jazz seems to have a place, at least in the president’s iPod. But it was a good start. On Monday afternoon, Michelle Obama invited about 150 high school jazz students to the White House for a program called Jazz Studio. There was a student clinic including five members of the Marsalis family and the clarinetist Paquito D’Rivera, and then a short concert introduced by the first lady.   Keep reading »

  • White House Music Series Begins with Jazz Hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama

    Posted on June 11th, 2009 in Concerts | 18

    First Lady Michelle Obama will introduce the White House Music Series which will feature artists of all ages who will perform, educate and interact with young people. The series will begin with the Jazz Studio on Monday followed by country and classical music events this summer and fall.

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