May 8, 1995
New York City.
31 recipients of the 54th Annual Peabody Awards were presented with awards on May 8, 1995 at the Waldorf=Astoria Hotel in New York City. Wynton won for “Making the Music and Marsalis on Music “.
These two outstanding series – one for radio, the other for television – share much. Each demonstrates the range and fecundity of jazz from blues to the avant-garde; each treats us to the instruction and interpretation of Wynton Marsalis. Were his virtuosity insufficient, Mr. Marsalis’ infectious enthusiasm and inviting personal style make a unique connection between artist and audience. Through twenty-six episodes on National Public Radio and four hours on PBS, Marsalis unravels the meanings of music like a master magician sharing his secrets. Especially deserving of note for the radio series are executive producers Sandra Rattley-Lewis and Murray Horwitz and producer Margaret Howze.