Wynton Marsalis

2014 Impact Artist Award Winner

  • Internationally acclaimed musician, composer, bandleader, educator, author and a leading advocate of American culture
  • 9 Grammy Awards, Pulitzer Prize winner, National Medal of Arts recipient, United Nations Messenger of Peace, CBS Cultural Correspondent, one of Fortune Magazine’s 50 Greatest Leaders, over 30 honorary doctorates, Managing and Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center and Artistic Director of Jazz Studies at The Juilliard School
  • Hundreds of original compositions including works commissioned by the Berlin Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, New York City Ballet and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
  • Over 70 album releases with worldwide sales of over 7 million, including collaborations with the New York Philharmonic, Eric Clapton, Willie Nelson, Maya Angelou and Joshua Bell
  • Through Jazz at Lincoln Center, established a comprehensive education program for toddlers through retirees, including the Essentially Ellington High School Competition and Festival, which has reached more than 504,000 students in more than 4,200 high schools across all 50 states

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