Wynton Marsalis Quotes

15 Wynton Marsalis quotes:

"Obviously, New Orleans, from a musical standpoint, is the melting pot when we talk about America."
Author: Marsalis Quotes Category: America Quotes
"Our city will come back, but it will take the entire country. When you take New Orleans from America, our soul equation goes down."
Author: Marsalis Quotes Category: America Quotes
"Don't worry about what others say about your music. Pursue whatever you are hearing... but if everybody really hates your music maybe you could try some different approaches."
"The nerves are a problem on trumpet, because when you mess up everyone can hear it. Just remember most people are too polite to say anything about it. That should calm your nerves."
"The culture of this city is essential to its well-being. The culture of New Orleans is its identity."
Author: Marsalis Quotes Category: Culture Quotes
"Swing ultimately tests the limits of your desire to work with another to create a mutual feeling, ... And that is what's required from the many citizens of this country. I'm talking about sustained engagement in the issues forced by Katrina."
Author: Marsalis Quotes Category: Desire Quotes
"There was one thing Beethoven didn't do. When one of his string quartets was played, you can believe the second violin wasn't improvising."
"Even in these times, there are still neighbors that will turn their backs on neighbors."
"On behalf of my city, it's such a great honor to be here because I'm from New Orleans and I love New Orleans so much, but I also love New York very deeply. So it's like a double honor for me."
Author: Marsalis Quotes Category: Honor Quotes
"I am grateful to Mayor Bloomberg for giving me the opportunity to show that in this season of renewal, the people of the gulf region will rebuild and rejoice once again."
Author: Marsalis Quotes Category: Giving Quotes
"[Jesse Jackson drove that point home with blunt-force trauma when he assessed the scene in New Orleans and declared that] it looks like Africans in the hull of a slave ship. ... we hear a lot of words, but we don’t see a lot of action."
Author: Marsalis Quotes Category: Force Quotes
"I hate auto-pilot playing, ... And I think you know the kind of playing I'm talking about."
Author: Marsalis Quotes Category: Hate Quotes
"And then the West Africans were allowed to play their music in Congo Square. That happened nowhere else in the United States. That was the true key ingredient. The music and all the traditions and the sense of self-worth that comes with being able to have your own art form and customs and traditions, that was a part of the Afro American that lived in New Orleans."
Author: Marsalis Quotes Category: Music Quotes
"He was an exponent of the music and a defender of it for 50 years on the road, all over the world. He created a body of music that's unequalled, really, with the exception of Bach, in the history of music."
Author: Marsalis Quotes Category: Music Quotes
"I've been told my house was fine - until the levee broke, ... That's when I got 2 or 3 feet of water in the first floor. ... I haven't seen how bad it is yet. I'm not looking forward to it."

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