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It’s Not a Tooomah; It’s Another Award for Marsalis

Along with such notable figures as First Lady Laura Bush and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger, trumpeter, composer and jazz educator Wynton Marsalis (pictured) has been selected this year to receive a Congressional Award.

Held annually in Washington, D.C., the Gold Congressional Award Ceremony is supported by members of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate, and is dedicated to recognizing America’s Youth. Marsalis will receive the Horizon Award, which is presented annually to an individual from the private sector who has displayed outstanding commitments to improving the lives of our nation’s young people and who has provided critical support in the effort to make the Congressional Awards a national opportunity. Working with America’s youth has been a priority for Marsalis throughout his career, as evidenced not only by his “Jazz for Young People” series at Lincoln Center, but also by the numerous master classes he gives at local schools while on tour.

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