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DEDICATION TO THE CAUSE OF #DEMOCRACY


News | Oct, 14th 2020

 

Jazz reflects the very best principles and practices of democracy, harmonizing the interests of the individual and collective to underscore the importance of collaboration and teamwork.  

From his first performance on November 12, 1976 (when he was just 15 years old ) Wynton Marsalis has remained committed to touring the United States for the last 40+ years, making 3,555 stops in a total of 597 cities listed below. At almost all of these gigs he has been the last one to leave the venues, speaking with parents and kids and students and citizens. 

Aiken, SC / Akron, OH / Albany, NY / Albuquerque, NM / Alfred, NY / Allentown, PA / Amarillo, TX / Ames, IA / Amherst, MA / Amherst, NY / Anchorage, AK / Andover, MA / Ann Arbor, MI / Annandale-On-Hudson, NY / Annapolis, MD / Anniston, AL / Appleton, WI / Arcata, CA / Arkansas City, KS / Arvada, CO / Asbury Park, NJ / Asheville, NC / Ashville, NC / Aspen, CO / Athens, GA / Athens, OH / Atlanta, GA / Atlantic City, NJ / Augusta, GA / Austin, TX / Bakersfield, CA / Baltimore, MD / Bar Harbor, ME / Bartlesville, OK / Bartlett, TN / Baton Rouge, LA / Beaufort, SC / Beckett, MA / Bellingham, WA / Bend, OR / Berkeley, CA / Bethel, NY / Bethlehem, PA / Beverly, MA / Beverly Hills, CA / Billings, MT / Binghamton, NY / Birmingham, AL / Blacksburg, VA / Bloomington, IL / Bloomington, IN / Bloomington, MN / Bloomsburg, PA / Boca Raton, FL / Boise, ID / Boone, NC / Boston, MA / Boulder, CO / Bowling Green, KY / Bowling Green, OH / Bozeman, MT / Breckenridge, CO / Bridgeport, CT / Brighton, MI / Broken Arrow, OK / Brookings, SD / Brooklyn, NY / Brookville, NY / Brunswick, ME / Buffalo, NY / Burbank, CA / Burlington, VT / Bushkill, PA / Cambridge, MA / Camden, NE / Camden, NJ / Camp Hill, PA / Canandaigua, NY / Cape May, NJ / Carbondale, IL / Carlisle, PA / Carmel, CA / Carmel, IN / Carrollton, GA / Carteret, NJ / Castleton, VA / Cedar Falls, IA / Cedar Rapids, IA / Cerritos, CA / Champaign, IL / Chapel Hill, NC / Charleston, SC / Charlestown, WV / Charlotte, NC / Charlottesville, VA / Chattanooga, TN / Chautauqua, NY / Cheyenne, WY / Chicago, IL / Chico, CA / Cincinnati, OH / City of Greeley, CO / Claremont, CA / Clayton, MO / Clearwater, FL / Clemson, SC / Cleveland, OH / Clinton Township, MI / Cohasset, MA / Collegeville, PA / Colorado Springs, CO / Columbia, MD / Columbia, MO / Columbia, SC / Columbus, GA / Columbus, MS / Columbus, OH / Concord, CA / Concord, NH / Conway, AR / Coral Springs, FL / Corning, NY / Corte Madeira, CA / Corvallis, OR / Costa Mesa, CA / Cranston, RI / Crystal Lake, IL / Cupertino, CA / Cuyahoga Falls, OH / Dallas, TX / Danbury, CT / Danville, KY / Danville, VA / Davenport, IA / Davidson, NC / Davis, CA / Dayton, OH / Daytona Beach, FL / De Pere, WI / Decatur, IL / Decatur, MI / Decorah, IA / Deerfield, IL / Dekalb, IL / Denver, CO / Denville, NJ / Des Moines, IA / Detroit, MI / Devon, PA / Dover, DE / Dubuque, IA / Durham, NC / East Hampton, NY / East Lansing, MI / East Sound, WA / Easton, MD / Easton, PA / Eau Claire, WI / Edmond, OK / El Paso, TX / Elkhart, IN / Elmira, NY / Elon, NC / Emeryville, CA / Encinitas, CA / Englewood, NJ / Erie, PA / Escondido, CA / Eugene, OR / Evanston, IL / Evansville, IN / Ewing, NJ / Fairbanks, AK / Fairfax, VA / Fairfield, CT / Fairmont, WV / Fayetteville, AR / Fernandina Beach, FL / Flagstaff, AZ / Flint, MI / Flushing, NY / Fort Collins, CO / Fort Dodge, IA / Fort Lauderdale, FL / Fort Pierce, FL / Fort Wayne, IN / Fort Worth, TX / Fredericksburg, VA / Freehold Manalapan, NJ / Fresno, CA / Friday Harbor, WA / Gainesville, FL / Gainesville, FL / Galloway, NJ / Galveston, TX / Gambier, OH / Gary, IN / Geneseo, NY / Geneva, NY / Germantown, TN / Glassboro, NJ / Glen Cove, NY / Glen Ellyn, IL / Glenside, PA / Goshen, IN / Grand Forks, ND / Grand Junction, CO / Grand Rapids, MI / Granville, OH / Grass Valley, CA / Great Barrington, MA / Green Bay, WI / Greensboro, NC / Greenvale, NY / Greenville, NC / Greenville, SC / Gresham, OR / Grinnell, IA / Guerneville, CA / Guthrie, OK / Hagerstown, MD / Hampton, NY / Hampton, VA / Hampton Beach, NH / Hanover, NH / Harrisburg, PA / Harrisonburg, VA / Hartford, CT / Hattiesburg, MS / Hays, KS / Helena, MT / Hershey, PA / Highland, IL / Highland Park, IL / Highland Park, MI / Highmount, NY / Hilton Head, SC / Hollywood, CA / Holmdel, NJ / Honolulu, HI / Houston, TX / Huber Heights, OH / Huntington, NY / Huntington, WV / Huntsville, AL / Hyannis, MA / Indiana, PA / Indianapolis, IN / Indianapolis,, IN / Interlochen, MI / Iowa City, IA / Irvine, CA / Ithaca, NY / Jackson, MS / Jacksonville, FL / Jacksonville, OR / Jersey City, NJ / Johnstown, PA / Juneau, AK / Kalamazoo, MI / Kalispell, MT / Kansas, MO / Kansas City, KS / Kansas City, MO / Katonah, NY / Kenai, AK / Kennett Square, PA / Kent, CT / Kent, OH / Kettering, OH / Killington, VT / Kingston, NY / Kingston, PA / Kissimmee, FL / Knoxville, TN / Kohler, WI / Kutztown, PA / La Crosse, WI / Lafayette, IN / Lafayette, LA / Lake Luzerne, NY / Lancaster, CA / Lancaster, PA / Lansing, MI / Laramie, WY / Las Vegas, NV / Laurel, MD / Lawrence, KS / Lawrenceville, NY / Lafayette, LA / Lenox, MA / Lewisburg, PA / Lewisburg, WV / Lewiston, ME / Lewiston, NY / Lexington, KY / Lexington, VA / Lincoln, NE / Lincoln, PA / Lindsborg, KS / Little Rock, AR / Logan, UT / Long Beach, CA / Long Branch, NJ / Lorton, VA / Los Angeles, CA / Louisville, KY / Lubbock, TX / Lufkin, TX / Lynchburg, VA / Mackinac Island, MI / Madison, NJ / Madison, WI / Malibu, CA / Manchester, NH / Manhattan, KS / Mansfield, MA / Martha's Vineyard, MA / Maryville, MO / Maui, HI / Meadville, PA / Mechanicsburg, PA / Medford, MA / Melbourne, FL / Memphis, TN / Mentor, OH / Meridian, MS / Meridian,, MS / Mesa, AZ / Miami, FL / Miami Beach, FL / Middlebury, VT / Midland, MI / Midland, TX / Milwaukee, WI / Minneapolis, MN / Minneapolis, MS / Misquamicut, RI / Missoula, MT / Mobile, AL / Monmouth, OR / Montclair, NJ / Monterey, CA / Montgomery, AL / Monticello, AR / Moorhead, MN / Morgantown, WV / Morristown, NJ / Moscow, ID / Mount Gretna, PA / Mount Vernon, NY / Mount Vernon, OH / Mt. Clemens, MI / Muncie, IN / Napa, CA / Naperville, IL / Naples, FL / Nashville, TN / New Bedford, MA / New Brunswick, NJ / New Haven, CT / New London, CT / New Orleans, LA / New Rochelle, NY / New York, NY / Newark, DE / Newark, NJ / Newberry, SC / Newport, RI / Newport News, VA / Norfolk, VA / North Adams, MA / North Bethesda, MD / Northampton, MA / Northridge, CA / Norwich, CT / Notre Dame, IN / Novi, MI / Oak Bluffs, MA / Oakland, CA / Oakville, CA / Oceanport, NJ / Oklahoma City, OK / Olympia, WA / Omaha, NE / Opelika, AL / Orange, TX / Orlando, FL / Orono, ME / Oswego, NY / Oxford, MS / Oxford, OH / Oyster Bay, NY / Palatine, IL / Palm Beach, FL / Palm Desert, CA / Palo Alto, CA / Park Forest South, IL / Parkersburg, WV / Peekskill, NY / Peekskill, TX / Pembroke, NC / Pensacola, FL / Peoria, IL / Philadelphia, NY / Philadelphia, PA / Phoenix, AZ / Pine Plains, NY / Pittsburgh, PA / Pittsfield, MA / Plymouth, NH / Pomona, NJ / Port Chester, NY / Portland, ME / Portland, OR / Portsmouth, NH / Potsdam, NY / Poughkeepsie, NY / Prescott, AZ / Princeton, NJ / Providence, RI / Provincetown, MA / Provo, UT / Purchase, NY / Queens, NY / Radford, VA / Raleigh, NC / Randolph, NJ / Reading, PA / Red Bank, NJ / Redondo Beach, CA / Redwood City, CA / Reno, NV / Richmond, IN / Richmond, KY / Richmond, VA / Ripon, WI / Riverside, CA / Roanoke, NY / Roanoke, VA / Rochester, MI / Rochester, MN / Rochester, NY / Rock Hill, SC / Rockford, IL / Rockport, MA / Rohnert Park, CA / Rolla, MO / Royal Oak, MI / Rutland, VT / Sacramento, CA / Saginaw, MI / Saint Louis, MO / Salem, OR / Salina, KS / Salt Lake City, UT / San Angelo, TX / San Antonio, TX / San Diego, CA / San Francisco, CA / San Jose, CA / San Juan Capistrano, CA / San Luis Obispo, CA / Santa Barbara, CA / Santa Cruz, CA / Santa Fe, NM / Santa Rosa, CA / Sarasota, FL / Saratoga, CA / Saratoga, NY / Saratoga Springs, NY / Savannah, GA / Schenectady, NY / Scottsdale, AZ / Scranton, PA / Seattle, WA / Selbyville, DE / Sewanee, TN / Shelburne, VT / Shippensburg, PA / Shreveport, LA / Silver Spring, MD / Sioux City, IA / Sioux Falls, SD / Skaneateles, NY / Skokie, IL / Snoqualmie, WA / Sonoma, CA / South Amboy, NJ / South Bend, IN / South Orange, NJ / Spartanburg, SC / Spindale, NC / Spokane, WA / Spring, TX / Springfield, IL / Springfield, IN / Springfield, MA / Springfield, MO / Springfield, OH / St. Johnsbury, VT / St. Louis, MO / St. Paul, MN / St. Peter, MN / St. Petersburg, FL / Stamford, CT / Stanford, CA / Staten Island, NY / Steamboat Springs, CO / Sterling Heights, MI / Stevens Point, WI / Stockton, CA / Stony Brook, NY / Storm Lake, IA / Storrs, CT / Stratton Mountain, VT / Sun Valley, ID / Sunrise, FL / Syracuse, NY / Tacoma, WA / Tahlequah, OK / Tallahassee, FL / Tampa, FL / Tanglewood, MA / Tarrytown, NY / Telluride, CO / Temecula, CA / Tempe, AZ / Tenafly, NJ / Texarkana, TX / Thomasville, GA / Thousand Oaks, CA / Toledo, OH / Topeka, KS / Torrance, CA / Traverse City, MI / Trenton, NJ / Troy, NY / Tucson, AZ / Tulsa, OK / Turlock, CA / Tuscaloosa, AL / Tyler, TX / Union, NJ / Universal City, CA / University Park, PA / Urbana, IL / Utica, NY / Vail, CO / Valdez, AK / Vienna, VA / Virginia Beach, VA / Visalia, CA / Wantagh, NY / Warrensville Heights, OH / Washington, DC / Waterbury, CT / Waterford, CT / Wausau, IL / Wausau, WI / Waverly, IA / Wayne, NJ / Webster, NY / Webster Groves, MO / Welches, OR / Wellesley, MA / West Hartford, CT / West Hollywood, CA / West Lafayette, IN / West Palm Beach, FL / West Philadelphia, PA / West Point, NY / West Yarmouth, MA / Westbury, NY / Westhampton Beach, NY / Westport, CT / Westwood, CA / Wheaton, IL / Wichita, KS / Wilkes-Barre, PA / Williamsburg, VA / Williamsport, PA / Wilmington, DE / Wilmington, NC / Wilson, NC / Windsor, CT / Winston-Salem, NC / Winter Haven, FL / Winter Park, CO / Winter Park, FL / Wolfeboro, NH / Woodinville, WA / Worcester, MA / York, PA / Youngstown, OH / Ypsilanti, MI / Zanesville, OH


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