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Wynton Marsalis: Fragments from the “Gratitude in Action”

Wynton Marsalis: Fragments from the “Gratitude in Action”

On October 19, 2020, despite the challenges caused by the global pandemic and the heartbreaking military aggression in the Nagorno-Karabakh region, the first event of Aurora’s “Gratitude in Action” anniversary series took place in New York City, honoring the Aurora Prize Laureates and Humanitarians and the Initiative’s 5th anniversary.

Wynton Marsalis, Jazz Musician, shared a powerful message at the “Gratitude in Action” event:

"Whenever my father played in a band, he would always listen to each individual musician, follow them very closely and then make sure he was doing everything on his piano that he could possibly do to help them sound better. That’s the best way to play. And that’s also the best way to live, and the members of the Aurora community are proving it every day by putting the lives and well-being of others before their own."