“I always say, if we don’t know what our Constitution does, what chance do we have of figuring out what jazz is?”

– Wynton Marsalis


Jazz great Wynton Marsalis discusses “The Democracy! Suite,” a composition he wrote and recorded with members of the orchestra at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York as a way to “keep swinging” through the pandemic. Marsalis also talks about current events and the past that informs them, from Black Lives Matter to the United States Constitution.