Winner 1995

Wynton Marsalis: Making the Music/Marsalis on Music

National Public Radio, Sony Classical Film and Video for PBS

These two outstanding series – one for radio, the other for television – share much. Each demonstrates the range and fecundity of jazz from blues to the avant-garde; each treats us to the instruction and interpretation of Wynton Marsalis. Were his virtuosity insufficient, Mr. Marsalis’ infectious enthusiasm and inviting personal style make a unique connection between artist and audience. Through twenty-six episodes on National Public Radio and four hours on PBS, Marsalis unravels the meanings of music like a master magician sharing his secrets. Especially deserving of note for the radio series are executive producers Sandra Rattley-Lewis and Murray Horwitz and producer Margaret Howze. Those lending their exceptional creative talents to the television series include executive producers Peter Gelb and Pat Jaffe, producers Laura Mitgang and Danny Anker, and director Michael Lindsay-Hogg. A Peabody to Wynton Marsalis: Making the Music and Marsalis on Music.