Wynton Marsalis Legion of Honor Medal Presentation at French Embassy NYC Jon Hammond reporting

November 8, 2009

Wynton Marsalis Legion of Honor Medal Presentation at French Embassy NYC brought to you by Jon Hammond *WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: photo by Jon Hammond http://ia341327.us.archive.org/2/items/JonHammondWyntonMarsalisLegionofHonorMedalPresentationbroughttoyoubyJonHammond/WyntonMarsalisLegionofHonorMedal.m4v http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSMA9rEOFMIFrench Ambassador Pierre Vimont presents Wynton Marsalis the insignia of chevalier of the Legion of Honor medal, France's highest distinction, in a very special ceremony at the French Embassy in New York by French Cultural Services. In attendance were Bill Cosby, George Wein, Jean-Louis Gilhaumon, George Avakian and Wynton's Father Mr. Ellis Marsalis. With a performance by Wynton's quintet with saxophonist Walter Blanding Jr. and Ellis Marsalis at the Steinway Piano with his son. Brought to you by Jon Hammond © www.HammondCast.com Special Thanks Amaury Laporte Jon Hammond playing solo cocktail piano at French Embassy photo by Anthony Behar Wynton Marsalis, Pierre Vimont, Legion of Honor, Amaury Laporte, Jon Hammond, HammondCast, Local 802 Musicians Union, Jazz In Marciac

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