Wynton Marsalis

Primary Instrument: Trumpet

Born: October 18, 1961    

Wynton Marsalis

Wynton Marsalis is an internationally acclaimed musician, composer, bandleader, educator and a leading advocate of American culture. He is the world’s first jazz artist to perform and compose across the full jazz spectrum from its New Orleans roots to bebop to modern jazz. By creating and performing an expansive range of brilliant new music for quartets to big bands, chamber music ensembles to symphony orchestras, tap dance to ballet, Wynton has expanded the vocabulary for jazz and created a vital body of work that places him among the world’s finest musicians and composers.

Early Years
Wynton was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, on October 18, 1961, to Ellis and Dolores Marsalis, the second of six sons. At an early age he exhibited a superior aptitude for music and a desire to participate in American culture. At age eight Wynton performed traditional New Orleans music in the Fairview Baptist Church band led by legendary banjoist Danny Barker, and at 14 he performed with the New Orleans Philharmonic. During high school Wynton performed with the New Orleans Symphony Brass Quintet, New Orleans Community Concert Band, New Orleans Youth Orchestra, New Orleans Symphony, various jazz bands and with the popular local funk band, the Creators.

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1. Brown University (Doctor of Music)
2. Southern University at New Orleans (Doctor of Music)

3. University at Buffalo - State University of New York (Doctor of Music)

4. Boston University (Doctor of Music)

5. Academy of Southern Arts and Letters (Doctor of Philosophy in Arts)

6. University of Miami (Doctor of Music)

7. Hunter College (Doctor of Humane Letters)
8. Manhattan School of Music (Doctor of Music)
9. Princeton University (Doctor of Arts)
10. Yale University (Doctor of Music)

11. Brandies University (Doctor of Humane Letters)
12. Columbia University (Doctor of Music)
13. Governors State University (Doctor of Humane Letters)
14. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Doctor of Fine Arts)
15. Royal Academy of Music (Honorary Member)
16. University of Scranton (Doctor of Fine Arts)

17. Amherst College (Doctor of Music)
18. Howard University (Doctor of Music)
19. Long Island University (Doctor of Music)
20. Rutgers University (Doctor of Fine Arts)

21. Bard College (Doctor of Fine Arts)
22. Haverford College (Doctor of Humane Letters)

23. University of Massachusetts Amherst (Doctor of Fine Arts)

24. Middlebury College (Doctor of Arts)
25. University of Pennsylvania (Doctor of Music)

26. Clark Atlanta University (Doctorate of Humane Letters)
27. Connecticut College (Doctor of Fine Arts)

28. Bloomfield College (Doctor of Fine Arts)

29. New York University (Doctor of Fine Arts)

30. Harvard University (Doctor of Music)
31. Northwestern University (Doctor of Arts)
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    All Rise

    Sony-Legacy Music
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    Play The Blues - Live From Jazz At Lincoln Center

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    Here We Go Again: Celebrating the Genius of Ray Charles

    Blue Note Records
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    Wynton Marsalis & Eric Clapton Play The Blues - Live From Lincoln Center

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    Vitoria Suite

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    He And She

    Blue Note Records
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    Standards & Ballads

    Legacy Recordings
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Featured recording “All Rise”

Latest Release

All Rise

Sony-Legacy Music (2011)

Primary InstrumentTrumpet

LocationNew York, NY

Wynton uses Monette trumpets and mouthpieces.
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