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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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Primary Instrument

Trumpet

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Albums

Big Band Holidays
Big Band Holidays
Blue Engine Records
2015
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Wynton Marsalis & Eric Clapton Play The Blues - Live From Lincoln Center
Wynton Marsalis &...
Columbia
2011
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Here We Go Again: Celebrating the Genius of Ray Charles
Here We Go Again:...
Blue Note Records
2011
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All Rise
All Rise
Sony-Legacy Music
2011
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Vitoria Suite
Vitoria Suite
EmArcy
2010
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He And She
He And She
Blue Note Records
2009
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