Wynton Marsalis, trumpeter

Wynton Marsalis

October 18, 1961, New Orleans, LA

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. ~ All about Jazz: Wynton Marsalis ~ retrieved October 10, 2013 © All About Jazz

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The Marsalis Family (Ellis Marsalis Jr, Branford Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis, Delfeayo Marsalis, Jason Marsalis) ~ Awarded a 2011 NEA (National Endowment for the Arts) Jazz Masters Fellowship.

Wynton Marsalis ~ Black Codes From The Underground (1985) ~ Ranked #95 Jazzwise 100 Jazz Albums That Shook The World in 2006 ~ Black Codes marks the time in young Wynton’s career when he moved from being a Blakey/Hancock prodigy and started to stake out his own ground. ~ 2006 © Jazzwise

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