Wynton Marsalis

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Wynton Learson Marsalis
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American trumpeter, composer, bandleader, music educator, and Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center (born October 18, 1961, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA).

Brother of Branford Marsalis, Delfeayo Marsalis, and Jason Marsalis. Son of Ellis Marsalis. Has a son, Jasper, with actress Victoria Rowell.

Marsalis has promoted the appreciation of classical and jazz music often to young audiences. Marsalis has been awarded nine Grammys in both genres, and a jazz recording of his was the first of its kind to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music. Marsalis has won nine Grammy Awards. In 1983 and 1984, he became the only artist ever to win Grammy Awards for both jazz and classical records, and he is the only artist to win Grammy Awards for five consecutive years (1983–1987).

Wynton was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, on October 18, 1961, to Dolores and Ellis Marsalis, the second of six sons. At an early age he exhibited an aptitude for music. At age eight, Wynton performed traditional New Orleans music in the Fairview Baptist Church band led by 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 a local funk band, the Creators.

At age 17, Wynton was the youngest musician admitted to Tanglewood's Berkshire Music Center, where he won the school's Harvey Shapiro Award for outstanding brass student. Wynton moved to New York City to attend Juilliard in 1979, and picked up gigs around town. In 1980, Wynton joined the Jazz Messengers led by Art Blakey. In the years that followed, Wynton performed with Sarah Vaughan, Dizzy Gillespie, Sweets Edison, Clark Terry, Sonny Rollins, Ron Carter, Herbie Hancock, Tony Williams and countless other jazz legends.

In 1987, Wynton Marsalis co-founded a jazz program at Lincoln Center. In July 1996, Jazz at Lincoln Center was installed as new constituent of Lincoln Center. In October 2004, Marsalis opened Frederick P. Rose Hall, the world's first institution for jazz containing three performance spaces (including the first concert hall designed specifically for jazz) along with recording, broadcast, rehearsal and educational facilities. Wynton presently serves as Artistic Director for Jazz at Lincoln Center and Music Director for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.
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Wynton Marsalis Discography Tracks

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Wynton Marsalis - Live At Bubba's Jazz Restaurant album art Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers* Featuring Wynton Marsalis Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers* Featuring Wynton Marsalis - Live At Bubba's Jazz Restaurant (Album) Kingdom Jazz US 1981 Sell This Version
Wynton Marsalis - Art Blakey In Sweden album art Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers* Featuring Wynton Marsalis And Bobby Watson (2) Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers* Featuring Wynton Marsalis And Bobby Watson (2) - Art Blakey In Sweden (Album) Amigo Sweden 1982 Sell This Version
Wynton Marsalis - Wynton Marsalis album art Wynton Marsalis Wynton Marsalis (Album) Columbia US 1982 Sell This Version
Wynton Marsalis - Fathers & Sons album art Wynton Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, Ellis Marsalis - Chico Freeman, Von Freeman Wynton Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, Ellis Marsalis - Chico Freeman, Von Freeman - Fathers & Sons (Album) Columbia US 1982 Sell This Version
AS 1366 Wynton Marsalis - Interview Album album art Wynton Marsalis Interview Album(LP, Promo) Columbia AS 1366 US 1982 Sell This Version
Wynton Marsalis - Think Of One album art Wynton Marsalis Think Of One (Album) CBS US 1983 Sell This Version
Wynton Marsalis - Wynton Marsalis' First Recordings album art Wynton Marsalis Wynton Marsalis' First Recordings (Album) Kingdom Jazz US 1983 Sell This Version
Wynton Marsalis - Trumpet Concertos album art Haydn*Hummel*L. Mozart*, Wynton Marsalis, National Philharmonic Orchestra, Raymond Leppard Haydn*Hummel*L. Mozart*, Wynton Marsalis, National Philharmonic Orchestra, Raymond Leppard - Trumpet Concertos (Album) CBS Masterworks New Zealand 1983 Sell This Version
Wynton Marsalis - Wynton Marsalis Plays Handel, Purcell, Torelli, Fasch, Molter album art Wynton Marsalis, Edita Gruberova, Raymond Leppard / English Chamber Orchestra / Handel*, Purcell*, Fasch*, Torelli*, Molter* Wynton Marsalis, Edita Gruberova, Raymond Leppard / English Chamber Orchestra / Handel*, Purcell*, Fasch*, Torelli*, Molter* - Wynton Marsalis Plays Handel, Purcell, Torelli, Fasch, Molter (Album) CBS Masterworks Digital US 1984 Sell This Version
Wynton Marsalis - Hot House Flowers album art Wynton Marsalis Hot House Flowers (Album) Columbia Australia 1984 Sell This Version
Wynton Marsalis - Black Codes (From The Underground) album art Wynton Marsalis Black Codes (From The Underground) (Album) Columbia Japan 1985 Sell This Version
Wynton Marsalis - The All American Hero album art Wynton Marsalis The All American Hero (Album, Comp) Who's Who In Jazz, Who's Who In Jazz US 1985 Sell This Version
Wynton Marsalis - Tomasi: Concerto For Trumpet And Orchestra / Jolivet: Concerto No. 2 For Trumpet - Concertino For Trumpet, String Orchestra And Piano album art Wynton Marsalis, Tomasi*, Jolivet*, Philharmonia Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen Wynton Marsalis, Tomasi*, Jolivet*, Philharmonia Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen - Tomasi: Concerto For Trumpet And Orchestra / Jolivet: Concerto No. 2 For Trumpet - Concertino For Trumpet, String Orchestra And Piano (Album) CBS Masterworks Brazil 1986 Sell This Version
Wynton Marsalis - J Mood album art Wynton Marsalis J Mood (Album) Columbia, Columbia Brazil 1986 Sell This Version
160.389 Wynton Marsalis - Tomasi: Concerto For Trumpet And Orchestra / Jolivet: Concerto No. 2 For Trumpet - Concertino For Trumpet, String Orchestra And Piano album art Wynton Marsalis, Tomasi*, Jolivet*, Philharmonia Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen Wynton Marsalis, Tomasi*, Jolivet*, Philharmonia Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen - Tomasi: Concerto For Trumpet And Orchestra / Jolivet: Concerto No. 2 For Trumpet - Concertino For Trumpet, String Orchestra And Piano(LP, Album, Mono) CBS Masterworks 160.389 Brazil 1986 Sell This Version
Wynton Marsalis - Carnaval album art Wynton MarsalisEastman Wind EnsembleDonald Hunsberger Wynton MarsalisEastman Wind EnsembleDonald Hunsberger - Carnaval (Album) CBS Masterworks Brazil 1987 Sell This Version
Wynton Marsalis - Marsalis Standard Time, Vol. 1 album art Wynton Marsalis Marsalis Standard Time, Vol. 1 (Album) Columbia, Columbia UK 1987 Sell This Version
Wynton Marsalis - The Wynton Marsalis Quartet Live At Blues Alley album art Wynton Marsalis The Wynton Marsalis Quartet Live At Blues Alley (Album) CBS US 1988 Sell This Version
Wynton Marsalis - Baroque Music For Trumpets album art Wynton Marsalis - Vivaldi*Telemann*Pachelbel*M. Haydn*Biber*English Chamber OrchestraRaymond Leppard Wynton Marsalis - Vivaldi*Telemann*Pachelbel*M. Haydn*Biber*English Chamber OrchestraRaymond Leppard - Baroque Music For Trumpets (Album) CBS Masterworks, Sony Classical Europe 1988 Sell This Version
MCAD 33103 Wynton Marsalis - Album Of The Year album art Art Blakey And The Jazzmessengers* Featuring Wynton Marsalis Art Blakey And The Jazzmessengers* Featuring Wynton Marsalis - Album Of The Year(CD, Album, RE) MCA Records, Impulse! MCAD 33103 US 1988 Sell This Version
Wynton Marsalis - Husa, Copland, Vaughan Williams, Hindemith album art Eastman Wind Ensemble, Donald Hunsberger, Wynton Marsalis Eastman Wind Ensemble, Donald Hunsberger, Wynton Marsalis - Husa, Copland, Vaughan Williams, Hindemith (Album) CBS Masterworks US 1989 Sell This Version
Wynton Marsalis - The Majesty Of The Blues album art Wynton Marsalis The Majesty Of The Blues (Album) Columbia, Columbia, Columbia US 1989 Sell This Version
Wynton Marsalis - Crescent City Christmas Card album art Wynton Marsalis Crescent City Christmas Card (Album) Columbia US 1989 Sell This Version
CSK 1594 Wynton Marsalis - The Majesty Of The Blues (The Puheeman Strut) album art Wynton Marsalis The Majesty Of The Blues (The Puheeman Strut)(CD, Album, Promo, Smplr) Columbia CSK 1594 US 1989 Sell This Version
Wynton Marsalis - Standard Time Vol. 3 (The Resolution Of Romance) album art Wynton Marsalis Standard Time Vol. 3 (The Resolution Of Romance) (Album) Columbia Canada 1990 Sell This Version