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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WWLP 21019 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 WWLP 21019 US 1981 Sell This Version
FC 37972 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 FC 37972 US 1982 Sell This Version
AMLP 839 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 AMLP 839 Sweden 1982 Sell This Version
FC 37574 Wynton Marsalis - Wynton Marsalis album art Wynton Marsalis Wynton Marsalis (Album) Columbia FC 37574 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
FCT 38641 Wynton Marsalis - Think Of One album art Wynton Marsalis Think Of One (Album) CBS FCT 38641 US 1983 Sell This Version
SBR 236072 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 SBR 236072 New Zealand 1983 Sell This Version
WWLP 21024 Wynton Marsalis - Wynton Marsalis' First Recordings album art Wynton Marsalis Wynton Marsalis' First Recordings (Album) Kingdom Jazz WWLP 21024 US 1983 Sell This Version
IMT 39061 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 IMT 39061 US 1984 Sell This Version
SBP 238025 Wynton Marsalis - Hot House Flowers album art Wynton Marsalis Hot House Flowers (Album) Columbia SBP 238025 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
C-21026 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 C-21026 US 1985 Sell This Version
28AP 3097 Wynton Marsalis - Black Codes (From The Underground) album art Wynton Marsalis Black Codes (From The Underground) (Album) Columbia 28AP 3097 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
WW 7017 Wynton Marsalis - Winton Marsalis album art Wynton Marsalis Featuring Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers Wynton Marsalis Featuring Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Winton Marsalis(LP, Album) Cinevox WW 7017 Italy 1985 Sell This Version
MK 42096 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 MK 42096 US 1986 Sell This Version
C 40308, FC 40308 Wynton Marsalis - J Mood album art Wynton Marsalis J Mood (Album) Columbia, Columbia C 40308, FC 40308 US 1986 Sell This Version
451039 1 Wynton Marsalis - Marsalis Standard Time, Vol. 1 album art Wynton Marsalis Marsalis Standard Time, Vol. 1 (Album) Columbia, Columbia 451039 1 UK 1987 Sell This Version
MK 42137 Wynton Marsalis - Carnaval album art Wynton Marsalis, Eastman Wind Ensemble, Donald Hunsberger Wynton Marsalis, Eastman Wind Ensemble, Donald Hunsberger - Carnaval (Album) CBS Masterworks MK 42137 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
BRJ-4040 Wynton Marsalis - Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers Featuring Wynton Marsalais '80 Vol 2 album art Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers Featuring Wynton Marsalis Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers Featuring Wynton Marsalis - Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers Featuring Wynton Marsalais '80 Vol 2(CD, Album) Break Time BRJ-4040 Japan 1987 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 (Album) MCA Records, Impulse! MCAD 33103 US 1988 Sell This Version
MK 42478 Wynton Marsalis - Baroque Music For Trumpets album art Wynton Marsalis Baroque Music For Trumpets (Album) CBS Masterworks, Sony Classical MK 42478 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
C 44293 Wynton Marsalis - The Wynton Marsalis Quartet Live At Blues Alley album art Wynton Marsalis The Wynton Marsalis Quartet Live At Blues Alley (Album) CBS C 44293 US 1988 Sell This Version
MK 44916 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 MK 44916 US 1989 Sell This Version
C45287, FC 45287 Wynton Marsalis - Crescent City Christmas Card album art Wynton Marsalis Crescent City Christmas Card (Album) Columbia C45287, FC 45287 US 1989 Sell This Version
465129 1 Wynton Marsalis - The Majesty Of The Blues album art Wynton Marsalis The Majesty Of The Blues (Album) Columbia, Columbia, Columbia 465129 1 Netherlands 1989 Sell This Version
70.125 Wynton Marsalis - The Majesty Of The Blues album art Wynton Marsalis The Majesty Of The Blues(LP) Columbia 70.125 Argentina 1989 Sell This Version