Wynton Marsalis

Wynton Marsalis

American jazz musician and educator
An esteemed trumpeter who worked tirelessly to ensure the status of jazz as a respected American art form into the 21st century.
BornOctober 18, 1961
HometownNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America
Net worth$15 million
Height6'5" (1.95m)
ChildrenJasper Armstrong Marsalis
ParentsEllis Marsalis Jr.
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best top classical concerts recitals reviews September 2022

  • Nicola Benedetti's presence at the Proms always guarantees a full Albert Hall, and her fans got full value here in at least one sense: playing the longest violin concerto in her repertoire, she was on stage with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra for 45 minutes. But it felt like a very long 45 minutes, since the duration of Wynton Marsalis's Violin Concerto in D far exceeds its inspiration.

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Wynton Marsalis: “It takes a lot of pain to change things”

Trumpeter, composer, educator and the Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Centre, New York: Wynton Marsalis is a musical renaissance man and the only person to win a Grammy for both jazz and classical music in the same year, and at the time he was only 22 years old. He joins us on FRANCE 24 to talk about “The Ever Fonky Lowdown” a jazz, gospel, swing and funk-infused record that he calls a “circus”. 
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MOVIES & TV SHOWS

Jazz at Lincoln Center Presents: A Swingin' Sesame Street Celebration
Jazz at Lincoln Center Presents: A Swingin' Sesame Street Celebration
2020
48 Hours Presents: Nelson Mandela: Father of a Nation
48 Hours Presents: Nelson Mandela: Father of a Nation
2013
Wynton Marsalis: A YoungArts Masterclass
Wynton Marsalis: A YoungArts Masterclass
2013
Black Magic
Black Magic
3h 44min
2008
Soundies: A Musical History Hosted by Michael Feinstein
Soundies: A Musical History Hosted by Michael Feinstein
2007
Higher Ground: A Hurricane Relief Benefit, Live From Lincoln Center
Higher Ground: A Hurricane Relief Benefit, Live From Lincoln Center
2005
Wynton Marsalis: Congo Square
Wynton Marsalis: Congo Square

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