Wynton Marsalis

Wynton Marsalis

American trumpeter, composer, teacher, and artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center (born 1961)
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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Top Stories

Did Bowie beat Adele? All 36 Glastonbury headliner bills, ranked from worst to best

  • Using books and personal reminiscences, countless internet forums and old magazine reports, all headliners are ranked solely on the weight of the three performances. Their rankings are ordered by the day they played (Friday, Saturday, Sunday). Vehemently disagree? See you in the comments. 36. The Black Crowes, Lenny Kravitz, Wynton Marsalis (1993) A weird line-up by any standards, partly due to Red Hot Chili Peppers dropping out (Lenny Kravitz stepped in). Anyone actually into music was at the Other Stage to see Suede, Spiritualised and Stereo MCs. Meanwhile the Black Crowes jammed endlessly, Kravitz didn’t really have the songs and trumpeter Wynton Marsalis was… pleasant. 35. Coldplay, Rod Stewart, Stereophonics (2002) Coldplay’s first Pyramid-headlining set caught fire with songs from the yet-to-be-released A Rush of Blood to The Head, but Rod the Mod was ill-fittingly bland, while Stereophonics, although at the peak of their career, lacked the heft to truly shine.

Videos

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