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Eric Jackson, Wynton Marsalis and Neil Clarke backstage at the 2011 Newport Jazz Festival
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Wynton Marsalis and photographer Ben Johnson backstage at the 2011 Newport Jazz Festival
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Wynton Marsalis performing at the 2011 Newport Jazz Festival
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The Wynton Marsalis Quintet performing at the 2011 Newport Jazz Festival
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Wynton Marsalis performing with his quintet at the 2012 Detroit Jazz Festival
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Bassist Carlos Henriquez and Wynton Marsalis during performance at the 2012 Detroit Jazz Festival
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Wynton Marsalis has been described as the most outstanding jazz musician and trumpeter of his generation, as one of the world’s top classical trumpeters, as a big band leader in the tradition of Duke Ellington, a brilliant composer, a devoted advocate for the Arts and a tireless and inspiring educator. He carries these distinctions well. His life is a portrait of discipline, dedication, sacrifice, and creative accomplishment.

The sound of Wynton Marsalis’ band is inspired by the basic principals of democracy. According to Marsalis, what you hear in a great jazz band is the sound of democracy.
“The jazz band works best when participation is shaped by intelligent communication.”
This intelligent, hard swinging interplay has made Marsalis’ bands the favorite among jazz musicians and audiences worldwide. In the smallest of towns Wynton is received warmly
and enthusiastically. The connection is the music, which mimics our valued way of life. Through jazz music Wynton Marsalis represents America all over the world. In such disparate locations from Prague to Warsaw, Seoul to Wellington, Paris to Istanbul, Santiago to Mexico City, Toronto to Calgary, Amarillo to Portland - you will find Wynton Marsalis sharing his vision of the union of jazz and democracy.

Wynton was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on October 18, 1961 to Ellis and Dolores Marsalis. He was the second of six sons, one of whom is autistic. At an early age Wynton exhibited seriousness about study, an aptitude for music and a desire to contribute to American culture. At age 8 he performed traditional New Orleans music in the Fairview Baptist Church band led by legendary banjoist, Danny Barker. At 14 he was invited to perform with the New Orleans Philharmonic. During high school Wynton was a member of the New Orleans Symphony Brass Quintet, New Orleans Community Concert Band, New Orleans Youth Orchestra, New Orleans Symphony and on weekends he performed in a jazz band as well as in the popular local funk band, the Creators. At age 17 Wynton became the youngest musician ever to be admitted to Tanglewood’s Berkshire Music Center. Despite his youth, he was awarded the school’s prestigious Harvey Shapiro Award for outstanding brass student. When Wynton moved to New York City to attend Juilliard in 1979 and began to pick up gigs around town, the grapevine began to buzz. The following year (1980 ) he was rewarded with the opportunity to join the Jazz Messengers to study under master drummer and bandleader, Art Blakey. It was in Art Blakey’s band that Wynton learned the relationship between jazz and democracy. Art Blakey would always say, “No America, no jazz!” It was from Blakey that Wynton acquired his concept for bandleading and for bringing intensity to each and every performance. In the years to follow Wynton was invited to perform with Sarah Vaughan, Dizzy Gillespie, Sweets Edison, Clark Terry, Sonny Rollins, and countless other jazz legends.

With this foundation Wynton assembled his own band and hit the road, performing over 120 concerts every year for ten consecutive years. His objective was to learn how to play and to comprehend how best to give to his audience. During these years Wynton’s strong belief in jazz and his vision for the music revitalized the art form. Through an exhaustive series of performances, lectures and music workshops Marsalis rekindled widespread interest in an art form that had been largely abandoned and redefined out of its artistic substance. Marsalis invested his creative energy in the art of jazz and would not be compromised by financial opportunity or critical pressure. Additionally, he garnered recognition for the older generation of jazz musicians and prompted the re-issuance of jazz catalog by record companies worldwide. A quick glance at the better known jazz musicians today reveals many students of Marsalis’ workshops: James Carter, Christian McBride, Roy Hargrove, Harry Connick, Jr., Nicholas Payton, and Eric Reed to name a few.

Not content to focus solely on his musicianship, Wynton devoted equal time to developing his compositional skills. The dance community quickly embraced his penmanship and he received commissions to create major compositions for Garth Fagan Dance, Peter Martins at the New York City Ballet, Twyla Tharp for the American Ballet Theatre, and for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. Marsalis collaborated with the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society in 1995 to compose the string quartet, At the Octoroon Balls, and again in 1998 to create a response to Stravinsky’s A Soldier’s Tale with his composition, A Fiddler’s Tale. At the dawn of the new millennium Wynton presented his most ambitious work to date, All Rise, an epic composition for big band, gospel choir, and symphony orchestra which was performed by the New York Philharmonic under the baton of Kurt Masur along with the Morgan State University Choir and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra (December 1999).

Wynton’s love of the music of Bach, Beethoven, Mozart and others drove him to pursue
a career in classical music as well. He recorded the Haydn, Hummel and Leopold Mozart trumpet concertos at the age of twenty. His debut recording received glorious reviews and won the Grammy Award for “Best Classical Soloist with an Orchestra.” Marsalis went on to record ten additional classical records, all to critical acclaim. Wynton performed with leading orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Boston Pops, Cleveland Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony, English Chamber Orchestra, Toronto Symphony Orchestra and London’s Royal Philharmonic, working with an eminent group of conductors including: Leppard, Dutoit, Maazel, Slatkin, Esa-Pekka Salonen, and Tilson-Thomas. Through his recordings, workshops and performances Wynton inspired many youngsters to pursue classical music as well. Famed classical trumpeter Maurice André praised Wynton as “potentially the greatest trumpeter of all time.”

In 1987 Wynton Marsalis co-founded a jazz program at Lincoln Center. The first season consisted of three concerts. Under Wynton’s leadership the program has developed an international agenda with up to 400 events annually in 15 countries. The programming is
rich and diverse and includes performances, debates, film forums, dances, television and radio broadcasts, and educational activities. Educational activities include an annual High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival that reaches over 2000 bands in 50 states and Canada, a Band Director’s Academy, and a hugely popular concert series for kids called “Jazz For Young People.” In December of 1995 the Lincoln Center Board awarded the Jazz Department’s significant success by voting it a full constituent, equal in stature with the New York Philharmonic, the Metropolitan Opera, and the New York City Ballet - a historic moment for Jazz as an art form and for Lincoln Center as a cultural institution. In February 1998 New York City Mayor Rudolph Guiliani announced that Jazz at Lincoln Center was selected to be part of the redevelopment of the New York Coliseum site at Columbus Circle. Frederick P. Rose Hall (opened in October 2004), has become Jazz at Lincoln Center’s new home, and contains state-of-the-art performance, recording, broadcast, rehearsal and educational facilities as well as the world’s first concert hall built specifically for jazz.

In the fall of 1995 Wynton launched two major broadcast events. In October PBS premiered a series of educational television shows on jazz and classical music. The series was written and hosted by Marsalis and was enjoyed by millions of parents and children. Writers distinguished Marsalis’ television series by comparing his work to that of the late Leonard Bernstein in his celebrated Young People’s Concerts of the 50s & 60s. That same month National Public Radio began broadcasting the first of Marsalis’ 26-week series entitled Making the Music. These entertaining and insightful radio shows were the first full exposition of jazz music in American broadcast history. Wynton’s radio and television series were awarded the most prestigious distinction in broadcast journalism, the George Foster Peabody Award (1995). While this body of work is enough to fill two lifetimes, Wynton Marsalis continues to work as hard as ever to earn the privilege to contribute even more
to our world’s cultural landscape.

Wynton Marsalis has won nine of the coveted Grammy Awards. In 1983 he earned the distinction of being the only artist ever to win Grammy Awards for both jazz and classical records - (an accomplishment he astonishingly repeated in 1984) and he is the only artist ever to have won Grammy Awards in five consecutive years (1983-1987). Wynton was awarded the Grand Prix Du Disque of France, the Louis Armstrong Memorial Medal, the Netherlands’ Edison Award and the Algur H. Meadows Award for Excellence in the Arts (1997). He received countless plaques and was given the Key to over 50 cities. He was inducted into the American Academy of Achievement and was dubbed an Honorary Dreamer by the “I Have a Dream Foundation.” Wynton received a citation from the United States House of Representatives for his outstanding contributions to the Arts. Time magazine selected Wynton as one of America’s most promising leaders under age 40 in 1995, and in 1996 Time celebrated Marsalis as one of America’s 25 Most Influential People. In the spring of 2001 United Nations Secretary General, Kofi Annan proclaimed Wynton Marsalis an international ambassador of goodwill by appointing him a U N Messenger of Peace. In November 2005 Wynton Marsalis was awarded The National Medal of Arts, the highest award given to artists and arts patrons by the United States Government. If you speak with Wynton, however, he will tell you that his greatest reward is the love and support that he receives from people all over the world from his twenty plus years of uninterrupted touring.

Honorary degrees have been conferred upon Wynton by twenty-nine of our nation’s leading academic institutions including Columbia, Brown, Princeton and Yale University. Elsewhere, the New York Urban League awarded Wynton with the Frederick Douglass Medallion for distinguished leadership, the American Arts Council presented him with the Arts Education Award and Britain’s senior conservatoire, the Royal Academy of Music, granted Mr. Marsalis Honorary Membership, the Academy’s highest decoration for a non-British citizen (1996). The French Ministry of Culture appointed Wynton the most prestigious decoration awarded by the French Republic - the rank of Knight in the Order of Arts and Literature. In 1997 Wynton Marsalis became the first jazz musician ever to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music for his epic oratorio Blood on the Fields. During the five decades prior, the Pulitzer Prize jury refused to recognize jazz musicians and their improvisational music, reserving this distinction for classical composers. In a personal note to Wynton, Zarin Mehta wrote, “I was not surprised at your winning the Pulitzer Prize for Blood on the Fields. It is a broad beautifully painted canvas that impresses and inspires. It speaks to us all ... I’m sure that somewhere in the firmament Buddy Bolden, Louis Armstrong and legions of others
are smiling down on you.”

The most extraordinary dimension of Wynton Marsalis, however, is not his accomplishments but his character. It is the lesser-known but much appreciated part of this man who finds endless ways to give of himself. It is the person who waited in a dark and empty parking lot for one full hour after a concert in Baltimore, waiting for a single student to return from home with his horn for a trumpet lesson; it is the citizen who personally funds scholarships for students attending the Tanglewood Music Center and the Eastern Music Festival. Wynton Marsalis has selflessly donated his time and talent to non-profit organizations throughout the country to help raise money to meet the many needs within our society. From My Sister’s Place (a shelter for battered women) to Graham Windham (a shelter for homeless children), the Children’s Defense Fund, Amnesty International, the Sloan Kettering Cancer Institute, Food For All Seasons (a food bank for the elderly and disadvantaged), Very Special Arts (an organization that provides experiences in dance, drama, literature, and music for individuals with physical and mental disabilities) to the Newark Boys Chorus School ( a full-time academic music school for disadvantaged youths) and many, many more -- Wynton responded enthusiastically to the call for service. Immediately following Hurricane Katrina, Wynton Marsalis organized the Higher Ground Hurricane Relief concert (produced by Jazz at Lincoln Center) which raised and distributed over $3M to musicians and cultural organizations impacted by the hurricane. At the same time, he assumed a leadership role on the Bring Back New Orleans Cultural Commission where he was instrumental in helping to shape a master plan that would revitalize the city’s cultural base. Wynton has since been a tireless advocate for Hurricane Katrina survivors and for marshalling the will and resources necessary to rebuild New Orleans culturally, socially and economically. It is Wynton’s commitment to the improvement of life for all people as well as his outstanding contributions to the Arts that portray the best of his character and humanity.

Wynton Marsalis has been appropriately described as a level raiser whose breadth of talent is equated with genius. It has been said that he is an American musician for whom greatness is not merely possible but inevitable. To date Wynton has produced over 60 records and has sold over 7 million records worldwide including 3 Gold Records. With his collection of standards he reinvigorated the jazz musician’s relationship to the American popular song. With The Majesty Of The Blues, Wynton re-introduced America to the joy in New Orleans Jazz. In Levee Low Moan, Thick In The South and other blues recordings, Wynton extended the jazz musician’s interplay with the blues. With Citi Movement, In This House on This Morning, Blood on the Fields and All Rise he invented a fresh conception for extended form compositions. His inventive interplay with melody, harmony, and rhythm – his lyrical voicing and tonal coloring assert new possibilities for the jazz ensemble and extend the vocabulary of jazz. In his epic oratorio Blood on the Fields, Wynton draws upon the blues, work songs, chants, call & response, spirituals, New Orleans jazz, Ellingtonesque orchestral arrangements, Afro-Caribbean rhythms and he created Greek chorus-style recitations to move the work along. The New York Times Magazine said the work “marked the symbolic moment when the full heritage of the line, Ellington through Mingus, was extended into the present.” The San Francisco Examiner stated “Marsalis’ orchestral arrangements are magnificent. Duke Ellington’s shadings and themes come and go but Marsalis’ free use of dissonance, counter rhythms and polyphonics is way ahead of Ellington’s mid-century era.”

On July 8, 2008, Blue Note Records released his latest album, a collaboration with Willie Nelson entitled Two Men with the Blues. His other Blue Note Records releases include Plantation to the Penitentiary, The Magic Hour and Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson and Wynton Marsalis: Live at The House Of Tribes. He has also authored five books: Sweet Swing Blues on the Road, Jazz in the Bittersweet Blues of Life, To a Young Musician: Letters from the Road, Jazz ABZ ( an A to Z collection of 26 poems celebrating jazz greats) and his most recent release in September 2008, Moving to Higher Ground: How Jazz Can Change Your Life.

Wynton Marsalis is taking new steps and in doing so achieves a sometimes-mystical radiance in his writing and performance. From his skilled and adventurous composition to his swinging virtuosity, music will forever be changed, and our melodious landscape fundamentally enriched.

Wynton Marsalis is published by arrangement with Skayne’s Music Boosey & Hawkes Inc., Sole Agent.

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The Year '04 in Review: Highs and Lows

January/February 2005    Albums    By Bill Milkowski

Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson
Wynton Marsalis

January/February 2005    Albums    By Bill Milkowski

Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson
Wynton Marsalis

10/20/04    By David R. Adler

Concerts — December 2004

08/02/04    Concerts    By Larry Appelbaum

Toronto Downtown Jazz Festival 2004

June 2004    Brass Tracks    By David R. Adler

Absolute Brass
Various Artists

April 2004    Albums    By Thomas Conrad

Strange Liberation
Dave Douglas

May 2003    Cadenza    By Gary Giddins

Jazz is Dead! Is Alive

April 2003    Albums    By Doug Ramsey

The Marsalis Family: A Jazz Celebration
The Marsalis Family

02/26/03    Concerts    By Christopher Loudon

Ellis Marsalis & Sons

December 2002    Albums    By Andrew Lindemann Malone

All Rise
Wynton Marsalis

09/11/02    Concerts    By Ashley Kahn

Elvin Jones' 75th Birthday Party Concert

September 2001    Books    By Jeff Waggoner

Jazz in the Bittersweet Blues of Life
Wynton Marsalis and Carl Vigeland

07/03/01    Concerts    By Josef Woodard

2001 Vitoria-Gasteiz and San Sebastian Jazz Festivals

November 2000    Albums    By Ron Wynn

The Marciac Suite
Wynton Marsalis Septet

May 2000    Final Chorus    By Nat Hentoff

Wynton Marsalis: Hearing Before Your Own Time

May 2000    Albums    By Josef Woodard

Reeltime
Wynton Marsalis

April 2000    Albums    By Bill Milkowski

Live at the Village Vanguard
Wynton Marsalis Septet

April 2000    Books    By Jack Sohmer

Wynton Marsalis: Skain’s Domain
Leslie Gourse

March 2000    Features    By Bill Milkowski

Wynton Marsalis: One Future, Two Views

January/February 2000    Albums    By Willard Jenkins

Mr. Jelly Lord: Standard Time Vol. 6
Wynton Marsalis

November 1999    Albums    By Bill Bennett

Big Train
Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

November 1999    Albums    By Bill Bennett

At the Octoroon Balls-String Quartet #1
Wynton Marsalis

November 1999    Albums    By Bill Bennett

Sweet Release and Ghost Story- Two More Ballets
Wynton Marsalis

November 1999    Albums    By Bill Bennett

At the Octoroon Balls-String Quartet #1
Wynton Marsalis

November 1999    Albums    By Bill Bennett

Sweet Release and Ghost Story- Two More Ballets
Wynton Marsalis

November 1999    Albums    By Bill Bennett

Big Train
Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

October 1999    Features    By

Mama Mea Culpa: The Critics Eat Their Words

September 1999    Albums    By Willard Jenkins

Marsalis Plays Monk-Standard Time Volume IV
Wynton Marsalis

December 1997    Albums    By Bret Primack

Jump Start and Jazz: Two Ballets
Wynton Marsalis

September 1997    Features    By Mike Joyce

Who's overrated? Who's Underrated?

September 1997    Albums    By Willard Jenkins

Blood On The Fields
Wynton Marsalis and The Lincoln Center Orchestra

Albums

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Blood On The Fields

Columbia Jazz
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The Marciac Suite

Columbia/Sony Classical
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Jump Start and Jazz: Two Ballets

Sony Classical
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Marsalis Plays Monk-Standard Time Volume IV

Columbia Jazz
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At the Octoroon Balls-String Quartet #1

Sony Classical
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Sweet Release and Ghost Story- Two More Ballets

Sony Classical
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Mr. Jelly Lord: Standard Time Vol. 6

Columbia Jazz
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Live at the Village Vanguard

Columbia Jazz
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Reeltime

Sony Classical

The Marciac Suite

Columbia/Sony Classical

The Midnight Blues

Columbia Jazz

Popular Songs: The Best of Wynton Marsalis

Columbia Jazz
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All Rise

Sony Classical
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The Magic Hour

Blue Note Records
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Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson

Blue Note Records
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A Love Supreme

Palmetto Records
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Live at the House of Tribes

Blue Note Records

Cast of Cats

DMX
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Don't Be Afraid…

Palmetto Records
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Absolute Brass

CTI
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From the Plantation to the Penitentiary

Blue Note Records
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Two Men With the Blues

Blue Note Records
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The Marsalis Family: A Jazz Celebration

Marsalis Music
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Big Train

Columbia Jazz
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He and She

Blue Note Records
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Here We Go Again: Celebrating the Genius of Ray Charles

Blue Note Records
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