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Wynton Marsalis

tr, *1961 US, New Orleans
Musician / Composer of Jazz
A.k.a. Wynton Learson Marsalis E. Dankworth

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.

  • Trumpet
  • Vocals
  • Cornet
  • Jazz
  • Classical
  • Blues
Popular Tracks   
Where or When on Popular Songs: The Best Of Wynton Marsalis by Wynton Marsalis
When It's Sleepytime Down South on Standard Time Vol. 2: Intimacy Calling by Wynton Marsalis
Timelessness on Timelessness by Wynton Marsalis
New Orleans on Marsalis Standard Time - Volume I by Wynton Marsalis
Pedro Navaja on Una Noche Con Rubén Blades by Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra, Wynton Marsalis & Rubén Blades
Feeling Of Jazz on Magic Hour by Wynton Marsalis
El Cantante on Una Noche Con Rubén Blades by Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra, Wynton Marsalis & Rubén Blades
Layla on Wynton Marsalis And Eric Clapton Play The Blues Live From Jazz At Lincoln Center by Wynton Marsalis & Eric Clapton
2/3's Adventure on Live in Cuba by Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra & Wynton Marsalis
Concerto for 2 Trumpets in C Major, RV 537 (Arr. by R. Leppard): I. Allegro on The Essential Wynton Marsalis by Wynton Marsalis

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Title Artist Year Type
The Music Of John LewisJazz At Lincoln Center With Wynton Marsalis Featuring Jonathan Batiste2017Album
Soul Gestures In Southern BlueWynton Marsalis2017Album
Big Band HolidaysWynton Marsalis, The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra2015Album
Play The Blues - Live From Jazz At Lincoln CenterWynton Marsalis & Eric Clapton2011Album
Selections From Swinging Into The 21stWynton Marsalis2011Compil.
Here We Go Again: Celebrating The Genius Of Ray CharlesWillie Nelson & Wynton Marsalis Featuring Norah Jones2011Album
Vitoria SuiteJazz At Lincoln Center With Wynton Marsalis Featuring Paco De Lucía2010Album
He And SheWynton Marsalis2009Album
Christmas Jazz JamWynton Marsalis2009Album
Standards & BalladsWynton Marsalis2008Compil.
Live From New York CityWillie Nelson And Wynton Marsalis2008Album
From The Plantation To The PenitentiaryWynton Marsalis2007Album
The Rhythm Road - American Music AbroadJazz At Lincoln Center, Wynton Marsalis, Copycats Media2007Compil.
The Essential Wynton MarsalisWynton Marsalis2007Compil.
Don't Be Afraid...the Music Of Charles MingusThe Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis2005Album
Live At The House Of TribesWynton Marsalis2005Album
Unforgivable Blackness - The Rise And Fall Of Jack JohnsonWynton Marsalis2004Album
Freddie Hubbard / Wynton MarsalisFreddie Hubbard / Wynton Marsalis2004Compil.
A Love SupremeThe Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis2004Album
Baby, I Love YouWynton Marsalis2003Single
The Magic HourWynton Marsalis2003Album
Experience Jazz Like Never BeforeWynton Marsalis & The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra2003Album
Time Will TellWynton Marsalis2002Album
Absolute BrassChet Baker, Randy Brecker, Art Farmer, Roy Hargrove, Wynton Marsalis, Wallace Roney2002Compil.
All RiseWynton Marsalis2002Album
Le Grandi Trombe Del JazzMiles Davis, Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, Chet Baker, Wynton Marsalis, Fats Navarro, Shorty Rogers, Cootie Williams2002Compil.
Time Will TellWynton Marsalis2002Album
All RiseWynton Marsalis - The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen2002Album
Trumpet ConcertosWynton Marsalis2001Compil.
Angel EyesWynton Marsalis2001Compil.
Popular Songs: The Best Of Wynton MarsalisWynton Marsalis2001Compil.
Μαγικές ΗχογραφήσειςWynton Marsalis, Roberto Perera, Arturo Sandoval2001Compil.
Marsalis Plays Monk (Standard Time Vol. 4)Wynton Marsalis1999Album
Sweet Release & Ghost Story (Two More Ballets By)Wynton Marsalis1999Album
At The Octoroon Balls / A Fiddler's Tale SuiteWynton Marsalis1999Album
Mr. Jelly Lord - Standard Time Vol. 6Wynton Marsalis1999Album
A Fiddler's TaleWynton Marsalis1999Album
ReeltimeWynton Marsalis1999Album
Sweet Release & Ghost Story (Two More Ballets By)Wynton Marsalis1999Album
Sony Music Super Audio CD SamplerWynton Marsalis1999Album
Los ElefantesWynton Marsalis, Arturo Sandoval1999Album
JodyWynton Marsalis1999Album
Big TrainWynton Marsalis & The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra1999Album
ReeltimeWynton Marsalis1999Album
A Fiddler's TaleWynton Marsalis1999Album
Listen To The StoryTeller: A Trio Of Musical Tales From Around The WorldWynton Marsalis, Edgar Meyer, Patrick Doyle1999Album
The Gold CollectionWynton Marsalis1998Compil.
The Midnight Blues (Standard Time Vol. 5)Wynton Marsalis1998Album
Classic WyntonWynton Marsalis1998Compil.
Blood On The FieldsWynton Marsalis1997Album
Jump Start And Jazz, Two Ballets By Wynton MarsalisWynton Marsalis1997Album
Black Cultured PearlWynton Marsalis1996Album
In Gabriel's GardenWynton Marsalis1996Album
Joe Cool's BluesWynton Marsalis1995Album
The London ConcertWynton Marsalis1994Album
The London ConcertWynton Marsalis1994Album
Resolution To SwingWynton Marsalis1993Album
On The Twentieth CenturyWynton Marsalis1993Album
Concert For Planet Earth: Rio De Janeiro 1992Placido Domingo, Wynton Marsalis, Sarah Chang, Gal Costa, Denyce Graves, Antonio Carlos Jobim1992Album
Baroque DuetKathleen Battle • Wynton Marsalis1992Album
Vol.1 - Time Will TellWynton Marsalis1992Compil.
A Carnegie Hall Christmas ConcertKathleen Battle - Frederica von Stade - Wynton Marsalis - André Previn1992Album
Baroque DuetKathleen Battle • Wynton Marsalis1992Album
Wynton MarsalisWynton Marsalis1992Compil.
Standard Time Vol.2 - Intimacy CallingWynton Marsalis1991Album
Levee Low Moan (Soul Gestures In Southern Blue, Vol. 3)Wynton Marsalis1991Album
Thick In The South (Soul Gestures In Southern Blue, Vol. 1)Wynton Marsalis1991Album
Uptown Ruler (Soul Gestures In Southern Blue, Vol. 2)Wynton Marsalis1991Album
Standard Time Vol. 3 (The Resolution Of Romance)Wynton Marsalis1990Album
Tune In Tomorrow - The Original SoundtrackWynton Marsalis1990Album
Husa, Copland, Vaughan Williams, HindemithEastman Wind Ensemble, Donald Hunsberger, Wynton Marsalis1989Album
Wynton MarsalisWynton Marsalis1989Compil.
The Majesty Of The BluesWynton Marsalis1989Album
InterchordsWynton Marsalis1989Album
Crescent City Christmas CardWynton Marsalis1989Album
Hot HouseWynton Marsalis1989Compil.
Husa, Copland, Vaughan Williams, HindemithEastman Wind Ensemble, Donald Hunsberger, Wynton Marsalis1989Album
Blues & SwingWynton Marsalis1988Album
Portait Of Wynton MarsalisWynton Marsalis1988Compil.
The Sound Of Jazz - Wynton MarsalisWynton Marsalis1988Compil.
The Wynton Marsalis Quartet Live At Blues AlleyWynton Marsalis1988Album
Columbia Jazz Masterpieces Radio Show Hosted By Wynton Marsalis Volume IIIWynton Marsalis1988Compil.
Baroque Music For TrumpetsWynton Marsalis1988Album
CarnavalWynton Marsalis1987Album
Marsalis Standard Time, Vol. 1Wynton Marsalis1987Album
J MoodWynton Marsalis1986Album
Tomasi: Concerto For Trumpet And Orchestra / Jolivet: Concerto No. 2 For Trumpet - Concertino For Trumpet, String Orchestra And PianoWynton Marsalis, Henri Tomasi, André Jolivet, Philharmonia Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen1986Album
Wynton MarsalisWynton Marsalis1985Compil.
Black Codes (From The Underground)Wynton Marsalis1985Album
Wynton MarsalisWynton Marsalis1985Album
The All American HeroWynton Marsalis1985Album
Hot House FlowersWynton Marsalis1984Album
Wynton Marsalis Plays Handel, Purcell, Torelli, Fasch, MolterWynton Marsalis, Edita Gruberova, Raymond Leppard / English Chamber Orchestra / Johann Friedrich Fasch, Georg Friedrich Händel, Giuseppe Torelli, Henry Purcell, Johann Melchior Molter1984Album
I'm Confessin' (That I Love You) / Lazy AfternoonWynton Marsalis1984Single
The New Superstars (Highlights From Recently Released CBS Masterworks Albums By Exciting Young Classical Music Sensations)Yo-Yo Ma, Wynton Marsalis, Raymond Leppard, Cho-Liang Lin, Michael Tilson Thomas, Cecile Licad, Claudio Abbado1984Compil.
Think Of OneWynton Marsalis1983Album
Think Of OneWynton Marsalis1983Album
Live At Bubba's Jazz RestaurantArt Blakey & The Jazz Messengers Featuring Wynton Marsalis1983Album
Wynton Marsalis' First RecordingsWynton Marsalis1983Album
WyntonWynton Marsalis1983Album
Wynton MarsalisWynton Marsalis1982Album
Art Blakey In SwedenArt Blakey & The Jazz Messengers Featuring Wynton Marsalis And Bobby Watson1982Album
Interview AlbumWynton Marsalis1982Album
Fathers & SonsWynton Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, Ellis Marsalis - Chico Freeman, Von Freeman1982Album
Live At Bubba's Jazz RestaurantArt Blakey & The Jazz Messengers Featuring Wynton Marsalis1981Album
Live In Swing City - Swinging With DukeWynton MarsalisAlbum
All About MonkWynton MarsalisAlbum
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