Wynton Marsalis
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1961-10-18
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Biography

A supremely talented instrumentalist who has made his mark on both the classical and jazz worlds (winning Grammies in both categories in 1984), Marsalis has become one of the leading advocates of the cause of jazz in the world's media, ...

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A supremely talented instrumentalist who has made his mark on both the classical and jazz worlds (winning Grammies in both categories in 1984), Marsalis has become one of the leading advocates of the cause of jazz in the world's media, and a figure of towering influence in the world of jazz education. In addition he is a composer of style and flair, winning a Pulitzer prize for his oratorio Blood On the Fields (1994).

Marsalis grew up in the rich musical tradition of New Orleans, in which his father was a prominent pianist. Three of his brothers, Branford ( a saxophonist, born 1960); Delfeayo (trombonist, born 1965) and Jason (drummer, born 1977) are also world-class musicians. All the boys received a classical and jazz education, and Marsalis began playing with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers while he was studying classical trumpet at Juilliard School in New York.

In the early 1980s, after playing with Blakey, Herbie Hancock and his own groups, Marsalis soon made his mark as one of the most gifted jazz trumpeters in the hard bop tradition of Clifford Brown and Freddie Hubbard, gradually relinquishing his classical career. Unlike Branford, who went on to play fusion and funk, Wynton turned his back on rock and free jazz, and began to explore the earlier jazz tradition, notably in his work with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, one of the world's leading big bands, which he has directed from the late 1980s.

His playing and writing have systematically covered music related to the work of Miles Davis, Charles Mingus and above all Duke Ellington, and Marsalis's small groups have also drawn on the traditional styles of New Orleans jazz. Wynton has recorded prolifically, and toured the world with both the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and his own groups, bringing jazz to a vast new, young audience, through a mixture of regular concerts and a programme of educational outreach work.

He has broadcast widely about jazz, notably in Ken Burns's 2001 documentary TV series, and he has also published books on the subject. His clear trumpet tone and beautifully crafted solos are coupled with a mastery of muted techniques.

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Wynton Marsalis, Niccolò Paganini, Donald Hunsberger & Eastman Wind Ensemble
Moto perpetuo (Op.11) arr. Hunsberger for trumpet and wind ensemble
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Moto perpetuo (Op.11) arr. Hunsberger for trumpet and wind ensemble Moto perpetuo (Op.11) arr. Hunsberger for trumpet and wind ensemble Moto perpetuo (Op.11) arr. Hunsberger for trumpet and wind ensemble Moto perpetuo (Op.11) arr. Hunsberger for trumpet and wind ensemble
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The Buggy Ride
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The Buggy Ride The Buggy Ride The Buggy Ride The Buggy Ride
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Skain's Domain
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Skain's Domain Skain's Domain Skain's Domain Skain's Domain
The Ellis Marsalis Trio & Wynton Marsalis
Little Birdie
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Little Birdie Little Birdie Little Birdie Little Birdie
Wynton Marsalis, Duke Ellington, New York Philharmonic, Wynton Marsalis, Kurt Masur & Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra
A Tone Parallel to Harlem
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A Tone Parallel to Harlem A Tone Parallel to Harlem A Tone Parallel to Harlem A Tone Parallel to Harlem
Wynton Marsalis, Jeremiah Clarke & English Chamber Orchestra
Prince of Denmark's March (Trumpet Voluntary)
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Prince of Denmark's March (Trumpet Voluntary) Prince of Denmark's March (Trumpet Voluntary) Prince of Denmark's March (Trumpet Voluntary) Prince of Denmark's March (Trumpet Voluntary)
Renée Fleming, Wynton Marsalis & Leroy Anderson
Sleigh Ride
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Sleigh Ride Sleigh Ride Sleigh Ride Sleigh Ride
Felix Bernard, Carlos Henriquez, Renée Fleming, Ulysses Owens, Jr., Walter Blanding, Wynton Marsalis & Daniel Nimmer
FELIX BERNARD: Winter Wonderland
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FELIX BERNARD: Winter Wonderland FELIX BERNARD: Winter Wonderland FELIX BERNARD: Winter Wonderland FELIX BERNARD: Winter Wonderland
Wynton Marsalis, Jean-Baptiste Arban, Eastman Wind Ensemble, Donald Hunsberger & Jason Hunsberger
Variations on The Carnival of Venice
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Variations on The Carnival of Venice Variations on The Carnival of Venice Variations on The Carnival of Venice Variations on The Carnival of Venice
Wynton Marsalis, Charnett Moffett, Kenny Kirkland & Jeff Tain
Phryzzinian Man
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Phryzzinian Man Phryzzinian Man Phryzzinian Man Phryzzinian Man
John Stanley (Wynton Marsalis, English Chamber Orchestra conducted by Anthony Newman
Trumpet Voluntary
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Trumpet Voluntary Trumpet Voluntary Trumpet Voluntary Trumpet Voluntary
Wynton Marsalis & J.Mercer
Autumn Leaves
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Autumn Leaves Autumn Leaves Autumn Leaves Autumn Leaves
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Oh, but on the Third Day
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Oh, but on the Third Day Oh, but on the Third Day Oh, but on the Third Day Oh, but on the Third Day
Wynton Marsalis, Eastman Wind Ensemble, Donald Hunsberger, Jean-Baptiste Arban & Donald Hunsberger
Variations on "Le Carnival de Venise"
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Variations on "Le Carnival de Venise" Variations on "Le Carnival de Venise" Variations on "Le Carnival de Venise" Variations on "Le Carnival de Venise"
Wynton Marsalis
Carnival Of Venice
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Carnival Of Venice Carnival Of Venice Carnival Of Venice Carnival Of Venice
Wynton Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis, Dan Nimmer, Carlos Henriquez, Walter Blanding & Ali Jackson
Sassy
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Sassy Sassy Sassy Sassy
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Chant To Call The Indians Out
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Chant To Call The Indians Out Chant To Call The Indians Out Chant To Call The Indians Out Chant To Call The Indians Out
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Lady's Lament
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Lady's Lament Lady's Lament Lady's Lament Lady's Lament
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You Don't Hear No Drums
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You Don't Hear No Drums You Don't Hear No Drums You Don't Hear No Drums You Don't Hear No Drums
Wynton Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis & Jazz at Lincoln Centre Orchestra
Bullet Train
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Bullet Train Bullet Train Bullet Train Bullet Train
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School Boy
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School Boy School Boy School Boy School Boy
Wynton Marsalis & Wynton Marsalis
Holy Ghost
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Holy Ghost Holy Ghost Holy Ghost Holy Ghost
Johann Friedrich Fasch, Wynton Marsalis, Raymond Leppard & English Chamber Orchestra
Concerto for trumpet, 2 oboes and strings in D major, [complete]
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Concerto for trumpet, 2 oboes and strings in D major, [complete] Concerto for trumpet, 2 oboes and strings in D major, [complete] Concerto for trumpet, 2 oboes and strings in D major, [complete] Concerto for trumpet, 2 oboes and strings in D major, [complete]
Wynton Marsalis & Wynton Marsalis
The Seductress
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The Seductress The Seductress The Seductress The Seductress
Johann Friedrich Fasch, Raymond Leppard, Wynton Marsalis & English Chamber Orchestra
Concerto in D major for trumpet, 2 oboes and strings (feat. Raymond Leppard, Wynton Marsalis & English Chamber Orchestra)
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Concerto in D major for trumpet, 2 oboes and strings (feat. Raymond Leppard, Wynton Marsalis & English Chamber Orchestra) Concerto in D major for trumpet, 2 oboes and strings (feat. Raymond Leppard, Wynton Marsalis & English Chamber Orchestra) Concerto in D major for trumpet, 2 oboes and strings (feat. Raymond Leppard, Wynton Marsalis & English Chamber Orchestra) Concerto in D major for trumpet, 2 oboes and strings (feat. Raymond Leppard, Wynton Marsalis & English Chamber Orchestra)

Concerto in D major for trumpet, 2 oboes and strings (feat. Raymond Leppard, Wynton Marsalis & English Chamber Orchestra)

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Wynton Marsalis
Wheel Within A Wheel
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Wheel Within A Wheel Wheel Within A Wheel Wheel Within A Wheel Wheel Within A Wheel
Wynton Marsalis & Herlin Riley
Happy Feet Blues
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Happy Feet Blues Happy Feet Blues Happy Feet Blues Happy Feet Blues
Wynton Marsalis & Wynton Marsalis Septet
The Choral Response (In this House, On This Morning)
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The Choral Response (In this House, On This Morning) The Choral Response (In this House, On This Morning) The Choral Response (In this House, On This Morning) The Choral Response (In this House, On This Morning)
Jean-Baptiste Arban & Wynton Marsalis
Variations on the Carnival of Venice
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Variations on the Carnival of Venice Variations on the Carnival of Venice Variations on the Carnival of Venice Variations on the Carnival of Venice
Paganini, Wynton Marsalis & Eastman Wind Ensemble
Moto perpetuo in C major Op.11
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Moto perpetuo in C major Op.11 Moto perpetuo in C major Op.11 Moto perpetuo in C major Op.11 Moto perpetuo in C major Op.11
The Paul Smith Singers, The Northridge singers of California State University, Morgan State University Choir, Wynton Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis, Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic & Esa-Pekka Salonen
The 12th movment from All Rise
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The 12th movment from All Rise The 12th movment from All Rise The 12th movment from All Rise The 12th movment from All Rise

The 12th movment from All Rise

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The Paul Smith Singers, The Northridge singers of California State University, Morgan State University Choir, Wynton Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis, Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic & Esa-Pekka Salonen
Jeremiah Clarke, Wynton Marsalis, English Chamber Orchestra & Anthony Newman
The Prince of Denmark’s March (feat. Wynton Marsalis, Anthony Newman & English Chamber Orchestra)
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The Prince of Denmark’s March (feat. Wynton Marsalis, Anthony Newman & English Chamber Orchestra) The Prince of Denmark’s March (feat. Wynton Marsalis, Anthony Newman & English Chamber Orchestra) The Prince of Denmark’s March (feat. Wynton Marsalis, Anthony Newman & English Chamber Orchestra) The Prince of Denmark’s March (feat. Wynton Marsalis, Anthony Newman & English Chamber Orchestra)

The Prince of Denmark’s March (feat. Wynton Marsalis, Anthony Newman & English Chamber Orchestra)

Wynton Marsalis, Giuseppe Torelli, English Chamber Orchestra & Anthony Newman
Sonata a 5 No. 1 in D major, T.V.1 (feat. Anthony Newman & English Chamber Orchestra)
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Sonata a 5 No. 1 in D major, T.V.1 (feat. Anthony Newman & English Chamber Orchestra) Sonata a 5 No. 1 in D major, T.V.1 (feat. Anthony Newman & English Chamber Orchestra) Sonata a 5 No. 1 in D major, T.V.1 (feat. Anthony Newman & English Chamber Orchestra) Sonata a 5 No. 1 in D major, T.V.1 (feat. Anthony Newman & English Chamber Orchestra)
Wynton Marsalis, Ellis Marsalis, Herlin Riley & Reginald Veal
Street of Dreams
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Street of Dreams Street of Dreams Street of Dreams Street of Dreams
Wynton Marsalis & Wynton Marsalis Septet
The Legend of Buddy Bolden 
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The Legend of Buddy Bolden  The Legend of Buddy Bolden  The Legend of Buddy Bolden  The Legend of Buddy Bolden 
Wynton Marsalis
Flight of the Bumblebee
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Flight of the Bumblebee Flight of the Bumblebee Flight of the Bumblebee Flight of the Bumblebee
Wynton Marsalis
Red Hot Pepper
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Red Hot Pepper Red Hot Pepper Red Hot Pepper Red Hot Pepper
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Deep Creek
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Deep Creek Deep Creek Deep Creek Deep Creek
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