Show Summary Details

Page of

 Printed from WHO'S WHO & WHO WAS WHO. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a single article for personal use.

date: 24 October 2020

Marsalis, Wynton free

Born New Orleans 18 Oct. 1961; s of Ellis and Dolores Marsalis

trumpeter; Artistic Director, Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York, since 1987


New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts; Berkshire Music Center (Harvey Shapiro Award); Juilliard Sch., NY (Schol.)


Mem., Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, 1980–81; formed own jazz quintet, 1981; has played with major orchestras worldwide, incl. New Orleans Philharmonic, LSO, English Chamber Orch. Music Dir, Lincoln Center Jazz Orch., 1987–. Compositions include: In This House, On This Morning; Blood on the Fields, 1997 (Pulitzer Prize for Music, 1997); Knozz-Moe-King; Jazz (ballet score); Concerto in D, 2015. Numerous recordings (Grammy Awards for jazz and classical performances)


Sweet Swing Blues on the Road, 1994; Marsalis on Music, 1995; (with C. Vigeland) Jazz in the Bittersweet Blues of Life; (with S. Seyfu Hinds) To a Young Musician: letters from the road, 2004; Jazz ABZ, 2005; (with Geoffrey Ward) Moving to Higher Ground: how jazz can change your life, 2009


Wynton Marsalis Enterprises, c/o Jazz at Lincoln Center, 3 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10023