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Wynton Learson Marsalis (Composer)

Born: 18th October 1961, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A

Nationality: American

Wynton Learson Marsalis is an American trumpeter, composer, teacher, and artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center. He has promoted classical and jazz music, often to young audiences. Marsalis has won at least nine Grammy Awards, and his Blood on the Fields was the first jazz composition to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music. He is the only musician to win a Grammy Award in jazz and classical during the same year.

Further Reading: Marsalis, W

 Recording of the Week, Wynton Marsalis & Jazz at Lincoln Centre Orchestra - The Democracy! Suite

The Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and trumpeter finds inspiration in a tumultuous period for the United States, with a suite that spans many eras of jazz.

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