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Wynton Marsalis

Wynton Marsalis is widely recognized as the pre-eminent jazz artist of our time. He is hailed not only as a performer on the trumpet, but also as a music educator and a promoter of the history and culture of jazz. Marsalis is also an established artist in performing trumpet in works of classical music, and he is a leader in civic matters. Wynton ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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 2013 The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (TV Mini-Series documentary) (composer - 3 episodes)
- Into the Fire (1861-1890) (2013) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Age of Slavery (1800-1860) (2013) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Black Atlantic (1500-1800) (2013) ... (composer: theme music)
  Prohibition (TV Mini-Series documentary) (music arranger - 2 episodes, 2011) (musician - 1 episode, 2011)
- A Nation of Scofflaws (2011) ... (music arranger)
- A Nation of Drunkards (2011) ... (music arranger) / (musician: trumpet)
 2010 Live from Lincoln Center (TV Series) (musician - 1 episode)
 2010 Louis (Trumpet) / (musician) / (orchestrator)
 2004 Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson (Documentary) (musician: trumpet)
 1998 Sugar Ray Robinson: The Bright Lights and Dark Shadows of a Champion (TV Movie documentary) (conductor) / (musician: trumpet)
 1995 Marsalis on Music (TV Series) (conductor)
 1990-1991 Shannon's Deal (TV Series) (composer - 12 episodes)
- Trouble (1991) ... (composer: theme music)
- Matrimony (1991) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Inside Man (1991) ... (composer: theme music)
- First Amendment (1991) ... (composer: theme music)
- Strangers in the Night: Part 1 (1991) ... (composer: theme music)
 1989 Portrait of England: Treasure Houses and Gardens (Video documentary) (musician: trumpet)
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Article: "The Duke", "Playboy" (USA), December 1999, p.142-143+238-240. See more »

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3 Interviews | 7 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

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Jazz is a music of conservation, and that's what you need in a democracy. See more »


He was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 2005. See more »

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