Wynton Marsalis


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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 9 wins & 27 nominations. See more awards »

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A Star Is Born Soundtrack
(2018)
(1994)
Burlesque Soundtrack
(2010)
Motherless Brooklyn Music Department
(2019)

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 2019 Motherless Brooklyn (musician: trumpet)
 2018 CBS News Sunday Morning (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
 2017 Marshall (musician)
 2016 Jackie Robinson (TV Mini Series documentary) (musician - 2 episodes)
- Jackie Robinson: Part Two (2016) ... (musician)
- Jackie Robinson: Part One (2016) ... (musician)
 2013 The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (TV Mini Series documentary) (composer - 6 episodes)
- A More Perfect Union (2013) ... (composer: theme music)
- Rise! (1940-1968) (2013) ... (composer: theme music)
- Making a Way Out of No Way (1897-1940) (2013) ... (composer: additional music)
- Into the Fire (1861-1890) (2013) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Age of Slavery (1800-1860) (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)
 2007 The War (TV Mini Series documentary) (musician - 7 episodes)
- A World Without War: March 1945 - September 1945 (2007) ... (musician: trumoet)
- The Ghost Front: December 1944 - March 1945 (2007) ... (musician: trumoet)
- FUBAR: September 1944 - December 1944 (2007) ... (musician: trumoet)
- Pride of Our Nation: June 1944 - August 1944 (2007) ... (musician: trumoet)
- A Deadly Calling: November 1943 - June 1944 (2007) ... (musician: trumoet)
 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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Other Works:

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Publicity Listings:

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

Official Sites:

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Height:

6' 5" (1.95 m)
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Personal Quote:

I know what it's really like to be called a nigger for real, by black and white people. I'm not interested in presenting that to the world as my expression. And I have to make the point to the younger people in rap, we was black in the 60s, man. We were black in 1974. We wasn't waiting for y'all to tell us what it was to be black. You're a guy from the Something Housing Project with limited ... See more »

Trivia:

Named after jazz pianist Wynton Kelly,' (1931 - 1971). Received his first trumpet at the age of six from New Orleans trumpeter Al Hirt. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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