Wynton Marsalis is an internationally acclaimed musician, composer and bandleader, an educator and a leading advocate of American culture. He has created and performed an expansive range of music from quartets to big bands, chamber music ensembles to symphony orchestras and tap dance to ballet, expanding the vocabulary for jazz and classical music with a vital body of work that places him among the world’s finest musicians and composers.
Always swinging, Marsalis blows his trumpet with a clear tone, a depth of emotion and a unique, virtuosic style derived from an encyclopedic range of trumpet techniques. When you hear Marsalis play, you’re hearing life being played out through music.
Marsalis’ core beliefs and foundation for living are based on the principals of jazz. He promotes individual creativity (improvisation), collective cooperation (swing), gratitude and good manners (sophistication), and faces adversity with persistent optimism (the blues). With his evolved humanity and through his selfless work, Marsalis has elevated the quality of human engagement for individuals, social networks and cultural institutions throughout the world.
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra is an American big band and jazz orchestra led by Wynton Marsalis. The Orchestra is part of Jazz at Lincoln Center, a performing arts organization in New York City.
Duke Ellington & Irving Mills & Henry Nemo: Braggin in Brass
Duke Ellington: Afro-Eurasian Eclipse Suite: I. Chinoiserie
Con Conrad & Carson Robison: My Pretty Girl
Marcus Printup: Forever Swing: II. Great Love for Joe
Lester Young: Jumpin' with Symphony Sid
Neal Hefti: Sleepwalkers Serenade
Wynton Marsalis: Abyssinian Mass: Offertory
Wayne Shorter: Contemplation
John Coltrane: A Love Supreme: Resolution