Wynton Marsalis

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by Wynton Marsalis

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18 October 1961, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Marsalis took up the trumpet at the age of six, encouraged by his father, Ellis Marsalis, a pianist, composer and teacher. His brothers, Jason Marsalis, Delfeayo Marsalis and Branford Marsalis are also musicians. Before entering his teenage years he was already studying formally, but had simultaneously developed an interest in jazz. The range of his playing included performing with a New Orleans marching band led by Danny Barker, and playing trumpet... Read more

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jazz
trumpet
bebop
cool jazz
instrumental
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