Wynton Marsalis, born on Oct. 18, 1961, he is a multi-talented person in the music career. He has done a lot of contribution in promoting classical and jazz music to the young audiences out there. He has won various awards in the music industry. His favorite instrument is a trumpet. He mostly plays Jazz, classical, big band, Dixieland genres music.
According to our wiki, Wynton Marsalis had been engaged in a single relationship. His first girlfriend name was Victoria Rowell. They had been in a long-term relationship. They had a son, Jasper Armstrong. Wynton had an encounter with Shirley Horn. In total, Wynton Marsalis has 3 children, Jasper, Simeon Marsalis and Wynton Marsalis Jr. He currently doesn’t have a wife and he is thus not married. Marsalis family are happily living together in a luxurious lifestyle in New Orleans. There are rumors about that Wynton Marsalis being gay, which is untrue as there is no any single evidence about him being gay.
When Wynton Marsalis was eight, he performed traditional music of New Orleans in the Fairview Baptist Church band. It was led by banjoist Danny Barker. He performed with the New Orleans Philharmonic at the age of 14. He also performed in his high school with a local funk band. Through his autobiography, he graduated from both Benjamin Franklin High School and the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts in 1979. He won the school's Harvey Shapiro Award for outstanding brass student. He moved to New York City to attend Juilliard in 1979. At this time, Marsalis received a grant from well-known music institute and studied to play the trumpet.By 1982, he was the best jazz trumpet player and was already a star.
the best jazz trumpet player and was already a star. He started to teach jazz and classical music on TV series in 1995. His television series won the ‘George Foster Peabody Award’. Marsalis has also written 5 books about Jazz and music. He opened the world's first institution for jazz in October 2004. He is currently serving as director of the Juilliard Jazz studies program.
He has won various awards for his tremendous contribution. He has won a total of nine Grammy awards. In 1997, he won the Pulitzer Prize for Music for his epic, Blood On The Fields. He has won consecutively three Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group. He also has won Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (with orchestra), Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Solo and for Best Spoken Word Album for Children. He also has his Statue Wynton in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain.
Through his biography, he is a trumpeter, composer, music educator, and director of Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City. He has a total net worth of $15 million dollars. He is credited with playing Jazz at Lincoln Center with his trumpet.
He has done several world tours and has visited more than twenty nations. He has sold numerous of copies of his recording around the world.
Wynton Marsalis was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, on October 18, 1961. According to his bio, he is current age is 55 years old. He is physically 6ft and 2in tall. His birth name is Wynton Learson Marsalis. Wynton Marsalis is the second of six sons of Delores (née Ferdinand) and Ellis Louis Marsalis, Jr. who was a pianist and music professor.