Wynton Marsalis

Quick Facts

  • Trumpeter and composer
  • Director of Jazz at Juilliard since 2014
  • His father, Ellis Marsalis was pianist and jazz teacher, and his mother was a jazz singer. Three brothers are also jazz musicians.
  • Started studying trumpet at age of 12
  • At age of 17, attended Tanglewood Music Center and Juilliard.
  • At age 22, he was the only musician to win Grammy Awards in both jazz and classical categories.
  • Was first jazz musician to win Pulitzer Prize for his oratorio, Blood on the Fields.
  • Has won many awards, has sold millions of copies of recordings, has toured in 30 countries.


  • Wynton Marsalis poster (PDF)

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