Grammy award-winning jazz and classical musician Wynton Marsalis is internationally known for his trumpet playing and jazz style. He's from a family of famous classically trained musicians who play, produce and compose jazz. But Marsalis is also an advocate for music education and working with young jazz musicians. He co-founded the Jazz at Lincoln Center Program and is the music director for that group's orchestra. Wynton Marsalis is in Charlotte this week to perform with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, so while he's here, he'll join us to talk about his musical roots in the Marsalis family, his thoughts about jazz and the trumpet, and we'll hear some of his music.
Wynton Marsalis - Songwriter, trumpet player, jazz and classical musician- was the first person to win Grammy Awards for both jazz and classical recordings (1983).
- A Gospel Celebration Featuring Jazz at Lincoln Center with Wynton Marsalis is Oct. 8 at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church. Details.