Wynton Mars

Wynton Learson Marsalis was born on October 18, 1961, in New Orleans, Louisiana. The son of Ellis Marsalis and his wife, Dolores, Wynton was the second of six Marsalis boys.

Raised in a musical family that included his father, a musician and teacher, and his older brother Branford, also a jazz musician, Wynton was just 6 years old when he started playing the trumpet. Just two years later, he was a mainstay in his church band and, by age 14, began playing with the New Orleans Philharmonic.

Music continued to play a crucial role in Marsalis' life throughout high school, and at the age of 17 he became the youngest musician ever accepted into Tanglewood's Berkshire Music Center in Lenox, Massachusetts.

Marsalis followed up the Tanglewood program with a move to New York City, where he attended the Juilliard School and eventually joined Art Blakey and his band, the Jazz Messengers. His rise could only be described as meteoric and, in 1982, after having signed on with Columbia Records, Marsalis released his first album, a self-titled jazz record that was met with rave reviews.

Wynton Marsalis - Jazz in Marciac 2009
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Extended Interview with Wynton Marsalis
1. Still alive

2. Started playing the trumpet when he was 2

3.He was the first youngest at the Tanglewood's Berkshire music center

1. What age did he start learning trumpet?

2.What was he first at?

3.What date did he die?