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Wynton Marsalis, the classical modern jazz superstar
Wynton Marsalis is one of two siblings who've both become modern jazz music giants – although there's nothing modern about Wynton. He's a world-renowned jazz trumpeter who has stayed strictly within the boundaries of what he deems to be "classical" jazz. His astonishing career has seen him win almost a dozen Grammy Awards, and he was the first jazz artist to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music for an album release. Any time you see him about to perform near you is a good time to buy or sell Wynton Marsalis tickets on StubHub – he's one of the most popular performing artists in the jazz music universe.
An exceptional and rare jazz trumpet talent
Although Wynton Marsalis is primarily known as a jazz artist, he was also classically trained at the famed Juilliard school of music. His talent is so prodigious that he managed to win Grammy Awards in both the classical and jazz categories in a single year at the age of only 22. His brother Branford Marsalis is an equally talented jazz musician, who has carved a similarly stellar career as a jazz saxophonist. He began his professional career playing in legendary jazz drummer Art Blakey's big band on a tour of Europe, and then becoming a permanent member of The Jazz Messengers, an influential jazz combo led by Blakey that performed for over 30 years until 1990. It was also with Blakey that he made the first of his many recordings that were to become so widely recognised across the world of jazz. In the 1980s, he formed a jazz quintet with his brother Branford, plus Kenny Kirkland, Jeff Watts and Charnett Moffat. The band lasted for a good few years, until Branford left to play with Sting, who was busy launching his own highly successful light jazz career. He's an absolute master of his instrument, and if you're a lover of the jazz trumpet, you won't need any further encouragement to grab Wynton Marsalis tickets when you see them.
Collaborations with jazz and blues-rock giants
Wynton Marsalis has played with many other great jazz musicians, collaborating in true jazz tradition from the very start of his career. His very first tour as a solo artist was with keyboard maestro Herbie Hancock, and he has continued in this spirit, moving on to encourage up-and-coming young jazz artists by helping to establish the Lincoln Centre in New York's summer Classical Jazz series in 1987. He also became the musical director of the Jazz at Lincoln Centre Orchestra. He has also collaborated outside of the jazz genre, teaming up with blues and rock guitar legend Eric Clapton for a recorded live performance, once again at the Lincoln Centre. He has gone on to become one of jazz music's most important ambassadors and has taken up many academic posts and professorships, including at Cornell University. Any of his concerts are bucket list items for jazz fans, and when they occur around your part of the UK, you'll find Wynton Marsalis tickets right here on StubHub.
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