NEA Jazz Master, 9x-GRAMMY® Award-Winner & 32x-GRAMMY® Nominated Trumpeter, Composer & Bandleader WYNTON MARSALIS has been described as the most outstanding jazz musician & trumpeter of his generation, as one of the world?s top classical trumpeters, and a brilliant composer & bandleader. His life is a portrait of discipline, dedication, sacrifice, and creative accomplishment. Wynton Marsalis has won 9 coveted GRAMMY® Awards. In 1983 he earned the distinction of being the only artist ever to win GRAMMY® Awards for both jazz and classical records (an accomplishment he astonishingly repeated in 1984) and he is the only artist ever to have won GRAMMY® Awards in 5 consecutive years (1983-1987). In 1987, Wynton Marsalis co-founded a jazz program at Lincoln Center and under his leadership the program has developed an international agenda with up to 400 events annually in 15 countries. Wynton has produced over 60 albums and has sold over 7 million albums worldwide – including 3 Gold Albums.
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