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Wynton Marsalis is a trumpeter, composer and artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center. He has promoted jazz music to young audiences. He has won nine Grammy Awards, and his jazz composition Blood on the Fields won the Pulitzer Prize for Music. He is the only artist to win a Grammy Award in classical and jazz in the same year.
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Wynton Marsalis was the first family member to achieve national fame. He was given his first trumpet by Hirt when he was only six years old and studied both classical music and jazz. Although he played with Danny Barker’s Fairview Baptist Church Band and was featured with the New Orleans Philharmonic at age 14, his early musical jobs were mostly in rhythm-and-blues (R&B) and funk bands.
Family and Personal Life
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Wynton Marsalis has never been married. He romantically dated Candace Stanley for many years but never got married. She was a computer scientist. They share two children, Wynton Jr., and Simeon. He then dated actress Victoria Rowell. She was known for her role in the soap opera ‘The Young and the Restless.’ They dated for a few years, and they welcomed a son named Jasper. He is also an actor.
|Children/Kids||Yes (Wynton Jr, Simeon, Jasper)|
Nationality, Net Worth and Other Facts
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|Full/Real Name||Wynton Learson Marsalis|
|Age (as of today)||61 years|
|Date of Birth||October 18, 1961|
|Place of Birth||New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.|
|Height||1.65 m, 5 feet 5 inches|
|Weight||62 kg, 136.5 lbs|
|Net Worth / Wealth||$18 Million|
|Occupation||Composer, Educator., Musician|
Height, Weight, and Age
Wynton Marsalis' height is pretty average measuring 1.65 m. Wynton Marsalis weighs 62 kg. Being born on October 18, 1961, translates to an age of 61 years as of todays date (June 4, 2023).
A musician’s whole life is to listen.Wynton Marsalis
I play piano and drums very poorly and French horn and tuba all equally as bad.Wynton Marsalis
Everything comes out in blues music: joy, pain, struggle. Blues is affirmation with absolute elegance. It’s about a man and a woman. So the pain and the struggle in the blues is that universal pain that comes from having your heart broken. Most blues songs are not about social statements.Wynton Marsalis
Many of our greatest musicians abandoned all of their aesthetic objectives to try to become pertinent. And, at the end of the day, they never became pop stars. I counter stated that very strongly, and I continue to do that.Wynton Marsalis
When people dress well, they play well.Wynton Marsalis