One of the most accomplished artists of his time, nine-time Grammy(r) winner Wynton Marsalis has played a key role in propelling jazz to the forefront of American culture through his virtuosic gifts and extraordinary vision. The jazz trumpeter, composer, bandleader, and classical performer has been hailed by Time Magazine as one of "America's 25 Most Influential People"--and in 1997, he became the first-ever jazz musician to win the Pulitzer Prize. Marsalis "continues to define great music-making" (The San Francisco Examiner) in this rare concert featuring an intimate setting with a small ensemble.
A co-presentation of Washington Performing Arts Society and the Kennedy Center
WYNTON MARSALIS, trumpet WALTER BLANDING, saxophone CARLOS HENRIQUEZ, bass ALI JACKSON, drums DAN NIMMER, piano JENNIFER SANON, vocals