Wynton Marsalis

Monday, June 28, at the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Gotham Road, with the Subtones and G-13 The Symposium, 11794 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 30, 216-228-6300
Wynton Marsalis
Wynton Marsalis
Like him or not, trumpeter Wynton Marsalis remains one of the most recognized and respected ambassadors of American jazz over the past 20 years. His take on the art form is seen as overtly puritanical by some critics, but there's no denying his influence across the genre and beyond. Though he's no longer the "young lion" of yore (circa his 1980 debut with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers), Marsalis's youthful zeal has matured into a dedicated furthering and defending of America's musical education. Even with multiple Grammys, the Pulitzer-winning oratorio Blood on the Fields, and a prominent role in Ken Burns's landmark documentary, Jazz, already under his belt, Marsalis's work is far from over.
Scroll to read more Music News articles
Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state.
Help us keep this coverage going with a one-time donation or an ongoing membership pledge.


Join Cleveland Scene Newsletters

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.