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Wynton Marsalis
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Wynton Marsalis, the artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center, musician, educator, and composer, was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, and received his first trumpet from renowned musician Al Hirt at the age of six. Marsalis has won nine Grammy Awards, in both jazz and classical categories, and is the only artist to have won Grammy Awards in five consecutive years, from 1983 to 1987. In 1997, Marsalis’s oratorio on slavery and freedom, Blood on the Fields, became the first and, to date, only jazz composition to win the Pulitzer Prize in music. He is the author of To a Young... Read More

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Moving to Higher Ground
How Jazz Can Change Your Life
Written by Wynton Marsalis and Geoffrey Ward


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: September 8, 2009
Price: $16.00

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Also available as an eBook.

Moving to Higher Ground
How Jazz Can Change Your Life
Written by Wynton Marsalis and Geoffrey Ward


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: September 2, 2008
Price: $13.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.

To a Young Jazz Musician
Letters from the Road
Written by Wynton Marsalis and Selwyn Seyfu Hinds


Format: eBook, 144 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: March 12, 2009
Price: $11.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.

Exam Copy
To a Young Jazz Musician
Letters from the Road
Written by Wynton Marsalis and Selwyn Seyfu Hinds


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: November 8, 2005
Price: $12.95

In To a Young Jazz Musician, the renowned jazz musician and Pulitzer Prize—winning composer Wynton Marsalis gives us an invaluable guide to making good music–and to leading a good life.
Writing from the road “between the bus ride, the sound check, and the gig,”

Marsalis passes on wisdom gained from experience, addressed... Read more >
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