In addition to winning nine Grammys, Wynton Marsalis was the first jazz musician to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music.
Tomorrow night, the trumpeter will bring his internationally acclaimed musical style to Memorial Hall.
Marsalis and his Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, which features 15 of jazz’s most famous players will perform some of Marsalis’ original compositions as well as pieces by Duke Ellington, John Coltrane and Christian McBride.
Ellen James, marketing manager for Carolina Performing Arts, said that what makes Marsalis and his orchestra stand out is that their music lends a fresher feel to the big band sound.
“Their big band music is very new and really fresh and interesting, which is why they are so compelling and why they sell out performances all over America,” she said.