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Wynton Marsalis

Wynton Marsalis
Frank Stewart

Wynton Marsalis is in town this week, performing with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra as part of the National Black Arts Festival.  Marsalis is a trumpeter, composer, teacher, music educator, and Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center—he has spent much of his life furthering the art form of jazz music. He recently spoke to our own Valerie Jackson about the concert and growing to love the artform of jazz.

In Conversation with Freddy Cole & Wynton Marsalis

Jul 20, 2014
Freddy Cole and Wynton Marsalis
Freddy Cole photo courtesy Plan B Productions, Wynton photo by Frank Stewart

In this installment of Valerie Jackson in Conversation, Mrs. Jackson has two conversations featuring two of America’s Jazz greats, Freddy Cole and Wynton Marsalis.

We speak to pianist and singer Freddy Cole about sustaining a career that spans 50 years of jazz recording and performing, as well as what it was like to be born into a jazz family with Nat King Cole as a brother while making his own name in the music business.