Wynton Marsalis net worth

Wynton Marsalis net worth

Net Worth: $15 Million

About Wynton Marsalis

Wynton Marsalis net worth

Wynton Marsalis is a popular music personality. It has been announced that the current amount of Wynton Marsalis net worth reaches 15 million dollars, which also makes him one of the richest people in the music industry. Wynton Marsalis is a composer, trumpet player, music educator and teacher. Moreover, he is serving as an artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City, which also adds up to the total size of Wynton Marsalis net worth. Wynton Marsalis is known for promoting jazz and classical music styles to young audiences. For his work in both of these music genres, Wynton Marsalis won nine Grammy awards. His jazz effort called “Blood on the Fields” even became a winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Music. In 1986, Wynton Marsalis was chosen to perform the national anthem during Super Bowl XX.
The musician was born in 1961 in Louisiana. He was one of six boys born to Delores and her husband Ellis Louis Marsalis, Jr., who is a musician himself. Wynton Marsalis’ brothers are also involved into music, thus, all of them followed in their father’s footsteps. When he was 14 years old, Wynton Marsalis appeared with the New Orleans Philharmonic.

In his high school years, Wynton Marsalis appeared in concerts with the New Orleans Symphony Brass Quintet, New Orleans Youth Orchestra, New Orleans Community Concert Band and New Orleans Symphony. Also, he belonged to various local groups, such as The Creators.
When he was 17 years old, Wynton Marsalis started to attend Tanglewood’s Berkshire Music Center, where he became the youngest person to be accepted to study there. In 1979, Wynton Marsalis moved to New York City, where he studied at the prestigious Julliard School. Wynton Marsalis performed with such musicians as Sweets Edison, Herbie Hancock, Sarah Vaughan, Clark Terry, Sonny Rollins, Tony Williams and Ron Carter, in addition to some others.
In 1995, he started to appear on TV when PBS started his educational series called “Marsalis on Music”. In 1995, National Public Radio started his radio show called “Making the Music”. His radio and TV work was so successful that it was even awarded the George Foster Peabody Award. Thus, his TV and radio appearances not only increased the total amount of Wynton Marsalis net worth, but also earned him recognition and awards.
Wynton Marsalis has authored five books, including “Sweet Swing Blues on the Road”, “To a Young Musician: Letters from the Road”, “Jazz in the Bittersweet Blues of Life”, “Moving to Higher Ground: How Jazz Can Change Your Life” and “Jazz ABZ”. Thus, the sales of his books have also increased the overall estimate of Wynton Marsalis net worth.
In 1987, Wynton Marsalis worked on a program, which was introduced at Lincoln Center. In 1996, the program called Jazz at Lincoln Center was installed as a new part of Lincoln Center. Currently, he is working in the center as an artistic director. In addition, he is Music Director for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. In 2011, he became a cultural reporter for “CBS This Morning”.

Now you have an idea why Wynton Marsalis net worth is this huge

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