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Composer: Marsalis, Wynton (b. 1961)

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Year of birth1961
NationalityUnited States
Period20th century
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St LouisMarsalis Swing Symphony

Bernstein, Marsalis
Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra; David Robertson; Wynton Marsalis
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Marsalis' 'cool' new Violin Concerto at the Kennedy

Nicola Benedetti © Simon Fowler
Nicola Benedetti gives energetic rendition of Marsalis' Violin Concerto.
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‘It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing'

Wynton Marsalis © Janusz Kawa
The Sydney Symphony invited a Big Band, the Jazz at the Lincoln Center Orchestra with its leader, Wynton Marsalis to join forces for a week, and in this concert, the delighted audience quickly realised that ‘all you gotta do is swing’.
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An American Journey... with Elvis on bassoon

Peter Whelan: Dead Elvis © Hebrides Ensemble
Always with an eye for the unusual, The Hebrides Ensemble surpassed themselves brilliantly with a lively programme of Amerian influenced music, including Elvis on bassoon.
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