This was the first of four concerts that Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at
Marsalis was also presented with
The visitors were also delighted with the performance of the Cuban Jazz Band conducted by maestro Joaquin Butan which played works by internationally recognized composers like Chucho Valdes. During the event, Marsallis was presented with a painting by Geyser Manzano, Yasek Manzano’s brother.
Wynton Marsalis is a legend; since the times of Miles Davis no other trumpet player had ever given such a comprehensive performance so successfully acknowledged by the world of jazz. In
Described as an almighty musician, Wynton Marsalis also has deep passion for classical music and sound experimentation, has become a cultural promoter, social activist and educator.
One of the projects largely developed by Marsalis at the Lincoln Center since 1995 focuses on the preservation of jazz roots, the recognition of its trends, the public’s preference for jazz and new talents that emerge today, by means of concerts, contests, lectures, internships or audiovisual productions.