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Wynton Marsalis performs on January 25

Jan 18, 2019 02:00AM
As part of the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival concert series, Wynton Marsalis and his celebrated 15-member Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra will perform on January 25 at First Baptist Church, 1600 South 8th Street.

Wynton Marsalis, the managing and artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center, has long been a world-renowned trumpeter and composer. Born in New Orleans, he began his classical training on trumpet at age 12, entered The Juilliard School at age 17 and then played with jazz legend Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. He made his recording debut in 1982 and has since recorded more than 60 jazz and classical albums, nine of which have won Grammy Awards. He is the first and only artist to win both classical and jazz Grammys in the same year, not once but twice.

Tickets are $90, $125, and $150, and are available online at www.ameliaislandchambermusicfestival.com.