Wynton Marsalis

Read Aretha Franklin’s Incredible All-Caps Emails to Wynton Marsalis

Jazz trumpeter and pontificator Wynton Marsalis has known Aretha Franklin since the '80s. Upon meeting her, he writes in a new Billboard essay celebrating the Queen of Soul,…
Andy Cush / August 22, 2018

Wynton Marsalis Responds to Rap Criticism Controversy With 2200-Word Statement

In a lengthy Facebook post, virtuoso trumpet player, composer, and self-appointed gatekeeper of jazz music Wynton Marsalis has responded to criticism over the comments he made…
Winston Cook-Wilson / May 23, 2018

Wynton Marsalis Thinks Rap Is “More Damaging Than A Statue Of Robert E. Lee”

Wynton Marsalis is a trumpeter, composer, and Pulitzer Prizewinner. He’s also built himself a longtime reputation as a jazz purist, one who refuses to integrate…
Tom Breihan, Stereogum / May 22, 2018