The Ambassador of Jazz returns to Austin for a one-night performance at the Paramount Theater on Wednesday, February 6 at 8 p.m. Marsalis is described as the most outstanding jazz musician and trumpeter of his generation, a brilliant composer and a devoted advocate for the arts. Musicians all over the nation consider him a tireless and inspiring educator. Tickets for the event are $100. Buy tickets online at stubhub.com
Wynton Marsalis Bio
Unsurprisingly, Marsalis is a New Orleans native, born in 1961. That city helped foster his relationship with music and the trumpet, although from an early age he showed an aptitude for music.
In 1997, he became the first jazz musician to win the Pulitzer Prize in music for his epic oratorio on the subject of slavery, Blood on the Fields.
Marsalis’ numerous jazz and classical recordings have sold nearly five million copies worldwide. He has taken his jazz groups to thirty countries on six continents, averaging more than 120 concerts per year for many of the past sixteen years.
Currently, Marsalis serves as the artistic director for the internationally recognized Jazz at Lincoln Center program, which he co-founded in 1987. He is the winner of eight Grammy awards for his jazz and classical recordings.
Make the Concert a Pre-Valentine’s Getaway!
With that oh-so-important lover’s holiday coming up, why not celebrate early? Knock your partner’s socks off with a mid-week getaway for some of the best music in America in one of the nation’s friendliest cities. Come to Austin for the concert and stay in a unique and romantic Austin bed and breakfast for the night. Make your Valentine’s date night spectacular!