BRUNSWICK – Wynton Marsalis, who has been described as the most outstanding jazz musician and trumpeter of his generation, will give a concert at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 29, at Bowdoin College.

Marsalis is also one of the world’s top classical trumpeters, a big band leader in the tradition of Duke Ellington, a brilliant composer, a devoted advocate of the arts, and a tireless and inspiring educator.

He has won nine Grammy Awards and earned the distinction of being the only artist ever to win Grammys for both jazz and classical records (an accomplishment he repeated in consecutive years). He is the only artist ever to win Grammy Awards in five consecutive years.

In 1997, Marsalis became the first jazz musician ever to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music for his epic oratorio “Blood on the Fields.”

The concert will be in Morrell Gymnasium; doors will open at 7 p.m. Seating is limited, so patrons are advised to call in advance for tickets. They are $20 for the general public, $15 for members of the Association of Bowdoin Friends. Tickets are available weekdays from 8:45 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. at the David Saul Smith Union information desk on campus. For more informatiion, call (207) 725-3375.


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