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Jazz Musician/Composer Wynton Marsalis Participates in Q&A with DU Students

Renowned jazz musician and composer Wynton Marsalis will meet and participate in a question-and-answer session with Mary Pappert School of Music students today at Duquesne University.

One the most outstanding jazz musicians and trumpeters of his generation, Marsalis is credited with helping to bring jazz back to the center stage in the United States.  He has won Grammy Awards for his recordings, and his composition Blood on the Fields garnered him the 1997 Pulitzer Prize for Music, marking the first time that honor was presented to a jazz musician.

Marsalis is the music director and plays trumpet for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, and hosts the Peabody Award-winning radio series Jazz at Lincoln Center with Wynton Marsalis.

Media who are interested in attending the Q&A should call Rose Ravasio in Public Affairs at 412.396.6051 to arrange an interview and parking.

Thursday, April 19, 3-3:40 p.m.

PNC Recital Hall, Mary Pappert School of Music, Duquesne University

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