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A giant in the music world, trumpeter Wynton Marsalis is a multi-Grammy Award winner who has been lauded for his work both in jazz and classical music.
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Marsalis was also careful not to severe his ties with his home city of New Orleans. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, he was at the forefront of reconstruction efforts, appearing in television ads and organizing Higher Ground, a benefit at Lincoln Center.
Marsalis, who has never been married, is the father of four children. He resides in New York City.
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