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Wynton Marsalis to Perform April 29

Story posted April 15, 2004

NOTE: This concert is sold out. Tickets will not be available at the door, and there is no waiting list.

The great jazz trumpet player Wynton Marsalis will give a concert at Bowdoin College at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 29, in Morrell Gymnasium. Doors will open at 7 p.m.

Seating is limited, and patrons are strongly advised to call in advance for ticket availability.

Tickets are $20 for the general public, $15 for members of the Association of Bowdoin Friends, and free with a Bowdoin student/faculty/staff I.D.

Tickets are available weekdays from 8:45 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. at the David Saul Smith Union information desk on campus. Call (207) 725-3375.

Members of the Association of Bowdoin Friends may purchase tickets at the McLellan Building on Union Street, weekdays from 9 a.m.-noon, or from 2:30-4 p.m. Call (207) 725-3253.

Marsalis's appearance is sponsored by the Donald M. Zuckert Visiting Professorship Fund.

Wynton Marsalis has been described as the most outstanding jazz musician and trumpeter of his generation.

He 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.

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