Wynton Marsalis Septet

Count Basie Center for the Arts

Friday, July 8 2022 from 01:30 AM to 04:30 AM


Sean Mason – Piano
Carlos Henriquez – Bass
Obed Calvaire – Drums
Chris Crenshaw – Trombone
Chris Lewis – Alto Sax
Abdias Armenteros – Tenor Sax

WYNTON MARSALIS has been described as the most outstanding jazz musician and trumpeter of his generation, as one of the world’s top classical trumpeters, as a big band leader in the tradition of Duke Ellington, a brilliant composer, a devoted advocate for the Arts and a tireless and inspiring educator. He carries these distinctions well. His life is a portrait of discipline, dedication, sacrifice, and creative accomplishment.

The sound of Wynton Marsalis’ band is inspired by the basic principals of democracy. According to Marsalis, what you hear in a great jazz band is the sound of democracy.

“The jazz band works best when participation is shaped by intelligent communication.”