Wynton Marsalis Septet AT JAZZ IN MARCIAC

Wynton Marsalis (trumpet), Walter Blanding (saxophone), Nash Theodore (saxophone), Mason Elliot (trombonne), Dan Nimmer (piano), Carlos Henriquez (double bass), Ali Jackson (drums); Trumpeter Wynton Marsalis has been coming to Jazz in Marciac since 1991, and has become its figurehead, always making a point of presenting an original programme. Now aged 52, he has proved himself to be a virtuoso, equally at ease with a demanding classical concerto or any era in the history of jazz, and placing his own mark on everything he plays. Regarded since the 1980s as a prodigy on his instrument, he has since affirmed his personality as a soloist, leader and composer. His mastery of improvisation and melody has earned the admiration of peers and public alike, as have his sense of swing and his determination not to cut himself off from his musical roots. His exceptional charisma has also led the locals at Marciac to take him to their hearts. (65 min)