Wynton Learson Marsalis, a great American trumpeter and composer, was born in 1961. Wynton Marsalis is regarded as one of the most important jazz musicians in history. Wynton Marsalis is also among the world's leading instrumentalists in classical music. He is Musical Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center. Wynton Marsalis is an expired teacher and music educator. His life has been an example of perseverance and enormous accomplishments in both classical music and jazz.