Wynton Marsalis
Wynton Marsalis

The best-known of today's jazzmen, trumpeter Wynton Marsalis has gone from an apprenticeship with The Jazz Messengers to a position of unprecedented power and influence on the scene. Through his stewardship of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, frequent tours and public pronouncements he has set himself up as the arbitrator of real jazz, a position which has gained him as many detractors as defenders.