Wynton Marsalis Net Worth

Wynton Marsalis Net Worth 2024: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Wynton L. Marsalis net worth is
$15 Million

Wynton L. Marsalis Wiki Biography

Wynton Learson Marsalis was born on the 18th October 1961, in New Orleans, Louisiana USA, and is a trumpeter, composer, and music educator, best known for his work as a jazz artistic director at the Lincoln Center in New York City. Marsalis has won a Pulitzer Award for Music and nine Grammys. Marsalis’ career started in 1980.

Have you ever wondered how rich Wynton Marsalis is, as of mid-2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Wynton Marsalis’ net worth is as high as $15 million, an amount earned through his successful career as a leadingtrumpeter, and musician, however, Marsalis also works as a teacher, which has also improved his wealth.


Wynton Marsalis Net Worth $15 Million

Wynton Marsalis was born the second of six sons of Ellis Louis Marsalis, Jr., a pianist and music professor, and Delores. His fathers and three brothers Branford, Delfeayo, and Jason are also jazz musicians, and influenced by them, Wynton developed his love for music from an early age. When he was eight, Wynton performed at Fairview Baptist Church, and at the age of 14, he played with the New Orleans Symphony, New Orleans Youth Orchestra, and with local jazz and funk bands.

Marsalis went to Benjamin Franklin High School, from where he matriculated in 1979 and then moved to New York City to study at the famous Juilliard. While at college, Wynton supported himself beforming regular gigs, and a year later he joined the Art Barkley’s Jazz Messengers. In the following years, Marsalis played with superstars like Sarah Vaughan, Clark Terry, Herbie Hancock, Sweets Edison, Ron Carter, Sonny Rollins, Tony Williams, and Dizzy Gillespie, among others, which did his net worth no harm at all.

Marsalis was a host on the educational television series “Marsalis on Music” in 1995 on PBS, a show about classical and jazz music with the script written by Wynton himself. The series was also aired on National Public Radio, and received the George Foster Peabody Award. Wynton co-founded a jazz program in 1987 at Lincoln Center, New York, and 16 years later, he established the world’s first jazz institution with the name of Frederick P. Rose Hall. He had a notable collaboration with one of the greatest guitarists of all time, Eric Clapton, and the duo recorded an album called “Wynton Marsalis & Eric Clapton Play the Blues” in 2011.

Marsalis currently works as Music Director for Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and Artistic Director for Jazz at Lincoln Center, and is also a director of the Juilliard Jazz Studies program. Wynton has published five books: “Jazz in the Bittersweet Blues of Life”, “Sweet Swing Blues on the Road”, “Jazz ABZ”, and “To a Young Musician: Letters from the Road”. Most recently, he released “Moving to Higher Ground: How Jazz Can Change Your Life”; all have contributed to his net worth.

Regarding his personal life, Wynton Marsalis is a bachelor, and his current status is single, but he does have four children. He lives in New York City, and is a prominent philanthropist, having helped with raising over $3 million for musicians and institutions after Hurricane Katrina. Marsalis also funds a scholarship for talented musicians, and pays for their medical bills, in addition to other charitable work.

Full NameWynton Marsalis
Net Worth$15 Million
Date Of BirthOctober 18, 1961
Place Of BirthNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States
ProfessionMusician, Composer, Trumpeter, Music Educator, Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and Opera
EducationJuilliard School, Benjamin Franklin High School
ChildrenJasper Armstrong
ParentsDolores Marsalis, Ellis Marsalis Jr.
SiblingsBranford Marsalis, Delfeayo Marsalis, Jason Marsalis, Mboya Kenyatta Marsalis, Ellis Marsalis III
AwardsSchool's Harvey Shapiro Award for outstanding brass student, George Foster Peabody Award, Grammy Awards,Louis Armstrong Memorial Medal, Algur H. Meadows Award for Excellence in the Arts, Pulitzer Prize for Music, American Academy of Achievement, Arts Education Award, Frederick Douglass Medallion
Record LabelsColumbia, Sony, Blue Note
AlbumsWynton Marsalis & Eric Clapton Play the Blues (live album, 2011)
Music GroupsJazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, The Jazz Messengers, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Soon All Will Know, Pedro's Getaway, Jig's Jig, New York, NY, United States
NominationsTony Award for Best Musical, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work, Nonfiction, News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Feature Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast, Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Composition/Direction/Lyrics, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Classica...
MoviesWillie Nelson and Wynton Marsalis Play Ray Charles, Scooby-Doo! in Where's My Mummy?, Faubourg Tremé: The Untold Story of Black New Orleans, Accent on the Off Beat, Concert for Planet Earth: Rio de Janeiro 1992, Wynton Marsalis: Blues and Swing, The Best of Sessions at West 54th: Vol. 1, The N-Word...
TV ShowsCBS This Morning
1I know what it's really like to be called a nigger for real, by black and white people. I'm not interested in presenting that to the world as my expression. And I have to make the point to the younger people in rap, we was black in the 60s, man. We were black in 1974. We wasn't waiting for y'all to tell us what it was to be black. You're a guy from the Something Housing Project with limited education and now you're going to tell me what it means to be a black person in America? Man, you must really think you're in a video.
2In jazz you have the opportunity to establish your equality - based on your ability.
3"It's warm, it's intellectual, it's spiritual, it's tawdry, it's worldly, it's provincial. Anything you want, he has it in his sound. (Commenting on the influence Louie Armstrong has on Jazz).
4Jazz is a music of conservation, and that's what you need in a democracy.
5Now, one day the entire world will be the house of everyday. That's not yet, but it's what people in the arts strive for.
1Heading the inauguration of a center for music education in New York City. [October 2004]
2Has written his first book, To A Young Jazz Musician, a book of practical advice to young artists of all mediums. [October 2004]
3Honored by the Congressional Award in Washington, DC with the 2002 Horizon Award. The Horizon Award is a special recognition from the Joint Leadership of the United States Congress and the Congressional Award Board of Directors. The Horizon Award is presented to individuals from the private sectors who have contributed to expanding opportunities for all Americans through their own personal contributions, and who have set exceptional examples for young people through their successes in life.
4He was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 2005.
5Brother of Delfeayo Marsalis, Branford Marsalis and Jason Marsalis.
6Son of Ellis Marsalis.
7Became the 1st jazz artist to win the Pulitzer Prize for music in 1997
8Became the 1st musician to win Grammy Awards in both jazz & classical music categories in the same year
9Grew up in Kenner, Louisiana
10Attended the Juilliard School of Music in NYC
11Attended Berkshire Music Center at Tanglewood, in Massachusetts
12Inducted into the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame in 1996.
13Named after jazz pianist 'Wynton Kelly' (1931 - 1971). Received his first trumpet at the age of six from New Orleans trumpeter Al Hirt.
14Father, with Victoria Rowell, of son Jasper Armstrong Marsalis.
15He has 2 sons with Candace Stanley.
16Attended the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts

Music Department

Jackie Robinson2016TV Mini-Series documentary musician - 2 episodes
The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.2013TV Mini-Series documentary composer - 6 episodes
ProhibitionTV Mini-Series documentary music arranger - 2 episodes, 2011 musician - 1 episode, 2011
Live from Lincoln Center2010TV Series musician - 1 episode
Louis2010Trumpet / musician / orchestrator
The War2007TV Mini-Series documentary musician - 7 episodes
Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson2004Documentary musician: trumpet
Sugar Ray Robinson: The Bright Lights and Dark Shadows of a Champion1998TV Movie documentary conductor / musician: trumpet
Marsalis on Music1995TV Series conductor
Shannon's Deal1990-1991TV Series composer - 12 episodes
Portrait of England: Treasure Houses and Gardens1989Video documentary musician: trumpet


Copland & Marsalis2016Video
Jackie Robinson2016TV Mini-Series documentary 2 episodes
Renée Fleming: Christmas in New York2014TV Movie music arranged by
Prohibition2011TV Mini-Series documentary 1 episode
The Silver Rights Movement2008Video documentary
The War2007TV Mini-Series documentary 7 episodes
Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson2004Documentary
Sugar Ray Robinson: The Bright Lights and Dark Shadows of a Champion1998TV Movie documentary
Tune in Tomorrow...1990
Shannon's Deal1990TV Series
Shannon's Deal1989TV Movie
This Is America, Charlie Brown1988TV Mini-Series 1 episode


The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2016TV Series performer - 1 episode
Bi no tsuboTV Series 1 episode, 2013 performer - 1 episode, 2013
Late Show with David Letterman2011TV Series performer - 1 episode
Burlesque2010/Iperformer: "Black Bottom Stomp", "New Orleans Bump"
Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson2004Documentary arranger: "Morning Song", "High Society", "Weary Blues", "We'll Meet Again", "Rattlesnake Tail Swing", "Fire in the Night", "Deep Creek", "New Orleans Bump", "Careless Love", "Buddy Bolden's Blues", "Smokehouse Blues", "Sidewalk Blues", "Elgin Mills", "Eyes Around the Corner", "Go, Possum, Go", "Dark Heart Beat", "Mr. Mann", "After the Dead", "Sing On", "Black Bottom Stomp", "King Porter Stomp", "Courthouse Bump", "Big Lip Blues" / performer: "Ghost in the House", "The Galveston Rag"
Crossing Jordan2002TV Series performer - 1 episode
O kalyteros mou filos2001writer: "Jungle Fever"
De zee die denkt2000"Brandenburg Concerto no. 2 in F majeur"
Liberty! The American Revolution1997TV Mini-Series performer: "Brave Wolfe"
Rosewood1997performer: "Tom Cat Blues" / writer: "Sylvester's Blues", "Tom Cat Blues", "New Year's Eve Fiddle Music"
It Could Happen to You1994performer: "Swingdown, Swingtown" / writer: "Swingdown, Swingtown"
Jungle Fever1991performer: "The Seductress" / writer: "The Seductress"
Tune in Tomorrow...1990performer: "Chewin' Fat", "Sunsetting In The Bayou", "Mama Leona", "I Can't Get Started", "Uptown Top Table Rap", "Sceond Street Line Hot Hoppin'", "Crescent City Crawl" / writer: "Chewin' Fat", "Sunsetting In The Bayou", "Mama Leona", "Uptown Top Table Rap", "Sceond Street Line Hot Hoppin'", "Crescent City Crawl"
Sing Yourself Silly!1990Video short performer: "Put Down the Duckie" 1986 - uncredited


48 Hours Presents: The Whole Gritty City2014TV SeriesHost (2014)
North Sea Jazz Festival2007TV Movie Himself
Scooby-Doo in Where's My Mummy?2005VideoCampbell (voice)
Live from Lincoln Center2004TV SeriesTrumpet
The Chris Rock Show2000TV SeriesGuest - Himself
Talking with David Frost1997TV Series
Tune in Tomorrow...1990The Wynton Marsalis Band


This Is Ragtime: The Birth of American MusicTV Movie documentary production advisor pre-production
Jazz2001TV Mini-Series documentary consultant - 4 episodes


Bolden!2015executive producer
Faubourg Tremé: The Untold Story of Black New Orleans2008Documentary executive producer
Wynton Marsalis: Rebuilding the Soul of America2007TV Special executive producer


Alter ego2004Short


Miles Ahead2015the producers wish to thank
On the Road2012thanks
Killing Them Softly2012special thanks


Find Your Groove2017Documentary filmingHimself
CrescendoDocumentary filmingHimself
Tony Bennett Celebrates 90: The Best Is Yet to Come2016TV MovieHimself
Geordie Jazz Man2016DocumentaryHimself
Nicky and Wynton: The Making of a Concerto2016TV Movie documentaryHimself
American Graduate Day2016TV MovieHimself
Chasing Trane: John Coltrane Feature Documentary2016DocumentaryHimself
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2016TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
60 Minutes2006-2016TV Series documentaryHimself - Musician (segment "Little Jazz Man") / Himself - Correspondent (segment "The Virtuoso") / Himself (segment "Wynton") / ...
CBS This Morning2012-2015TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest / Himself - Correspondent
Wynton Marsalis: A YoungArts Masterclass2014TV Movie documentary
Healed: Music, Medicine and Life with MS2014Documentary
Masterclass2013TV SeriesHimself
Charlie Rose1998-2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf2012TV SeriesHimself
Live from Lincoln Center2006-2011TV SeriesHimself
Wynton Marsalis and Eric Clapton Play the Blues: Live from Jazz at Lincoln Center2011VideoHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1994-2011TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Musical Guest
Tavis Smiley2005-2011TV SeriesHimself
On the Shoulders of Giants: The Story of the Greatest Team You Never Heard Of2010DocumentaryHimself
An Evening with Wynton Marsalis and Willie Nelson2009TV MovieHimself - Trumpet, Vocals
The Mark Twain Prize: Bill Cosby2009TV MovieHimself
Deutschland, deine Künstler2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Icons Among Us2009Documentary
D.L. Hughley Breaks the News2009TV SeriesHimself
Live from Jazz at Lincoln Center New York City2008VideoHimself
The Colbert Report2008TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1992-2008TV SeriesHimself
Faubourg Tremé: The Untold Story of Black New Orleans2008DocumentaryInterviewee / Musician
Black Magic2008TV Mini-Series documentaryNarrator
Bill Gottlieb: Riffs2008DocumentaryHimself
4Chosen: The Documentary2008DocumentaryHimself
Christmas Glory: In the Key of Love2007TV Special
Wynton Marsalis: Rebuilding the Soul of America2007TV Special
Iconoclasts2007TV Series documentary
The Daily Show2004-2007TV SeriesHimself
Live from Abbey Road2007TV SeriesPerformer
Michael Parkinson's Greatest Entertainers2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
9/11 Memorial from Ground Zero, 5th Anniversary2006TV MovieHimself
American Creole: New Orleans Reunion2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts2006TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
A Trumpet at the Walls of Jericho2005Documentary
Dusty Wright's Culture CatchCulture Catch2005TV SeriesHimself
Newport Jazz Festival2005TV Movie
New Year's Eve with Carson Daly2005TV MovieHimself - Guest
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts2005TV SpecialHimself - Performer
HARDtalk Extra2005TV SeriesHimself
A Concert for Hurricane Relief2005TV SpecialHimself
Soundmix: Five Young Musicians2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
The N Word2004DocumentaryHimself
Tribeca Film Festival Presents2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Great Performances1991-2003TV SeriesHimself
The Marsalis Family: A Jazz Celebration2003TV MovieHimself
July 4th: a Musical Celebration2002TV SpecialHimself
It's Black Entertainment2002TV Special documentaryHimself
Soul Food2001TV SeriesHimself
Walk on By: The Story of Popular Song2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Traveling Miles: Cassandra Wilson2000Documentary
Ellis Marsalis, Jazz Is Spoken Here2000Documentary
Celebrate the Century1999TV Mini-Series documentarySpecial Appearance
I'll Make Me a World1999TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The 41st Annual Grammy Awards1999TV SpecialHimself
Essence Awards1998TV SpecialHimself
Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon1997TV SeriesHimself
Sessions at West 54th1997TV Series documentaryHimself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts1996TV Special documentaryHimself
The South Bank Show1996TV Series documentaryHimself
Marsalis on Music1995TV SeriesHimself
Swing Into Christmas1995TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Masters of American Music1995TV Mini-SeriesHimself
1993 Essence Awards1993TV SpecialHimself
New Orleans Live!1992TV MovieHimself
Baroque Duet1992TV Movie documentaryHimself
Jazz at the Smithsonian: Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers1991DocumentaryHimself
Today1991TV SeriesHimself
The Dick Cavett Show1991TV SeriesHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show1990TV SeriesHimself
Sesame Street1986-1989TV SeriesHimself
American Masters1989TV Series documentaryHimself
The 3rd Annual Soul Train Music Awards1989TV SpecialHimself
Lou Rawls Parade of Stars1988TV SeriesHimself
Art Blakey: The Jazz Messenger1988DocumentaryHimself
Sesame Street, Special1988TV MovieHimself (segment "Put Down the Duckie")
Saturday Night Live1987TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Ebony/Jet Showcase1986TV SeriesHimself
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood1986TV SeriesHimself
Super Bowl XX1986TV SpecialHimself - National Anthem Performer
An All-Star Celebration Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.1986TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1984TV SeriesHimself
The 26th Annual Grammy Awards1984TV SpecialHimself
History of Jazz1984TV Series documentaryHimself - Narrator

Archive Footage

60 Minutes2011-2016TV Series documentaryHimself - Musician (segment "Little Jazz Man") / Himself (segment "Wynton")
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood2001TV SeriesHimself
Sing Yourself Silly!1990Video shortHimself

Won Awards

2000GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Spoken Word Album For Children

Nominated Awards

2013EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding Feature Story in a Regularly Scheduled NewscastCBS This Morning (2012)
1996GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for TelevisionFor "Buggy Ride".
1996Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Performance in an Educational/Informational Youth or Children's Series/SpecialMarsalis on Music (1995)
1993CableACECableACE AwardsPerformance in a Music Special or SeriesNew Orleans Live! (1992)
1992Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Classical Program in the Performing ArtsGreat Performances (1971)
1990Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Classical Program in the Performing ArtsLive from Lincoln Center (1976)

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