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Wynton Marsalis gets the Berlin Phil to swing | Culture & Lifestyle | Deutsche Welle | 11.06.2010
Equally at home in both the classical and jazz genres, Wynton Marsalis is one of the most renowned trumpeters and composers of our time. He is the artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City. The Berliner Philharmoniker commissioned Marsalis to compose a "Swing Symphony" for them to play together with his Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. The unique work premiered this week in Berlin, where Deutsche Welle's Laurie Schwartz was among the journalists who met up with Wynton Marsalis. More...