Behind The Note Podcast
About This Show
Trumpeter Chris Davis from Chicago, IL host BehindTheNote, a podcast that gives "Advice For A Successful Music Career" by interviewing professional musicians of various backgrounds including Grammy Award winning artists and local musicians. This show was created to educate, inspire, motivate, and empower!
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68: Wynton Marsalis Talks About Leadership, Team-Building, Making Vision Reality
Wynton Marsalis joined us for Behind The Note Podcast today!
We talked many things including leadership, building a team, and turning vision into reality.
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Here is Wynton's Bio straight from his website:
Wynton Marsalis is an internationally acclaimed musician, composer, bandleader, educator and a leading advocate of American culture. He is the world’s first jazz artist to perform and compose across the full jazz spectrum from its New Orleans roots to bebop to modern jazz.
By creating and performing an expansive range of brilliant new music for quartets to big bands, chamber music ensembles to symphony orchestras, tap dance to ballet, Wynton has expanded the vocabulary for jazz and created a vital body of work that places him among the world’s finest musicians and composers.
The Early Years
Wynton was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, on October 18, 1961, to Ellis and Dolores Marsalis, the second of six sons. At an early age he exhibited a superior aptitude for music and a desire to participate in American culture. At age eight Wynton performed traditional New Orleans music in the Fairview Baptist Church band led by legendary banjoist Danny Barker, and at 14 he performed with the New Orleans Philharmonic. During high school Wynton performed with the New Orleans Symphony Brass Quintet, New Orleans Community Concert Band, New Orleans Youth Orchestra, New Orleans Symphony, various jazz bands and with the popular local funk band, the Creators.
At age 17 Wynton became the youngest musician ever to be admitted to Tanglewood’s Berkshire Music Center. Despite his youth, he was awarded the school’s prestigious Harvey Shapiro Award for outstanding brass student. Wynton moved to New York City to attend Juilliard in 1979. When he began to pick up gigs around town, the grapevine began to buzz. In 1980 Wynton seized the opportunity to join the Jazz Messengers to study under master drummer and bandleader Art Blakey. It was from Blakey that Wynton acquired his concept for bandleading and for bringing intensity to each and every performance. In the years to follow Wynton performed with Sarah Vaughan, Dizzy Gillespie, Sweets Edison, Clark Terry, John Lewis, Sonny Rollins, Ron Carter, Herbie Hancock, Tony Williams and countless other jazz
Rated 5 out of
This Is Great Advice For Musicians & All Artists!
The guest on this show are professionals and experienced in their field and for that reason the advice they give holds some serious weight! Press Play on this one and apply the advice to your own career.
Date published: 2014-06-22
Rated 5 out of
Very Informative and Entertaining as well
This is a great podcast. I'm a professional musician and I learn everytime I hear this podcast. I highly recommend it. He has some excellent guests as well.
Date published: 2014-09-12
Rated 5 out of
This is a great show for those that a pursuing the music industry for a career. Great show Chris, with lots of awesome information. Keep up the great work!
Date published: 2014-07-19