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Celebrity Series of Boston
Gary Dunning, President and Executive Director

Wynton Marsalis Quintet
Wynton Marsalis, trumpet
Abdias Armenteros, saxophone
Carlos Henriquez, bass
Dan  Nimmer, piano
Obed Calvaire, drums

Sunday, November 10, 2019, 8pm — Symphony Hall

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Celebrity Series Press Room 

(Boston) Celebrity Series of Boston will present the Wynton Marsalis Quintet on Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 8pm at Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA. Media partner is 89.7 WGBH. This performance is made possible in part by support from Celebrity Series LIVE PERFORMANCE! Arts for All Endowment & Innovation Funds, with generous leadership support from Donna & Michael Egan.

Tickets start at $40 and are available online at, by calling (617) 482-6661 Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., or at Symphony Hall’s Box Office, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA.

This performance marks the 23rd Celebrity Series performance for Wynton Marsalis. He made his Celebrity Series debut in 1987 with the Eastman Wind Ensemble, and he was seen most recently in spring 2019 with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and special guest Charles McPherson.

Marsalis will be joined by Abdias Armenteros, saxophone; Carlos Henriquez, bass; Dan Nimmer, piano; and Obed Calvaire, drums.

Wynton Marsalis is the Managing and Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center and a world-renowned trumpeter and composer. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1961, Marsalis began his classical training on trumpet at age 12, entered The Juilliard School at age 17 and then joined Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. He made his recording debut as a leader in 1982 and has since recorded more than 60 jazz and classical recordings, which have won him nine Grammy Awards. In 1983, he became the first and only artist to win both classical and jazz Grammy Awards in the same year, and he repeated this feat in 1984.

Marsalis is also an internationally respected teacher and spokesman for music education and has received honorary doctorates from dozens of U.S. universities and colleges. In 1997, Marsalis became the first jazz artist to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize in music; he won for his oratorio Blood on the Fields, which was commissioned by Jazz at Lincoln Center. In 2001, he was appointed Messenger of Peace by Kofi Annan, Secretary-General of the United Nations, and he has also been designated cultural ambassador to the United States of America by the U.S. State Department through their CultureConnect program.

Marsalis’ core beliefs and foundation for living are based on the principals of jazz. He promotes individual creativity (improvisation), collective cooperation (swing), gratitude and good manners (sophistication), and faces adversity with persistent optimism (the blues). With his evolved humanity and through his selfless work, Marsalis has elevated the quality of human engagement for individuals, social networks and cultural institutions throughout the world.

Program to be announced from the stage.

About Celebrity Series of Boston  
Celebrity Series of Boston was founded in 1938 by pianist and impresario Aaron Richmond. The Celebrity Series has been bringing the very best performers–from orchestras and chamber ensembles, vocal and piano music, to dance companies, jazz, and more–to Boston’s major concert halls for 81 years. The Celebrity Series of Boston believes in the power of excellence and innovation in the performing arts to enrich life experiences, transform lives and build better communities. Through its education initiatives, the Celebrity Series seeks to build a community of Greater Boston where the performing arts are a valued, lifelong, shared experience—on stages, on streets, in neighborhoods–everywhere.

Celebrity Series of Boston is grateful to our 2019-20 Season Sponsors Amy & Joshua Boger, and to the many individuals, corporations, foundations, and government agencies whose support helps fulfill our mission to present performing artists who inspire and enrich our community. Institutional supporters include the Barr Foundation through its ArtsAmplified initiative, The Boston Foundation, Stephanie L. Brown Foundation, The Catered Affair, Susanne Marcus Collins Foundation, Deloitte LLP, D.L. Saunders Real Estate Corp., Foley & Lardner LLP, Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, Liberty Mutual Foundation, The Klarman Family Foundation, Massachusetts Cultural Council, National Endowment for the Arts, Outside the Box: A Production of the Boston Arts Summer Institute, Cynthia and John S. Reed Foundation, Royal Little Family Foundation, Stifler Family Foundation, Anonymous, and many others.