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Happy Birthday Wynton !

Today is Wynton’s 45th birthday.
Feel free to submit your wishes to him, using the comments field to this post. :)

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  1. You can’t bet who had the most playful time….beautiful indeed!.
    I guess it is Carlito the one and only on calling Nino to his padrino.

    careba on Mar 6th, 2008 at 8:25pm

  2. A happy day with a potential new trumpeter in the wings! Thanks, Luigi. Glo!

    gloria on Mar 6th, 2008 at 4:30pm

  3. Wynton, Carlito, and George Bush!! Can’t stop dancing…

    Karen on Mar 6th, 2008 at 1:31pm

  4. hi My Prof.

    It’s always my pleasure to be able to send to you like this,i do call you my mentor cos it was wen i listern to your CD in which you played your old hummel in 1982/3,i decided to put more effort to my practice hour.

    Now by the grace of God people around me call me wynton cos i av almost the tone u produce on ur instrument,you re really my God-giving-father on my trumpet,i av been able to lay my hand on many concertos like;Haydn Concerto,Hummel Concerto,Carnival of Venise,Harmonious Blacksmith,All the Trumpet Voluntaries,and a lots of them.

    I’m a Nigerian and in Nigeria presently,i av played a lots of Orchestra Works like;The Royal FireWork,Beethoven 9th Symphony(i’m perfomin that in a concert on Thursday 25th,all the movements)

    I’m still praying tha God should help me and if i can get access to the USA,i’ll be glad to meet my mentorn and you will put me through some master classes sir

    I love you wynton and may the good Lord keep you from all evil. AMEN

    yours in the field
    akinyanju femi
    lagos nigeria

    Akinyanju Olufemi (wynton) on Oct 23rd, 2007 at 3:45am

  5. Greetings Bro Wynton;
    I’m so sorry to have missed your special day, I have been studying for an accounting exam that has taken my focus. Anyway Happy belated Birthday to you! I’m looking forward to your visit to the San Francisco bay area; I’ll keep a watchful eye on your tour dates.

    Brother Wynton, you are exactly what the improvosational music referred to as “Jazz” needed in the 21th century, thank you,thank you and thank you again.

    Your west coast most ardent supporter;
    Ramadan Aziz-fellow trumpeter!

    Ramadan Aziz on Oct 22nd, 2007 at 8:01pm

  6. Happy birthday from Italy Wynton!

    Valerio on Oct 19th, 2007 at 4:54am

  7. Wynton, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!.

    Munakuyki on Oct 18th, 2007 at 8:50pm

  8. Happy Birthday Wynton! May this special day bring all the love and happiness you so truly deserve. Your artistry continues to inspire me and I look forward to what you have in store for the future. Thank you for sharing your gifts. You are a true original. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. All the best on your birthday!


    Sonalii on Oct 18th, 2007 at 8:08pm

  9. Me tooooooooooooo!!!!!!.
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WYNTON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    All the best to you.


    ZS on Oct 18th, 2007 at 6:39pm

  10. I subscribe Careba’s words!.

    MTS on Oct 18th, 2007 at 6:35pm

  11. Happy Birthday, Wynton.

    God bless you,

    Karen on Oct 18th, 2007 at 3:24pm

  12. Happy Birthday Wynton!

    It is a beautiful day, today!
    Hope your day is full of happiness.



    Eiko Eda on Oct 18th, 2007 at 11:09am

  13. Hello Mr. Marsalis,

    Just sending a Happy Birthday wish to you. Funny enough our birthday is on the same day. I dont know if you remeber talking to me but, Im the young man from New Orleans that talked to you couple days ago on the phone about lessons in NY. Im one of the late great Alvin Batiste(Mr Bat) students. So once agan, Happy Birthday enjoy the day. Thanks for the inspiration……..

    Orrin M. WIlson on Oct 18th, 2007 at 11:07am

    Best Wishes for your special day!

    Nam myoho renge kyo,

    Anastasia on Oct 18th, 2007 at 10:06am

  15. certo Simonluca hai ragione.
    Ma se ci fai caso, stanno commentando la news dello scorso anno… ;)

    Luigi on Oct 18th, 2007 at 9:22am

  16. Tanti Auguri Wynton!!! Comunque non sono 45 ma 46!!!!
    Sei il più grande!!! Ciao Simonluca.

    simonluca on Oct 18th, 2007 at 9:11am

  17. (encore)


    Love your rhythm, and rhythm your actions
    under its law, as well as your verses,
    you are a universe of universes
    and your soul a fount of songs

    (borrowed from a better writer than me).


    careba on Oct 18th, 2007 at 8:20am

  18. Another Birthday already!! Joyeux Anniversaire ’07!!! Many Thanks for the great t-shirts added to this site! The basic black with logo will be the most popular, along with caps in solid bright colors to mix and match someday…There are People who wear Petites (must shrink shirts to size). Hope jazz fans will celebrate the new look world-wide. Happy Day! Glo.

    gloria on Oct 18th, 2007 at 7:55am

  19. ¡feliz cumpleaños Wynton !

    Marcelo on Oct 18th, 2007 at 6:21am

  20. Dear Mr.Wynton Marsalis,
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    careba on Oct 18th, 2007 at 6:12am

  21. Happy Birthday Wynton !!!!!

    Jason P. on Oct 18th, 2007 at 2:04am

  22. Hello there Wynton, I miss you much and look foward to see you sometime in the year to come and wishing you a late happy birthday wish and hope that it was all it needed to be and remember that I Linda will always love you and remember the times we had at NPR, as well as my photographs we’ve taken together.Keep the peace and the spirit that you live in.

    Love Always

    Linda Collier on Nov 10th, 2006 at 2:14pm

  23. Dear Wynton,

    I was sitting here listening to “Sister Cheryl” and realized that your birthday slipped past me this year.
    So, here is a belated birthday wish to you but no
    less heartfelt.

    Wishing you an ongoing celebration!

    Jazzy Kathy on Oct 23rd, 2006 at 3:12pm

  24. Dear Wynton,

    This is Eddie from Malaysia, I hope you can remember me, or the food in Malaysia… but most important is that I wanna thank you for making a stand for Jazz music, without you, I wouldn’t have know what’s Jazz is all about! It is a honor to meet you in person, you have no Idea how much you’ve impact my life! since I start to play trumpet, you’ve always been my hero!

    Happy belated Birthday to you!

    Eddie Wen on Oct 22nd, 2006 at 6:14pm

  25. You played UVic on your birthday Oct 18th, 2006, I sat seven rows from the font, your tpt aimed directly at my eye and ear level. Wow. You’re the man. Thanks for your easy humour.
    Good luck, man.

    Ron Wilson on Oct 21st, 2006 at 12:33pm

  26. Dear Wynton,

    12 years ago I took a girl to one of your concerts, held on your birthday at Abravenel hall in Salt Lake City. It was our first date, but we have now been married 10 years last month. Your music has been and will always be magic to us. As a trumpet player I have worn out every disc I can get my hands on of yours and will continue to do so as long as the Lord lets me hear. Thank you for the music, for the passion, for the inspiration and for your extraordinary life.

    Happy Birthday and may your horn keep swinging forever.

    Rick Tate on Oct 20th, 2006 at 9:34am

  27. Happy Birthday Wynton!

    I’m a student trumpet player, and I’m aspiring to become a professional player like yourself. The first ever record I heard with trumpet playing was one of yours, and your playing has been an inspiration to me and has driven me to practice hours upon hours.

    I can’t wait to see you perform tomorrow night (Vancouver BC). I’m sure the show will be great, and I’d love to be able to meet you after if you’ve got a couple minutes.


    Cameron Milligan on Oct 19th, 2006 at 8:13pm

  28. Happy Birthday Wynton,

    Thank you for everything. Thank you for over 20 years of outstanding contribution to the music.

    All the best

    Berlin, Germany

    Hubert on Oct 19th, 2006 at 12:19pm

  29. michael

    michael on Oct 19th, 2006 at 11:51am


    Your gig last night in Olympia was outstanding. The quintet was swinging and your performance was top notch. Maybe it was because I was in the second row (behind the little girl you kept teasing) but your live playing keeps getting better. The new material was the highlight of the night. If the rest of your upcoming album is as good, you’ve definitely hit the next plateau. Thanks for your Northwest tour stops and keep coming back; maybe you can play my town, Tacoma (Pantages Theatre?), next time around.

    Best Wishes


    Nick Kaminski on Oct 19th, 2006 at 3:17am

  31. Dear Wynton-
    Andy Sheppard, host of CBC Radio 2 After Hours jazz programme just mentioned that today is your birthday – So I really thought it would be nice to try to find a way to reach you on the Web to wish you happy birthday

    So – HAPPY BIRTHDAY WYNTON, and many more of them, with lots of that great sound reaching out to so many souls. Thanks for all of it!

    All the best
    Dave Willis

    Dave Willis on Oct 18th, 2006 at 11:02pm

  32. Wynton,

    Thank you so much for your music that has given me inspiration as a musician and joy as a human being. Have a wonderful birthday.

    Adam Loudin

    Adam Loudin on Oct 18th, 2006 at 10:59pm

  33. God Bless, and may you have many more and keep inspiring all of us to practice and keep playing gigs!!!!!

    Neil King on Oct 18th, 2006 at 9:04pm

  34. Your music has been around me since I can remember.

    Your Carnival CD made me want to play trumpet, and it still makes me want to be a better player.

    “The Magic Hour” was my first jazz CD years ago, I always wanted to be able to play in a jazz setting. To me it seemed silly to live in New Orleans and not have that ability. I am finally working on being able to improvise, and I always go back to that first CD to hear what inspired me years ago.

    Of course, when I play Cherokee it sounds nothing like when you play Cherokee.

    Success is fueled by dreams, thanks for giving so many something to dream about.

    CRoberts8 on Oct 18th, 2006 at 9:02pm

  35. Happy B-day!!

    monty on Oct 18th, 2006 at 8:46pm

  36. One more time….Happy Birthday Wynton!!!!!!
    It isn’t only your musical capacities that causes admiration;there are also, and primarily, your human qualities.
    All the best.

    MTS on Oct 18th, 2006 at 8:21pm

  37. Happy healthy respect for those hard working precious lyrical lips, which seem to be always traveling on that life renewing day, for the propagation, appreciation and enjoyment of the music.You can never be thanked enough for what you have done in that department.
    Happy Birthday that way, and many more with those lips!

    Frederique on Oct 18th, 2006 at 7:58pm

  38. Happy Birthday Wynton,

    Can’t believe you are turning 45. It seems as though it were yesterday when I discovered you in the early eighties, while listening to WCLK Jazz Radio in Atlanta. You were playing “How Deep Is The Ocean” with Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. Your extraordinary technic and fire in your tone caused me to pull over to the side of the road to await the DJ’S annoucement of who the artist was. With the revelation that it was you I ran out and bought that album and all of the others that I could find with you being featured.

    From that moment I have followed your career closely reading every article that I could find about you and I have attended almost every concert in Atlanta that you have played from Davage Auditorium@Clark Atlanta Umiversity, Wheat Street Baptist Church to the Memorial Arts Center.

    Your artistry and emphasis on the rightful place of Jazz in our culture has caused me to study the music more closely and appreciate its roots and development.

    As a recreational trumpeter, I was inspired to buy a new horn and re commit myself to the serious study of the instrument and music 10 years ago. (you’ve even provided me with a couple of tips after those times that I spoke with you after your concerts)

    You are an inspiration to many because your honesty, integrity and committment to excellence.

    Enjoy you day!

    lee on Oct 18th, 2006 at 6:40pm

  39. Happy Birthday Wynton!

    Thank you so much for all the years. When I was six years old, I watched you win your first two Grammy Awards with my family. As I grew into adulthood, I have continued to follow your career and music. One year, I taught a unit about great Black artist during the Harlem Renaissance, and who was narrorating the piece on Romare Bearden, but you! I play your music in my classrooms and hopefully it will inspire future musicians or solicit conversation. I truly appreciate your contribution to society through the arts. I look forward to seeing you at the All Rise Concert series, here in Chicago. You and your family have inspired me on multiple levels throughout my professional career. I would like to personally thank your mother and brother (Mboya) for inspiring my future Ph.D research in Special Education. I would love to meet both of you in the near future.

    Be Blessed,


    Danielle on Oct 18th, 2006 at 2:48pm

  40. Dear Wynton,

    Hamburg’s biggest fan will light a candle and his music player tonight to celebrate!

    I’ll never forget the sweetness in your gesture when, one October evening some years ago in cold Braunschweig, Germany, I gave you some photographs from Marciac that summer – and you held them to your heart, tenderly. Nor will I forget my first-ever glass of Armagnac together with you at the hotel bar in Vitoria, Spain. And of course I’ll never forget how we danced with all those young musicians till the wee hours in that barnhouse in Schleswig-Holstein after your triumphant concert of All Rise …

    Thank you for many, many, many hours of shining glory to my ears. Together, let’s sail towards maturity …

    All my best,

    Christof Rostert on Oct 18th, 2006 at 12:33pm

  41. I hope that you are enjoying your life to the fullest and that you continue to grow, in every area. Happy Birthday!

    Eustacia on Oct 18th, 2006 at 12:28pm

  42. Dear Mr. Marsalis,
    Happy Birthday from my family and I. I’m a sophomore at Loyola University Chicago and your music has truly been inspirational. Your music has helped me during my studying and I thank you for that. Thank you for blessing us with your gift.

    Mykhall Douglas on Oct 18th, 2006 at 12:18pm

  43. Happy 45th from the Fan Club… the seventies/sixties weren’t THAT long ago, were they? Passing trends passed so quickly …
    We tend to divide the works of a great, transcendent artist into different periods…
    “Blue, Rose, African, and Cubist…(analytic/synthetic)!”
    Picasso said this about having birthdays,
    “It takes a long time to grow young!”
    We are grateful, Wynton, for all you’ve accomplished and have yet to do.
    Best Wishes to you and your family from ours!
    Glo, Robert, and Jordan.

    gloria on Oct 18th, 2006 at 12:00pm

  44. Mr. Marsalis,
    God has chosen this day for the greatest trumpeter and mentor ever to live on this planet. I don’t think that the human language created a word or a phrase to express the gratitude that I have, for everything you’ve done for me and my carrier. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! You may be forty five, but you’re going to live forever!
    Chris Cigolea.

    Chris Cigolea on Oct 18th, 2006 at 10:28am

  45. “To me, fair friend, you never can be old”
    Take care.

    careba on Oct 18th, 2006 at 9:38am

  46. Felicidades en tu día!!!!
    Happy Birthday Wynton!!!!!!……and many more to come….you are very much needed!!!!.
    All the best to you.
    Que Dios te bendiga.

    careba on Oct 18th, 2006 at 9:23am

  47. Wynton, I admire your tenaciousness and your ability to inspire so many. Yours is a gift that goes far beyond your prodigious musical ability/talent. Thanks for all you do. Keep on.

    Happy Birthday Dear Hero, Happy Birthday to you.


    Jurzy Girl on Oct 18th, 2006 at 7:41am

  48. Dear Wynton,

    Your music has given me artistic inspiration for over twenty years. My heartfelt thanks for your music and all you do to inspire, encourage and help others. I feel honored to be of this generation seeing you perform. May you have an extra special happy birthday today. I look forward to seeing what the next 45 years brings! Take care and enjoy your special day!


    Sonalii on Oct 18th, 2006 at 6:56am

  49. Thanks for the inspiration! Glad you’re
    born-if not, I’d still be ALL about Mr.
    Davis. Have a good one. Happy Birthday!

    Love, Jess

    J-mack on Oct 18th, 2006 at 1:18am