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Due to a recurring inflammation of his lip, Wynton has been advised by his doctor to take several weeks off from playing the trumpet and so regretfully will have to cancel some of his scheduled engagements. It is Wynton’s hope that by resting now, he will avoid having this problem come up again.

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  1. I was at Wynton’s place in Manhattan in May of 06 and he was telling me about his chop problems.After he half watched some basketball game while trying to do personnel type of stuff in regards to Lincoln Center(tedious paperwork),he grabbed his horn and we sat down in 2 hard- assed chairs and he plopped down an Arbans book.The bible of all trumpet players.He proceded to open the book to page 185;the start of 14 characteristic studies.I know this particular study backwards and forwards so I closed my eyes and just listened.About the 13th measure the music goes into a triplet thing with some tricky slurring & tongue combination at mea. 14

    greg johnson on May 10th, 2007 at 1:31am

  2. I would like to extend a heartfelt “I pray that it all turns out right.” I am a trumpet player, who has had some lip issues in the past, so I can emphatize with you. I pray that it all turns out better than before. Take it easy man until then. I must say that you have changed me and millions of other musicians/ fans in this world with your awe inspiring performances and compositions. I started playing because of you and that says alot. I have meet you several times and the one thing that sticks out about you is that with or without your horn, you will always be Wynton. I think everybody likes that guy, and we will be waiting with open arms and baited breathe for your return to playing. We, are all loving the great compositions that you have been turning out lately. God Bless you Wynton!

    Jarritt A. Sheel on Jun 26th, 2006 at 4:20pm

  3. I miss Wynton so much and it has been quite some time since I have enjoyed one of his performances, and I am looking forward to him getting better an all well, the world needs him in his completeness. Health, spirit, body as it was created to be.

    Peace and Love Forever

    Linda Collier on Jun 2nd, 2006 at 9:06pm

  4. I cant wait to see a pro overcome a very big problem that college students face alot. It will give us all hope!
    You Rock…or..you swing!

    daniel on Jun 1st, 2006 at 4:10pm

  5. I met you in West Palm early in May, I stood speechless as I watched you, the greatest trumpet player of all time, but i did however take a picture. You are a very cool guy.

    West Palm on May 13th, 2006 at 11:16pm

  6. We all hope that he will follow the doctor’s order 5000% this time (he is being watched!!!), and that he will “control” himself (not like in New Orleans) during the “Essentially Ellington Festival” next week, because in the end, he must be thinking about the duration of this pleasure, his WHOLE life playing! Best of will and patience to you Maestro!

    Frederique on May 10th, 2006 at 1:24am

  7. Hope your better soon, please take the doctors wishes seriously and REST!!!!

    Neil L. King on May 7th, 2006 at 3:42pm

  8. Heal quickly, Wynton. We all can’t wait to hear your velvet sounds again soon. Here’s to your speedy recovery.

    Best wishes,

    Trent Austin

    Trent Austin on May 6th, 2006 at 12:34pm

  9. Greetings!

    Wynton, I would like to extend to you my deepest well wishes for a healthy recovery. We understand that you have engagements and people will be upset. However, health comes first! Sunday, listened to Standard Time Vol.1 as well as the entire Live at the Village Vanguard CD’s. I was reminded of your genuis, humility, and gregarious spirit that comes through in your music. The sound from your horn carried me the entire day. So, we need those lips to be fine for twenty more years. We are sure you will back, with fanfare!

    I hope to see you in Chicago!

    Danielle on May 3rd, 2006 at 11:24am

  10. Wow, I’m really sorry your under the weather- because it was a blessing to have met you at Congo Square on that beautiful Sunday afternoon. I waited patiently while admirers young and old celebrated your beloved and talented “Spirit”

    You were so gracious and sweet greeting others/myself with a hug and kiss on the cheek. Thanks Again, God Bless

    "The White Hat" on May 3rd, 2006 at 12:11am

  11. Wow! I’m really sorry your under the weather- because it was a blessing to have met you at Congo Square on that beautiful Sunday afternoon. I waited patiently while admirers young and old celebrated your beloved and talented “Spirit”
    You were so gracious and sweet greeting others/myself with a hug and kiss on the cheek. Thanks again, God Bless!

    "The White Hat" on May 3rd, 2006 at 12:03am

  12. May you fully recover this time.

    And I am confident you will be able again to transfer your trumpet playing energy, into the many beautiful endeavors that you never miss to pursue.

    Best to you during this “down” time.

    Frederique on May 2nd, 2006 at 11:59pm

  13. I share your sentiments Whitney. Like many of Wynton’s fans, we all hope for his recovery and though we may miss him not playing temporarily, he has given us more musically in the last 20 years to whet our appetite as he takes the necessary time off. My thoughts and prayers are with you Wynton in your recovery. You’ve done so much within the last year in spearheading the recovery efforts in New Orleans and keeping the focus on what still needs to be done at a time when most have moved on to other issues or simply forgotten or no longer care. I feel honored to be part of a generation that has witnessed not only your extraordinary music but also the gentleman humanitarian that leads by example and not just words. Take care of yourself Mr. Marsalis. I’m looking forward to seeing you again, healthy and on point, in the near future.

    Sonalii on May 1st, 2006 at 5:40pm

  14. Wynton has put in ALOT OF TIME playing his trumpet! A jazz major success! We all suupport him and welcome his continued writing such as congo square. In which, his conducting as an arranger is well needed.

    It is never a great idea to rush into anything when it
    is in regards to ones health. Hopefully, all will be well with Wynton in the very near future and we will continue to bless and support him.

    whitney marchelle on May 1st, 2006 at 12:13pm