Wynton’s phone message to the Marines in Tampa
Greg Johnson, a trumpet player and Marine in Tampa, Florida, has known Wynton for several years. He called Wynton before the holidays to see if he could record a phone message to a group of Marines who were shipping out to Iraq shortly. The time also coincided with the Marines birthday.
The recording was made for 800 Marines in Tampa, Florida, November 13th, 2004.
Greg played the recorded message for the troops that evening before they shipped out and he said it had a huge effect on them; their eyes swelled and it was very silent at the end of the message. He mentioned that some of them didn’t even know who Wynton was but that his message brought tears to their eyes.
Before they left, Greg played some of Wynton’s music later so the men and women could hear him blow!!
Listen to Wynton’s phone message to Marines: Play