Wynton Marsalis - interview with Jamie Cullum on BBC Radio 2
Jamie Cullum showcases his love for all types of jazz, and music rooted in jazz, from its heritage to the future.
This week, he chats to the American trumpeter, composer, bandleader and music educator Wynton Marsalis about his life and incredible music career.
Wynton Marsalis, who has performed with the likes of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, Sarah Vaughan, and Herbie Hancock, speaks about his most recent collaboration with Eric Clapton. The two musicians performed an evening of blues at the New York venue Jazz at Lincoln Center, of which he is artistic director. Wynton Marsalis tells Jamie about working with Eric Clapton and how the two inspire one another.
Jamie also asks Wynton about his musical upbringing and the two discuss their different approaches to performance and composition.
Listen to Wynton’s interview with Jamie Cullum on BBC Radio 2 Play