Jazz and classical trumpeter and educator who was simply awarded the Pulitzer Reward for Music for “Bloodstream on the Areas,” his 1997 oratorio. This is the very first time a jazz documenting of its kind received the Pulitzer. He graduated having a 3.98 GPA from Benjamin Franklin SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL and became the youngest musician to get into Tanglewood’s Berkshire Music Center. He offered as maker and on-screen commentator for Ken Burns up’ “Jazz” documentary from 2001, that he elicited very much criticism and controversy. His dad was jazz musician Ellis Marsalis, Jr., and his brothers, Branford, a saxophonist, Delfeayo, a trombonist, Mboya, and Jason, a drummer, all achieved varying examples of recognition for his or her musical skills. He and Kilometers Davis continued a longstanding feud, with Davis kicking Marsalis from the stage throughout a overall performance after Marsalis attempted to unexpectedly sign up for the proceedings.