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About the book
  • Published: 15 November 2009
  • ISBN: 9780812969085
  • Imprint: Random House USA
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • RRP: $27.99

Moving To Higher Ground


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  • Pub date: 15 November 2009
  • ISBN: 9780812969085
  • Imprint: Random House USA
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • RRP: $27.99

About the Authors

Wynton Marsalis

Wynton Marsalis, the artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center, musician, educator, and composer, was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, and received his first trumpet from renowned musician Al Hirt at the age of six. Marsalis has won nine Grammy Awards, in both jazz and classical categories, and is the only artist to have won Grammy Awards in five consecutive years, from 1983 to 1987. In 1997, Marsalis’s oratorio on slavery and freedom, Blood on the Fields, became the first and, to date, only jazz composition to win the Pulitzer Prize in music.

Geoffrey Ward

Geoffrey C. Ward won the national Book Critics Circle Award in 1989. He is the author of Unforgiveable Blackness and, with Ken Burns, he is co-author of The Civil War and Jazz.


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