African American Hero of the Day

African American Almanac
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What virtuoso trumpet player is highly respected for his command of everything from classical to jazz and for his insistence on keeping jazz in its pure form and not introducing other elements, such as rock stylizations, into it?

  • Born in New Orleans, he received training at Juilliard.
  • He won the first non-classical Pulitzer Prize for his oratorio Blood on the Fields.
  • He has created collaborations with the New York City Ballet.
  • He co-founded the Lincoln Center Jazz Ensemble.

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