Part One of the Peabody Award winning PBS program, Marsalis on Music, in DVD format. This series is hosted by world famous jazz musician and distinguished classical performer, Wynton Marsalis. With the help of his Multiple Ensembles and Tanglewood students led by Seiji Ozawa, Wynton puts a fresh spin on music and music appreciation. His playful and inspired instruction, reinforced by superb performances and exciting graphics, not only teaches the fundamentals of music, but also makes learning fun.
Part One, Marsalis on the Jazz Band, is an examination of American music from the marches of John Phillip Sousa to the jazz of Louis Armstrong.