Wynton Marsalis: Oh, man, I’ll never forget that. I was a senior in high school, and I had flown up to New York to audition. First, I sent a tape, and my teacher was a guy named George Jansen, and he had studied with a teacher at Juilliard, whose name is William Vacchiano. Vacchiano is still alive, but my teacher George Jansen is not, he’s dead and he was telling me about Vacchiano. And, coming to New York I had all my little orchestral excerpts, The Pines of Rome, Pictures at an Exhibition, the Brandenburg Concerto No. 2, and the Hummel trumpet concerto, the Haydn, all the difficult trumpet repertoire. I came in the room, and Vacchiano was there, and Trotto and Gerald Schwartz. I had Gerald Schwartz’s albums of cornet solos. I really liked the way he played. I walked in the room and they were standing there, and I was nervous. I was in New York! That alone had me! Like, man! And I pulled my horn out. They had heard the tape of me playing, so they said, “Play whatever you are going to play. ” So, I think I started off playing an excerpt from Pictures at an Exhibition. So they listened, and I thought I must not be sounding good! I started getting paranoid. They said, “Play the Hummel trumpet concerto.” I knew my music from memory. So they say, “Yeah, play some of the Second Brandenburg.” So I played a little bit of the Second Brandenburg. When I finished, they said “Okay, bye.” But before I left, Vacchiano said, “Tell George Jansen that he was right.” I didn’t know what he was talking about, so I just said, “Okay.” I was real nervous.