Fri May 26 - Sun May 28 | JASON MARSALIS : A TRIBUTE TO LIONEL HAMPTION
May 26, 2023 until May 28, 2023
From a very young age it was clear that Jason Marsalis had what it took to be great. Jason is the son of pianist and music educator Ellis Marsalis and the youngest sibling of Wynton, Branford and Delfeayo. Together, the four brothers and their patriarch Ellis, comprise New Orleans venerable first family of jazz.
As a drummer who established his career on the red-hot New Orleans jazz scene, he spent more than a decade in the Marcus Roberts Trio, one of jazz’s most accomplished and stylistically encompassing ensembles, and co-founded the Afro-Caribbean jazz combo Los Hombres Calientes with percussionist Bill Summers and trumpeter Irvin Mayfield. He is a savvy producer and prolific composer as well, performing internationally with conductor Seiji Ozawa for interpretations of George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” and “Concerto in F.”
In 2000, Marsalis started to play the vibraphone on gigs in New Orleans. This evolved into yet another chapter in Marsalis’ career as he recorded on the vibes with clarinetist Tim Laughlin and drummer Shannon Powell while starting to lead his own band on vibes.
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