Archive for October, 2010

Live at WWOZ: Delfeayo Marsalis

October 22, 2010

Live at WWOZ: Delfeayo Marsalis


Delfeayo Marsalis
Monday, October 25, 2010 at 6:00pm

Live from the WWOZ Studio

On Monday, October 25, 2010, trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis and members of the Uptown Jazz Orchestra will be at WWOZ’s studios performing live on air beginning at 6 p.m. during Jazz from the French Market with Charles Burchell. Tune in on air or online and don’t miss this very special performance by New Orleans jazz royalty.

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About Delfeayo Marsalis

New Orleans native Delfeayo Marsalis has been performing on trombone since age 13 and producing records since he was 17, and he has won numerous awards for both.

As a trombonist, Delfeayo has toured internationally with legendary jazz artists Art Blakey, Abdullah Ibrahim, Elvin Jones, Slide Hampton and Max Roach, as well as touring with his own modern jazz ensemble. A mainstay on the New Orleans modern jazz scene, he has released three solo albums to critical acclaim, Pontius Pilate’s Decision in 1992, Musashi in 1997, and Minions Dominion in September 2006.

Delfeayo has been involved with educating youth in various developmental programs for several years, serving as director of the Foundation for Artistic and Musical Excellence summer program in Lawrenceville, NJ from 1998 to 2002.  He also founded Uptown Music Theatre.  Each year, Uptown Music Theatre commissions an original children’s musical. Since 2000, UMT has created a body of work that presents fresh, contemporary themes in family entertainment that are uplifting and educational.

On January 18, 2011, Troubadour Jass Records will release Delfeayo Marsalis’ Sweet Thunder (Duke & Shak), newly orchestrated tunes from Duke Ellington’s Shakespeare Suite. The New Orleans based non-profit Uptown Music Theatre will present Mr. Marsalis’ tour named Sweet Thunder.  Sweet Thunder is a theatrical jazz production that pairs William Shakespeare’s wonderfully poetic words with Duke Ellington’s unparalleled jazz compositions in a unique collaboration.

From Symphony to Jazz to Kids!

October 20, 2010

From Symphony to Jazz to Kids! will wow you on October 27th, 2010, from 7-10pm at Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts. The stellar benefit concert will raise funds to support the Early Childhood & Family Learning Foundation’s work in New Orleans’ most challenged communities.

The concert will include performances by Ellis Marsalis, Delfeayo Marsalis, Ronnie Kole, Leah Chase Kamata, Dr. Michael White, and more as well as tributes to Pete Fountain, Fats Domino, Mahalia Jackson, and others. Delfeayo Marsalis and Lois Duplantier will direct the performance. Expect a surprise performance by a surprise guest!

For further information, please contact Phyllis Landrieu, Development Consultant, at (504) 523-1193 or

For tickets:

Mahalia Jackson Theater of the Performing Arts

Louis Armstrong Park, 801 N. Rampart, New Orleans, LA  70116