Delfeayo Marsalis & the Stanford Jazz Workshop Sextet
Wednesday, Aug 06, 2008 8:00 PM PDT
Stanford University Dinkelspiel Auditorium, Palo Alto, CA
"...there's another Marsalis who may be on the verge of attaining wide recognition: trombonist Delfeayo (who) ranks among the more accomplished jazz instrumentalists today...lacing particular emphasis on swing rhythm and robust-but-accessible solos." -- Chicago Tribune
From New Orleans, trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis is the third youngest member of the renowned Marsalis family. A graduate of the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts as well as Berklee College of Music, Delfeayo first established himself as a producer, working with artists such as Terence Blanchard, Harry Connick Jr. and Nicholas Payton (as well as brothers Branford & Wynton). As an instrumentalist and session player, he earned numerous credits recording and touring with Art Blakey, Elvin Jones, Slide Hampton & Max Roach, and his compositions have been featured in television, film and theatrical productions. A frequent clinician and lecturer, he founded the Uptown Music Theatre in 1997 to provide 8-12th grade youth with training and performance opportunities. Most recently, Marsalis led a tribute to Louis Armstrong at the Minnesota Orchestra Hall that included new arrangements written by Delfeayo, as well as performances of Armstrong’s own charts. Marsalis’ Stanford Jazz concert program will be a mix of mainstream jazz and standards, augmented by original songs contributed by several members of the ensemble.