Jazz Winnipeg, The Park Theatre, and the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra present:
Delfeayo Marsalis & the Uptown Jazz Orchestra
w/ Erin Propp & Larry Roy
Friday October 18
The Park Theatre
Doors 7 PM | Show 8 PM
$45 General Admission (Advance) | $25 Student - Standing
New Orleans jazz stalwarts Delfeayo Marsalis & the Uptown Jazz Orchestra perform at the Park Theatre on Friday October 18.
About Delfeayo Marsalis
Delfeayo Marsalis is understood to be one of the top trombonists, composers and producers in jazz today. Born in New Orleans to iconic jazz pianist Ellis Marsalis, Delfeayo continues an esteemed musical lineage with brothers Branford, Wynton, and Jason. In 2011, the Marsalis family were recognized with a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Award, one of the highest honours in jazz.
Delfeayo has toured internationally with his own groups, as well as those led by five renowned bandleaders: Art Blakey, Abdullah Ibrahim, Slide Hampton, Max Roach, and Elvin Jones.
In addition to his own body of work, he has long served as an educator. Working to inspire New Orleans youth through arts education, Delfeayo founded the Uptown Music Theatre in 2000 and has implemented its Kidstown After School program in three New Orleans grammar schools. In addition, he has reached over 5,000 students across the US with his Swinging with the Cool School soft introduction to jazz workshops.
The Uptown Jazz Orchestra
For this show, Delfeayo brings with him the Uptown Jazz Orchestra. The orchestra was formed in 2008 as a multi-generational ensemble of New Orleans’ finest musicians. The mission of UJO is to reach and extend jazz audiences in all communities without regard to economic class, sharing the importance of music and its history. Members of the orchestra range in experience from young students attending New Orleans area universities and schools, to respected music industry veterans.
The group is led by Delfeayo and anchored by Dirty Dozen Brass Band founder Roger Lewis on bari sax. The orchestra performs original compositions, blues and jazz standards that combine riff-playing, spontaneity, collective improvisation, and New Orleans second line groove. Individually, the musicians of UJO have championed the jazz art form in all over the world.
A portion of the proceeds from this performance will be donated to The MusicLink Foundation, a national nonprofit organization that matches music students in need with experienced teachers. To learn more about this initiative please visit the MusicLink website.
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