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Delfaeyo Marsalis and The Uptown Jazz Orchestra

Concerts & Performances, Events of the Week
Date Saturday, December 7, 2019, 8:00 pm Price Tickets $45 & $50 Organization Pinecrest Gardens Categories Concerts & Performances, Events of the Week
Place Pinecrest Gardens Address 11000 Red Road, Village of Pinecrest Website https://www.pinecrestgardens.org/

Trombonist and bandleader Delfaeyo Marsalis (of the famed NEA Jazz Master family) visits us from New Orleans for his first headlining performance at Jazz at Pinecrest Gardens. His hard-swinging Uptown Jazz Orchestra is a mainstay in New Orleans jazz clubs like Snug Harbor. The UJO is a big band that emphasizes groove, riff playing, and the polyphonic improvisation of the New Orleans jazz tradition. The vast majority of the musicians are Louisiana natives, and they range from extremely talented young students to respected jazz veterans, continuing the long jazz tradition of onstage apprenticeship. UJO shows are always a good time, and the band’s soulful soloists get audiences cheering throughout the set. Delfeayo Marsalis is one of the top trombonists, composers, and producers in jazz today.