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Delfaeyo Marsalis and The Uptown Jazz OrchestraConcerts & Performances, Events of the Week
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.