Mardi Gras may be over, but you can still enjoy that Carnival feeling with an authentic jazz show straight from the Big Easy! Next Thursday, New Orleans old-school jazz comes to Lincoln under the direction of trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis and anchored by Dirty Dozen Brass Band founder Roger Lewis on baritone sax. The Uptown Jazz Orchestra celebrates the musical heritage of New Orleans playing music that sings and swings with confidence and soul all night long! See it for yourself on March 14th.
Delfeayo Marsalis is an internationally acclaimed trombonist, composer, producer, educator and 2011 NEA Jazz Masters Award recipient. Known for his “technical excellence, inventive mind and frequent touches of humor” (Los Angeles Times), he is “one of the best, most imaginative and musical of the trombonists of his generation.” (San Francisco Examiner). In January 2011, Delfeayo and the Marsalis family earned the nation’s highest jazz honor: a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Award.
Marsalis has also been long involved in work as an educator. 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. Delfeayo released Live at Jazz Fest 2011 with The Uptown Jazz Orchestra, and in 2014, he took the group to Africa to perform at the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz event. In addition, he has composed over 80 songs that help introduce kids to jazz through musical theatre and has reached over 5,000 students nationally with his Swinging with the Cool School soft introduction to jazz workshops.
An immense talent with a heart for philanthropic ventures, it’s easy to see why Marsalis and the Uptown Jazz Orchestra is a must-see act! Tickets begin at $17 and may be purchased online at www.tickets.liedcenter.org.
At Fairways at Lincoln Apartments in Lincoln, Nebraska, we pride ourselves on informing our residents about all the upcoming events our beautiful community has to offer. Don’t hesitate to join this event on Thursday!
Thursday, March 14, 2019—7:30 PM
Event Venue Location:
Lied Center for Performing Arts
301 North 12th Street
Lincoln, Nebraska 68508