“He’s been such an important part of the fabric of this music, whether producing works of lasting significance for other jazz greats in the studio, sharing space with his famous family, or leading his Uptown Orchestra through a rousing set in the Crescent City…Hearing Delfeayo deliver wonderfully woozy lyrical lines, full-bore solos, and the occasional artful gliss is pure joy.” – ALL ABOUT JAZZ
A National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master (NEA) and GRAMMY® Award-Winning Producer, Trombonist and Composer, DELFEAYO MARSALIS has gained a reputation for presenting first-class shows that seamlessly combine a high level of musicianship and entertainment. In 2008, he formed the UPTOWN JAZZ ORCHESTRA, an ensemble that focuses on maintaining important jazz traditions with a repertoire ranging from New Orleans-street band songs, swing, bebop and the blues...to modern & contemporary jazz. Marsalis has toured internationally with jazz legends such as Ray Charles, Art Blakey, Max Roach, Elvin Jones and Slide Hampton, as well as leading his own groups. "Hearing Delfeayo deliver wonderfully woozy lyrical lines, full-bore solos, and the occasional artful gliss is pure joy," raves ALL ABOUT JAZZ. And DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE says Delfeayo Marsalis & The Uptown Jazz Orchestra's last two albums, "rank among the strongest big band discs of the past 10 years."