Delfeayo Marsalis and the University of Puget Sound Jazz Band

October 30, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
Schneebeck Concert Hall
University of Puget Sound
1500 N Warner St, Tacoma, WA 98416


Delfeayo Marsalis is one of the top trombonists, composers, and producers in jazz today. Marsalis also showcases his talent through literature and drama, and is author of the award-winning children’s book No Cell Phone Day and founder of Uptown Music Theatre (UMT). Since 2000, UMT has provided professional dramatic arts training to New Orleans youth, encouraging them to explore the world from more than one perspective and to engage with an increasingly intermingled world in an effortless way, by sharing stories through theatre, dance, and music.

Marsalis is known for his “technical excellence, inventive mind, and frequent touches of humor ….” (Leonard Feather, Los Angeles Times); he is “… one of the best, most imaginative and musical of the trombonists of his generation.” (Philip Elwood, San Francisco Examiner) In January 2011, Delfeayo and the Marsalis family (father Ellis and brothers Branford, Wynton, and Jason) earned the nation’s highest jazz honor—a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Award.