Delfeayo Marsalis and Uptown Jazz Orchestra to stream live Nov. 20

November 09, 2020

UNIVERSITY PARK—A livestreamed concert by musical-family-dynasty trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis and Uptown Jazz Orchestra has been rescheduled to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20. The Oct. 30 event was postponed due to a power outage in New Orleans — where the performance will take place — caused by Hurricane Zeta.

Visit the Center for the Performing Arts online for more information about the free presentation.

The musicians will perform selections from their recent CD “Jazz Party,” as well as a variety of street-brass compositions.

The program is part of the Center for the Performing Arts “Up Close and Virtual” fall season. Contributions from the members of the center and a grant from the University Park Student Fee Board help make the program free of charge. The Glenn and Nancy Gamble Endowment provides additional support.

“We can look forward to an engaging, exciting and uplifting performance,” said center Director George Trudeau.

Marsalis is one of the top trombonists, composers and producers in jazz. 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 2011, Delfeayo and the Marsalis family (father Ellis and brothers Branford, Wynton and Jason) earned the country’s highest jazz honor — a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Award.

Geisinger and Northwest provide support for virtual presentations by the Center for the Performing Arts.

For more information about forthcoming season events, visit “Up Close and Virtual.”

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Last Updated November 09, 2020