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Jazz great to present master class and later perform in concert with his ensemble
Bethlehem, Pa., August 23, 2006—Jazz trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis will perform at Moravian College on Friday, September 15 at 7:30 p.m. in Foy Concert Hall. Marsalis and his ensemble will present selections from his latest CD, Minions Dominion. He also will conduct a master class on Friday at 10:30 a.m. to offer a performance critiques and of area musicians, while providing insight into the techniques that made him a jazz great.
The younger brother of jazz greats Wynton and Branford Marsalis, and son of legendary Ellis Marsalis, Delfeayo is considered to be one of the freshest modern voices on the trombone, was born in New Orleans on July 28, 1965. He began studying trombone at age 13, and attended the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts high school. He was classically trained at the Eastern Music Festival and Tanglewood Institute. In 1983, he performed Gordon Jacob’s Trombone Concerto with the New Orleans Philharmonic and received the Outstanding Performance Award from the Jefferson Performing Arts Society for his presentation of Marcello’s Sonata #6. After producing his first recording at age 17, Marsalis attended the prestigious Berklee College of Music, majoring in both performance and audio production. He has since produced over 75 major-label recordings, several of which have received Grammy awards and nominations.
Marsalis has toured internationally with legendary jazz artists Art Blakey, Abdullah Ibrahim, Elvin Jones, Slide Hampton and Max Roach, as well as touring with his own modern jazz ensemble. He has released two solo albums to critical acclaim, Pontius Pilate’s Decision in 1992 and Musashi in 1997 and is a mainstay on the New Orleans modern jazz scene. Marsalis recently obtained an MA in jazz performance at the University of Louisville. His third solo CD, Minions’ Dominion will be released in September and be accompanied by a nationwide tour.
General admission is $20; $15 for seniors; $10 for students and children 12 & under. The public is welcome to attend the master class; admission is $10. Foy Concert Hall is located on Moravian College’s Priscilla Payne Hurd Campus, at the corner of Main and Church Streets in Bethlehem, Pa. For tickets and information, contact the Music Department at 610-861-1650 or e-mail at email@example.com.
Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America's sixth-oldest college. Visit the Web site at www.moravian.edu.