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Delfeayo Marsalis, jazz trombonest, to play in Coral Gables, Florida, Aug. 13

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Coral Gables Congregational Church
Community Arts Program
2009 Summer Concert Series

DELFEAYO MARSALIS, jazz trombone

Time and Date:
8 p.m., Thursday, August 13

Coral Gables Congregational Church
3010 De Soto Boulevard
Coral Gables, FL 33134
(directly across from the Biltmore Hotel)

$25-$40 in advance
(305) 448-7421, x 33

MIAMI, FL - Master trombonist and member of the famed Marsalis family, Delfeayo Marsalis appears 8 p.m., Thursday, August 13 for the final Coral Gables Congregational Church Community Arts Program 2009 Summer Concert Series event. Delfeayo takes the stage with his quintet of players (piano, trumpet, saxophone, bass, and drums) for an unforgettable evening.

Delfeayo began playing at age 13, producing his first recording at 17. He has since produced over 75 major-label recordings--several of which have received Grammy awards and nominations--including works by Harry Connick, Jr.; Marcus Roberts; Spike Lee; father, Ellis Marsalis; and brothers, Branford and Wynton Marsalis. His production skills earned a 3M Visionary Award in 1996 and a cover article for the industry source in 1997: Mix magazine.

Marsalis attended the prestigious Berklee College of Music, majoring in both performance and audio production. He was classically trained at the Eastern Music Festival and Tanglewood Institute. In 1983, Mr. Marsalis received the Outstanding Performance Award from the Jefferson Performing Arts Society for his presentation of Marcello's Sonata #6.

Mr. 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. A mainstay on the New Orleans modern jazz scene, he has released three solo albums to critical acclaim, Pontius Pilate's Decision, Musashi and Minions' Dominion. Along with late trombone master J.J. Johnson, several music reviewers have labeled Mr. Marsalis as one of the freshest modern voices on the instrument to arrive in the 90's.

Marsalis has written musical scores for television and stage and has devoted much of his time to providing musical education programs for young people. In 1993, his original D-Blues was commissioned by "Meet the Composer" for the Filmore Arts Center in Washington D.C. In 1995, Mr. Marsalis lectured in public and parochial schools on behalf of the Dallas Opera and the Bravo cable network. He has served as director of the Foundation for Artistic and Musical Excellence summer program since 1998. Mr. Marsalis founded the Uptown Music Theatre in 2000, created specifically to provide 8-12th grade youth with musical theatre training. To date, UMT has prepared over three hundred students, ages 8-18, and staged ten original musicals.

In 2004, Mr. Marsalis obtained an M.A. in jazz performance at the University of Louisville. In 2009, he implemented Uptown Music Theatre's Kidstown AfterSchool in three New Orleans grammar schools. In addition, Delfeayo will release a new album entitled Sweet Thunder, an Ellington suite based upon the literary brilliance of William Shakespeare.

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