Jason Marsalis Schedule
Not only is Jason Marsalis part of the renowned New Orleans jazz scene, which serves as
a hotbed for spawning countless iconic drummers, like James Black, Herlin Riley, Ed Blackwell and more, he is part of a celebrated
musical family. The legendary Ellis Marsalis, is his father, and older brothers Delfeayo, Branford and Wynton have made considerable
contributions to the jazz world. Jason Marsalis is no exception, as he too possesses the family virtuosity and innate rhythm
of his family. But, his deep jazz traditions haven't stopped him from also crafting a fresh, innovative approach for his music.
To experience Jason Marsalis in person, you can catch him at venues like the Variety Playhouse in Atlanta, Georgia. Don't
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Born in New Orleans, Jason Marsalis's musical roots run deep. His musical lineage starts with his father,
Ellis Louis Marsalis, Jr., a music professor and pianist. At the tender age of three, Jason Marsalis funneled his musical
talents to a toy drum set. He then transitioned to playing the violin but went back to his true love of drums at the age of
12. Two years later, in 1991, Marsalis appeared on his father's Heart of Gold CD. And, he was also on Ellis Marsalis's Whistle
Stop (1993) and Twelve's It (1998). The youngest member of the Marsalis brood continued to polish his skills and also contributed
his talents to projects by Marlon Jordan, Roland Guerin and Harold Battiste.
In 1998, Marsalis recorded his debut CD,
known as, The Year of the Drummer. The effort garnered high praise for its insightful, direct jazz style. In that same year,
Los Hombres Calientes, a cross-cultural group, was established. The group delivered Latin, African and Afro-Cuban tinged dance
music that burned up dance floors. To correspond with the group's debut at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Los
Hombres Calientes issued a CD that ended up claiming several accolades. Los Hombres Calientes, Vol. 2, the group's sophomore
effort, followed in 1999. In 2001, Marsalis split from the group to work with Marcus Roberts, pianist. Marsalis's quintet
also took shape, which featured Derek Douget (alto, soprano saxophones); John Ellis (tenor saxophone); Peter Harris (bass);
and Jonathan Lefcoski (piano). Music in Motion, which was produced by Marsalis, arrived in 2000. The former was his debut
album as a vibrophone leader. The New York Times' Ben Ratliff described Marsalis as, "an excellent musician trying out something
risky without embarrassment." His other albums include Music Update (2009) and In a World of Mallets (2013). Today, Marsalis
continues to be one of the most intriguing and accomplished drummers and composers on the jazz music scene. He also continues
to collaborate with Michael White, John Ellis, Marcus Roberts, Ellis and Delfeayo Marsalis, Shannon Powell and more.
Jason Marsalis Albums
"I want to bring a lot of new ideas into jazz and expand on tradition. If jazz is to keep
moving forward, all of the musical styles in jazz history have to be advanced while including musical styles outside the jazz
realm...," Jason Marsalis said of his music. You can get a taste of Jason Marsalis's progressive music by checking out his
albums, which include: Year of the Drummer (1998); Music in Motion (2000); Music Update (2009); and In a World of Mallets
Jason Marsalis Trivia
Jason Marsalis is included in the Tradition is a Temple non-fiction film
covering the New Orleans Jazz Culture.
Jason Marsalis Concert Experience
As one of the heroes of the jazz
music scene, Jason Marsalis doesn't come around every day, so make sure that you're there when he hits the stage.
all know there are a ton of ways to get your music in today's on-the-go day and age, but to see this truly authentic talent
deliver a show live in person gives you a completely different perception and experience!
Jason Marsalis knows how to
get a crowd pumped up. So don't spend another night glued to the TV and head out for a fun night of captivating music presented
by Jason Marsalis. The concert experience is nothing short of spectacular, as any fan can confirm, but it's still something
that you have to embrace if you want to really appreciate it. When a unique artist like Jason Marsalis takes the stage, you
don't have any excuses to click off the big-screen and head out to see it all happen up close and personal as Jason Marsalis
looks to put on yet another fantastic show for his loyal fan base.
You're in luck this year to catch a live performance
because Jason Marsalis has some upcoming concerts scheduled. Make sure you get your own tickets for Jason Marsalis before
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