Jazz Great Delfeayo Marsalis at Pitman's Friday night

LACONIA — Jazz great Delfeayo Marsalis will perform at Pitman's Freight Room with local jazz musicians, including Paul Beaugelais on guitar, Mike Alberici on sax and CJ Thomas on bass Friday, September 20 at 8 p.m.

Delfeayo Marsalis is one of the top trombonists, composers and producers in jazz today. Known for his technical excellence, inventive mind and frequent touches of humor, he is one of the best, most imaginative and musical of the trombonists of his generation.

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.

In addition to his life as a jazz musician and author, Delfeayo has been involved in work as an educator. In 2004, he earned an MA in jazz performance at the University of Louisville and was conferred a doctorate by New England College in 2009. Marsalis served as director of the Foundation for Artistic and Musical Excellence summer program in Lawrenceville, New Jersey (1998-2002), founded the Uptown Music Theatre in 2000, and implemented its Kidstown After School in three New Orleans grammar schools in 2009. He has composed over 80 songs that help introduce young people to jazz.

The Kid Jazz Band will open the show with popular swing music.

For reservations call 603-527-0043 or 603-494-3334 or email info@pitman'sfreightroom.com.


Delfeayo Marsalis  (Courtesy photo)