Delfeayo Marsalis and the Uptown Jazz Orchestra travel to New York to play Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola – Jazz at Lincoln Center Wednesday, February 15th at 9:30pm (7:30pm show is reportedly sold out!)
“Trombonist and bandleader Delfeayo Marsalis (of the famed NEA Jazz Master family) visits us from New Orleans for his first headlining performance at Jazz at Lincoln Center. His hard-swinging Uptown Jazz Orchestra is a mainstay in New Orleans jazz clubs like Snug Harbor. The UJO is a big band that emphasizes groove, riff playing, and the polyphonic improvisation of the New Orleans jazz tradition. The vast majority of the musicians are Louisiana natives, and they range from extremely talented young students to respected jazz veterans, continuing the long jazz tradition of onstage apprenticeship. UJO shows are always a good time, and the band’s soulful soloists get audiences cheering throughout the set.” – Jazz.org
Continuing down the East Coast, UJO will perform at the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival in Rockville, Maryland, Thursday, February 16th at the Jazz Academy of Music Gala with a performance to top off the evening at 8pm.