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Primary Instrument: Trombone

Born: July 28, 1965

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…” (Leonard Feather, Los Angeles Times), he is “…one of the best, most imaginative and musical of the trombonists of his generation.” (Philip Elwood, San Francisco Examiner.) 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.

Born in New Orleans on July 28, 1965, Marsalis was destined to a life in music. “I remember my dad (Ellis Marsalis) playing piano at the house, and me laying underneath the piano as a child, listening to him play. After briefly trying bass and drums, in sixth grade I gravitated towards the trombone, which was an extension of my personality. Early on my influences and inspirations included J.J. Johnson, Curtis Fuller, Al Grey, Tyree Glenn and Tommy Dorsey.” Marsalis attended the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts high school, was classically trained at the Eastern Music Festival and Tanglewood Institute, and majored in both performance and audio production at the Berklee College of Music....
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…one of the best, most imaginative and musical of the trombonists of his generation. --”Philip Elwood, San Francisco Examiner

Delfeayo Marsalis has taken a beloved, yet perhaps overlooked work and added to it with great care and respect in reinventing a classic into a modern classic. --”Brad Walseth, jazzchicago.com

…Here Marsalis turns it into another timelss album, with nuanced shades and colors bringing to life characters and emotions that are just as nuanced. “ --Raul d'Gama Rose, All About Jazz

Primary InstrumentTrombone

LocationNew Orleans, LA

Music

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    Sweet Thunder

    Troubadour Jass
    2011
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    Minions Dominion

    Troubadour Jass
    2006
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    Delfeayo Marsalis: Minions Dominion

    Troubadour Jass
    2006
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