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Delfeayo Marsalis Joins The Charleston Jazz Orchestra for “New Orleans Meets Charleston”

SATURDAY, MARCH 30, 2019 / 5PM AND 8PM / CHARLESTON MUSIC HALL

CHARLESTON, SC MARCH 21, 2019 –  Famed trombonist, Delfeayo Marsalis, joins the Charleston Jazz Orchestra (CJO) on March 30, 2019 to bring the sounds of New Orleans to the Holy City.

Delfeayo Marsalis and the CJO will play the music of the Bayou with an added dash of Lowcountry flavor. Born and raised in New Orleans, Delfeayo is one of the top trombonists, composers, and producers of jazz. A member of America’s ‘First Family of Jazz’, Delfeayo received the National Endowment of the Arts Jazz Master Award in 2011.

“This concert is definitely going to be a party,” said Robert Lewis, Music Director of the Charleston Jazz Orchestra. “Delfeayo will bring his New Orleans sensibilities and grooves to the stage. We’ll also open the show with a couple of tunes straight from the Holy City, including the world premiere of ‘Cum ‘Ya!’ a Gullah celebration by local composer and arranger Demetrius Doctor.”  The song list includes:

7th Ward Boogaloo – Arr. by Brian Horton
Back to Africa  – Arr. by Phil Sims and Delfeayo Marsalis
Cum ‘Ya  – Arr. by Demetrius Doctor
Dream On Robben – Arr. by Kris Berg
Dr. Hardgroove – Arr. Kris Berg
Irish Whiskey – Arr. by Brian Horton
Put Your Right Foot Forward – Arr. by Rebirth Brass Band
Raid on the Mingus House Party – Arr. by Delfeayo Marsalis
Say When – Arr. by Kris Berg
Skylark – Arr. by Delfeayo Marsalis
Summertime – Arr. by Brian Williams

Tickets are on sale now at www.charlestonjazz.com.  Or call the box office at 843-641-0011.  Ticket prices range from $20 to $60.  $10 for students and children.

About the Charleston Jazz Orchestra:

The Charleston Jazz Orchestra (CJO) is an 18-person big band led by Music Director, Robert Lewis. The band is comprised of the crème de la crème of South Carolina jazz musicians and is an entertaining, educational and stellar example of the rich history and legacy of jazz in Charleston.  The CJO is in its 11th year offering a 6-concert subscription series and is known for its unique, enthusiastically received performances that contribute mightily to the ever-evolving Lowcountry arts scene.

About Charleston Jazz:

Charleston Jazz is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote musical awareness and education including the recognition and preservation of the history of jazz in the Lowcountry through performances, special events, and educational outreach. Established in 2008 as Jazz Artists of Charleston, the organization has earned a reputation for presenting, producing, and advocating for all things jazz and the artists who bring this music to life in dynamic ways. The organization manages the Charleston Jazz Orchestra, the Charleston Jazz Festival, and the Charleston Jazz Academy.

For more information and to schedule an interview, media appearance, or for hi-resolution images, contact Mary Beth Natarajan at marybeth@charlestonjazz.com.