Jason Marsalis is the youngest son of piano patriarch and jazz luminary Ellis Marsalis Jr. and their famous New Orleans music family, declared “America’s First Family of Jazz” upon the presentation of their NEA Jazz Masters Award in 2011, the nation’s highest jazz honor.
In addition to being a renowned drummer, Jason is also a respected vibraphonist whose 2018 release “Melody Reimagined” with his 21st Century Trad Jazz Band rose swiftly to the top of the Billboard jazz chart. With a fire in his heart and a passion for music, his will to swing has never been more resolute. The maturity and the command Jason possesses over his music are clearly evident to those who have heard or seen him.
“His playing is eccentric within graceful boundaries, concerned with polyrhythm as science, history, and gamesmanship, full of the technique used to non-slick ends… Discipline and strategy are written deeply into the band” —The New York Times
Saturday, December 16, 2023; 7:30pm
Performing Arts Center, Hinman Auditorium
10150 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs
Tickets: $49 Tier 1 / $42 Tier 2