Jazz at Lincoln Center
With trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis; alto/soprano saxophonist Khari Allen Lee; alto saxophonist Jeronne Ansari; clarinet/tenor saxophonist Gregory Agid; tenor/baritone saxophonist Scott Johnson; baritone saxophonist Roger Lewis; trombonists Terrance Taplin, Jeffery Miller, T.J. Norris, Maurice Trosclair; trumpeters Andrew Baham, Scott Frock, Dr. Brice Miller, John Gray; pianist, Meghan Swartz, bassist David Pulphus, and drummer Wild Willie Green Trombonist and bandleader Delfaeyo 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.