Craft cocktails and small plates begin at 6:00 pm.
Middle C Jazz has General Admission seating available on a first-come basis. We also offer preferred seating for our Baby Grand members.
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Vibraphonist/drummer/NEA Jazz Master Jason Marsalis brings the good vibes to the Queen City! Marsalis creates a production for the evening as he pulls from a long lineage of documented original compositions, music of the elders of swing and pulls from The Great American Songbook to masterfully create a night of music to remember in The Queen City!
Jason Marsalis - vibraphone
Ryan Hanseler - piano
Kevin Beardsley - acoustic bass
Stephen Gordon - drums
Jason Marsalis has developed decades worth of recognition as both a composer and performer under his own name, family, and other notable groups. His brothers and their patriarch Ellis, comprise New Orleans venerable first family of jazz.In 1998, he co-founded the Latin-jazz group Los Hombres Calientes and recorded two albums with that group. He has produced a number of albums including some under his own name, Year of the Drummer (1998), Music in Motion (2000), Music Update (2009) as well as producing reissues and current recordings of his father on their self-owned label, ELM Records. To name a few in the 2000s, Marsalis recorded George Gershwin’s “Concerto in F” with the Marcus Roberts Trio and the Saito Kinen orchestra (2005), “Dance Like There’s No Tomorrow” with John Ellis and Doublewide (2007), and “An Open Letter to Thelonious” with his father.
In 2009, the Marsalis Family would receive the NEA Jazz Masters award. In June of that year, the family would appear at the White House and the Kennedy Center to do a tribute show to their father. The concert was made into an album entitled, “Music Redeems”. In 2013, Marsalis released his next recording as a leader on vibes entitled “In a World of Mallets”. The album went to number 1 on the CMJ Radio Charts and also won an Offbeat Magazine award, a New Orleans music magazine, for best Contemporary Jazz Album. With a fire in his heart and a passion for the music, his will to swing has never been more resolute. The maturity and the command he possesses over his music is clearly evident to those who have heard or seen him.