Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet
Jason Marsalis
NEA Jazz Master

Jason Marsalis

JAN 26-29 | JASON MARSALIS

Jan 26 - Jan 29, 2023
Joe Henderson Lab
ThuJan 26
7:00 PM

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ThuJan 26
8:30 PM

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FriJan 27
7:00 PM

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FriJan 27
8:30 PM

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SatJan 28
7:00 PM

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SatJan 28
8:30 PM

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SunJan 29
6:00 PM

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SunJan 29
7:30 PM

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Jason Marsalis is the youngest member of the illustrious Marsalis clan, but his accomplishments would make fitting laurels for an octogenarian. A drummer who established his career on the red-hot New Orleans jazz scene, he spent more than a decade in the Marcus Roberts Trio, one of jazz’s most accomplished and stylistically encompassing ensembles, and co-founded the Afro-Caribbean jazz combo Los Hombres Calientes with percussionist Bill Summers and trumpeter Irvin Mayfield. He is a savvy producer and prolific composer as well, performing internationally with conductor Seiji Ozawa for interpretations of George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” and “Concerto in F.”

In recent years he’s concentrated on the vibraphone, launching the beautifully calibrated Vibes Quartet, whose 2020 Basin Street release Live focuses on Marsalis’s finely wrought originals, which often employ tricky time signatures and intricately lapidary textures. While the quartet plays with the dynamic control and precision of a chamber ensemble, the band’s bluesy authority and improvisational firepower leave no doubt why Marsalis was named an NEA Jazz Master along with his father Ellis and his brothers Branford, Wynton, and Delfeayo.

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While the quartet plays with the dynamic control and precision of a chamber ensemble, the band’s bluesy authority and improvisational firepower leave no doubt why Marsalis was named an NEA Jazz Master.

His playing is eccentric within graceful boundaries, concerned with polyrhythm as science, history and gamesmanship, full of technique used to non-slick ends… Discipline and strategy are written deeply into the band.

The New York Times

His playing is eccentric within graceful boundaries, concerned with polyrhythm as science, history and gamesmanship, full of technique used to non-slick ends… Discipline and strategy are written deeply into the band.

The New York Times

Personnel

Jason Marsalis vibes
Joe Goldberg clarinet
Kris Tokarski piano
Gerald Watkins drums

Those who value serious musicianship, sensitive phrasemaking and thoroughly idiomatic performances of a broad span of repertoire will find this [group] deeply satisfying.

Chicago Tribune

Personnel

Jason Marsalis vibes
Joe Goldberg clarinet
Kris Tokarski piano
Gerald Watkins drums

Those who value serious musicianship, sensitive phrasemaking and thoroughly idiomatic performances of a broad span of repertoire will find this [group] deeply satisfying.

Chicago Tribune

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