“His playing is eccentric within graceful boundaries, concerned with polyrhythm as science, history and gamesmanship, full of technique…” – New York Times
Join us for a great evening of music with the Jason Marsalis Quartet. As the son of pianist Ellis Marsalis, and the youngest sibling of Wynton, Branford and Delfeayo, from a tender young age it was clear that Jason Marsalis had what it took to be great. Jason began studying the drums with legendary New Orleans drummer James Black at age six, and by age seven he was sitting in with his father’s jazz group.
After leaving his native New Orleans for Brooklyn in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, he returned to his home city in 2007 and made his album debut on the vibraphone on Music Update. In 2009, the entire Marsalis family, including Jason, his father, and 3 brothers received the NEA Jazz Masters Award. He has since released 3 more CDs as a bandleader on vibes as well as recording and performing with a wide range of musical luminaries, including members of his illustrious family.