Delfeayo Marsalis presents the Uptown Jazz Orchestra

NEA Jazz Master and Grammy award-winning producer Delfeayo Marsalis has garnered a reputation for presenting first- class shows that seamlessly combine a high level of musicianship and entertainment value, to the delight of audiences worldwide. Marsalis uses his 30-plus years of production and compositional expertise to uniquely craft each Uptown Jazz Orchestra performance. Their repertoire ranges from New Orleans street band songs, swing, bebop and the blues to modern and contemporary jazz, always giving listeners a wide-ranging musical experience. Steeped in New Orleans groove, Delfeayo Marsalis and the Uptown Jazz Orchestra deliver the true essence of jazz … with edge, sophistication and good old-fashioned fun!

“The Uptown Jazz Orchestra will excite your mind, warm your soul and make you dance like nobody is looking.” – Color Magazine

Local jazz experts Bart Grooms and Burgin Mathews will discuss the history of New Orleans jazz and its influence on Delfeayo Marsalis’s music. Bart Grooms is a member of the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame and host of Tuxedo Junction on WAJH-FM. Burgin Mathews hosts The Lost Child radio show on Birmingham Mountain Radio, and is the author of “Doc: The Story of a Birmingham Jazz Man,” about Birmingham icon Frank “Doc” Adams.

This performance is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and UAB’s Alys Stephens Center.

Ticket Information

  • Ticket prices: $48, $10 student tickets
  • General Admission
  • Tickets valid for performance date and time only.
  • No refunds. Exchanges subject to availability.
  • Late seating at discretion of house management.
  • All performances are subject to change.

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