Legendary trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis and his Uptown Jazz Orchestra will be playing songs off their upcoming album, Jazz Party tonight, Friday Jan. 10, in NYC. The album promises to deliver modernized twists on New Orleans traditions as well as homages to modern jazz musicians. Tickets are still available.
“Jazz, the indigenous American music, is a music of celebration and optimism. The Uptown Jazz Orchestra is such a fun band that I wanted to capture its uniqueness. The idea was to keep the wide variety of styles that we play but to really capture the joy that is a central trademark of the band.”Delfeayo Marsalis
Jazz Party is set to release on February 7, 2020 via Troubadour Jass Records. It’s Marsalis’ seventh album as a band leader, and the second major recording with Uptown Jazz Orchestra. It’s a follow-up to 2017’s Kalamazoo.