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Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet

Lakewood Cultural Center Presents!

7:30 p.m., Friday, April 25, 2014

Tickets on sale now:  $25 adult, www.Lakewood.org/Tickets, 303-987-7845 or at the Box Office

A taste of New Orleans hits the stage in Lakewood at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 25 as a member of the Crescent City’s first family of jazz and a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master Jason Marsalis brings his energetic quartet to Lakewood for a night of modern and New Orleans-influenced jazz. This quartet, known for its fresh take on jazz standards and Marsalis’ original compositions, is complemented by his unique sounds on the vibraphone, which will take you on a musical journey to the Big Easy that you won’t forget.

Jason Marsalis is the son of pianist and music educator Ellis Marsalis and his wife, Dolores, and he is the youngest sibling of Wynton, Branford and Delfeayo. Together, the four brothers and Ellis comprise New Orleans’ venerable first family of jazz.  Jason is known for his prodigal drumming, drawn from a wide range of influences and having performed in some of the most demanding settings in modern jazz.

Since 2000, Jason has been a mainstay on the New Orleans scene as a bandleader from the vibraphone chair.  “Just as his drumming is steeped in both modern and New Orleans rhythmic styles,” said George Kanzeler of Jazz Times, “his vibes playing draws on the rich tradition of that instrument…with commendably ardent swing.”

The Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet includes three musicians that have worked with Jason in varying capacities. They are Austin Johnson, piano; David Potter, drums; and Will Goble, bass. More information and audio clips at http://jasonmarsalis.com.

Tickets are $25 and are available at 303-987-7845, www.Lakewood.org/Tickets or the Lakewood Cultural Center Box Office, 470 S. Allison Parkway (Wadsworth and West Alameda Avenue). Student, senior and group discounts are available.  Ample, free parking.

The 2013-2014 Lakewood Cultural Center Presents season is generously supported by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), with appreciation to the citizens of the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District, 5280 Magazine and the Denver Post Community, improving and enriching the lives of those in our community.

Posted on: Tuesday, April 01, 2014