NC A&T State University Celebrates The Legacy Of Jazz With Delfeayo Marsalis

NC A&T State University Celebrates The Legacy Of Jazz With Delfeayo Marsalis

9:42am Apr 14, 2015
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North Carolina A&T State University Jazz Ensemble will celebrate the legacy of jazz music featuring trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis.

Delfeayo and the Marsalis family (father Ellis and brothers Branford, Wynton and Jason) earned the nation’s highest jazz honor – a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Award. Delfeayo also has a long history of mentoring A&T Jazz students. A long-time friend and music colleague of A&T’s University Jazz Program Director Mondre Moffett, the two have teamed up together for arts and education programming with A&T music majors for years. 

In today's show, we sample from Delfeayo's new album: The Last Southern Gentleman. On Thursday night, April 16 @7:00 p.m. he’ll team up with North Carolina A&T State University’s Jazz Program Director Mondre Moffett and the band in Harrison Auditorium on the A&T campus. 

David Ford spoke with Mondre who has performed nationally and internationally as a trumpeter with the Duke Ellington Orchestra and Delfeayo, one of the top trombonists, composers, and producers in jazz today.

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