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Delfeayo Marsalis to Deliver NYU’s Gallatin Lecture, “New Orleans Jazz: Old School to Modern,” Dec. 6

November 8, 2010
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Acclaimed jazz musician and producer Delfeayo Marsalis will deliver the Fall 2010 Albert Gallatin Lecture, “New Orleans Jazz: Old School of Modern,” on Monday, December 6, 6:30 p.m. at New York  University’s Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts (1 Washington Place at Broadway). Subways: N, R (8th Street); 6 (Astor Place).

The lecture, presented by NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study, is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required—email to mvs6@nyu.edu. For more information, call 212.998.7341. Reporters wishing to attend the lecture must RSVP to James Devitt, NYU’s Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or james.devitt@nyu.edu. Seating based on availability.

Marsalis will provide a vibrant demonstration of the history of New Orleans jazz and its transformations through the 20th century. With the help of live musicians, Marsalis’ lecture will be an informational performance that engages as much with New Orleans’ vital cultural legacy as it does with changing musical styles.

A jazz musician like his brothers Wynton and Branford, Delfeayo has also produced more than 100 major label records, several of which have received Grammy Awards and nominations. His production skills earned a 3M Visionary Award and a cover article for the industry source, Mix magazine. As a trombonist, Marsalis has toured internationally with legendary jazz artists Art Blakey, Abdullah Ibrahim, Elvin Jones, Slide Hampton, and Max Roach. A 2011 recipient of the NEA Jazz Masters Award, Marsalis has been involved with educating youth in various developmental programs for many years, implementing Uptown Music Theatre’s “Kidstown After School” in three New Orleans grammar schools in 2009. He has released three solo albums to critical acclaim, including “Pontius Pilate’s Decision” in 1992 and “Minions Dominion” in 2006.  Currently, he conducts the Uptown Jazz Orchestra, a mainstay of the New Orleans modern jazz scene.

Editor’s Note:

The Albert Gallatin Lectures bring a series of notable figures from the worlds of politics, the arts, business, and academia to New York University to discuss contemporary issues with students, faculty, and members of the wider community. Presented by the Gallatin School of Individualized Study, the Albert Gallatin Lectures reflect the School’s academic philosophy, which is firmly rooted in the idea that knowledge and understanding grow through conversation and collaboration.

This Press Release is in the following Topics:
Gallatin School of Individualized Study, Around the Square, Events, Events and Traditions

Type: Press Release

Press Contact: James Devitt | (212) 998-6808

Delfeayo Marsalis to Deliver NYU’s Gallatin Lecture, “New Orleans Jazz: Old School to Modern,” Dec. 6

Acclaimed jazz musician and producer Delfeayo Marsalis will deliver the Fall 2010 Albert Gallatin Lecture, “New Orleans Jazz: Old School of Modern,” on Monday, December 6 at the Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts.


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