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Wednesday, 15 January 2014 09:02

Jason Marsalis Interview


It could be said that Jason Marsalis was born to a family of innovators. It could also be said he was born into the first family of jazz. His father, Ellis Marsalis, is a renowned pianist, jazz educator, and patriarch of a musical dynasty that includes four independently minded sons: eldest Branford Marsalis, a saxophonist who no one ever called a conformist; visionary trumpeter and Pulitzer Prize-winner Wynton Marsalis; Delfeayo Marsalis, going his own way on the trombone; and youngest brother, Jason Marsalis, extending the horizons on the drums.George Voudiklaris has met Jason Marsalis for an exclusive interview.

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Tuesday, 07 January 2014 00:00

Jason Marsalis

 
“Just as his drumming is steeped in both modern and New Orleans rhythmic styles, his vibes playing draws on the rich tradition of that instrument…with commendably ardent swing.” George Kanzler, Jazz Times, May 2009

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