Culture Vultures: Jason Marsalis and Simone
Mar 17 2012 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
The youngest brother of New Orleans’s venerable first family of jazz (winners of the 2011 NEA Jazz Masters Award) and the son of jazz pianist Ellis Marsalis, Jason Marsalis has long been recognized as an in-demand drummer and record producer for his work with the Ellis Marsalis Trio and the Marcus Roberts Trio, and he is now receiving critical acclaim for his unique sound on the vibraphones. Hear what all the buzz is about as his amazing vibes quartet treats us to old standards and new gems, connecting with the audience in a way that is “deeply satisfying” (Chicago Tribune). Then, hear Simone—musical icon Nina Simone’s daughter and a highly praised live performer whose impressive resume includes starring roles in Broadway musicals Rent and Aida—as she shares her broad vocal range and innate lyrical skills and performs new songs from her upcoming album.
Optional Pre-Show Meet-up: Gershman Lobby, 7 p.m.
Part of Student Affairs Multicultural Performance and Exhibition Series sponsoring free tickets and/or transportation to several of Philadelphia's multicultural exhibitions, performances and events. Sign up for any of the events at the Student Affairs Office in Gershman Hall (Room 311).Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
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