Penn State College of Arts and Architecture
Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State

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Delfeayo Marsalis
and the Uptown Jazz Orchestra

7:30 pm Thursday, November 3, 2022

Twice during the heart of the pandemic — November 2020 and February 2022 — Delfeayo Marsalis and the Uptown Jazz Orchestra brought pleasure to our virtual audiences with jazz concerts from New Orleans. Now, for the first time, Marsalis and his hard-swinging big band will perform live at Penn State.  

The trombonist, composer, and producer has toured the world with his band and with jazz luminaries including Art Blakey, Ray Charles, Slide Hampton, Elvin Jones, and Max Roach. He’s also produced more than 120 albums, one of which earned him a Grammy Award. The Uptown Jazz Orchestra, a mainstay in New Orleans jazz clubs since 2008, emphasizes groove, riff playing, and polyphonic improvisation. 

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Adult $45
University Park Student $5
18 and Younger $23

Patricia Best and Thomas Ray
Charlotte Zmyslo

support provided by
Robert and Sonia Hufnagel Endowment

A grant from the University Park Student Fee Board makes Penn State student prices possible.

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Pre-performance Discussion

6:30 pm Thursday, November 3, 2022

Eisenhower Auditorium

An informal moderated discussion, featuring State College jazz musician Rick Hirsch, will be offered one hour before the performance and is free for ticket holders. Seating for the pre-performance talk is available on a first-arrival basis.