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Trombonist in concert Saturday

Classically trained trombonist and award-winning record producer Delfeayo Marsalis will present a concert sponsored by the Clarksville Community Concert Association and the Austin Peay State University Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts.

The Delfeayo Marsalis Jazz Quintets performance will begin at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 5 in the Music/Mass Communication Building Concert Hall. Tickets are $25 for adults, $12 for students and APSU students receive free admission with their student ID.
Classically trained trombonist and award-winning record producer Delfeayo Marsalis will present a concert sponsored by the Clarksville Community Concert Association and the Austin Peay State University Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts.

The Delfeayo Marsalis Jazz Quintet's performance will begin at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 5 in the Music/Mass Communication Building Concert Hall. Tickets are $25 for adults, $12 for students and APSU students receive free admission with their student ID.

A native of New Orleans, Marsalis began studying trombone at the age of 13. He trained at the Eastern Music Festival and Tanglewood Institute and majored in performance and audio production at Berklee College of Music.

Marsalis began producing records at the age of 17. Since then, he has produced more than 75 major-label recordings for artists such as Harry Connick Jr., Marcus Roberts and Branford Marsalis.

He has toured internationally with jazz legends such as Art Blakey, Abdullah Ibrahim, Elvin Jones, Slide Hampton and Max Roach. During a tour with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Marsalis's performance was filmed for the Ken Burns documentary, “Jazz.”

In addition to producing and touring, Marsalis has released three critically acclaimed solo albums and written musical scores for television, theater and ballet.

For more information visit www.delfeayomarslais.com.

For more information about the performance, contact Dr. Gail Robinson-Oturu, chair and professor of music at APSU, by telephone at (931) 221-7810 or by e-mail at oturug@apsu.edu. -- Jessica Baird